How We Met
Brian and I met at work. We both left the job. He moved to Montana and I moved to Maryland. We stayed in touch. I eventually moved to Utah and we began to date long distance for two years.
How They Asked
After just over 2 years of dating long distance, Brian and I moved in together. After thinking about just how happy I was with finally being in the same state and living together, I told him, “I don’t know if you remember, but about a year ago, you told me you planned to propose within a year. I want to let you know that I’m so happy; there’s no rush.” Little did I know he was already planning to propose that very weekend. His plan was to wake me up by having our dog, Martha, jump on to the bed with my engagement watch (yes..I wanted a watch:) attached to her collar. Unfortunately for him, I woke up first. He offered to let me sleep in and said he would make breakfast. I wanted to let him sleep in while I made him breakfast. I couldn’t figure out why he was being so insistent on being the breakfast maker. Suddenly, we heard wrenching at the end of our bed and discovered that poor Martha had gotten sick all over her dog bed. After cleaning up, we sat on our couch and petted Martha . Brian got up and picked up something off his dresser. He knelt down on one knee (I thought it was so he could be closer to Martha), put his hand on top of mine and told me, ” I like our little family.” I wasn’t’ looking at him when he said this. I was admiring how sweet it was that as Brian put his hand on mine, Martha reached out and put her little paw on top of Brian’s hand. I looked up and told him, “Me too.” That’s when I realized, he wasn’t kneeling to pet Martha. He was kneeling to propose! That day I said yes…to Brian and Martha.