Tara and Colton
how we met
We met at a camp in Cedaredge, Colorado in 2014. We were both interning at the camp and had spent a lot of time working together. We also spent a lot of time watching movies together and hanging out. He even would help me with my online schooling. After a year of working together, hanging out, and him relentlessly pursuing me, I finally agreed to date him. Then a year after that, he proposed!
Colton knew from the first time we met that I was going to marry him. For me, it took a little bit longer to realize that he was the one. I wouldn’t say there was a particular moment when I knew I wanted to marry him, it just happened over time. I began to realize that no one else knew me like he did and no one understood me and cared for me like he does. He was someone I didn’t want to live without.
We both love to take road trips and sight see. We also love spending time watching movies and playing board games. What makes us most unique is how much we complement each other. He is the sweet to my sassy and the mess to my organization. He brings out the best in me, and I in him.
how they asked
It was the Tuesday after Mother’s Day in 2016 and my family had decided to get together and celebrate since everyone couldn’t be together on Sunday. I was told my grandparents wanted to go to The Winery downtown, which is a very expensive and fancy restaurant. Colton had lived an hour away at the time and told me he had a flat tire on the way into town. He said he would be late, but unknown to me, he was actually sitting in a parking lot a block away, waiting nervously. My family was seated in a private room and we began to scan over the menus. Everything went on as normal, but at one point, as I looked up, I saw Colton.
It surprised me because he wasn’t supposed to be there for another half hour, but then I saw his nervous face and I knew at that moment that he was going to propose. He walked up to me so fast and got on one knee that my grandparents hadn’t even noticed. I was so excited that I couldn’t even let him finish his speech. I immediately said yes and that was one of the greatest moments of my life.