Kathie and Ethan
How We Met
He came up on my Facebook “Suggested Friends” list. I hadn’t really ever imagined meeting someone on social media, but we had so many mutual friends (and he had beautiful long hair) so I added him! Shortly after, he messaged me on Facebook and we realized I live on the same road he worked on, and we had many similar interests. This was all on a Thursday, and we planned a date for a Saturday. Our first date, which ended of being ten and a half hours long, consisted of lunch, hiking, dinner and plenty of talking. By Sunday, he never left my house! We have had countless “coincidences” since the meeting, and two and a half years later, they still keep popping up!
How He Asked
We had been planning a trip out west for quite some time. Ethan had pretty much organized the whole trip, and I was really excited to see everything that he had planned. We were staying with his uncle in LA for one night, then seeing the band Phish at the Forum. We planned on spending two nights in Yosemite camping in the park and then driving up the coast to small campsites or tiny homes we found on Air BnB. As our trip got closer and closer, it became evident that the forest fires in Yosemite were going to re-direct us on our trip. Little did I know, this is where Ethan planned on proposing. By the time Yosemite closed, he had four days to plan a new spot and find us somewhere to stay! After doing research, he stumbled upon a beautiful hike in Kings Canyon called Mist Falls. When he went to book a campsite, there was only one site left for the 2 nights that we needed! It was absolutely perfect.
The morning we did the hike was BEAUTIFUL! Clear blue skies, but a haze from the surrounding fires that was almost eerie. When we got to this stunning lookout, Ethan decided to set up the tripod that he bought specifically for this trip, to get a nice picture. He told me that he was going to put on a timer for the photo. The backdrop was perfect, and we were the only ones up there at that moment. After about 10 seconds of posing for a picture, he dropped to one knee, and the rest is truly a blur. I was in such shock, and in complete amazement at everything that was happening.
He told me after proposing that he had actually pressed the video! I was completely amazed that he could plan such an amazing proposal! I am so excited to get to spend the rest of my life with such a truly astonishing man.