Monday, February 18, 2013


Today was not just another ski day, this one included big plans.

Lindsay's brother Steve (wearing Dean's OLD ski suit from the 80's, but that's another post altogether) and Jordan would hold up the sign as the couple came to the top of the ski lift.

Lindsay's other brother Mike is capturing video with his helmet cam. About this moment in time, Lindsay realizes what the sign says.

 I'm not sure who told Alex to take off his helmet to propose or whether he was just calm and collected enough to think of it himself. Brilliant move though!

The custom of proposing on one knee goes back to the days of knighthood and chivalry. It was customary for a knight to dip his knee in a show of servitude and wait for his lady to toss him her ribbons as an indication of her favor.

But I say, it's just straight up classy!

 This is the part where she said yes or rather "Of course I will" is what I heard.

 Alex had been skiing all day with the ring in his pocket.

And despite the frosty weather...

 he didn't get cold feet all day.

 But can you blame him...with a girlfriend as beautiful as Lindsay.

With this first kiss..

 Lindsay and Alex are engaged!

 Young love, is there anything more thrilling and incredibly beautiful?

 Lindsay...completely unaware of what was going to take place today hadn't suspected a thing. It was a great plan, and Alex executed it with perfection.

There were a lot of kisses on top of Beaver Mountain. And I'm sure there are a zillion more to come. 

I loved how Lindsay kept looking down at her if pinching herself to see if it was real. 

You are engaged to be married Lindsay and Alex and you have my permission to shout your joy and happiness from the top of the mountain. Jump up and down if you want to. 

Today with the sun shining down on a mountain blanketed in snow surrounded by people who love them

 both on Earth and in heaven

 Lindsay and Alex started their new life together. Isn't this going to be a fun engagement story to tell?

I have just a few pointers for Alex now that he's going to be a member of this fabulous family...

be loud, ski super fast, embrace the crazy, and love each member of this family deeply; for these are some of my favorite people in the world.

In Jocie's absence, Lindsay is like another big sister to Chet...

my heart skipped a little when I saw the t-shirt he chose to wear this morning. Seeing such broad smiles on the people I love given the loss we have shared...lifts my soul!

Between the cold mountain air, and the magnitude of this moment, my eyes welled with tears. I'm so completely over the moon happy for Lindsay and Alex. Thank you for including means the world!

Anyone else notice the heart that forms when these two hold hands...aww so cute! Apparently holding hands while skiing is more difficult than it looks.

But lucky for Alex I didn't post the photos of Lindsay knocking him down while trying.

CONGRATULATIONS you two, the best is yet to come!


  1. OMG!!!!! So excited and happy for those two cuties!! Very cute post Mama Lisa...Love you!

  2. I had tears in my eyes reading this post. You captured so much love & emotion here. Congratulations Lindsay & Alex!

  3. Such a beautiful moment captured brilliantly! My eyes are teary. Many blessings to Lindsay & Alex!!!

  4. What an incredible proposal! You told this story so beautifully through your words and photographs, Lisa. As always. Congrats to the adorable couple.

  5. Thank you, thank you for sharing this amazing day! I feel like I know and love Lindsay through all your words about her. Her fiance is a lucky man. And your photos are GORGEOUS! Those will be priceless keepsakes.