Allison and Edward

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How We Met

We are high school sweethearts – we’ve been dating since our junior year of high school (we’re both 28 now, so 12ish years). While we met officially in high school, I knew who he was in junior high because while he was out sick once (in the hospital for a few weeks with an illness) he told everyone he had the bird flu (he didn’t, but it was around the time there was a huge bird flu scare) and everyone knew who he was because he was the kid who had bird flu. He officially asked me out in a parking garage our junior year of high school.

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how they asked

We went hiking in Telluride, Colorado over the summer (it’s our favorite place) and on day one we were feeling brave, so we did a pretty hard hike to the Blue Lakes. Basically, there are three blue lakes that are extremely clear on a (supposedly) intermediate hike. It’s three miles to the first one, all straight up, and another mile to the second one (literally had to hold on to roots and pull myself up) and another mile or so to the third one (we didn’t make it that far).

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I was dying, and I think he was just running on adrenaline knowing that he was proposing. Once we made it to an ideal spot overlooking the first lake, I asked him to take a picture of me looking at it. That’s when he pulled out the ring. I, of course, said yes.

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It was honestly awesome – there was not a person in sight and that moment is now completely ours for the rest of our lives. To top it all off, we got hailed and rained on for the entire three-hour hike back. Definitely one to remember.

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