The year is 2008: Obama has yet to take office, Justin Bieber is googling, “When does your voice drop?”, Pineapple Express was just released in theaters, “Single Ladies” has just hit No. 1 on the music charts, and Dan & Jen are about to enter the first day of Spanish class at Cumberland High School and meet the loves of their lives. Jen & Dan heard the lyrics Beyoncé introduced to the world and immediately knew that they were the truth; if you like it, put a ring on it. Little did they know that 13 adventure-filled years later, those words would ring true. In the years to come, two kids would be lucky enough to be gifted a partner to grow up with. A dozen school dances, four proms, shared summer jobs, two degrees, Aguardiente bottles finished, mountains climbed, slopes skied, rivers floated, flights taken, coastlines driven, distant shores explored, a couple of little apartments and a dog to share the journey. They were high school sweethearts, and they always knew it. If you come across Jen and you see she is all dolled up in a beautiful dress and you ask her what the occasion is, you are likely going to hear her say, “You never know when you are going to meet your Prince Charming.” While this always kept Dan fresh and on his toes, he knew that this meant he had to step up and give Jen the day that a prince would provide. Knowing that all Jen wanted from a proposal was to have her friends and family there to celebrate the moment, Dan got to work with a bit of plotting and a bit of scheming. So, when Dan suggested a little weekend getaway up to the White Mountains to one of their favorite places in the world, Sky High, the scene was set for a weekend full of surprises. The day arrived and it was a freezing cold, blue-bird day. Deciding to bundle up and get their steps in, they made the walk from town up to the Eagle Mountain House where Jen believed they were just grabbing a few drinks and a bite to eat. As they made their way up the frozen river of Jackson Falls, they stopped at an old gazebo to share a moment and to take in the landscape. Before departing, they carved their initials into the gazebo, because even after all the years of being together, it never hurts to be a little cliché now and again. Moments later, under the backdrop of snow-capped mountains at the steps of the inn, Dan got down on one knee and popped the question that was over ten years in the making. She said YES. With the question answered and champagne popped, and a few rounds on the house at the Red Parka (päh-käh), a party of friends and family anxiously waited in the wings to surprise Jen and fulfill the only thing she ever really needed – good company. The night that followed had many laughs, many toasts, many tears, many memories – some clearer than others - and more sombreros than you’d expect. Just a taste of the life Jen & Dan had always, and will always, share together. And Jen finally admitted that Dan had been her Prince Charming all along.