Aug 22, 2009
It was the day of my college graduation and I had made reservations for my family and Skyler's to meet at Champps for dinner following the commencement ceremony. We were all sitting around visiting with one another when Skyler told everyone at the table that he was going to give me my gift before we ate dinner. He told me I needed to stand up so as I stood there he dropped to one knee and opened the ring box and said, “Will you marry me?” Of course I said “Yes!" He then slid the most beautiful ring onto my finger. At that point everyone in the restaurant was cheering and whistling. It was the best surprise ever!
We met towards the end of 2004 through a mutual friend, Debbie Dalton. At the time, Debbie and I were roommates and Skyler would frequently come to Des Moines with other friends to visit. After spending time with Skyler I knew he would be a lot of fun- his unique choice of words and his sense of humor always made me laugh and still do.
April 2009 will be our 4 year anniversary and throughout these past few years we have made so many unforgettable memories with our families and friends. We are both so excited about our engagement and we're looking forward to making more memories together, but as Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas!