March 16, 2018

How I Proposed

Well here it is… Our wedding month! It’s been a little over a year of us planning, and I (Jess) wanted to take this month to look back on how we got here, all starting with the proposal. I thought it might let people get to know our story better, and it would also be a good way for me to slow down and appreciate our story.

I grew up not being very active. I mean, I played T-Ball when I was 5, but I was the kid that was standing out in the field oblivious to the ball was coming my way. When I was in middle school I swam a little bit, but other than that, I was relatively sedentary. Most of that changed when I got to college and met Kim – she got me into running, my other friends got me into rock climbing and whitewater kayaking, and my guy friends got me into working out a bit more. But one thing I never did with my parents growing up was go skiing.

Enter Kim. She introduced me to skiing within our first year of dating after hearing I’d never done it before. I was hooked after the first time, could not wait to do it again. I had the opportunity to go to Steamboat Springs, CO, with my father in 2016, but I couldn’t bring Kim with me. I promised I’d take her out west the next year. So, we started planning our trip not too long after! We chose to have a long vacation in Denver and ski at Copper Mountain, which ended up being a fantastic choice (we can’t WAIT to go back) and the location for my proposal which we’ll never forget.

To make a long story short, we went up a quad (4 person) lift with 2 other people, made friends on the way up. At the top, I asked them to take our picture overlooking the gorgeous Rocky Mountain skyline. I gave the guy my phone, and instead of just handing him the camera, I pressed record and quietly said “Thank you for what you’re about to do”. He instantly knew what was about to happen. I went over to Kim and positioned ourselves well, and then to her surprise, I turned her to face me, and the rest is history 🙂

The following are a mix of camera and phone pictures from our trip, but they were too good not to share 😊

Our AirBnB in Frisco, CO
Panorama of Copper Mountain, CO
Proposal at Copper Mountain, CO
The view from the ski lift at Copper resort before I proposed
On the road to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, CO
Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO
Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO

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