How We Met
Funny enough, this story starts before I ever met Trent. On September 8, 2018, I met the cutest little woman I’d ever seen. She was watching her son lifting people like kettlebells and she kept calling them “cowbells”. We laughed the whole time and I thought she was adorable. Little did I know that I’d just met my future mother-in-law.
Trent and I met briefly on September 21, 2017 (“Hi I’m Rose!” “Hi I’m Trent!”), but we really met on September 29, 2017. I was new to the AcroYoga scene in Austin, and he had been in the group for a few months. He wanted to try a cool trick that I’d never done before (basically the lift from “Dirty Dancing”), and I was very nervous. He looked me dead in the eyes and said: “I promise I won’t drop you”. I felt complete trust in him and so safe – I think I loved him a little that night. I decided to “poof” him with my pheromones and apparently he couldn’t resist lol. I’ve never flirted that hard in my whole life! We talked all night at the Acro jam until I had to leave.
Right before I left, he asked me to send him the video of our lift (which I didn’t know was his super sly way of getting my number)!! We texted all weekend long and decided to meet that Monday for AcroYoga and a movie. (We did neither…?). We stayed up most of the night talking and sharing and cuddling, and when we woke up the next morning, I knew I’d found something real. From that day on, we were inseparable. I think I maybe stayed away only one or two nights total in our first two weeks together until he told me that he really just preferred if I stayed every night. He’d even made a little spot and bought a dog bed for my pup. He might have loved me a little too. :)
We were together constantly, and throughout our travels, we took the same type of picture of us doing a high standing backbend. This will come up again in the next story…
How They Asked
He’s such a stinker! So I went with our neighbor Katie to go look at rings at Calvin’s Fine Jewelers in June. I found the perfect one. It was exactly what I was looking for! Trent told me that he needed to save some money before he could buy it, (but apparently he had been to Calvin’s before I arrived, texted Calvin Jr. that I was on my way, and went and got my ring the next day!).
He had been hinting that he would likely propose in November so that his mother could be there when it happened. I was clueless.
Fast forward to September and our trip to Banff National Park. We arrived on a Saturday, and that evening Trent lost his wallet. We looked everywhere and in every single pocket of his suitcase, backpack, and jacket. We left nothing unturned. We found it in the car later that evening, and the next day when I joked that Banff would be the perfect place to propose, he reminded me that we’d already searched everywhere in his stuff. Where would he have hidden it??
September 12 (my best day ever), we went to Moraine Lake at sunrise with our small travel group. It was perfect. The water was the most beautiful light turquoise color I’d ever seen. The water had no ripples on it and was almost like a mirror.
For a year, we have been taking pictures doing a beautiful standing high backbend, and so when he said this spot on the lake shore with mountains behind us would be a lovely spot to do one I thought that sounded like a good idea. I went up in the air like normal, but I could feel him moving underneath and something felt different. When he put me down, I just thought we needed to reset and try again. I turned around, and he was on his knee and asked me to marry him.
What I didn’t see (but saw later on the video) was that our friend Lily (who unknown to me had been harboring my ring for several weeks – including through airport security and in our Airbnb) had run over and handed Trent the ring box while I was upside down. Everything was beautiful. The ring. The place. The man. The moment. I kept asking if it was real. Of course, I said “Yes!!” Our friends were there for hugs, and because of them, we have beautiful pictures and videos of it happening and truly can’t thank them enough.
Our friend Aleia set up an “impromptu” photo shoot for us (that she’d been planning for weeks) so we have some amazing pictures of our engagement day in the most beautiful place on earth.
I’ve honestly never been so surprised in my whole life. My perfect day with my wonderful man. It was the best day of my whole life. Trent, I’ll love you for now and forever.