Candace and Eric's Trail Proposal

How We Met

It’s like any old story, we have been friends since college, we were both studying environmental science (and at one point we were even roommates!). We graduated and went our separate ways but always kept in touch. One of my visits home we had planned to see each other to catch up and that’s when we realized our friendship was meant for something more. We started dating long distance at first but eventually we made the move to Alberta to better our careers (far away from our families) and worked constantly, almost never seeing each other. We instantly started dreaming of having a farm life back home (he grew up in the country, me? a city girl). We knew after a year of working tirelessly we needed a different lifestyle, I made the decision for a drastic career change which would require me to go back to school and being the wonderful man that he is, he fully supported me (I’m so blessed!!)… and just as we decided to move back, his grandparents farm became available! Everything was falling into place, so we moved back “home”  and began our life.

How He Asked

We had been working on building a trail in our sugar bush before winter came and well, one day we went for a walk on our trail and he had set up a question to ask. He handed me a little can of paint and a paint brush, I marked my X, and turned around and there he was down on one knee, asking me to be his forever.

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