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January 2017

Our Proposal Story

I am so happy to share that David and I got engaged this past weekend during a magical trip to Burlington, Vermont.

 

Going into the trip I suspected that he might be planning to propose. He’d taken me to look at rings in December to get an idea of what I wanted, so I knew a proposal was on the horizon. However, going into the trip I didn’t want to let myself believe that it would happen. I didn’t want to spend the entire trip anticipating it rather than enjoying the moment.

 

Friday had been my day to plan and I chose snowboarding. David got to plan Saturday and he told me we were going to some local breweries. So on Saturday, we headed out of Burlington towards the mountains. He told me he wanted to go to Stowe Mountain Resort before the first brewery and take a gondola to the top. He said he’d heard the view was beautiful. That was when I started to get suspicious, but I went with it.

 
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Burlington, Here We Come

 

Today David and I are heading up to Burlington, Vermont for our first trip of the year. We’ve been to Burlington before, but the small little town has a special place in both our hearts so we enjoy going back, especially in winter. It’s a beautiful winter wonderland.

 

I’m really excited for this trip because we are going snowboarding on one of the days we will be up there. In high school I lived close to a mountain and went snowboarding regularly during the winter. I was so excited to break out my board from when I was a teenager and that I’ll get to ride it tomorrow. I haven’t gone snowboarding in about 15 years, so hopefully I don’t wind up in a cast.

 

The rest of the trip isn’t fully planned, but we will visit some nearby breweries and make an obligatory stop at Ben & Jerry’s. I can’t wait to just walk down Church street and enjoy the local atmosphere.

 

I’ll be posting a lot of the trip on Sanpchat if you want to follow along here

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Living Life

I love the promise that comes with a fresh start at the beginning of a new year. I’m not someone that typically makes resolutions, but this year I’m making one to live life more fully.

 

My work week is spent waking up, going to work, going home, going to bed, repeat. My weekends are spent maybe going out to do something fun on Saturday, then Sunday is spent cleaning and getting ready for the next work week. I’m sick of living like a hamster on a wheel. I don’t want to wake up at 70, look back, and see all the missed opportunities I didn’t take because I was worried about taking time off work.

 
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