Michaela and Houston

How We Met

Let’s all flashback to 2007…remember MySpace? Houston requested me three times before I finally accepted him lol! I would always so oh my gosh who is this weird guy with long hair drinking kool-aid out of a water jug! I don’t want to be his friend! A few weeks after I finally accepted him I went to rock n bowl with all my friends and somehow Houston showed up with a mutual friend. I wasn’t going to be rude so I introduced myself and gave him a hug!

Towards the end of the night, I felt like I had been friends with him my whole life. We never stopped talking since that night at the bowling alley. It was 10-01-07 when we finally made it official! We were just freshman in high school. I would have never thought it would turn into us getting married almost 11 years later! It’s been a wild ride but I’m so blessed to still have this man by my side and that I get to marry my high school sweetheart.

How He Asked

I am such a Disney lover and since we were going to be in California I said all I wanted to do for my birthday was go to Disneyland with my family and friends and they made that happen! We got to Disneyland that Monday morning and I was so excited! Every time we go my mom always makes this crazy plan that has us running all over the parks and it’s exhausting.

When we walked in I said mom let’s have a chill day here just go with the flow and she shockingly agreed lol! We were all in line to get on the cars ride (which is super fun by the way)and of course my mom pulls out the Disneyland schedule and suggest we go to toy story mania next and that buzz lightyear( MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE) would be out there so we can take pictures even though I have so many with him haha! So everything is normal we get on the toy story ride I lose the game for the first time ever and I was pretty bummed lol. When we walked out of the ride my mom said look let’s get in line to take a picture we need a new family picture with all of us and when I looked over there I said no mom that’s woody let’s just go get on another ride! She kept on insisting we get in this line to take a picture and Houston said “yeah come on!” and that’s when I finally said “Ugh fine” (I was obviously being a brat!) I didn’t know they already had planned this out beforehand. The line is taking kind of long I’m standing there kind of irritated I had never chugged wine so fast in my life while waiting. We finally get up there and it’s BUZZ LIGHTYEAR!

I felt so much better I was ready for all these pictures and when I thought I was done taking a picture with my best friend Lauren I felt Buzz tap on my back and when I turned around Buzz freaking Lightyear was down on one knee in that moment I was so confused LOL!

As I’m still trying to process that he’s on the knee I felt another tap on my back and when I turned around it was Houston down on one knee and asked me to marry him!

I have never felt so many emotions all at once! I had tears I could hardly speak and I was in so much shock but so excited at the same time! I couldn’t believe this was finally happening! I was also saying in my head “FINALLY it’s been 10 years!” Hahahaha!

This was really a dream engagement for me at my favorite place with my favorite character. I’ll never forget this day and I’ll never stop reminding Houston how good he did and he probably won’t forget to remind me how bad he was freaking out when I was trying to get out of that picture line and almost ruined the whole engagement lol but what can I say that is something I would do! I can’t wait to marry the love of my life and make so many more memories together! From ninth grade to infinity and beyond!

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Anna Zavala | 
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