Katie and Eric
How We Met
Eric and I first met when he was 18 and I was 15. We were friends in high school who always flirted but never dated because his ex-girlfriend was one of my friends at the time! We both went separate ways dating other people for multiple years but fate took control and we met up again the spring of 2014. He really is my best friend and my better half. He has been there supporting me through career changes, grad school, buying our first house together and my grandmother passing. We have two pups together who we love with all we have left to give!
How He Asked
Eric had a whole plan set up to ask me as we were picking out a Christmas tree at the tree farm. I woke up that morning to find that it was raining very hard and I really was not happy to go out to chop down a tree but he was adamant that we were going! I went into our basement to find a specific shirt and began looking. Next thing I knew he came running down in the basement all flustered and upset, I figured it was because of the rain (turns out the ring box was right in my face and I didn’t even notice it!). He ended up coming down stairs again about 5 minutes later, so nervous he was shaking this time. He got down on one knee and began crying! He told me how much he loved me and that I was his best friend and how he could not and would not live happily without me. To this day he is still upset that it didn’t go as he planned but I love the way it all happened, who knows how his nerves/reactions might have been if we were at the tree farm but I am glad it happened at home.