How We Met
Jared and I met our senior year of high school. We went to neighboring high schools and met through our two friends who were dating at the time. When we met I thought he looked familiar but couldn’t remember where I knew him from. I soon found out that his dad lived across the street from my grandmom and our families were very good friends. Jared and I both come from divorced parents and lived with our moms so our paths never crossed before that. After talking more we realized that he had been on vacation with my family before and we even have a picture of him with my little siblings before we ever knew eachother.
How They Asked
Jared is an ice hockey goalie and has been for his entire life. Hockey is very important to him and quickly became a big part of our relationship as well. We chose to go to college together at Florida Gulf Coast University where Jared continued his hockey career. Over the next 4 years, I spent every weekend at the rink watching him play and cheering him on. At his final home game during the senior night celebrations, Jared called me out onto the ice for a “picture”. While the picture was being taken, his teammates were holding a sign behind us that asked me to marry him. It was the perfect ending to such an important chapter in the lives of our time in college.