After reading the first issue of “Spruce Mountain Proposal Stories,” we know you can’t wait to read the next part of these sweet, romantic stories! Without further ado, we give you “Part 2.”
Story #4 ~
“Lauren had been quite sick for a few weeks and John had been waiting for her to get better so that he could propose! When Lauren was well enough to leave the house, John called her to say that his car had broken down at the grocery store and he needed her to come pick him up. In order to get to the grocery store where John had “broken down,” Lauren needed to drive through the stoplight where she and John first met back in 2005…
Lauren left her house looking like a sick mess in the middle of a snowstorm to go get John from the store. As she approached the light where she and John met, she saw a man standing in the snowstorm on the sidewalk and he seemed to be looking at her. Lauren slowed down to realize it was John! At that point John opened a sign that said “Lauren will you marry me?” in big letters. Lauren was in shock and pulled over onto a side road where John was parked. Just as Lauren got out of her car, hugged John, and said “YES!,” a cop pulled up behind them.
Lauren: “Is this part of your plan?”
John: “No.” (Cop approaches.)
Cop: “Do you guys have a problem here?”
John: “No, I’m just trying to ask her to marry me!”
Cop: “Oh! Wow! Congratulations, that’s awesome, but you guys can’t stop here. You gotta move.”
John and Lauren then got in Lauren’s car and John said some very sweet words and proposed to her with a very special ring that belonged to his grandmother. Lauren said, “YES,” of course, and they drove off in the snowstorm to spread the exciting news to friends and family!”
~ Lauren Adams and John Meighan say “I Do” at Spruce Mountain Ranch on September 26th, 2015!
Story #5 ~
“A couple of years ago, Amy had the opportunity to move to San Diego from Denver for an enticing career opportunity. The very first weekend in San Diego, Amy and Jason drove around looking for apartments and sightseeing. Somewhere along the way, they found their way to the rows of lavish beach houses in La Jolla. At the end of one road off the beaten path, they found an old set of sea-worn stairs that led down to a secluded, rocky cove right along the ocean. Coming from landlocked Denver, Amy and Jason spent the afternoon soaking up the view and knew they had made the right decision to move to San Diego. Occasionally, Amy and Jason would drive down to this point and watch the sunset or just take a break from the fast-paced city life of San Diego.
Now, for the engagement story – it was June 7th, 2014 and Amy’s parents were visiting from Arizona. Jason, Amy, and her parents decided to take a day trip to Southern California’s gorgeous wine country in Temecula. As they were heading back to San Diego after a full day of wine tasting, Amy’s dad mentioned he had to meet a colleague for dinner and drinks. Little did Amy know this was all just a ploy to free up a little time for Jason. Amy’s parents ended up going to “meet the colleague,” and Jason told Amy they were going to go over to a friend’s house for happy hour in the meantime, and insisted that they bring their dog Denali along. As Amy and Jason drove to their friend’s house, Jason made a wrong turn and insisted they go watch the sunset instead. As it turns out, Jason drove to the rocky cove where their San Diego journey began. Jason arranged for several of their friends to hide up on the bluff overlooking the cove to capture the moment. After a few tense moments waiting for the thumbs-up that they were in position, and a few tears later, they were engaged! As the night went on, Jason surprised Amy with a sunset dinner cruise through Mission Bay and out on the Pacific with a few great friends and Amy’s parents. It certainly was an unforgettable night!”
~ Amy Ireland and Jason Shear will tie the knot on July 3rd, 2015 at Spruce Mountain Ranch! ~
Story #6 ~
“We had been together almost five years by the time Ben proposed, so I wasn’t really sure he could surprise me anymore. I was so wrong.
Backstory- I really love pirates and anything related to treasure. For a long time, Ben had been joking about buying me a life-size pirate statue (named Captain Edward) with a sparkling jewel on his hand. Spring 2013 went by, with many a joke about pirates. Summer comes and my birthday passes . . . and no engagement. Then our anniversary in September comes . . . and despite more piratey jokes, no engagement! After Ben has cried wolf all through 2013 about my bedazzled pirate, on a random, cold, and slushy Thursday night in November, I grumpily come home late from work in Denver. I pull into Boulder and Ben texts me: “Your pirate arrived today.” And I think, “Yeah sure, whatever. Fine.”– I’m HUNGRY!
I walk into our apartment in Boulder around 8 PM on November 7, 2013 (not a special day by any stretch, until this past 2013!) in a wet parka, boots, and a hat only to find a really giddy Ben staring at me strangely. I notice a package on the couch, but am too hungry to care.
And Ben says, “LOOK, it’s Pirate Captain Edward.”
And I look and say, “Cute, let’s eat.”
And he says, “Don’t you want to open it?”
And so, I do, and COMPLETELY miss the envelope that says “Buried Treasure.”
And again I say, “Whole Foods. STAT.”
And he says, “I think you missed something.”
And at this point, I see the envelope but am so hungry and so fried after a long day that I think he is just trying to make me laugh (as one does, with impromptu treasure hunts). So I rip open the envelope to find a completely authentic 17th century treasure map (or so Ben says), on brown parchment paper with burnt edges and a clue in calligraphy. I begin stomping around, still in dripping winter clothes, following clues to places around our home – namely:
1. Four map pieces, torn asunder / Light the path to treasured plunder / Seek ye them through coded rhymes / Start where thar’ be snuggly times [decoded= the bed]
2. On nights ‘ere frightfully cold outdoors / These will light the fire for s’mores [decoded= our little kindling box for making s’mores]
3. For greater fires a need thar’ be / Burn these trees so warm are we [decoded= our firewood pile on the deck]
4. This completes this playful prank / Kiss me now or walk the plank! / Go retrieve the treasure chest / I hope ye be the happiest
The little map pieces fit together and formed a map with an “X marks the spot” on the back. That X said “in your baby’s pocket.” So I turned around and reached into an empty right pocket of Ben’s jacket, and he got down on one knee and pulled out a beautiful sapphire and diamond ring from the other pocket.
I never thought I’d get teary-eyed on a proposal, but I definitely did. It was too “AHHHHHR-mazing.” The rest is history.”
~ Brenna Finn and Ben will wed at the ranch on August 29th, 2015!~