After accepting a position with the iMessage team at Apple, Patrick and I embarked upon a cross country road trip to experience all that we could of our beautiful country on the way to California. The biggest highlight of the trip, of course, was our engagement. In Wyoming on August 10th, we were on a hike in the Grand Tetons along the shore of Leigh Lake. We stopped to take a swim, rest, and have something to eat. After awhile we found ourselves standing together on a rock at the water's edge, just taking in the gorgeous scenery. Patrick asked me as he had a few times before, "do you really want to marry me?" to which I replied, "of course I do! But you already knew that." Then he pulled the ring out of his pocket, knelt down, and said, "then will you?" To which I, of course, replied, "YES!" I could not have wished for a more perfect moment nor a better partner in this life. I love you, buddy!