Cristina and Kevin

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How We Met

Kevin and I actually met on Tinder. I was away at college and he was at home working at his family business. I wasn’t meeting anyone at school that sparked my interest so I made a tinder when I was home over break. We both swiped right and from that day we talked to each other every day for about three months before we ever met. He was tired of waiting so he made the big decision of driving all the way to my college just to meet me. From then on the love story began.

how they asked

My now fiancé and I have been dating for 2 years and 10 months. We met online. I was in college and he was living back home. Little did I know we would fall in love and our story began. My fiancé, Kevin, is 24 and I am 23. He’s a plumber for his family business and started working straight out of high school. I’m a middle school teacher, 7/8 math. This past September, he bought a home that needed a little bit of a renovation or at least I thought. We talked about knocking down a wall in the front entryway. After weeks of talking about it, I finally convinced him to knock it down.

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When the day finally came, I was ready to release some stress from a rough day at work. I got to the house and he wrote swing away and a bullseye on the wall we were going to knock down. On the other side of the wall, there were two little square cut outs. He said that he was checking for electrical and I believed him. It was time to knock down the wall and I started with the bullseye, of course. Then, I started all over the wall. Once Kevin noticed I was no longer hitting the bullseye he started to hammer at the circumference of the bullseye and he said: “here you go finish up”.

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After the bullseye fell out, there was a little party bag in the wall (the two square cut outs on the other side of the wall was to put the bag on the wall). I started to freak out because I thought the previous owners left it there to hide valuables. I had Kevin open the bag just in case there was a big bug or mouse inside. He reaches into the bag and pulls out a key to the house and I thought that was it. I was wrong. He then got down on one knee and popped the question and of course, I said yes! Definitely a great first memory in our future home.

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