The title could mean so many things but I am happy to announce I recently got engaged! I promise my readers I won’t get too lovey dovey, but I am beyond happy that I can’t keep it a secret!
My boyfriend of four years proposed to me on March 22, 2014 at one of my favorite places in the world – Smith Rock! It was the best day of my life (so far :)) and very romantic. I will try to make it brief.
Geoff, Yogi, and I hiked up along Misery Ridge Trail which is a challenging steep hike to the summit. Once we hiked to the summit, Geoff took a million photos of me and I had no idea why. I thought he was just testing out his camera and was going to spend another hour taking photos of the incredible views. Here is a photo he took of me checking my phone…so embarrassing, I was probably Instagram-ing (shame on me!):
After 30 minutes at the summmit, Geoff took me to a more secluded area away from the crowd facing beautiful views of the mountain. I jokingly said “this would have been a great place and great day to propose to me”. Let’s be honest here, I wasn’t really joking! He told me we should head back down to our car since it was getting late. I turned around to walk, and then he called my name. I turned around to face him and he was down on his knee, and asked, “Becky, will you marry me?”
Oh my goodness, I freaked out. I was crying for several minutes after I said yes, and of course Geoff has that on camera. I won’t make that video public. Yogi was our only witness and it was the most romantic proposal ever! Here is a photo of me standing in front of Monkey Face, of course Yogi was just as stoked for our engagement!
Here is a photo of us in front of Smith Rock, after we hiked down.
Geoff, my now fiancé, means the world to me and has inspired me to become the person I am today. Before him, I was a lazy couch potato who would never hike or consider spending my time outdoors. When we began dating, he really motivated me to enjoy the outdoors, whether it meant hiking, surfing, snowboarding, or fishing. Geoff is not a trail runner but I’m trying to convert him!
So happy to be a fiancee and we are looking forward to planning an outdoor wedding in the PNW!