Jon knows if he takes me hiking, I'll be the happiest little lady in the world.
If you've been a reader for a long time now, you know that Jon proposed to me while we were hiking. Go figure!!
So the story goes.......
I had tagged a long with him to Grants, NM for an audit he had. After spending the week in Grants, we headed to Santa Fe to spend the weekend there. While we were visiting, we went hiking along the Tsankawi Ruins. It is Pueblo Indian ruins and really is an amazing site to see if you ever get the chance.
Once we reached the top there was an unbelievable panoramic view, it was just incredible. I was in complete awe of it all and was staring out at the scenery, all the while Jon was on his knee behind me. Not knowing he was behind me, I said, "Hey babe come here, you have to look at this view." at which point he said "well I really can't at the moment", so I turned around and BOOM there he was on his knees holding my ring out in front of him and he asked me to marry him.
I wish I could show you a picture, but I left my other hard drive back in Germany. Anyway, he did an amazing job keeping it all a secret. He asked both of my parents and my brother if he could have their blessings, before I even knew a thing. It was definitely the one of most incredible and memoriable moments (except for our actual wedding) of my life and I will never forget how amazing it really was!
What was REALLY crazy, is he had my ring in the CONSOLE of his CAR for a couple of MONTHS....... and I had no idea. I mean what if his car had been broken into or stolen, ooooops, there's goes Steph's ring. Just crazy. I always wondered why he checked every door of the car to make sure it was locked when we got out. I just thought he had an OCD or something.
Anyway.... yeah for anniversarys, how exciting!
I thought I'd end with some pictures from the Souq (market). Last night we had dinner at a great restaurant in the middle of the souq. Here are some pictures of the area.
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Mind the poor quality of the pics,
my little camera doesn't take great night shots.