How We Met
We met as perfect strangers.. I was running my fencing company and had been contracted to build her sister’s neighbor’s fence. She had just moved to Montana and was staying with her sister and her husband while going to coding school until she found the right house to purchase. I brought my then puppy to work every day.. he kept going in their yard to play with their nearly same-aged pup. We eventually talked, and the project was wrapping up, so I asked for her number. Took her on a date to the nicest steakhouse in our county and the rest is history!
How They Asked
I had asked her dad for her hand in marriage in early April, with an undetermined date as to “when”. Sometime in late April, maybe early May she had suggested we do another camping trip in the Grand Teton National Park like last year. Since we live in Montana a mountain proposal was eminent. We had just purchased a canoe for exploring our local lakes and rivers, and this would prove to be a key part of the proposal.
We left for the Tetons later than anticipated Friday after work. As luck would have it, camp-sites you could reserve last year, were no longer able to be reserved! So we headed down there late on a Friday before the 4th of July with no site reserved. We checked our spot from last-year.. full. We headed northwest on a random dirt road, just to find they were all full as well. But we did see a large bull moose grazing alone in a willow patch. We were the only ones to witness this moose, which is a big deal in a national park.