Rachel and Taylor

How We Met

Taylor and I technically met in elementary school in our first grade class. We then moved on to go to different middle schools and high schools and randomly reconnected via Facebook when I was in college. After chatting for awhile we decided to meet for a drink to catch up and the rest is history!

How He Asked

Taylor and I had been dating for about two and a half years when we traveled to Washburn, WI, a quaint little town on Lake Superiors south shore to complete my first half marathon. I have family who live in the area and had been coming up every summer and winter since I was a little girl, so it was a place very near and dear to me.  I was very nervous about my race since I hadn’t been able to prepare like I normally would have. In Febuary 2015 I was in a severe auto accident and unable to train for my race. However, it was a goal of mine so I was determined to do it. The morning of the race came and Taylor dropped me off at my starting location. I completed the half marathon and as I was coming around the corner to the finish line I not only see Taylor, but also his parents there cheering me on. We piled into the car and drove back to my aunt and uncles house where we were staying. The house is up on a hill that overlooks the lake. Taylor asked his mom to take a picture of us together and I was crabby and just wanted to go inside and shower.  She took the picture and Taylor asked for one more and I was about to turn and tell him no when I looked over and he was on one knee. There, overlooking Lake Superior, in one of my favorite places in the world, surrounded by his parents and my aunt and uncle, and all sweaty after completing my first half marathon,  Taylor asked me to spend the rest of my life with him! I said YES and have been the happiest girl in the world since!

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