How we met: Derek and I met in high school in 2006. He was a freshman and I was a sophomore. We were both in our school’s show choir, so we spent everyday and almost every weekend together. It took us a year to finally get together. We have been together ever since.
how they asked: In 2008, our show choir took a trip to Disney. This was our first vacation together. One of my absolute favorite pictures is from that trip.
When he surprised me with a trip to Disney, I knew we needed to re-create this picture. It had been six years since the first was taken. I was so incredibly excited. Disney is my all-time favorite place. We finally got down to Disney and I think I was about to explode with excitement. We went to the Magic Kingdom the very first day.
We walked into the gate and I wanted nothing else but to get the castle and re-create our picture (I may or may not have teared up when I saw the castle). We get there and take the picture and a cast member was there and asked if she could take our picture. We said sure, why not.
After a couple pictures, Derek turned to me and said “I’ve been wanting to ask you a question…” I didn’t hear anything else he said. The tears began to flow and it was like he and I were completely alone in the happiest place on earth. How could I not say yes?!