How You Met: We met in 2017 while skiing at Stowe. To be specific, we actually met at the mountain bar. We took a couple of runs together that afternoon and exchanged numbers. I was in Stowe for a bachelorette party the next weekend so I texted him that we should meet up for some food or a drink before. He ended up getting a room at the Stowe Mountain Lodge and we spent the rest of the weekend together.
The Proposal: Darren had planned to propose on Mt. Mansfield where we had met skiing on Christmas Day 2020. The ski mountains were closed that way due to rain and wind. On Christmas morning, Darren gave me a bunch of framed pictures of us from our travels, skiing and hiking. He told me that the other part of my gift didn’t get delivered in time, but asked me if I wanted to go for a hike on Mansfield even though it was super windy and rainy. I was suspicious, but I agreed. We hiked up to a small lodge on the west face of Mansfield (Butler Lodge). He popped the question and I said yes!