Where did you get engaged?

Twelve years ago today, Matthew and I drove to Apex for a sleigh ride and dinner at the Gunbarrel. Then we drove down to Rotary Beach and got engaged on the dock. I

My husband and I sat with our kids this fall and discussed taking up skiing as a family. They agreed that it would be a great idea and we set plans into motion. Equipment was purchased, lessons were booked, and last week we were all immersed in said lessons. The kids had a rocky start on their first day, but they persevered and by the third day they were skiing down the mountain with their instructor.

While spending the week up at the hill, I remembered what a big part it played in our lives. On December 30th, 1999, my husband and I drove up to the ski hill with his parents to go on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. There wasn’t quite enough snow that year, so it ended up being a horse-drawn wagon ride…around the parking lot. It was pretty hilarious, and we couldn’t stop laughing.

We went for dinner at the Gunbarrell Saloon (Less of a bar, more of a nice restaurant) and had a lovely candlelit experience. We drove back down the hill to his parents’ house and then the two of us went for a drive. He feigned car trouble down at the lake and we walked out onto the dock wile we “waited for his Dad to rescue us.”

He hugged me close and I could feel his heart beating through his winter jacket. He got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him. I said yes, of course.

I kind of love that twelve years after that night, we were back at the same hill with our three kids. Full circle, etc.

Where did you get engaged?

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