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Our Engagement Story- Sarah & Alex

Our Engagement Story!

Alex and I met through a mutual friend in college.

We both attend University of Cincinnati and are both in the Criminal Justice Bachelor program.  A friend of mine worked with him down at Coney Island in the security department and thought that we would be a great match.  He set us up on a blind date at Kings Islands Halloween Haunt.

Though he was incredibly shy at first we definitely hit it off and had a blast there together.  He was too shy to get my phone number that night, but I asked our friend for it the next day.  The rest is history! 

We dated for 5 months before we both knew that we were meant to be together.  I had told him not to give me a ring until the end of summer, when it was around our anniversary, but he said that he couldn’t wait that long.  When my friend first contacted me about going on a blind date with Alex, I didn’t want to.  I had just gotten out of a relationship a few months before and wasn’t looking for a new one.  Come to find out, he was in the same situation.

My mother always told me that “the one” would show up when I wasn’t looking for him.  She couldn’t have been more right!  I knew after a couple months that he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

Because he worked security down at Coney Island along with some friends of mine that I had before I met him, we spent a lot of time down there. We became very fond of that place, with lots of memories of our first dates.  I used to go down there on his late shifts and I would keep him company and we had a blast!  We even had a brick engraved that is by Sunlight Pool with our names and the date that we started dating.

One night we were relaxing on the couch when he jumped up and said that he would like to take me somewhere really quick.  I was opposed to going anywhere because I wanted to stay home and just relax but he talked me into it.  He wouldn’t tell me where we were going or what we were doing but he asked me to put a blind fold on. So in the middle of the night we climbed into the car, but I refused to put on a blind fold because I was a little irritated that he was dragging me out in the cold March weather in the middle of the night.
While we were on our way, he had to pull over because he blew a tire!
While he was out changing the tire, someone drove past us and threw an empty beer can at him!  What a night he was having!  We final pulled up to Coney Island and the whole front was completely lit up and looked so beautiful.
He asked me to get out of the car and I saw my two friends waiting there for us, one with a camera recording.  I was so confused, but as soon as I saw Alex drop down to one knee I was so happy!  He presented me with the most beautiful ring!

Because we both have Criminal Justice degrees we have a lot in common.  While most couples play the “one headlight” game in the car, we play a game where we spot vehicle violations!

Since Alex is a police officer he has taught me a lot more that I didn’t know, and I think one of these days I’m going to beat him! No one else would understand or think it was fun, but we do!   We have a passion for guns and go shooting often.

I never felt fully complete before I met my soul mate, Alexander.