Engagement
Kathleen & Steffen Engaged

Dec 16, 2013
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We asked:

How did you two meet? Tell us your story. 

We met each other the night before our missions school set off in Denver, Colorado. We passed by each other on the campus of the school (Y.W.A.M.) but the first time we actually met was in a restaurant. I sat at the corner of the table, while Kathleen was in the middle on the other side. I didn’t talk much aside from a comment or two, and apparently facial expressions don’t gount. We really got to know each other throughout the school term. Completely on a friend base. There was no sparks at first, nothing extravagant aside from a true, genuine friendship. 

Describe the proposal. 

The previous day we walked to a waterfall in the Canadian rockies. While getting soaked, Kathleen picked up a rock that was shaped like a heart. She gave it to me and said I was to “keep it no matter what.” I had other ideas for that rock though. The following day, as we sat on a bench back in Calgary, the sun was setting and reflections were bouncing off the water, making it exactly what I was waiting for. You see we were a bit pressed to start on paperwork for immigration, as I am from the states and she is from Canada. She was a bit let down that I had not proposed yet and that we still had no concrete plans. So even with the sun rays lit across the sky, she never saw it coming. I had her face to face, I reached into my pocket, and pulled out a rock from the waterfall. Our relationship is a bit like this, as it happens I ned to figure out details. I didn’t get details. I brought that up with her, and told her I just need to know some things before I get into this relationship much further, what country we live in, what job to go for, etc. She told me that her perspective was like building a house. She knew who she was supposed to build it with and that was enough for her to start. While I still wanted details. Before the rock came out I told her I was ready to build a house, and I was ok without the details, because I know at least one of them. Her. With the rock in hand, I held it out, and said “will you build a house with me? I know its not a ring but its my heart, will you take it?” She smiled and said “I will”, she picked the rock up, and there was another one underneath, accept this one was a ring. I had won her. 

What was your favorite part of the proposal?

The girl of course! That is the correct answer, right? If its not, I’ll give these: The setting sun, the water, the sparse observers, and the girl, oh the girl was beautiful. 

What do you love most about each other?

We love the other as they are, and thats the best and most full part of the person there is to love. We’ll have our hands full for the rest of our lives discovering that one. Yes we saw highs and lows when we were the best of friends. Cool thing is, we still are seeing them and we still are the best of friends. I can see her for who she is, and it is exactly what I never knew I wanted and needed, and didn’t know I loved. 

7 Comments

  1. Joyce
    December 17, 2013

    OMG! I love this session! Such a cute couple :)

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  2. Emily Anderson
    December 17, 2013

    Oh, what a sweet couple and lovely session! :)

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  3. suzyb
    December 17, 2013

    SUPER cute session!

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  4. Karleen
    December 18, 2013

    love this- cozy little story in that beautiful location. Now I want to eat some marshmallows and drink hot chocolate too :)

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    December 18, 2013

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  6. Rachel May
    December 18, 2013

    Love how cozy this is! So cute!

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  7. Jenny Owens
    December 18, 2013

    What a lovely session, they look so cosy and loved up!

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