As promised on Monday, I am back today to share our engagement story!
Two weekends ago, Travis and I went to Philadelphia for his 5th year college reunion. For those of you who are longtime readers, you’ll remember that Travis and I met at the University of Pennsylvania when he was a senior and I was junior. We had a long distance relationship for a year, when he graduated and moved to Los Angeles for a job and I was still a senior at Penn. After I graduated, I moved out to Los Angeles and we lived separately for a year before moving in together in Santa Monica.
Okay, back to the story!
When Travis first mentioned wanting to go back to Philly for his 5th year reunion, I told him that I didn’t need to go with him because I wanted him to be able to celebrate with all of his college roommates who he doesn’t see that often. Travis insisted that I should come along, but I didn’t think anything about it because his reasons made sense. Neither of us had been back to Philadelphia since my college graduation four years ago and we have so many favorite spots in Philly that we both wanted to revisit.
Travis did all of the planning for the trip. He rented an Air B&B in Philadelphia so that all of his college roommates could stay in a house together again. This is another reason I was not suspicious. This wasn’t a romantic getaway, I was bunkered up all weekend with a lot of guys!
On Saturday morning, Travis said he wanted to head to the Penn campus a little earlier than the rest of his friends so he could film some of the festivities on his GoPro. Now, if you know Travis, you’ll know that he takes that tiny camera everywhere with us, documenting all of our trips and events, so again, nothing was out of the norm here.
I also can’t believe that everyone kept all of these secrets from me for so long!
Dani @ Dani California Cooks
What a great story!! I loved that he got both of your families together – such a nice surprise, and still very intimate. Congratulations!! Can’t wait to hear all about the wedding planning!
Thank you Dani!!! It was seriously the best day ever!
Such a sweet proposal!! That’s amazing that everyone was able to keep that secret and you never suspected a thing! So many congratulations to you both 🙂
Thank you so much Liz!! I am still on cloud 9!
A HUGE congrats to you and Travis, that is the sweetest engagement story! 🙂