Casey and Karl

How We Met

Karl and I met in 7th grade, we were in the same friend group and started hanging out here and there! We didn’t start dating until our sophomore year in high school.

When college came around I was heading across the country to Syracuse (NY) and he was staying home (MN) going to school at St. Cloud State. At this point, we figured it was going to be really hard to maintain our relationship living 18 hours away from each other while we were both playing college sports. Our days were so packed with school, workouts, practice, and homework that there was little time left to even talk to each other, so we reluctantly decided to break it off.

Clearly, we both came to the realization that we wanted to be together and wanted to make us work. So after my freshman year, I transferred to a school back home that was only about 2 and a half hours away from him! We spent the rest of our college careers driving back and forth catching each other’s games and spending weekends together.

We have been together ever since!

How He Asked

Karl proposed on vacation with my family in Banff, Alberta. I had dreamt of making it there for YEARS and we finally were able to make it happen in June of 2017, along with my mom, dad, brother, and his girlfriend!

The night of the proposal was so beautiful. We had dinner reservations at the Sky Bistro, on the top of Sulfur Mountain. To get there, we had to take a 10-minute gondola ride up the mountain where we were overlooking the whole city and all of the amazing scenery!

We got to the top of the mountain a little early and decided to go to the deck to soak in all of the views, a few minutes past and all the sudden I looked over and Karl was down on one knee… I BURST INTO TEARS!!!

Couldn’t believe how lucky I was to have the man of my dreams propose in one of the most amazing places I have ever been, with all of the most important people in my life there to share the moment with us.

I will never in my life forget that feeling!