Kiana and Parker

Kiana's Proposal in Ventana Canyon

How We Met

Parker and I met my Junior year of high school. I did not go to prom that year so I helped my 2 best friends get ready and went to their pictures with them. The second that we walked into the prom pictures my eye immediately went to a boy in hot pink and white. I had never seen him before and kept staring and eventually he saw me staring and my stomach dropped and I got butterflies. After I sent my friends off to prom I never saw him again. We were both in relationships and went to different high schools. Then that summer he kept popping into my head but I had no way of contacting him so thank goodness for social media. I found him on Instagram and did something I never did before, I commented on his picture and told him to text me…daring I know. So that day he did and I still remember exactly what he said. Eventually we went on a couple of dates but I was going into my senior year and he was going into college so it just didn’t work in our favor. My senior year I was in a relationship and was always crossing paths with Parker. The most memorable one was when my boyfriend at the time was selling some furniture on craigslist. We pulled up to his house and I saw Parkers truck and I got butterflies…he was there buying the furniture for one of his friends.

I believe that was God’s was of telling me “hello he is the one he is right in front of you!” After I graduated high school and had gotten out of a bad relationship Parker and I started to hangout and again I just wasn’t ready and pushed him away…again. A couple of months passed by and I realized that was the dumbest decision I ever made because I was always thinking about him. So I called him and apologized and he asked me to dinner. It was a night I will never forget. When he walked me to the car I wanted him to know this time I was ready for him and wouldn’t ever let him go again so I kissed him and it was so magical. From that point on we were inseparable, I knew he was the one for me. He asked me to be his girlfriend on August 18th 2016, at a place that holds a very special place in my heart….I said yes of course. On September 22nd he brought me back to our spot and told me that he was head over heels in love with me. Then on Christmas he brought me back to that place again and gave me a letter (in the pictures below) then pulled a gold box out of his pocket and it had a promise ring in it. It was so special and made me realize that he was 100% the man of my dreams and the love of my life.

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How He Asked

On February 11th 2017 Parker called me when I got off of work and asked if he could take me to dinner. He told me he was taking me to eat at a place we had never been to, so I left it at that. It was a far drive and on our way there he said “hey the restaurant we are going to is right next to where my parents got engaged…want to go check it out? I have never been!” So of course I said yes because that is so special and I wanted to see where it was. It was at Ventana Canyon which is a resort in Tucson. We followed the trail to the waterfall and when we were walking down some stairs Parker slipped and ate it and we were both cracking up. We finally made it to the waterfall that is so special to his family. It was where his dad had proposed to his mom 25 years ago. We sat there and talked and shared some laughs and then he asked if I was ready to go to dinner and I said yes and started to head back. He then grabbed my arm and pulled me close and told me that he wanted to love and protect me for the rest of our lives and that I was the girl of his dreams then he got down on one knee!

I don’t remember anything he said from that point on because my stomach was full of butterflies and my knees were weak, the man on my dreams was on one knee in front of me. It was truly the happiest moment of my life!! His brothers eventually popped out of the bushes because they were capturing the moment and they gave Parker and I a good laugh! That incredible day was and always will be one of the best days of my life!! I am so incredibly happy I get to grow old with my best friend and the love of my life!!