Austin and I met at The University of Utah and started dating in 2015. Two years later, he rejoined the military and we had to do long distance. We made it work by flying to see each other once a month, but we found out this past summer that he would have to go on a 6 month deployment. This was going to be the longest we’ve ever been apart. During his 2 week leave, he asked my parents for their blessing, picked out a ring with my dad, and planned the best proposal! After my first week of law school, on our way to San Diego, he took a detour and wound up in Laguna Beach. He walked me down the path to overlook the ocean, and the next thing I knew, I had turned around and faced the love of my life down on one knee. It was so romantic and was the same place his dad proposed to his mom, so the spot had a lot of meaning. Now we are planning our wedding and halfway through the deployment!