Tayler and Matthew

Tayler and Matthew's Engagement in Standing Stone State Park

How We Met

When I was a little girl, I would always dress up as a princess and dream about one day having a prince like the ones we see in Disney movies. I believed that a prince would one day sweep me off of my feet, and we would run away and live happily ever after. After spending all of those hours day dreaming about the right guy, it finally came true. I was a junior in high school. It was when my friends and I were running around and doing the exact opposite of what our parents told us to do. It all started out as a normal day. We were jamming to the radio, about to pull out of the high school parking lot when a lifted red truck caught my eye. A few boys were standing there talking. One of my friends told me to pull over there. She hollered, “hey” at them ,but none of them really said anything back. So she told me, “let’s just go”. We went to leave and I looked in my rear view mirror ,and that red truck was following us! I got so nervous that I went down a one way road going the wrong direction in , and he continued to follow me. My friends told me that they probably just want to talk to us. When we got over to the restaurant they pulled right next to me. I rolled my window down and that’s when I saw him. The love of my life. I knew right then and there that guy was going to change my world. Since I didn’t know him ,I sat quietly while my friends talked to both of the guys in the truck. They made small talk for a few minutes then they left. It only took him two weeks for someone to finally give him my number. He was more of a shy person so I made the first move. I walked up to him at lunch and started talking to him. He finally opened up to me ,and I could tell he was the most kindhearted person I had ever met. We hit it right off. He was the exact opposite of what kind of guys I had been dating. He told me that he had been holding off on dating much because he could tell that they weren’t what he was looking for. He said the moment he saw me he knew I was the one.

I know people will say love can happen when you least expect it , and I can personally back up that statement. God works in mysterious ways. He definitely had a big part in putting Matthew Kyle in my life.Our love between each other and God continues to flourish more and more each day. He continues to give me butterflies till this day. He constantly tells me that he is so blessed to have me in his life, but it is me who is lucky. I can never thank God enough for letting that red dodge pull into Casa’s parking lot beside me. True love does exist and my dreams as a little girl came true. I got my prince ,and he is one of a kind! He traded in his armor for cowboy boots and his steed for a truck . Our happily ever after is only beginning ,and I can’t wait to see what it has in store for us !

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How He Asked

November the 18th was suppose to be a normal day. We were going to have a couple of photos taken for a Christmas card with his nephews. The photographer started taking photos of us, and then after a few shots she said “I’m going to use some chalk boards and write down what you each want for Christmas and have you take some pictures”. So I just told her clothes because I really didn’t know anything I wanted. She asked Kyle and he told her a gun. She handed us our chalk boards,but she made me sit on the back of the bench so I couldn’t read his. She took a few photos like that then she took my chalk board away. She told Kyle to get down on his knee and face me so we could look at each other. That’s when I could read his chalk board. It said Merry me? I had never been so excited in my life. He pulled the ring out of his pocket,and of course I told him YES! He even had my parents there hiding in his parents vehicle. The day couldn’t have been any more perfect, and now I can’t wait to spend forever with the love of my life!

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