Sam and Jeremy

Sam's Proposal in Niagara Falls, NY

How We Met

Jeremy and I met because he is related to one of my best friends. His sister went to my senior prom with my best friend and it was because of those two and my senior prom that Jeremy learned who I was. Fast forward to three and a half years later and our first formal meeting was spur of the moment meeting at Walmart with another of my best friends. A week later we decided to go out on our first date, where this picture was taken. At the time, I was staying out in Oneonta for college and had to stay the weekend for a school project. Jeremy drove almost 2 hours from his home to meet me for our first date in Oneonta.

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How He Asked

Over the fall I was in my second to last semester of my Master’s Degree and working full time. We had been together for about a year and had never been on a vacation together. I decided in the fall that I wanted us to go on a vacation together and that I was going to pay for it all by saving money in a jar over the coming months because he always pays when we go out to eat, we always use his gas to go places, he always takes care of me and has made me the happiest I’ve ever been and feel the most loved I’ve ever felt. Therefore, I wanted to pay for this trip as a thank you to him for all he does for me. So we eventually ended on the last weekend in January in Niagara Falls, NY. We spent the morning visiting Old Fort Niagara and the Aquarium there. Finally it was time to head to the Falls. We did the standard ‘hey, can you take our picture?’

But what I didn’t know is that he had told the picture taker what he was doing and as they happened to be taking a picture (which ended up being a video) of us, we posed and then he dropped to one knee and asked me right there. Of course I said yes to the man who’s even better than the man of my dreams!! My feet still haven’t touched the ground!