how we met
It started just like any other fairytale…redownloading Tinder for the fifth (or sixth) time. We were both relatively new to Colorado and looking for friendship or ideally a love interest, and Tinder had become the new way to meet people. I almost skipped out on our first date because, long story short, I was sick of going on disappointing dates. I couldn’t be more grateful that I showed up to the brewery that day.
how they asked
We had talked about getting married for a while and had went to look at rings once prior. I knew that he had the ring (he also can’t keep a secret) a couple weeks before and knew that it had to be coming soon. He came up to me at the gym and asked me if I would go to his company picnic with him that Friday from 2-4pm. Let me just preface with I am a night shift nurse. That Friday started my streak of 5 twelve hour overnight shifts in a row before we went out of town. I asked him if it was really important to him that I come and he responded with “it would really mean a lot to me!”. I immediately knew that there was no company picnic.
That Thursday night we were in our pajamas on the couch around 7pm and I wanted to test the waters. I said “man, I REALLY wish that company picnic was today and not tomorrow”. He immediately jumped up, told me to get our dog George and we were gunna go on a walk. I knew then that I had made a mistake with no makeup on, hair a mess, and my led zeppelin pajama shirt on. He drove us out to this beautiful spot in Castle Pines overlooking the mountain range and told me he never wanted to enjoy a view like that without me again. It was perfect, and we joke that it happened exactly how it should have for us (my yellow rain boots and all). I later found out he picked Friday as it was the only sunny day for a picnic (just for us, not the company) we had had in Denver for like two weeks….whoops!