Saturday January 9th (1/9/10) around 12:17 p.m., I asked Michelle Rigby if she would marry me. She was really surprised and had no idea it was coming (she just didn’t expect it so soon in our relationship (1.5-2 years, depending on who and when you ask)). To my great delight she said “yes”, I said “wow”, she said “when”, I said “how about April 17th”…..
So the quick details are as follows: We went snowmobiling at Daniels Summit with about 30 other people from my work. A few people dropped out and so we were asked if we wanted our own snowmobiles. I was a little disappointed because I wasn’t sure how I would make the proposal situation work and I thought it would have been a lot easier if we were on the same snowmobile. So off we went with our own snowmobiles and our group. We had a blast and a few times I tried to ditch the others and have Michelle follow me up the mountain so we could be alone, but each attempt was frustrated. So we finally traded another couple that were on a double riding snowmobile and I thought that would be my chance, but we couldn’t steer the darn thing very well and we ran into a pole going about .01 MPH (no damage done, but again my plan was foiled). So we switched back to having our own snowmobiles which proved better for our relationship but worse for my plan. We were about to head back to return the snowmobiles, but I decided to make one more attempt and we finally shook off all the other snowmobilers and found a deserted mountain and went racing up it. We got off our snowmobiles, made snow angels, and then sat there in the snow staring up at the clouds and talking hand in hand. I turned to her and said a few things, pulled out the ring and then asked her to marry me. She said “Yes”.
We got back on our snowmobiles and headed off to lunch where we were greeted by my colleagues with applause.We drove back to SLC and had a nice dinner and I gave her a picture book that had pictures from the last 2 years (some of which come from the slideshow below)
We are super excited to get married and continue our adventures together!