Marrisa and Kris

How We Met: Kris and I met through friends at a local gym here in our home town. We are both huge into fitness so immediately we connected. On our first date we went to a restaurant and had dinner; and that time I was thinking he was just like every other guy out there and didn’t know what to expect. Shortly after that he proved me very wrong, he is the true definition of a gentleman. I knew I was in love with him when we went on a little  trip to the mountains for one day and came back that night.

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On the way home that night the mountains were lit up with beautiful Christmas lights and I started singing at the top of my lungs; I glanced over and he was just staring at me. I asked him what he was staring at and he said “the most beautiful woman I have ever laid my eyes on” later I finally laid my head on his shoulder and he kissed me on the forehead and told me he never wanted to live a day without me. And I just knew that one day we would get married. People wondered so often about how I knew so soon; come on ladies, when you know, you know and it’s like it’s impossible to explain.

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How He Asked: My parents had been planning a trip to Las Vegas and asked if kris and I wanted to join and of course we said yes, who wouldn’t?! (If you have never been its amazing!) when we got there he gave not hints or signs about the proposal so I figured it was going to be like any other family trip. A few days later we were supposed to go out to dinner and dress all fancy but we were so exhausted from walking around all day that we just stayed in and napped a little longer.

We finally woke up and he said “Marrisa lets go to the tower” (we stayed at a hotel that had a very tall tower over looking Las Vegas) and I said okay. He took me up there and the view of all of the lights was completely breath taking. We were just in shock. By this time he started acting a little weird and got quiet but I didn’t really notice it at the time because I was so amazed by the view.

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He was hugging me from behind and said “I have something for you” and I was thinking what on earth did he get me when we went shopping and I turned around and he was on one knee and I was in complete shock. There were people all around taking pictures and smiling that it felt like I was in a movie. I am so in love with this man and so thankful God has given me such an amazing person to spend the rest of my life with.