“maybe we found love
right where we are“
>> ED SHEERAN
|That first mountain view – only this was taken summer 2013 – on an awkward hike with sisters and mutual friends. But that is totally a story for another day. When we went that winter it was covered in snow and fog – but still beautiful.|
|The view from the end of the runway – it quickly became one of our favorite haunts.|
|It was one of our first selfies… guys, don’t judge. We got in lots of practice later. And in that VERY SPOT.|
|I LOVE the way my Mom decorates for Thanksgiving, btw. <3|
|I LOVE that cute olive sign that my Mom picked up at Hobby Lobby and hung on the kitchen wall – I hate olives, but I adore puns, and isn’t that the most precious thing?!|
He asked about Thanksgiving morning – could we go hiking then? There’s a relatively easy trail that goes up a nearby mountain to a gorgeous view. We’d done it with friends during the summer we weren’t talking to each other (slightly awkward, okay). That trail would be steep and icy, but I readied myself for the challenge. I told him I usually helped Mom with Thanksgiving dinner all morning, but when I asked her about having the morning to spend with Mason, she seemed unusually willing to let me off the hook. I mean, it’s true – I hadn’t helped in five years, but still!
|Isn’t that view gorgeous?? I’m telling you… he was probably REALLY glad I was taking pictures and being *slightly* distracted.|
“Mmhmm…” I looked at the mountains for a few seconds and then I got bored and turned around to face him again. His hand was on my back, but his face was suddenly not a few inches above mine. I was SO confused and glanced down to find him with one knee in the snow – one hand in mine, and a shiny diamond ring in his other.
“Yes, Hannah, that’s why I have a ring and I’m down on one knee.” (I don’t know if he actually said that, but I’m sure that’s what he was thinking)
|FIRST ENGAGED COUPLE SELFIES!! (okay I’ll calm down)|
And I didn’t cry. SO proud of myself.
|We stopped by Mason’s family’s place, and while he helped his dad with a quick chore, I tried to take a ring selfie with the cat. EPIC FAIL, Ingrid-or-Astrid…. whatever your name is.|
PS – I’m an engaged woman.
I like the way that sounds.