Ashleigh and Shannon
How We Met
Shan and I both play touch football. I had always admired this gorgeous older boy and it was a National Tournament that brought us together. We were playing for the same club but in seperate men’s and women’s teams. While we were away, we had our first “date” which just happened to be my birthday. We sat around the pool that was lit by the moon and just talked all night. We had our first kiss in the rain that night. From then on, I knew he was special. We had so much in common and he was the funniest boy I had ever met. We have since lived together for about 3 years, bought our first house together and adopted a gorgeous puppy!
How He Asked
We wanted to travel somewhere that was unusual and different to anywhere we had ever been before. After lots of planning we found ourselves in Nepal trekking to Mt. Everest Base Camp. It was the third day of the trek when we were acclimatising to the altitude, which meant hiking over 500m in elevation up a mountain to nearly 4,000m above sea level. This day was our first chance to see Everest! We reached the top of the mountain where we had a well deserved break and some tea. After tea, Shannon wanted to go for a walk to the mountain we could see in the distance. I was exhausted and the thought of hiking even higher didn’t sound too appealing. Luckily, I went with him. The top of that mountain had the most incredible views we had seen, surrounded by snow capped mountains including Everest. That’s when I saw Shannon reaching for his pocket. That’s when I knew what was happening! He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. He asked me “is that a yes?”.
I guess I didn’t actually answer him, I was just crying. Then I obviously said yes! It was the most incredible day of my life, so happy and excited for the future. We continued our trip and made it to Everest Base Camp, exhausted but fulfilled.