How We Met
My first job was scooping ice cream when I was about 12 or 13 at my aunt’s shop, L Street Deli in Hull, where Chris (my now fiance) used to frequent after crushing games of H.O.R.S.E. on the basketball courts. Chris used to hang around with my sister and my cousin, but I, at the time, was more interested in scooping and–let’s be honest–sampling, ice cream. Fast forward to 2012, we reconnected when Chris Facebook messaged me out of the blue. We went on some dates and eventually started dating on July 3rd, 2014. We just celebrated 5 years—yay!
How They Asked
We got engaged, on what seemed like a typical late Saturday afternoon as I just got home from a 1-year-old’s birthday party. Chris picked me up for what I thought was a cookout at his parent’s house. He had called me and said he was running to the supermarket in town to grab some things and asked if I wanted him to pick me up. He pulled over at our favorite spot, Sunset Point in Hull, that overlooks Boston Harbor. Little did I know, both of our families were secretly watching behind the bay wall and my sister’s boyfriend caught it all on camera. Chris got down on one knee, pulled the ring box out of his sock, and I cried a lot!
Chris bought my ring from this company called Do Amore that source sustainable rings and helps provide clean water to rural villages across the globe. I’m very passionate about international social work and have done a lot of traveling to work on similar human rights issues in Cambodia, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Belize, and I’m getting my Ph.D. in Global Inclusion and Social Development at UMass Boston, so you can imagine how special that was to me.
We’ve always said we wanted to get married at Sunset Point and have our reception right across the street at Sunset Point Camp, a summer camp for inner-city youth from Boston, that allows one couple a year to get married there (it’s honestly Hull’s best-kept secret). We got it for 2020, so we will literally say our vows right where he proposed!