How We Met
June 2009 was the summer before my Junior year in high school and my dad had decided it was finally time for me to get a part time job. I looked for a while and couldn’t find anything so my dad forced me to apply at McDonalds even though I really didn’t want to. Turns out I got a job there, and that is where I met Kyle. We didn’t really talk too much at first, later I found out that he talked about me to others just not to me because he was too nervous. A few months went by and it was the beginning of August and finally I told one of my best friends at the time that she should stop in there and give him my phone number.
A few hours later I got a text from him and we started talking nonstop and hanging out all the time. It was time for my yearly camping trip with my family and friends and Kyle texts me right before asking me if I wanted to go out, I thought he meant on a date so I said yes and told him we could talk more when I got back. It turns out after asking my friend about the confusing message I had actually agreed to be his girlfriend! He wanted to ask me to be his girlfriend in case I would find some guys while I was camping! He is so cute when he is nervous and worried! Ever since then our relationship has progressed and we are going on 7 years together!!!
how they asked
It was a little bit before Christmas time, December 17th 2015. Kyle told me that he had some Christmas shopping to finish up and my sister asked if she could come with us down to Milwaukee to finish some of her Christmas shopping, we all went down to Bayshore Mall for the day. This is more of an outdoor mall and it was cold so I’m not going to lie, I was a little bit crabby walking around in the cold. There is a center square outside of th mall that has a giant Christmas tree and every year Kyle and I make it a tradition to go and look at the tree all lit up and decorated, sometimes if we are able to get close enough, we take a picture in front of the tree.
We were wrapping up our shopping and about to go and eat, on our way to the restaurant we stop at the tree and Kyle asks my sister if she can take a picture of us. I’m getting ready for the picture and we take a few normal ones and I was picking my things up as Kyle says to me wait I want to take one more, and as I turn around he knelt down on the ground and asked me to marry him!!!
I was so shocked and happy and excited, so many feelings, I didn’t cry, but apparently I did do a little happy jump and pretty much a fist pump according to my sister! I was waiting forever for this moment! Kyle got so nervous though that once he was on his knees he forgot his speech he had all prepared and just skipped right to the question and once I of course said yes, he got up and kissed me and wrapped his arms around me and closed the ring box.
He forgot to put the ring on me and it made for an extremely funny and unforgettable moment! It was a simple but very memorable and meaningful proposal and I wouldn’t change it for the world!!! I’m so happy to say that soon I will be marrying my best friend and the love of my life!!!