Marla and Keithan

How We Met: Keithan and I met two years ago on a beach in Monterey, Ca. Soon after we began dating and were inseparable. We booked a cruise to Alaska for our summer vacation. Keithan is in the military and knew he would be away all summer for work (first time being away from him for that long) But  halfway through summer we would see each other for the cruise.

We decided on Alaska because it was somewhere we both had never been and we explored as much as we could in the ports we stopped at. During a stop at the port in Skagway, it was a day of doing “firsts”: first time riding mopeds, first time riding a helicopter, and first time seeing a glacier (our helicopter ride dropped is off on one).

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Once we arrived on the glacier with about 30 other tour goers, our tour guide pulled Keithan and I aside and said she was going to move us along the tour to show us “more dangerous but cool” parts of the glacier. As we are walking and viewing these dangerous sites, our tour guide asked if we wanted her to take a photo of us. It was absolutely gorgeous all around us, so I was looking around I asked my boyfriend “Hun what do you want our background to be?”

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As I turned around to look at him I saw him down on his knee and he said,

“I’ve made you to a lot of crazy “firsts” today, will you do another first and marry me?”

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We both knew we wanted to marry each other, but given he is studying to get his masters we both agreed we would wait till he was done with school. So this proposal was an absolute surprise! And he even contacted the helicopter tour in advance and set the whole thing up with them! Kudos for that!

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