Lauren and Gary
How We Met
We met at a barbecue on the 4th of July. Our mutual friend, Steve, brought Me and one of my friends to a party Gary was hosting at his home. We exchanged numbers and the next day, Gary texted me asking for a real date (breaking the standard third day call back rule). I unwillingly dragged Gary to sushi (the first of many future compromises). Gary, a sushi newcomer, chugged Pepto Bismol in fear of getting sick. From then on, our dates were frequent and the sparks that originally flew on the 4th are even brighter today.
How He Asked
Gary surprised me with an extravagant spa getaway one random Wednesday morning. After I made him go on a run with the engagement ring in his pocket, we were walking on a dock over a beautiful lake and as I turned around he was on one knee. I was beyond surprised and said “yes” instantly. It was the best day and I could not have asked for a better man to share it with.