Lauren and Kyle

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How We Met

Kyle and I met in 2013 on Tinder. He was a Wildland firefighter and I was a student in Journalism school. Before our first date, my best friend and I thought it would make for a great article if I were to go on a tinder date and write about it if it was a disaster. He was this extremely good looking man with modeling photos, so I thought he may be a catfish, or else I was about to catch a really handsome fish! So we set up a date and time and I agreed to meet him for dinner. Fast forward more than 2 years later and this man is my whole world. We live together with our two Chihuahuas and we couldn’t be any happier. When we started talking about spending the rest of our lives together, I was so incredibly excited for the future – Excited at the fact I got to share it with my best friend.

How He Asked

My parents and sister were in town for Christmas and while I was busy running errands, he pulled them aside and asked for their blessing. On Christmas morning while we were unwrapping presents with the family, he handed me a very cheesy (and uncharacteristically random) gag gift – a piggy bank in the shape of a firefighting dog. While I was trying to talk-up the gift and tell him how much I loved it, he had turned around and pulled out the most beautiful diamond ring I’ve ever seen, (which he designed himself). While I sat there in silence with my eyes about to pop out of my head, my best friend asked me to be his wife. Of course, I said YES! My sister had videotaped the whole thing while I was completely oblivious. This was definitely a Christmas to remember forever!

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