Beth and Rich

We were volunteering at an English camp for Slovene students in Austria. This was my second time going and his time in Europe. One day during the week we always go on a hike after morning classes and I love this hike, it is so beautiful at the top. What I didn’t know at the time was that Rich had bought the ring right before the trip and had it in his backpack the entire trip with him..just in case. We get to the top of the mountain and I’m talking with some students and volunteers, Rich comes over gives me a hug before he says he had an announcement to make for the group. I had no idea what was coming because we had talked about the future and this happening in a few years. So he takes me over to the side and then turns to me, this was the first time he said, “I love you,” and then he proposed. I’m the hardest person to surprise about 99% of the time because I always figure everything out…so this was absolutely amazing, it blew my mind! I love to travel and the fact that we were on a mission trip volunteering made it more special. I can’t wait to marry my best friend.

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