Pyro Man and I are ENGAGED!!!
We are over the moon excited about it all. How lucky I am to find such a wonderful man!
I mentioned before that we were taking a trip to visit his family in England and while over there, we'd take a detour to Germany. Apparently the man had this planned for some time. Our second day there, January 6th, we all decided to visit the Zugspitz mountain, the tallest mountain in Germany. In order to get up this mountain, you have to ride a cable car all the way up to its peak, elevation 9,718 feet.
Have I mentioned that I'm a ninny when it comes to heights?
Yes, well, this ride turned out to be pretty nice. We had a great view of the gorgeous snow covered trees, a handle bar that I white knuckled, and a handsome boyfriend the I plastered myself next to. All joking aside, I really did enjoy the smooth and scenic ride.
Once the cable car stopped, we unloaded ourselves into a building that houses two restaurants, a gift shop, one small museum, and a couple of a landings for sight-seeing purposes. Oh, there were other cable cars available to take people down the mountain to ski. Can you believe people ski down a 9,718 foot mountain? I'm amazed at the adventurousness of some people.
Anyway, so everyone piles out car and immediately onto the first landing. It was chilly up there. Freezing was more like it and very windy, but the sight. Oh, it was beautiful to look out and see gorgeous mountain tops capped with pure white snow. The view of the mountain is actually split; One side you can see Germany and the other you can see Austria.
As I'm looking at this amazing sight from a safe distance away from the railing, Pyro Man comes closer, taking my hand and walking me out onto the landing. We chit chat about which side is more breath taking, how incredibly cold it is, and what lucky people we are to be here. Here's where our little story begins.
We're walking closer to the railing and I start feeling a little nervous. Pyro Man keeps pulling me along, urging me to get closer the railing. "No, I'm good. Thanks though!" I happily reply to him. He keeps continually pulling me closer until I'm a foot away from said railing. He takes my waist, slow turns me so I'm facing towards him and he keeps repeating "You know that I love you?"
"Yes, of course. I love you, too." These are the responses I keep giving as he keeps repeating the question four or five times. All the while, I'm thinking he's just talking me through getting closer to the ledge. He's just trying to make me feel brave and less nervous. Then it happens.
After his final inquiry, he looks me in the eye.
"You know I love you?"
"Good. Because I brought up on this mountain, to the top of the world to ask you a very important question."
My heart started racing. Could this really be happening? I threw my hands over my eyes as he knelt to one knee.
Uncovering my face, I looked down to see my true love holding an open box with a glistening diamond ring inside.
"Julie, will you marry me?"
After hugs and kisses, I was instructed to take off my glove and boy howdy, you never saw a glove pop off so fast! Apparently his family had been standing off to the side taking pictures for us so I have a few to share. I'm so glad we have this moment captured. It's one I will certainly never forget.
The re-enactment of popping the question!
Us as the newly engaged couple!
He took me all the way to the top of the world to propose. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect moment.
(This is the "I'M ENGAGED!!!" face I had on ALL day!)
The ring is beautiful and my fiance, he is spectacular. I do believe we were meant to be together. As I said before, I am a very lucky girl. Some how I found my special someone and every day he amazes me more. No date has been set, we're enjoying the engagement for now, but you can bet when we do, it will be a celebration of a life time!