Kaylah and Alex
How We Met
Alex and I have known each other since we were in middle school. It wasn’t until the summer going into our freshmen year of high school did we actually “meet” and start talking. Our very good mutual friend was moving and was going to a different high school than us, so he suggested to me that I talk to Alex because he thought we would really hit it off. Boy, was he right. We were high school sweethearts, we went to prom together and graduated together.
Aside from meeting in high school we have been together for almost eight years and love experiencing life with Alex and there is no experience or life changing event that I would want to have without him. We have known each other and grown with each other over eight years. I have seen the Alex that only wore black clothes, I have fallen in love with musician Alex who decided to learn an entire album of Coldplay on the piano on his own, I have laughed with comedian Alex who decided to try his hand at stand up comedy, and I have created a life with a man that will always surprise me, love me, and make life interesting.
How He Asked
How he asked was so perfect it was like I planned it myself. We are avid hikers and have one trail and spot that we love in particular. It was January 14th and it was pretty cold considering that we live in Connecticut, but I went along with it any way because I am always up for a hike despite the ice and snow on the ground. We bundled up and left to drive to the state park, once we got there we ran into another hiker that was just leaving as we were going up, he stopped and told us “Today is a great day to start a new adventure”.
After, we continued on the trail and maneuvered around ice and snow blockages along the way. Finally, we got to the top that overlooked a set of mountains that were so crystalized and beautiful I took five minutes just to breathe in the crisp winter air and the breathtaking view. While I was doing this, Alex was getting his camera set up and explained that he wanted to get a couple of good photos of the scenery, I didn’t think anything of it at the time. After he was done setting up the camera he told me to stand in a certain spot to make sure everything was center, he came over next to me and held my hands. He asked me if I would still love him when he was old and wrinkly, and also asked me if I promise to always go see Star Wars with him whenever a new one comes out. Of course I happily agreed, and as I laughed at him, he bent down on one knee and asked if I would marry him. Of course, I said yes!!