Sleigh Rides and Surprises
Last January I went on a ski trip to Breckenridge, Colorado with Clint's
family. Harmless right? Little did I know that as soon as his family told us
about the trip a couple months before Clint had been planning on proposing to
me during the trip. He chose the unique date of 1-11-11. :)
After five days of skiing and enjoying the city, Clint told me he was going to
take me ice-skating. I had been wanting to do a fun winter activity and
ice-skating sounded perfect. He then told me that we were going to be picked up
by a car service so we wouldn't have to walk in the -5 degree temps outside. I
was super excited.
So the car picks us up and the driver is this older man who was one of the
sweetest guys I have ever met. We chatted with him the entire ride about
Colorado and his family. After almost 20 minutes in the car I asked Clint where
this place was. He said it's a little farther out but not to worry because this
place was the best.
The driver's phone rang and he said "Good Times Nordic Sleigh Rides this
is Gus". I looked over at Clint and he smiled and said "Surprise! We
are going on a sleigh ride!".
**Clint was secretly heart broken that Gus spilled the beans by answering his
phone. He kept apologizing to Clint lol
So we arrived at the sleigh ride place and I was sooooo excited. We met with
our driver and horse named Clyde and took a picture with him. We snuggled under
a blanket and took in all the sites.
After about 15 minutes the driver stopped at a beautiful lookout and told us
she needed to give Clyde a little rest if we wanted to walk around.
Clint and I walked down a gorgeous trail in the snow and little did I know that
my life was about to change...
I remember that as we were walking Clint kept randomly stopping and would hug
me and then we would keep walking. He seemed nervous which is really unusual
for Clint so in my mind I was thinking "What the heck is his deal?"
The next part is kind of a blur, I wish I could remember every single word
Clint said to me but I can't. I remember him saying that I was his best friend
and how he loved me so much and knew from day 1 we would be together forever.
He dropped down on one knee and took my hand and said "Will you marry
me?" (I am tearing up as I write this, ahh I love that man!) I of course
said YES! I didn't even notice that there was no ring yet, I was just so happy.
He then stood up and pulled out a leather string and said "Your ring is
stuck in a snow-storm in Georgia but it will be here in a couple days and it is
gorgeous". I started to cry because that leather string had just become
one of the most special things I will ever recieve. I didn't care that there
wasn't a ring, my heart was so full of love for the person standing in front of
me that nothing else mattered. We kissed and hugged for so long until we went
back and told Clyde the good news!
Posted by Chelsea
on March 17th 2013