Tripp has always teased Leah for being “crazy about Christmas”. So when the opportunity came to visit New York City during December, Leah could not pass it up. They spent a week in NYC, doing everything on Leah’s “must experience” list (everything from seeing the Statue of Liberty, watching the Rockettes perform, and visiting the Empire State Building).
At the top of Leah’s list was to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. She has grown up watching the lighting of the tree on TV and has always wanted to see it in person. So halfway through their trip, the two decided to go see the tree in person.
Leah was just happy to get pictures in front of the tree, so she didn’t mind when their friends made the couple take two. Then Tripp turned to Leah and got down on one knee. Leah was so surprised and said yes as soon as Tripp finished his sappy speech!
After she put the ring on and stopped gawking at it, she realized their friends were still taking pictures! Now they have pictures to treasure for the rest of their lives!
Leah and Tripp are getting married in May 2014, after a long engagement of three and a half years. Both are currently graduate students and have chosen to have a long engagement in order to earn Master’s degrees at separate universities. The long engagement hasn’t deterred their excitement, and they cannot wait to start a life together!