Proposal Story at Moraine Lake
My sister Sam, who is also a photographer, called me a couple months before and we planned a weekend getaway for Canada Day. (Meanwhile her and Jordan had already planned our proposal but sneakily made it seem like it was my idea).
We wanted to see Moraine Lake at sunrise so, at 3 am on July 1st, we woke up in Golden BC and drove 2 hours to Moraine Lake. We got our 7 month old baby bundled and ready for an adventure. Little did I know this adventure was going to solidify our bond as a family, it was the beginning of our journey to me sharing their last name.
We got there at 5:25 am. The whole drive Jordan was a bit "off". Normally really funny, witty & excited, he was weirdly nervous about "missing the sunrise". I kept telling him to chill, the sun comes up for so long in the mountains I highly doubt we'll miss daylight entirely... Haha, I was being a bit of a smart ass. (Thankfully he still wanted to marry me). When we got to the lodge, Jordan suggested that Sam wear Jaxzen (our daughter) in the baby carrier. I thought that was a bit odd because he loves wearing her for hikes, but, I was excited to get to the top of the mountain. I then leaned in to get the truck keys from Jordan, right into his pocket, thankfully my sister had the ring box. I still had no hint that I'd be getting engaged.
It was funny because the night before I had butterflies thinking of "how perfect it would be if he asked me to marry him tomorrow" but talked myself out of it because I didn't want to ruin an already amazing trip if it didn't happen.
Once at the top of the mountain, overlooking the gorgeous blue lake, I nursed our daughter, walked around, took a bunch of photos and just kind of went about the morning. Meanwhile Jordan was so nervous. He couldn't stop pacing. I said to him "can you just enjoy the moment? Why are you so antsy" that's when he asked me for family photos, (I LOVE photos, so I was ecstatic) then he asked to get photos of just him and I. Once again, a bit weird because Jaxzen is our whole world. I passed Jax to her Uncle Justin and went over to where Jordan was waiting for me.
Immediately when I got over to him Jordan started to talk. When I looked into his eyes they were watery! He had this entire speech planned but all that came out was "You know how much I love you, right?... Like for the rest of my life?" I looked at him and said "OMG NO. YOU’RE NOT DOING THIS. ARE YOU REALLY DOING THIS!?" Then a pause... I was like "GUYS. Are you joking?" Then Sam handed Jordan the ring box and he got down on his knee. The rest is a complete blur.
To be honest when I pictured my proposal I pictured a blubbering mess. I thought I would sob through it. Surprisingly, I was so overwhelmed I just squealed and said yes! Then we kissed (a lot). We walked around the lake for about 2 hours.
When we got back to the truck Jordan was able to tell me the entire speech he had planned and that's when I bawled. It became real we were GETTING MARRIED. We then went to celebrate at Chateau Lake Louise for breakfast. It could not have been more perfect, even if I had planned it myself.
A dream come true.