He walked through the doors of her office. She just happened to be manning the front desk that day. They exchanged smiles as Chelsea escorted Craig and his boss to her employer’s office.
The intention for the visit was a tour and a meeting between the two organizations about how they could work together, but suddenly there was a giant elephant squeezing itself into the meeting too.
Recognizing that Craig was a stand-up guy, and learning that he was single, Chelsea’s boss announced that Chelsea was single as well. Elephant acknowledged and dismissed.
Craig didn’t leave and forget that day either. A short time later, they went on their first date and the adventures began.
One adventure in particular involved a long hike in late fall on the Mid-State trail in Rothrock State Forest. By the end of the trail, the sun began to set. With the colors of fall beyond them in a gorgeous view of the valley, Craig convinced Chelsea to take a few photos without her neon purple headband despite the intense chill in the air. While she attempted to put the headband back on, she spotted a dark figure lurking in the brush, and Craig simultaneously yanked the headband out of her hand to “wipe his nose.” She turned to him, astonished, confused, and a bit concerned about that…bear? creeper?…skulking in the woods. But he was down on one knee. Astonished didn’t begin to cover the emotions she was feeling now.
“Will you be my only?”
Their phrase. Craig’s photographer friend, “the bear,” snapping photos from the woods. This was REAL.
Craig and Chelsea, you are kindred spirits. Thanks for sharing our love of adventure and sharing your story with us. We are SO excited for the wedding. It’s going to be epic. 😉
Meagan and Adam 🙂