Courtney and Andrew
How We Met
Andrew and I first met in Grade 9 math class. He sat behind me in class and for the first year of high school we had “crushes” on each other. In grade 10 he asked me to be his girlfriend. We had been hanging out and obviously both liked each other. We were walking down the hall and he turned to me and said “I have a random question for you, will you be my girlfriend?” And I of course said yes. 7 years later, having finished high school and university together we are now engaged.
How He Asked
January 1st, 2017 we got engaged. We were in Las Vegas on vacation with his family. Every night of the trip we had all gone out for dinner together, except for this one night because his family “had a late lunch,” i.e. had to make sure everything was going smoothly with set up. So we had planned to meet them outside of Caesars Palace to see a show. However when we turned the corner what I saw made me instantly break into tears.
Underneath a beautiful gazebo I saw roses and candles circling a red locker (because we are high school sweethearts) with our names on it.
I opened the locker to find more roses and a note saying “My math skills may suck, but I’ve known since grade 9 math class that You + Me = Forever. So, I have a random question to ask you…” And when I turned around he was on one knee with a beautiful ring in hand and asked me if I would marry him.
And again, of course I said yes to my best friend.