How We Met
We actually had gone to the same high school and graduated the same year but had never met. About four years after high school a mutual friend set us up. I guess you could call it a modern day “blind date” since we had only seen a picture of each other.
how they asked
The proposal happened on my 26th birthday. Apparently, Kyle had been planning this for quite some time and had done a walk thru of the day a couple weeks before he popped the question. He of course had asked for my dad’s approval first and asked if my dad wanted to be involved on that day. Family is extremely important to Kyle so this made sense. My dad said “yes” and so the planning began. Kyle included his family and mine on that day. He told me we were going on a hike at Torrey Pines in San Diego. I love hikes by the beach so I was super excited. We had invited my sister and his sister to go with us that day. I had absolutely NO idea what was about to happen. I had no makeup on and my hair was still wet from when I showered that morning. When we got to the point of the hike where the cliff looked over the ocean I looked down to a “Will You Marry Me?” sign that both of our dads were holding down on the beach. I’m pretty blind (even with my contacts in) so I couldn’t tell who was holding it and when Kyle pointed to it I thought “Oh how cute! Someone is getting proposed to.” I still had no idea it was for me! Then he grabbed my hands and had a whole speech (that I don’t remember) besides the part where he said “Your the peanut butter to my jelly”. It was all a blur since I was in complete shock. He definitely did an amazing job at surprising me that day and it made me so happy that both our families were there to celebrate that day. I wish I could relive that day less shocked so I could enjoy it all over.