On August 19th, 2011my FI and I were heading up to Vail, CO for the weekend. FI's intention of going up for the weekend was to work on the home of a client. Because of this, I wasn't thinking he would propose. On our drive up there he asked me if I wanted to ride the Gondola to the top of the mountain. Of course I said yes, not thinking anything of it, as we do this all the time in the summer. When we got up there the gondola was not running due to a storm that had just come through. Apparently, he was scrambling, because he then asked me if I wanted to go to dinner at the restaurant where we had our first date. (This should have tipped me off, we haven't been there since our first date and we go to Vail all the time!) Luckily for us, the Gondola started running, so we walked over there. He seemed totally normal on the walk and the ride up to the top of the mountain. When we got up there, we went over to the view deck. We were standing there for about 5 min. and now I could tell he was getting all quiet. He then asked me if I wanted to head to the restaurant at the top of the mountain for a drink, I said yes, but instead of walking over to the restaurant he veered off the the right. I was thinking "what is he doing" and I am laughing to myself, because again, I was like "where is he going"? I turn around and he blurts out so cutely with tears in his eyes, "I love you, will you marry me?" on one knee. Shocked, I of course said yes after I said "what are you doing?!" HA!!! I was so taken aback that I didn't have time to really process what he was doing until he told me to look at the ring, then I was absolutely floored and breathless that he had just proposed. He then told me he had a whole speech planned and wanted to do the proposal on the view deck but A. there were too many people on the deck and B. he ended up getting really nervous and forgot what to say. For me, though, it was the perfect proposal! He did end up giving me his speech after the fact, anyways! Win win!!!!