Mary and Steven

How We Met

We met 7 years ago at a get together with friends and we were instantly drawn to each other.  Living in different cities and not having exchanged numbers yet, we both will admit to staying on Facebook to the wee hours of the morning waiting for the other one to sign on so we could chat.   After 3 years of being really good friends, helping each other through breakups, seeing our friends date and break up and running into each other at just about every event, we both finally realized we should give this a shot.  Best decision ever!

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How He Asked

We were celebrating our Christmas a couple of days early, before the usual hustle and bustle with the family.  We went to dinner and then planned to go ice skating.  He stopped in front of the Christmas tree by the ice skating rink and asked if I wanted to take a picture together.  When I said yes, he squeeze my hand a little, reached in his pocket for his phone and pulled out a ring box.  Before I could react, he was down on one knee telling me he loved me and asking if I would marry him.  Moments after saying yes, my 8 year old nephew came running over with a dozen roses and said to him “Welcome to the O’Brien family, Steven!”  He had arranged to have my Mom, sisters, nephew and friends hiding and watching from far away.  Photo credit to my sister!

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