"You are the single best thing that has or ever will happen to me..."
Ryan has been planning this proposal for a while now, which included doing this 7.6 mile hike a few days before the big day. While Dineen thought he was “golfing”, him and his friend were summiting Beckler Peak and making a game plan.
The top of Beckler Peak has seriously STUNNING 360 degree views, including Glacier Peak and Evergreen Mountain. The weather was truly perfect: the sun was shining and the slight haze and cloud coverage made for an amazing sky. All the while Dineen was ready for another day of hiking with her friends, and not expecting the love of her life to get down on one knee.
After a couple hours of hiking they made it to the top where there were a series of large boulders, and only room for a few bodies for this intimate moment that was about to take place. A couple hiking spectators didn’t realize that they were about to experience a little show with their afternoon views from the peak.
After a few snacks it was time for a photo opt, and this meant that it was Ryan’s big moment. His friend handed him the ring box and with Dineen still oblivious to what was going on, he situated himself to get down on one knee.
“I’ve been thinking about what I’ve wanted to say up here for a very long time. You are the single best thing that has or ever will happen to me and over these past 5 years you have become the most important part of my life.
I’ve been constantly humbled by your kindness, your patience, and by how absolutely stunning you are day in and day out.
You’re not only my partner in life, you’re my best friend, you’re my puzzle piece, you have become my world, and I will never stop loving you with everything I am.
Dineen Lauren Schmidt, will you marry me?”
Of course, she said yes.
Tears, laughter, & champagne are shared and just like that, they’re engaged.