Caiti and Adrian

How We Met

Adrian and I met when I was 18 years old. I had a friend who had a crush on him and suggested that we (she, Adrian, Adrian’s friend, and I) all get together to hang out so that she could spend a little more time with him. It was quite the jumbled mess because Adrian thought he was being set up with me, I thought my friend was being set up with Adrian, Adrian’s friend thought he was being set up with my friend, and I thought I was just there to hang out with my friend and a cute guy. The moment we laid eyes on each other though, no one else could have ever stood a chance.

We later would tell each other that it felt like tunnel vision, like something from a movie, because it was just such a perfect moment in time. We spent the night being flirtatious and having fun together. The next day I sent him a text and we never stopped talking after that. A few weeks went by and he took me on our first date: running in the rain, in March, in Kansas. It was freezing but made for another great moment.

How He Asked

Our relationship moved quickly- I moved in after graduating high school and we bought a house that October. I pestered him weekly, if not daily sometimes, about when we would get engaged; we did after wall already have a house together. On our one year anniversary, he told me ” Honey, I really think I am going to let you down because I don’t have a ring or a proposal planned yet. I really don’t want to let you down or upset you” and then dropped me off with his mom for some girl time that afternoon. He really had me fooled.

He came back a few hours later and we drove to our park and our spot. Adrian proposed exactly a year from the day we met. We just got married on March 5, 2018- our three year anniversary.