When we both came to college at Colorado School of Mines, we were assigned to the same dorm building and floor. That first year at college we seldom crossed paths, but always said a friendly hi if passing through the dorm halls. Although, that first year a few of Sierra’s roommates and some of mine became friends. The next year at school, our two sets of roommates including ourselves were inseparable. We went to school events, citywide events, parties, and spent practically every evening together. During this time, Sierra and I began to grow closer to one another. That Thanksgiving, I had nowhere to go, being an out of state student, and Sierra invited me to her parents house for dinner. While at her parents house, I met her family and enjoyed a great afternoon of feasting. After the sun went down we decided to take her dog on a walk around the neighborhood. While on the walk I asked her to help me find the big dipper. After failing to find it for more than five minutes (later finding out that it was behind a tree), I leaned in for our first kiss. After that wonderful night, we started dating and things felt simply right.
After dating for about a year and a half, we both felt that getting engaged and married was the only way to fully show how strong our love is for one another. We went to a bunch of different jewelers and couldn’t find the perfect blend of great ring and great service. I happened to be searching around the internet one night and stumbled upon Williams and thought the rings fit what we were looking for. I brought Sierra into the store and we didn’t just find one possible ring, but two. She decided that the final choice should be mine and that she would be happy with either one. One week later I bought “the ring”.
Knowing that Sierra loves cheesy romanticism, I wanted to propose in a heartfelt way. So here’s how the proposal day went:
We were unwrapping Christmas gifts with our two sets of roommates. One of the gifts I gave Sierra was a certificate for a ‘Picnic Outing with Boyfriend’. The picnic was at the same park that we had spent an afternoon at early in our dating. We then walked along a trail, which was covered in a few feet of snow, until we reached a good rock to sit down on for lunch. I had Sierra sit down, while I took off my backpack to “take out our lunch”. I then pulled out another christmas present, which I had her unwrap. (now Sierra’s perspective) As I unwrapped it, it was becoming more clear what was about to happen. Inside the box were two champagne flutes engraved with the date and “Mrs. Lipp” and “Mr. Lipp”. As I looked up at David he was on one knee. I of course said yes, we enjoyed our first meal as an engaged couple. I’ve never been happier, and the ring is absolutely beautiful.