How We Met
Randy and I met while working at Hersheypark, where he was my boss! We knew each other for years (he is 8 years older than me) but never really began talking until the summer of 2014. We both just got out of other relationships and began texting and hanging out outside of work. We kept our relationship private from coworkers since I was leaving soon to go back to start my junior year of college and didn’t want others to feel ‘uncomfortable’ at work. We officially began dating in August 2014 and have been together ever since.
How They Asked
November 14th, 2020: We had been planning to have a Friendsgiving since it was our first year in our new house! The invites went out a few weeks before, and that’s when Randy knew he was going to propose. He went to pick out the ring about 2 and 1/2 weeks before and picked it up the day before the proposal. Little did I know, he also talked to my parents the Thursday before. On the day of, we were busy preparing food and cleaning the house which is the reason I didn’t do my hair that day 😂 After the guests arrived and we ate dinner, we were hanging out in our garage. Drinks had spilled and Randy asked me to go upstairs at that time to grab some old towels. I came down to find only Richie (Randy’s old roommate) to help me clean up/ distract me from what was about to happen.
After about 5 minutes, I asked where everyone was- Richie said they were in the basement (to which I said “everyone?”). I began to walk down the stairs and it was silent. I come down the stairs to find our friends all holding candles and Randy standing in the middle of the room. At this point, I knew what was about to happen but still asked “what are you doing!?”. He began his proposal and I couldn’t stop smiling!! Finally!! Of course, I said YES! Hugs all around to friends who pulled off this surprise. Our parents were at a nearby restaurant and stopped by to congratulate us!