Lake Tahoe, NV

Engagement Party: Lake Tahoe Celebrations

This past week has been a crazy whirlwind of events and I have been awful about keeping track of everything between the rendezvous, plane rides, and evenings out. After Scott popped the question last week in Tahoe, both of our families jetted up to Lake Tahoe to help us celebrate the occasion. We had a couple of days of bonding, hammering out details and generally loving life.

Naturally, I’ve been finding ways to showcase my left ring finger; a trait that I generally find pretty obnoxious. I’m going to try not to be that person — the girl who manages to do everything with her left hand (e.g. sipping cocktails, covering one’s face, reaching for things, etc.) despite the fact that she’s actually right-handed. I had to get a couple of pictures, though. For posterity, of course.


With my grandma!

Part of our Fantasy Football Squad.

Playtime with Zeus!

Our first engagement gift.

Celebratory Dinner. :)

One big surprise for me during this Tahoe excursion (aside from the obvious): the weather. Though I can’t be sure whether I was just being naive or if I was being an optimist, my wardrobe consisted primarily of shorts, rompers, and bathings suits with a couple of long-sleeved items peppered in. Imagine my surprise when our view looked like this:

Snowy Tahoe

Generally, an amazing and memorable weekend and if anything, the snow added to the atmosphere. Check back soon as I recap our incredible (snowless) trip to San Antonio!


More about Shannon Kircher

Shannon Kircher is the founder and editor of The Wanderlust Effect. Founded in 2009, she has continued to document her international escapes as an expat in Europe and the Caribbean. Additionally, Shannon is the founder of Compass & Vine, a luxury boutique travel design firm, and is the Director of Marketing for the Frangipani Beach Resort. Shannon holds an MSc in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and is a current candidate for WSET Level 3 in Wines & Spirits.