Jaime and Lance
How He Asked: Lance and I traveled to Pine, Arizona for a weekend with my family to escape the Phoenix summer heat. After eating brunch together, we decided to take a family hike and began wandering along the road outside our cabin looking for a trail head. Once we had walked for about five minutes, I stopped and said “this looks like a nice place for a photo!” I asked to take a photo of my brother and his wife (meanwhile, Lance sneakily grabbed the ring from my mom’s purse.) When it was our turn to take a photo, we stood posed, in the middle of a deserted road, waiting for my mom to snap our picture.
All of a sudden Lance said, “My heart is pounding!” By the time I could turn to look at him, he was on one knee.
He got about 3 words into his proclamation of love for me before my mom exclaimed, “watch out, there is a car coming!” We were both so into the moment, we probably wouldn’t be alive to tell this story if my mom hadn’t warned us! We scurried off the road, shared a laugh, and allowed the car to pass. Then Lance got back on one knee and asked me to be his wife.