Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Story...


Rob and I went to Whistler to enjoy our last mountain biking trip of the summer. Little did I know Rob had much more than that planned...

We started the morning as usual, got up, put on all the mountain biking gear and headed toward the lifts. My nephew Wesley and our friend Dustin came with us.

While we are riding, we usually stop and check in with everyone periodically just to make sure everyone is doing ok. We were on one of our favorite runs, and as normal, we stopped to check in, only this time, things went a little differently. I was following the guys, and saw that they stopped in one of our normal spots. As I arrived, Rob stayed for only a few seconds and then took off. I was ready to get going again, but Dustin called me over and asked me to look at his brakes. Already I thought something was weird because I know nothing about bikes. So I was looking at the brakes on his bike and he was comparing them to mine, and then my nephew Wesley got the sudden urge to go to the bathroom, so he found a nice spot off the trail. During all of this, I was worried that Rob was going to be worrying about us. Finally, Wes and Dustin decided they were ready to go, so we took off on our bikes, I was following as usual.

After being on the trail for about 30 seconds, I heard Rob calling my name. I looked over and there he was, bike and all sprawled out in the bushes and trees. I immediately started freaking out and voicing my worry, immediately followed by my confusion...

"Are you ok?!"

"Where is everyone?!"

"Why didn't anyone else stop?!"

"What happened?!"

"You've been laying here this entire time?! It's been 5 minutes! Why didn't anyone else stop?!"

At this point Rob could tell I was totally confused and he wanted me to calm down, so he flashed something very sparkly in my direction... I immediately realized what was going on and started laughing, partly because I was still so confused as to what had happen, partly because he had completely surprised me, and partly because he had been so creative in how he was going to propose."

After I took my full-face helmet off, Rob got on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course I accepted and the rest is history (in the making)! :)

As you can see, he did an amazing job on the ring. I couldn't have picked out a more perfect ring myself. It is gorgeous. We got back on our bikes, and Rob's accomplices were waiting a little further down the trail. I just couldn't believe they had all kept it a secret from me the entire weekend. Great job guys! You pulled off a very convincing performance!

Wedding plans are underway. We'll keep you posted as the big day gets closer...

5 comments:

Jeremy and Megan Hall said...

That is such a fun story. Way to go Rob on being so creative. We are so excited for you guys!!

Kelsey said...

Love it. It's perfect!

Sarah said...

That's a fun story! Gotta love the creativity. That's fun that Wesley was there too!

KristiLee said...

We are all so excited for you guys and hope to be able to make it to the wedding! I just love "The Story" - it just sums you guys up if you ask me! I am glad you started a blog, I just love reading about all of your adventures, now please give poor Rob rights to post something - I love reading his stories too! ;-) Love you!!!

Billie and Brian Taggart said...

Congrats! That is exciting stuff!! Good luck with all the wedding plans.