Kyra and Hunter

How We Met

Hunter and I have gone to school together since elementary. One day at recess, he found an earring I’d lost, and that’s how we met. We texted and flirted a few times in middle school, but we didn’t start actually dating until the end of high school. I started going to all his baseball games, we’d hang out at the park and talk, we went to prom… Before we knew it, we were in love.
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how they asked

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After nearly five years together, we decided to go to New York for a winter vacation before Christmas. We had both always wanted to go, and were finally able to. After spending our first day seeing the Brooklyn Bridge and 9/11 Memorial and Statue of Liberty, we ate dinner and then decided to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Some ladies asked if we would take their picture, then they’d take ours, and we agreed. When it was our turn to have our picture taken, Hunter told them he wanted to do something. I looked at him, confused, then he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. I was so stunned my whole body locked up, and I started bawling my eyes out. I kept saying, “Really? Are you serious?” He finally had to tell me, “Will you say ‘yes’ so I can put the ring on?” And I said YES!