Elli and Alex

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How We Met

I was on a date with another guy when we met. My roommate at the time went to high school with Alex, so we did a friend meet up out at one of the bars in Minneapolis. My roommate was sitting to my left and my date was sitting to my right. Alex came up to me and shook my hand. All he said to me was “hi, I’m Alex” and then moved on with his night. I immediately turned to my left and said to my roommate “shit, he’s my type.” The next morning, my roommate invited Alex to come to brunch with us.

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He was confused because he thought I had a boyfriend, but my roommate quickly set him straight and let him know I was interested. We spent the morning getting to know each other over brunch and then spent the afternoon playing on the lake at my parents’ house – yes, he met my parents on our first date. The next morning he came to church with my family and we went back out to the lake. Later that evening (of date 2) I called one of my sisters and told her I was going to marry Alex someday.

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How They Asked

I was skiing with my family in Whistler for Christmas. Alex was supposedly in Wisconsin with his family. I received a snap chat from Alex earlier in the day with a geofilter from Wisconsin, which quelled any suspicions I had that he would show up and surprise me. After skiing, the whole family got dressed up and heading to the Village in Whistler for Christmas dinner. Along the walk to the restaurant, Alex came out from hiding behind a tree and asked me to go for a walk. I was so surprised, I punched him! He took me to a bridge, where my family was standing on either side to block people from interrupting our private moment. And then he got down on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him! Best Christmas present/surprise ever!!

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