Caitlin and Alan

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How We Met

We met about 2 years ago. He was in need of a date for a military ball and we had a mutual friend who set us up. I wouldn’t give him the time of day for the first couple months, but he finally broke me down and I agreed to go on a date with him. I had him pick me up by the clock tower on my university’s campus. I will never forget the first time I saw him. He pulled up in his corvette with the biggest smile; I knew I was in trouble! We went to what is now our favorite restaurant, Salsa Brava. After we finished eating, he took me to Greenwood Falls in Woodland park, CO. We sat by the pond and talked. It was there, on the bench by the pond that he asked me to be his date to the ball. I told him maybe! He respectfully accepted my answer and we went on our merry way to get ice cream at a local creamery. We ended up spending hours talking and walking around town. It was hands down THE best date I had ever been on. PS. I did go with him to his military ball ;)

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how they asked

On February 17, 2017 Alan and I re-created our first date. We went to our restaurant, and even sat in the SAME booth we had on our first date!!! (That was total luck!!) Again, after we finished we went to Greenwood Falls.

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We sat on the bench from before and talked. Alan then said let’s walk around, once we got to the gazebo, he turned to me and said “Caitlin. Caitlin Joy, you’re my nerd, my best friend, and the love of my life. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?”

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At this point I’m crying my eyes out and repeatedly saying oh my gosh! Oh my gosh yes!! He had one of his buddies taking pictures and he captured the moment perfectly!

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I couldn’t stop crying because I was so unbelievably happy!! Who knew that the man I wouldn’t give the time of day to is now my soon to be husband!?

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