How We Met
Technically we met in our 7th grade English class, but we didn’t start dating until our Sophomore year of high school. He was 16 and I was 15. We were a typical high school couple.
He was a varsity hockey player, I was a varsity cheerleader. Fast forward to recent years, we moved in together and have a beautiful chocolate lab together.
how they asked
His parents have a cabin on a lake near Bemidji, Minnesota where we spend most of our weekends in the summer. He told me his parents wanted to take a few family pictures with our puppy, Hazel. His family usually takes Christmas pictures in the fall so I thought nothing of it. He had it all set up where my closest friends and family drove up for the night to celebrate with us and had them park where I wouldn’t be able to see their cars.
His parents drove me up to a resort close to the cabin where we often go for drinks and dinner, and there he was standing on the gazebo facing the lake with Hazel. I had Hazels dog toy in my hand thinking it would come in handy to get her attention when taking pictures. I walked towards him and soon realized we weren’t just taking family pictures. He tossed the duck toy off the gazebo and grabbed both of my hands.
We both started tearing up.
After getting on one knee and placing the most beautiful ring on my finger.
I turned around and saw one of my best friends who I thought was in South Dakota behind me. I cried even more. Little did I know inside the bar were all of our friends and family. We partied the night away with good food, great drinks and even better people.