Nathan on one knee


February 11, 2017 was the day that changed my life forever, I GOT ENGAGED to my best friend.

Nathan and I met in high school and started dating our sophomore year in 2012. We were both scrawny kids with no plans other than to finish high school. We started out as best friends who lived down the street from each other. He already knew my parents and even before we started dating, they loved him.  January 20th is a day that I will never forget.

As we continued high school, I knew that this relationship was going to stick. We were saying “I love you” and spending almost everyday together. He was my best friend and I knew that I didn’t want to live without him (pretty big thing that a 17 year old knew at the time).

We did the things any high school couple did PROM! Two years in a row! As Seniors we were nominated for Prom king and queen. Although we didn’t win, he was still my king.

High school ended and we went to college. Both of us stayed at home and started going to ASU. Both of us were on the Tempe campus at the time and were able to see each other after every class (boy do I miss that). I soon decided to switch majors and moved to another campus closer to home. We didn’t have as much time together but that didn’t seem to stop us.

I decided that I was going to graduate early, a year and a half early that is. I graduated this past December with my Bachelor’s degree. Nathan was there cheering me on the whole time. He was amazing during the time of senior stress, always telling me how proud he was of me. He still does as I continue to get my Master’s.

I always knew that there would be a few days that I will always remember for as long as I live. February 11, 2017 is one of those days. Not knowing that the proposal was happening that day, I decided to chop my hair off (my mom tried to stop me without giving the surprise away). I did it anyway. It was just a normal day to begin with! It may have started like a normal day but it ended as a day that I will never forget.

 The beautiful shrine

More images of the shrine

The path to get to Nathan

3 thoughts on “OUR STORY

  1. Your hair looks so cute Blythe! I didn’t realize you had just cut it!!! Love you so much. Can’t wait to officially be your sister!!!!

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