How We Met
Austin and I have been dating for 9 years (as of 9/6.) High school sweethearts ?
He joined the marching back and choir to spend more time with me and eventually asked me to be his girlfriend after one of our first football games ?
Austin is 2 years older than me and ended up going away to college in Arizona for about a year, which was really hard. Luckily, after graduating he found a job in Cleveland Ohio, putting us about 4 hours apart. Much better than two time zones!
I started nursing school after moving in together and I honestly don’t know how I would’ve done it without him. Aside from helping financially so I could balance classes, clinical, labs and work, he spent countless hours quizzing me the nights before tests.
Now I am fortunate enough to be able to help him while he works on going back to school. It’s very hard, but there is no one I would rather struggle with. He is the love of my life and my absolute best friend. ❤️
How They Asked
While we were on vacation in Colorado he had several “plans” for where to propose, but they didn’t quite work out as planned. We ended up kayaking instead of hiking, so he was afraid to take the ring on the water. Then we attempted to stop at the red rocks on our way back and there was a giant music festival going on, so we couldn’t get up to them without tickets.
After going out for drinks at a local brewery, we arrived back to our hotel room and immediately flopped onto the bed. We began talking about how amazing it is that we have made it through so much the last 9 years and how much we have grown together. And he just popped the question right there! I legitimately thought he was joking until he pulled the ring out of his pocket; then came the tears!