Karlla and Austin
How We Met
We met in middle school at a dance, I came up to him and asked him who he was and if he knew one of my friends since we went two different private schools. I then asked him if he wanted to be best friends since we were going to be in the same high school the following year. He said sure with a weird face. Four months later, I saw him at our high school orientation. I came up to him all excited and was like “DO YOU REMEMBER ME?” He looked up and was like “Yeah, I do” and then I said “Still wanna be best friends?” He said “sure”. We had 6 out of the 8 same classes and every single lunch together. We were always together, we poked fun at each other and flirted, etc. He’d became my best friend throughout that year. Summer came and feelings started to grow by our Sophomore year we gave it a shot to date and since then we have been together almost 10 years.
How He Asked
We decided to take a trip to Thailand last October out of the blue. It was on my bucket list and I was dying to go, especially to meet an elephant. I bugged Austin about it and he finally agreed. We were on our third day in Thailand, we were going to a few places before we went to ride elephants so it was a very hot and humid day. When we arrived, elephants were everywhere I was ecstatic. I jumped off the bus right away to see and pet an elephant. We ended up riding on an elephant and just talking about life. He then proceeded to ask me if I was happy. I responded “I am on cloud nine, seventh heaven whatever you call it”. Then he asked, “if you are really happy, and if anything else could make you happier?” I responded back with “If our dogs were here” (I am a crazy dog lover) He laughed and popped up a box and asked “if this would make me happier?” I had the biggest smile on my face, I started to laugh embarrassingly cause I was trying so hard not to cry. He asked me if I would marry him, and I nodded, kissed him and said “Yes.”