Our paths crossed numerous times growing up but we never truly met until our freshman year of college at Colorado State University where we lived on the same hall in Westfall Dormitory. We were both dating other people and it wasn’t until our Senior years that we began dating. My best friend (and future maid of honor) insisted I go on a date with Kaulin after we bumped into each other one night. I didn’t date much so I was a little wary but agreed to go based on her strong recommendation. Kaulin and I went on our first date to my favorite Fort Collins pub, Lucky Joe’s where we had a couple beers and talked for hours. Before I knew it we were hanging out nearly every day- many times just studying together at the library or at his house. Kaulin graduated a semester earlier than me and I was scared our relationship wouldn’t last once he moved to Lakewood since we wouldn’t see each other very often. He proved me wrong and drove up to Fort Collins two to three times per week to see me! We dated for a few year spending much of our time snowboarding, camping, and fishing.
On December 15th, 2012 Kaulin asked me to marry him! It was a strangely warm December and we hadn’t gotten any snow so he asked me if I wanted to go for a hike. He drove us all the way up Loveland Pass and asked if I wanted to climb to the top (something I had always wanted to do!) so we got out and made our way to the top of the mountain. Just as he was getting down on one knee, the first snowflakes started falling! I was so surprised and happy I don’t think I could even tell you his words to me! I just remember being so overjoyed and the feeling of the cold flakes hitting my face as happy tears streamed down my cheeks! We made our way down the mountain and he took me to Keystone Resort for the weekend. We had a beautiful dinner at the Alpenglow Stube which is located at the very top of the mountain. It was absolutely perfect getting engaged where we had spent so much of our time when we were dating! – Anna Read More