How We Met
I was living in Milwaukee, WI at the time going to pharmacy school. I booked a trip to visit a friend from college over New Year’s break, in 2013. Patrick was my friend’s roommate at the time. He ended up being my NYE kiss and it was history from there. We spend three years dating long distances and finally, in 2016 I made the move from Wisconsin to Massachusetts!
How They Asked
Due to COVID, my 30th birthday trip to Barcelona was canceled, among many of our other travel plans. We decided when things were safer and hotels were open we would take a romantic long weekend trip down in Cape Cod. We love spending time on the beach (as I am obsessed with searching for seashells) so it was a perfect getaway. After a day trip to Provincetown to bike the sand dunes we were got ready for dinner and on our way out he said he had a surprise and wanted to stop somewhere. He took me to First Encounter Beach in Eastham, MA, where he had a picnic blanket and a chilled bottle of our favorite Sauvignon Blanc, Oyster Bay, ready to watch a romantic sunset at one of the best beaches around.
We were tucked close to the sand dunes and he asked me if I wanted to take a walk down by the water. After a short walk, we headed back to our blanket and as I approached, I saw a beautiful oyster shell at the edge of the blanket! I was of course excited to add this gem to my seashell collection. I eagerly picked up the shell and to my surprise on the inside of the shell was an engagement ring. I looked back at Patrick and he was down on one knee, asking to spend the rest of my life with him as he has found his one and only pearl!