Yesterday, February 11th 2014, I asked my girlfriend to marry me. (She’s on the right, I’m on the left). We started out as a long distance couple that met on tumblr and eventually in person a month later. Just a month ago she got here to Maine (she’s from Pennsylvania) and has settled into a home with me. I originally planned to propose on Valentines day but I couldn’t wait that long. So I got her into the car and convinced her we were meeting up with my family. We trekked in the freezing cold and snow to a bridge in the middle of a park completely covered in Christmas lights hanging from the trees. I had her help me look for my family and when she turned around to me I said “just kidding, will you marry me?” And got down on one knee. I have never been so nervous in my life… But I got the yes that I was hoping for. I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with this girl and to start building a home and family with her.