Lauren and Mike

How We Met

Mike and I met in college and have been dating close to nine years! we both attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and played sports there, he played football and I played basketball. During one of our winter breaks one of my friends convinced me to go to our college hangout. Little did I know she had an elaborate plan for us to meet. When we got to the hang out I got distracted and started talking to some other friends. Finally, I looked up to see where my friend went and I saw her talking to this beautiful man, I remember saying to myself oh shoot don’t mess this up. Thank god i didn’t !

How They Asked

The weekend Mike asked was a big weekend it was RPI VS Union football weekend the Dutchmen Shoes Rivalry game. This weekend is somewhat of an alumni weekend for RPI Football and we had a lot of friends coming in from out of town to visit and go to the game. Everyone arrived Friday afternoon to spend the weekend with us, we went out Friday night in preparation for the Saturday game. In the morning Saturday nothing seemed out of the ordinary, the friends from out of town had mentioned Friday night wanting to swing by the school store to pick up some gear and the boys wanted to go up to the football field to throw around prior to heading to the game which was at Union.

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So that’s what we did we all got dressed in our warm gear headed to the store then up to the field to toss around. After a little while of the boys tossing around one of the girls said: “Can we get pictures on the 50-yard line as we used to when you guys played?”. Everyone took turns getting pictures with there significant others and it was our turn, we go up to take a picture together then after taking a picture mike got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. I honestly blacked out so I can’t tell you exactly what happened but I was crying with happy tears and nodded yes!!! Everyone cheered and we headed to the game where I refused to wear gloves and Mike had some more friends there waiting to celebrate, it was the best!

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