Kristi and Billy

How We Met

We actually met through my ex-girlfriend. They both worked together and would hang out in a big group and I would sometimes tag along. The first time I saw him walk into the restaurant we were all meeting at I was just so smitten. I thought he had the most beautiful green eyes and smile. He made me laugh and was very easy going. Billy was actually the first guy I had dated since senior year of high school (I was 24 when we met…so exclusively dating only women for years). I tell him constantly he is my unicorn – the one I never thought I’d find and who came at such an unexpected surprise!

How He Asked

Billy was texting me all afternoon while I was at work that he wanted to take me to Patterson’s Fruit farm that evening to look at pumpkins and walk around the park. It was a beautiful warm fall evening. He picked me up and we drove to the park. The store and market were actually closed but we could still walk the grounds and trails. We headed over to the pumpkin patch and I just dove into the huge bin of mini pumpkins pulling them out and showing him. Suddenly he says to me “what do you think of this one?” I turn to look at him and he is down on one knee, with the most gorgeous ring (that I had shown him a dozen times) hanging from the stem of the pumpkin. I was so overwhelmed all I could do was nod my head YES! I was instantly bawling my eyes and kissing him. He put the ring on my finger and I jumped into his arms. We just spun around crying and giggling to each other. It was absolutely the best… just him and I in one of our favorite places ❤