how we met
Matthew and I went to the same elementary school, middle school, and high school; however, we did not know each other. I walked passed his house on my way to Elm Leaf Park more times than I could count, however we did not know each other. We even had overlapping friend groups, and yet we did not know each other. It was not until 7 years after I graduated from high school did I get to know Matthew. We reconnected through a dating app. During our first date, we realized that we spent our entire lives next to each other. We like to think that fate was just taking its time to introduce us.
how they asked
We took a weekend trip with his family to Ellicotteville, NY to go skiing about a year after our first ski trip together. On one of our runs, Matthew had asked me to take a picture down by some trees before going the rest of the way down the hill. Once we got there, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I threw down my ski poles, threw off my gloves and happily accepted his proposal! Shortly after, I panicked because I realized I had to ski back down the mountain( I was not the best skier)! Once we arrived at the bottom of the hill, we met his entire family to celebrate our new engagement.