How We Met
I was working at Build a Bear, workshop and there was talk about how we hired the first male bear builder there ever. I jokingly asked my boss if he was date-able and we all just laughed it off. The moment Preston walked into the shop I knew he was going to be someone special in my life. We didn’t talk for about two months, because I got relocated and he stayed there, but when I came back I asked him if he would get my oil changed with me because I didn’t want to go alone. After that, he asked me on a date, then to be his girlfriend, then to be his wife. I found out later that Preston applied everywhere for a job but didn’t hear back. He said that he kept feeling like he should apply to build a bear but didn’t want to. When he finally did he got the job within 24 hours!
How They Asked
right before Preston proposed to me, I gave him an anniversary present. I made four jars, the first saying “out of all the fish in the sea, I’m so glad you chose me” and I filled it with Swedish fish. The second one said “I’ve been hooked on you since 12-23-18, and it was filled with gummy worms. The third said “life without you would be unbearable” and it had gummy bears. The fourth and last one said “I love you to pieces” and it was filled with reeces pieces. Preston took that and magnified it. He sent me on a scavenger hunt all around town.
My first stop was the sushi place that we had our first date, with a canvas that read “out of all the fish in the sea, I’m so glad you chose me.” Next was the institute building, where we first said I love you, with a canvas that said: “I’ve been hooked on you since 12-23-18.” Next was Build a bear, where we met, with the canvas that said: “like without you would be unbearable.” Lastly was the temple, where we were married, and I walked over to him holding the last sign that said “I love you to pieces” and he was holding flowers. He flew my mom in from New Mexico and he got his whole family to come from an hour and a half away. We went to the sushi place to celebrate❤️