how we met
We attended school together from the 6th grade on. We had a couple of classes together over the years, but became friends in 10th grade American Lit when Grace sat behind Alec.
how they asked
Alec and I had spent the day together; we had watched a good movie and then spent time with friends in DC. Alec was sort of rushing to get home which seemed weird, but it was getting late and he had to work in the morning. When we got home I went to the kitchen sink to try to get a red tomato sauce stain out of my white sweater. Alec called my name in the living room. I walked into the room and he was down on one knee! I was so surprised- he had caught me entirely off guard and for the first time ever- I couldn’t speak. I finally got my voice to work and said YES. I was so surprised because we had spent a typical, relaxed, run-of-the-mill day together, there was no hint whatsoever he was going to propose that day.