Samantha and Nick

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How We Met

Nick and I met our sophomore year of high school. I only remember his as the doofus kid in the front of the class in geometry and never spoke until junior year. It was the end of junior year when a mutual friend began talking him up to me and handed me his phone number.  I’m not quite such why, but something drew me to shoot him a text that night, and the rest is history!  We survived Nick’s four years of college and my five years of college. As hard at this time apart was for us, we only grew closer as time passed.

How He Asked

While spending a long weekend at my favorite place on Earth, a lake that I vacationed on growing up, Nick woke me up at five a.m. (!!!!) to go watch the sunrise. Of course, I didn’t go along with the plan right away (but I sure am glad I did now). I changed into jeans and a sweatshirt and when I saw Nick he was wearing a dress shirt. At this point I should have known something was array, but I changed into a nicer shirt and we jumped in the car to go find the perfect place to watch the sunrise. Shortly after, we were sitting on a blanket watching the sunrise. He took off my promise ring that he had given me four years prior, and began fiddling with it, which he did often, so I thought nothing of it.

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Once he began looking over my shoulder and snickering to himself, I grew more aware of my surroundings and turned to look at what he was laughing at. In the moment I saw my best friend with a camera standing behind me. Before I got the chance to ask her why on Earth she was there, Nick was turning me to face him on one knee.

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Before he could even finish the question I said yes and jumped into his arms, all while my friend was snapping away with the camera.

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