Katie and Paul

How We Met

We met in college at an 80’s party. As everyone knows, Katie loves taking pictures. As everyone probably also knows, Paul hates pictures. Every time Katie took a picture with Paul around he did “The Fonz” pose. There are about 15 other pictures just like this one from that night. I guess you could say Fonzie brought us together.

Where to Propose in Whitewater, Wisconsin

Katie and Paul's Engagement in Whitewater, Wisconsin

How He Asked

Written by Katie: Just about 3 months into dating, Paul and I went on our favorite hike near Whitewater called Bald Bluff. There is an overlook not far up where you can look out over the town. I sat in between Paul’s legs on the side of the hill there while he held me and we looked out at the beautiful view. I was thinking to myself how much I loved this man and wanted to tell him. However, my guarded self said it was too early and not to do it. As I was having this internal argument with myself, Paul leaned in close to my ear and said, “I love you.” I responded back without hesitation that I loved him too.

It was the perfect moment on a gorgeous Wisconsin day. On November 12, 2016, we were visiting family in Wisconsin and Paul wanted to go back to Bald Bluff. It had always been a special place to us so I was more than happy to go visit the area. We hiked up to our favorite lookout spot, and Paul got down on one knee to pop the question. With even more excitement than our first “I love you’s,” I said “YES!”