If there is one thing we both agree on, it's that the Ben and Jerry's Ice cream tour was the best part of this trip. Maybe that's because we planned on seeing beautiful New England Foliage and realized quickly we were about two weeks too late. Maybe it's because it snowed our first night there and the thermostat struggled to climb above 30 degrees. Or maybe it's simply because Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream is the best ice cream on the planet.
Well, there is one other thing. I did leave out the part where he proposed to me in front of a beautiful waterfall deep in the woods of Northern Vermont. Maybe that was the best part after all.
When my boyfriend of over four years asked me to go on this adventure with him, I had no idea I would be trading him in for a fancy new fiance, and that the adventure would go on much longer than just a 3 day weekend.
I'm still not sure I've fully processed what happened. I have no idea how he planned this whole thing without me knowing. I still can't figure out how he managed to find the perfect ring, talk to my dad and hide the ring in his coat pocket without arousing my suspicion.
So when we reached the top of our climb and saw the waterfall all I could focus on was trying to get the perfect picture. I didn't notice he had suddenly got really quiet. I didn't think it was suspicious when he said "I can't wait to keep going on more adventures with you" and I still didn't put it all together when he dropped down on one knee. All I could manage to mutter was "Is this real life? Is this really happening?" over and over again as tears started to stream down my face.
Finally after what felt like just seconds for me, but probably felt like an eternity for him, I managed to say "yes!"
After I have more time to process everything, I'll probably have so much more to say, but this will have to do for now. Scroll down to see all my favorite shots from the trip including the prettiest present anyone has ever given me :)
Some of these were taken with my cell phone, so they might not be the best quality.
When we got back to the hotel, one of the first things we did was try to put a puzzle together, after a couple of minutes the song that came on was "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. This song comes on so infrequently, but when it does - I know it's my Nana's way of letting me know she's there. I think she approves of my Christopher and that alone means the world to me.