Kristen and Johnny

How We Met

We met in October of 2010 when I started serving at a restaurant that he also worked at. We were both dating other people at the time, but those relationships fizzled out and we went on our first date in February of 2011. We took our time and had a lot of fun together; we eventually decided to become “official” in July of 2011. The rest as they say, is history. We’ve been having a blast together for over 4 years now!

How He Asked

Johnny woke me up at 7 a.m. Christmas morning (he had been up since 5 a.m. nervously waiting for an appropriate hour to wake me up) and said with a lot of excitement, “Let’s open our Christmas presents!” After bugging me to get up for another 10 minutes, we got up, brushed our teeth and whatnot and I walked out of the bathroom to see him sitting on our couch in the living room. I sat down, looked at him and kind of laughed and said “What’s up?” I had no idea this was happening that day, but he was acting a little funny. He looked at me and said “I have a surprise for you…”, reached into his pocket and I immediately knew and started crying. He pulled out the box, got down on one knee and asked me.Of course I said yes!

The ring is beautiful and this was the exact kind of proposal I’ve always wanted. Just us (and our dog) and at home, nothing fancy or over the top.

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