Shayna and Michael

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How We Met

6 years ago I was talked into going to a small house party with a few girlfriends that I really didn’t want to go to. It was just a small get together with people I really didn’t talk to. I was in the kitchen and the one kid was talking about a funny voicemail the host of the party left him, he then began playing the voicemail for me. It was hysterical and left in a funny voice.

That night, after leaving the party, I sent him a Facebook message saying maybe one day I could get a funny voicemail like that. He responded almost right away that he would very much enjoy leaving me one. This man is my now fiancé. A week later he was going on vacation with some friends and he texted me every single day.

I gushed about him to my mom and my sister and said how much I couldn’t wait to see him again. When he got home from vacation, we went on our very first date, the Taproom for drinks and then to the movies (cliche). After that the rest was history. We hit it off and a few months later we were boyfriend and girlfriend.

Flash forward a few years and we unfortunately took a 2 year break. All the while missing one another and comparing anyone who came our way to one another. On August 30, 2015, my father passed away. It was the worst day of my life and all I wanted to do was reach out to Mike.

We slowly started hanging out again and he stepped up in a big way to really help take care of me and my family. He became such a blessing in my life all over again. I always teased him before we broke up about when he was going to propose, he always said “soon enough.” (ALWAYS!)

How He Asked

On October 14, 2016 I went away on a family vacation with my mother and my sister. The day after we came home, October 22, 2016 my family and his all went pumpkin picking. My sister is big with photography and lives in Florida at the moment, so she told me to dress cute she wanted a “fall photo shoot”.

Luckily, I’m all about taking photos! We were all at the pumpkin patch picking pumpkins when Mike stepped away because he had to “use the rest room”. My sister then told me to pose with my pumpkin, which I thought nothing of. All the while, my boyfriend, Mike, is behind me on one knee with his special pumpkin (photo above)!

He then said to me, “babe, I found my pumpkin!” When I turned around, I saw him down on one knee holding a pumpkin he carved himself that said, “Will you marry me?” I was in complete and utter shock! I always thought I’d know when it was going to happen because I like to snoop for clues.

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But somehow my entire family, his entire family and he were all able to keep it hidden from me for months! It was the happiest day of my entire life!

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He is 100% my soulmate and I absolutely can not wait to marry him! My dad brought us back together for a reason, it was just meant to be.

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