Ashlyn and Houston
How We Met
It all started around 4 years ago when I saw him for the very first time. He walked into my high school painting class and I instantly had an enormous crush on him. Of course, life is never that easy, and we didn’t actually meet until around 2 years ago. I reached out to him, we began talking, and he took me on our first date. A few months later we began dating and developed our silly couple quirks. One of them was that every day at 11:11, we would make a wish to eachother, often wishing for something sweet and super cheesy like a wish we will be in love forever. We started that tradition the night we finally made it official and began dating. It was on November 11th at 11:11 pm. He used his wish to ask me to be his girlfriend. We used to spend many nights parked down by the lake, talking about our dreams for the future and our love for eachother.
How They Asked
On our anniversary, (11/11), he told me he was taking me on a little drive but he refused to tell me where we were going. He drove us down to the lake and we watched the waves for a little while. It was the prettiest morning at the lake so he invited me to walk down to the sand with him. We walked down toward the waters edge hand in hand and I spotted something at the end of the beach.
As we got closer, I realized there were dozens of pictures of us hung up on panels sitting in the sand. There was a table with photos of our first date and other fun memories, and a clock set to 11:11 am.
At 11:11 am on 11/11/2018, he got down on one knee and wished that I would become his wife and marry him. Of course, I said YES, and we are so excited to begin our future together!