I have known Shane from the day I went to preschool. And from that day, he hasn't changed a bit, with that big smile, always full of sarcasm.
My mom says that I taught him how to tie his shoes (another mom joke ;) ). I'm sure, knowing one another our whole lives, we have taught one another many things. But if there is one thing that he has taught me, it's how to look at life as a glass that is half full. Always positive, there is never a time he isn't there to remind me how lucky I am to have what I have, despite where life has taken me (or us I should say). Through the happy, the sad, the good, and the bad, he was always there to give me that huge hug that I needed.. Even through our time apart, he was that shoulder I had to cry on, or that someone I could reach out to for support. Together, we have made it through quite the journey already. And I am forever thankful for him.
Living in Fort Collins, we share a special place in our hearts for Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Forest. We go up the mountain often, sometimes just to stare in awe at the beautiful world around us. What I thought was just another day in the park, turned out to be the day that I had been waiting for forever. From High School sweetheart to my forever, Shane took my hand and we walked out to the frozen Bear Lake. He got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him. With Shane's sarcasm, of course I thought it was another joke that he had played many times on me before. But then I saw the ring (that is no joke, let me tell ya!). I laughed. I cried. I said, "yes". The engagement was that simple, perfect engagement I had been dreaming of, and it has finally come true. xo