- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
BECAUSE HE PROPOSED!
I guess I’ll tell our story since I’ve never done that on here because I’ve been waiting for this post to do it!
FI and I met when we were in third grade. Yes. Eight years old. We went to school together from third grade all the way through high school. We have been friends (literally) almost as long as I can remember. I remember in fourth grade playing with his younger sister in the hallway of the school whlie our brothers had boyscouts together.
In fifth grade I had a crush (I like liked him as we used to say) but he didn’t really like girls and I was way to afraid to tell him so we left it at that.
In eighth grade the tables turned and he liked me but I was way to distracted with being a “cool” thirteen year old to notice.
Right before we started high school I started dating one of his really good friends and we dated for about 4 months.
THEN I dated another of our friends for a year and a half. (poor FI had to be happy and supportive)
FINALLY after boyfriend two and I broke up, FI got up his courage and we started dating at the beginning of our junior year of highschool.
Well we ended up going to different colleges (him at Oregon State and me at University of Oregon) which meant that the next 5 years of our relationship was short distance (I mean can an hour really be called long distance? not so much, but still not fun!)
Well now I am in grad school and he is graduating in June from his 5 year engineering program and we went to Hawaii over winter break with his family.
CUE PROPOSAL STORY!
When we were in Hawaii we were going to have a little memorial for FI’s great uncle who just passed away so we bought flowers at the store (that I picked out) and were going to let them go into the ocean. Well when sunset rolls around the whole family walks down to the beach and FI asks me to hold the flowers so he can cut them shorter to float better, but instead of reaching into his pocket for his knife he got on one knee and got out a ring!
All he said was “Will you marry me?” and thinking back I don’t think I even said yes I mostly just said “REALLLY?!!?!” and then hugged him.
It was the most amazing moment ever and it was so perfectly us! We live in Oregon and the coast is our favorite place in the world so to have the proposal on a tropical beautiful wonderful amazing beach in Maui.. yeah awesome!
And without further adieu ring pictures!!