Kristina and Todd
How We Met
We met on St. Patrick’s Day at our friend Betty’s Nerdy Thirty Birthday party. It wasn’t hard for Todd to notice me, since I was the winner of “best dressed nerd” and performed a dance on stage with the Birthday girl and LL. But against all odds, I took a liking to Todd and made time to meet him. After some witty banter and some awkward moments of silence, we ended up taking this picture together. I grabbed Todd’s phone and said, “I want to text this picture to myself.” Now Todd had my phone number…and so the story begins. I knew Todd was a keeper when he actually called to ask me out to a first date, instead of texting.
How He Asked
On our last dive in Ambergris Caye, Todd planned an unBelizable surprise at the “Tunnels of Love” for Valentines day. Todd and I were following Ian, the dive master 85 feet under water through small dark coral and rock tunnels. We saw a turtle and I started swimming after it. Ian and Todd got me back “on track”. After a gorgeous dive “flying” over the gorgeous underwater landscape, we swam out of a pitch black tunnel that opened into an expansive lit area. I was shocked to see a banner that our friends Brian and Angie were holding. It read “Kristina, will you be my forever dive buddy?” I turned around and Todd put a beautiful ring on my finger while kneeling on the ocean floor. We were under water so I nodded “yes” and did the scuba sign for “okay”. We sealed the deal with a kiss. I used a ton of air from my tank since I was so surprised and excited! Luckily I didn’t drown! On the boat ride back to the dock we saw a mother and baby dolphin swim alongside us. They even jumped up to form a heart <3 with their bodies. jk