When NFL running back Brian Leonard proposed to his girlfriend, Stefanie Lombardo, he made sure she was on cloud nine – or as close as you could get at an elevation of 11,000 feet. Since she lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, and he resided in Cincinnati, Ohio, they often looked forward to taking trips together. So when Brian planned a ski-trip getaway to Vail, Colorado, Stefanie didn’t think anything was amiss.
On their last run, he pointed out a spot at Eagle’s Nest Ridge to take a picture. Before she knew it, Brian was proposing with a dazzling engagement ring featuring a rectangle radiant-cut diamond with two trapezoid side stones. Their friends, quarterback Jordan Palmer and his wife Dottie, had spent the day with them and captured the moment on their video camera. Brian had another surprise for Stefanie when they reached the bottom of the mountain. “He flew my entire family and his family to Vail, so th