Kevin proposed to me for the first time after a Packers Game. We had an amazing day in Green Bay and met some of Kevin’s good friends. He bought me a Packer’s hoodie and we celebrated the Packers’ win over Dallas. We were wind burned and tired from the game. So I was shocked when we got back to hotel in Shawano, WI, and Kevin got down on one knee and proposed.
We had been dating for only five months and had not yet met the others’ parents or families. We didn’t have a ring or a plan and we weren’t ready to tell the world, but we knew this was it.
I met Kevin’s family weeks later at Thanksgiving in Hartland, WI.
Kevin met my parents on Christmas Day. Brave soul asked my father on the day he met him. My dad grilled Kevin.
“How long have you been thinking about this (marriage)?” he asked.
“Maybe a month?” Kevin offered.
“I’m going to need the same amount of time to decide about you.” my dad retorted.
It took him another hour before he was asking for illegitimate children- my father is anxious to be a grandparent.
The original plan Kevin had formulated was to propose in Italy. And he did. We spent two glorious weeks in Italy in January.