- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
Well ladies, I believe this is it! In 8 hours, my SO and I leave to go on a small hiking trip. We’re climbing a 14er tomorrow, but we are staying at his parent’s house tonight because they live closer which will shorten our drive in the morning.
My SO isn’t the best at trying to keep secrets. The more sneaky he thinks he’s being the more obvious it is to me. He choose the date of our hike (8/8) back in April. The man never plans that far ahead. Especially during the summer when he’d rather just play it by ear. 8 is his favorite/lucky number so I know the date has significance. We both had to take the day off from work and then his boss offered him Thursday off as well. His summer job doesn’t really allow him to take more than one day off in a row and for his boss to offer him an extra day makes me think this is something big. Then he tried to back track later on a say he couldn’t get it off. After that he asked for my boss’s number. My boss wasn’t supposed to spill the conversation to me but I kept complaining that I didn’t know how many days I had off. He broke down and told me my SO had asked if he could surprise me with an extra day off. My SO also knows that I wouldn’t really want a day off in the middle of the week unless he had it off too.
Anyway, I also stumbled on the statement from the jewelry store back about 5-6 weeks ago when I went to get the mail. So I know he bought the ring. I couldn’t imagine him proposing anywhere but the mountains since they are such a huge part of our lives. He’s been vague about our “itinerary” (since when do we ever have one, especially for a ONE day hike??) and told me he’d pack up the car before I got home tonight.
Needless to say, I think all the signs point to a proposal. The hike will be great either way, but I’m not sure how well I would do if it didn’t happen. Not going to lie, if it doesn’t happen, SO and I will be having a conversation about why I took two days mid-week off for a “short” hike (6 miles round trip, 14,265 feet).
I don’t know what the plan is obviously for after the hike. I’m not sure if we’ll be headed back to town or if we are going to stay in the mountains. I’ll update as soon as I can (hopefully with some ring porn) but it really depends on when we get back to where I have internet reception. Cross your fingers for me ladies!!!