Lara and Dave

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How We Met: Dave and I first met when we were 8 years old after we were both assigned to the same 3rd grade teacher. We attended the same jr. high and high school and were friends, but didn’t become close until our junior year of high school. At the beginning of our senior year, he asked me to be his girlfriend. At first, it was a typical high school romance of seeing each other at school and hanging out2015-02-14 Davids LoveCanon EOS 7D Mark II-23on the weekends, but we quickly became best friends.

During our first year of college, we attended different schools and tried to see each other as often as we could. I was SO excited when I found out that Dave had applied to transfer for our sophomore year and was accepted to the university I was attending! We were there together for 3 years and graduated on the same day.

I was headed to graduate school and his family had recently moved to North Carolina, so he decided to come with me. We moved to Baltimore together and quickly realized that it was the perfect decision for us. He is my best friend and I absolutely cannot wait to marry him!

How He Asked: On Valentine’s Day, Dave surprised me by taking me to an amazing restaurant near the Inner Harbor and it was perfect. When we were leaving, one of the restaurant employees told us to be careful driving because it was starting to snow.

I thought we were going home, but I soon realized that Dave was going the wrong way, so he told me that he wanted to show me something. It was freezing, snowing, and I was not wearing ideal shoes for walking anywhere. After climbing what seemed like a million stairs, we got to the top and saw an amazing view that looked even more perfect in the snow. We stopped to look at the harbor and before I knew it, he was down on one knee.

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