how we met
Joshua and I met in the doorway to the cafeteria at Digital Harbor High School, where we both taught. Well, at least that’s what he says. I don’t remember because I was a first year teacher and too over stimulated to process any conversations. He told me he liked my backpack is what he says (haha). Anyways, the first REAL conversation I remember having was when Joshua came back into the school at 6:30 after finishing soccer practice and he was carrying the ball bag. I was in my office working and as he was walking by I popped my head out to say hi. We talked for a couple minutes about the year so far and other random things then I said “We should hang out some time.” Joshua replied with a big smile, “Yea, that would be awesome! See ya,” without asking for my number or anything. The next day he left his number in my classroom and I thought it was a prank. After clarifying it was really him, he asked if I would want to go on a hike with kids (he would bring students hiking random weekends) and I agreed. We had a blast and then went figure skating and got pizza a week later and it just kept rolling and building from there!
how they asked
The proposal story is so funny… the morning of the proposal Joshua informed me that he wanted to go on a hike… I just didn’t realize how EARLY he wanted to go… let’s just say it was too early for my liking and I begged and pleaded to stay in bed. It wasn’t until he enlisted my sister (who just so happened to be visiting us that weekend) to convince me to get up and out of bed because she really wanted to go for a hike. I grudgingly got out of bed, put on some random clothes to go on a sleepy early morning hike. To my surprise about halfway through the hike there was a trail of rocks that we followed that led to rocks formed saying “J <3 J”… as I looked around and sleepy confusion, I turned around to notice he was down on one knee. Joshua proposed to me the same place where we went on our first date… a hike through Gunpowder Falls.