How We Met
So most of you are probably wondering how Steven and I met in the first place. Well, let’s go back to the year 2014 where it all began. Back on September 7, 2014, I went to my friend’s bonfire after I went out for a long work out at Lifetime Fitness. At the bonfire, I was having a good time with my friends until, Steven later appeared to the picture. I had no idea who Steven was; so I introduced myself to him. I found out he was working at Kroger, a grocery store, where I was also working at the time as we were having a conversation. However, he worked a a different location. We shared their work stories all night until, we went inside our friend’s house to watch “Frozen.” “Frozen” was our first Disney movie we watched together.
As the weeks past, Steven and I couldn’t stop talking to each other every day. We hung out with our friends by watching movies, eating out, going bowling, and visiting the Ohio Renaissance festival. Our friends wondered if we were dating. I told them that we were just friends. However, Steven kind of wanted to get out of the friend zone because, he was starting to fall for me. He suddenly had an idea. He asked me if I would be interested in hiking at Hocking Hills with him. Ive never been there before so I decided to give it a shot. As we went hiking at Hocking Hills, I fell in love with the whole atmosphere. I never wanted to leave. When Halloween was around the corner, Steven and I were trying to figure out what to be for our friend’s Halloween party. As we browsed around at every store we went to, we later caught up with some friends at a park. After that day, Steven really wanted to be out of the friend’s zone with me because, he started to like me more than just a friend. He asked me out on a date but, I didn’t answer. Steven later asked me out again the next morning. I said I would love to go on a date with him, and so we did.
On October 17, 2014, We went on our first date. Kait took me to a place called Krohn Conservatory down in Cincinnati. Krohn Conservatory is a greenhouse where people come and see different plants and flowers and even watch butterflies flutter around. When we got there, the Krohn was closed for the day. We were very disappointed. So, Steven took me out to Ruby Tuesday’s for dinner. The food was alright however, we took our time having a friendly conversation. After dinner, we headed to Steven’s parent’s house ,where I met his parents and his rough collie, Anita. Anita was very excited to meet me. She is a VERY friendly puppy! As we were watching a Marvel movie, “Captain America”, I had no idea if we were officially boyfriend and girlfriend. Steven really wanted this to happen so, he ended up calling me his girlfriend. So we ended up making their relationship official on Facebook, leading our friends and family members ecstatic. Everyone thought it was about time. And that is how we met.
how they asked
Everyone loves a good old proposal story right? Well, you’re in for a real treat because it’s going to get a lot sweeter. Throughout their relationship, Steven knew I have been the one for him. On April 27th, 2018, our lives changed forever. Steven had an idea of taking me on this special camping trip to Hocking Hills for a long time. So, here’s the story.
Steven got off work after a long day. He was waiting for me at his place because he was going to take me out to dinner at Texas Roadhouse, one of my favorite restaurants. So by the time I showed up, we headed there. During dinner, the waitress we had was so slow waiting on us. The food was good of course but I had no idea why Steven was getting impatient. By the time dinner was over, we finally headed to Hocking Hills. When we got there, the welcome center was closed for the day. Steven got even more aggravated. He wanted to file a complaint with the campgrounds about their hours. Not just him, there was another couple who weren’t happy at all either. Moments later, an employee showed up to the building. Steven thought it was about time they got checked in. The employee gave them their keys along with a map.
Meanwhile, we arrived at the cabin. We started unloading his truck little by little. Steven had this idea of taking me on this trail I’ve never been on before until he realized it was getting late. He was very disappointed; it was getting dark. He couldn’t stand waiting much longer. So, as I was still helping unload the truck, Steven, out of the blue, got down on one knee and popped the question. My jaw dropped and my eyes lit up as I saw the ring. I asked if it was real. He said yes. And I said yes!