How We Met: Jonas and I met at the University of Nevada, Reno in September 2012. I had just moved to Reno, Nevada from Las Vegas, Nevada and I was excited to start my new journey at UNR. I was a sophomore and Jonas was a senior but we had the same major so we had been eyeing one another all over campus. We both had seen one another on social media in the past but finally he decided to come up to me, at the schools most popular bar “The Wal” located right across campus. I was in awe that this handsome man wanted to get to know me and asked for my phone number.
Our first date that he asked me on was to Apple Hill, a beautiful apple orchard, pumpkin patch, brewery, craft fair, and so much more located in Placerville, CA. At first I thought who is this guy and where in the heck is Apple Hill?! But I decided to go on the date and I am so glad that I did. Immediately after our date I knew that he was the one, I am not kidding, I fell in love right then and there. Though the words I love you were not said by either of us on the first date, we both agree that trip is what opened our eyes to a lifetime of happiness and pure joy together. We have been inseparable ever since that first date at the magical Apple Hill.
how they asked: We were on our way to Apple Hill for our anniversary tradition. Jonas was determined to find the best pumpkin in the patch so that is where we went first. I was focused on finding the largest pumpkin in the patch. As I was picking up my pumpkin I turned around to find Jonas on one knee with the smallest pumpkin but the biggest surprise on top, a beautiful ring. Jonas began to ask the question “Shelby will you marry me?” before he could even get all of the words out I was screaming, YES! OF COURSE! I couldn’t have dreamt of a more magical day.