Carly and Luke

11021070_10203042769224016_3853166840436445093_nHow we met: We met in college. He was on the baseball team, and I did cheer. I saw him across the gym and thought he was the hunkiest man I had ever seen. The day we actually met he rushed past me while I held open the door for him because he was late to class. He then messaged me over Facebook, we exchanged phone numbers. We started talking daily, and had an instant connection! He made me laugh and I was constantly smiling around him.

September 20, 2011 he officially became my boyfriend.

How he asked: After graduating from California Baptist University in 2013, Luke then started a Doctoral Program. We discussed marriage, but Luke wanted to finish school before that next step was made (at least that’s what he told me).

I thought we were going on a double date to the Griffith Observatory, watching a star show, and hanging out. We got to the Observatory and started walking around. I wanted to take some pictures with the beautiful night view.

As we found the perfect picture spot, we stood smiling and Luke kissed me. He turned me toward him. I was in disbelief because his schooling isn’t complete until December 2016. As he said the most adoring words my eyes were welling up and nervous laughter consumed me. He dropped down on one knee and pulled out a box. I of course said YES. It was a complete surprise and i am so happy to be able to spend the rest of my life with the man of my dreams.

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