how we met
I have had a crush on Clark since the first time I saw him at a college party playing a game of good old-fashioned pong. I noticed him immediately from how outgoing he was and the way the energy shifted when he walked in a room. His smile was infectious and radiated off him.
We made short introductions and went on with our lives. A few months later, Clark decided to go out on a limb and ask for my phone number. We exchanged some flirtatious banter over the summer and decided to see each other in person when we returned to Columbia for the fall semester. We had a Harry Potter marathon and I cooked him pasta. I found out he was a nerd and he learned that I could make a mean ravioli dish.
Seven years of memories later and we have introduced a furry child into our family, been on dozens on trips, and made Atlanta our new home.
how they asked
Shortly after moving, we had our favorite meal (tapas!) at would become one of our favorite restaurants and then headed downtown for a dessert and cocktail. We rode the glass elevator 72 floors to The Sun Dial, which offers 360-degree views of Atlanta. Clark told me look through to telescope. When I looked back at him, he was down on one knee with the most beautiful ring in hand. We shared a glass of bubbly and vanilla bean crème brûlée (our favorite).
The next morning, Clark surprised me with a trip to Florida. We had not announced our engagement yet, which made traveling through the airport with a ring on my finger and this secret between us that much more exiting. We enjoyed bike rides along the beach, lunch overlooking the water, and simply basking in the joy of this relationship milestone.