Hailey and Garrick
How We Met
We met working for the Yin Conroe, Texas. I was a swim teacher and he was a lifeguard who refused to talk to me. So one of the last nights of work I tricked him into hanging out with me (kinda cute but also kinda crazy, I know). I honestly just wanted to know why he wouldn’t talk to me. Well, we went out that night then the next week after that. I was still at Sam Houston State University then so he drove 9 hours every two weeks to see me! We’ve been together ever since!
How He Asked
Garrick and I met one summer at the Conroe YMCA, I was a swim teacher and he a lifeguard. During that entire summer, Garrick wouldn’t pay me Any mind so one evening at the end of The summer, I devised a plan to hang out with him. (Kinda crazy I know but also kinda cute) We went to the movies that night then went out every day/night after that until we went to school. Over the past couple of years, we were in a long distance relationship, first 9 hours then an hour and a half and he made an effort to come to see me at least every two weeks.
Last May, he took us hiking at Palo Duro Canyons up the Lighthouse formation which is a 7 mi round trip hike then a climb up. The side of the formation at the end. Once we got to the top, we were looking over the side and he got down on one knee and popped the question! The ring is a custom piece with a family diamond and absolutely gorgeous. The proposal was perfect for the two of us and perfectly original! He went through all the steps from asking my dad and making sure my nails are done. The entire thing was absolutely beautiful.