It's Your Day!
So I decided to start documenting the whole process from start to finish because hey, who doesn't need a memento. I also hope that it will help other women/men who feel similarly, not feel alone because I really did feel that way as I got started.
Lets begin at the beginning:
30th August 2017
We are currently away for a week of us time before I head back to medical school for the next gruelling year of studying and its going well. We are in one of my favourite places in the world, Aviemore and have been enjoying cycling, walking, swimming...you name it. Love this place its honestly my second home.
It's been 3.5 years since Chris and I started dating. 3.5 years is a very long time when you have been certain you want to marry someone for most of that time . But we had talked about marriage and I felt sure that he would propose at some time or another in the future.
He's been acting a bit funny this week, keeps asking if we can go for a walk in the evening around Loch Morlich, so I'm wondering if I'm a wee bit onto him but hey, nothing is happening so who cares!
On Wednesday 30th, we decide to hike up Cairngorm. It's a nice day, albeit blustery and we get right to the top and have a spot of lunch. It's a bit busy and we decide to find a different route down and head over to one of the dubious paths on the hills by the side of Cairngorm. We get up to the top and I'm standing there thinking how absolutely gorgeous it is. I mean genuinely stunning. And I turn round and there he is on one knee. Obviously I accept, its perfect. Just us! A real moment just for us. And its perfect.
But wait, hang on! We are on top of a mountain currently...so before we can do anything, we have to make an agonising 2.5 hour trip back down to the car park...honestly a car has never seemed so far away!
We amuse ourselves on the way down teasing a couple of friends who have always been asking, neither telling them or not. We wouldn't tell them until we had told our families so just a couple of hints here and there were all that was needed. They were going mental and it definitely helped to pass the time.
We got back to the cabin and made the phone calls and then settled into an evening of just us. We had a quiet night, had a few drinks at the local pub and then chilled on the sofa and played games. And when your phone literally won't stop going, that is all you really need.