Alex carved and E and an A in the tree and then I had a card/letter that I had wanted to give Alex. When he got done reading it we decided to take off, cause it was FREEZING. Alex asked me to wait so he could put the card away, and then said he had a Christmas present for me. He wasn't supposed to buy me anything so I was very surprised. He pulled out a green velvet bag with a bow around the top and handed it to me. I untied the bow and reached inside. I pulled out the most amazing wooden box. Not thinking beyond the wooden box that it was, maybe Alex had just made it for me, he does stuff like that. I was really excited - it was gorgeous. THEN... Alex said my name and his eyes started to well up with tears..hmmm this doesn't seem normal. Then I knew something was up. And you guessed it folks, he got down on one knee and said that magic phrase... Will You Marry Me? OH MY GOODNESS I was already bawling at this point, I just hugged him and told him I loved him and to get out of the snow. He says I told him yes, but I don't even remember. So he opened the box and there was the ring. It is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. He put it on my finger and we hiked down.
It was the best Christmas we have ever had.
There were a lot of people to call and smiling and explaining our story yesterday and now we've finally gotten the time to tell it on our blog. We would like to thank Melissa and Mindy who brought us together and our families for their amazing support and joy for us.