Joe wanted to surprise me so he had to be sneaky about it. He told me that he wasn't going to even be able to pick up the ring for another week or so so I had no idea what was coming. It was a Thursday and he came home from work and asked if I wanted to go out to eat and then go take some pictures up the canyon. I said ok, sure. He took me to one of my favorite places, Noodles & Company. Then I wasn't feeling like taking pictures because to be honest I didn't feel very pretty. I was wearing jeans and a sweater. Joe on the other hand comes home from work and takes a shower so he always looks good when we go out because he is all freshened up. So he asked if I would like to just go for a "little" (I put that in quotations because it was NOT a little hike haha) up to Upper Falls (It's the falls above Bridal Vail Falls, for those of you who know where that is). So we get there and grabs his camera (which for those of you who know Joe know that that is the LAST thing he would normally grab) but I didn't think much of it since we had talked about taking pictures. So we started hiking and Joe was very very quiet, so I asked him what was wrong because he was so quiet, and he said "nothing, just thinking". I knew something was up but I quite sure what so I let it go. We keep climbing and climbing and this was not an easy climb. I remember asking him where he was taking me? He chuckled and said "you'll see" or something along those lines. We FINALLY get to the top and the waterfall was so beautiful and the view from up there was incredible. So Joe then sets up the camera on the rock to take a few pictures. When he gets it just right he says "um...I have to go to the bathroom" so I just stand there looking the other way of course thinking "is he serious, up here" but I guess when you gotta go you gotta go (he told me later that he really didn't have to go but that on the way up he had heard the ring bouncing around in the box and he wanted to fix it so everything was perfect :o)). So he comes back and he sets the camera's timer and I get ready for the picture, but this time is different. He takes my hand and gets down on one knee and nervously asks if I will marry him? I don't think I will ever forget the look in his eyes when he was asking me. I knew in that moment truly how much this man loved me. I know it sounds cheesy but I saw forever in his eyes in that moment! It took me a while to speak, all I could do was stare into his wonderful eyes and squeak. Eventually I said yes! I didn't cry though, I was so shocked that I couldn't cry. We kissed and then he put the ring on my finger and I was dancing around on this little tiny edge (maybe not the best idea, but I was excited). Joe grabbed me said "please don't fall, I just got you and I don't want to lose you." So I quite haha.
So yea that's how he "popped the question". You know I always dreamed about how the man I married would actually purpose...this was better then any dream!! :o)