Valerie and Eric

How We Met

Eric and I met working for a government agency back in 2013. When he was on my interview panel I instantly knew I was attracted to him and developed a good friendship. It wasn’t until 2015 that we started dating but knew there was an instant connection as we both enjoy doing adventurous things and enjoyed similar activities such as our love for dogs. It was like a fairytale come true when he proposed.

How He Asked

We were out in Arizona for a friends wedding and all I wanted to see was the Grand Canyon. Busy with all his duties as a groomsmen I never thought it was going to happen. We previously looked at rings and had another trip planned for California in spring of 2018 where I assumed the proposal would take place however he has a trick up his sleeve. While at the canyon all I wanted was a picture of us with the backdrop of the canyon and he was being super picky about where the picture was. After following this couple on the trail he finally asked them to take a picture when he told them what he was up to. I was out in the canyon edge posing when he came up and hugged me while telling me he loved me. Oblivious to what was about to happen I was still posing for the picture when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!