Chase and I met during a literal tornado with sirens blaring in May of 2013. We lived at the same apartment complex and God happened to have our paths cross that frightening night. Being from Pennsylvania, I had never heard tornado sirens before. We were both standing on our balconies (not real safe) and he had asked if I knew of a safe place in the apartment clubhouse. I quickly informed him I was from Pennsylvania and didn’t even know what the sirens meant! He soon joined me and my two girlfriends in my apartment for several hours to wait out the storm. Chase and I became friends after that fateful night and began dating several months later. I always joke with Chase and ask him if he ever expected to fall in love with a city girl from the Northeast…he is always quickly to say no. Chase is a country boy from Texas with some southern twang…how could I not fall in love with him!Chase and I had planned a vacation for Mexico in June of 2015. We knew our families would be joining us on the vacation, but that wasn’t out of the norm for family vacations, so I wasn’t expecting a proposal! While in Mexico, we decided to go on an excursion consisting of snorkeling, repelling and zip lining. Zip lining was the last part of the excursion and we had one more line to take to get to the end. Chase had managed to work his way to the front of the line claiming he needed to use the restroom while I was at the very back with our families. I ended up being the last person down the zip line and when I landed on the platform I found Chase getting down on one knee at the bottom of the platform. His mom was holding a sign saying “will you marry me?” and the rest of our family had their cameras and tears rolling. I was shaking and had a hard time making it down the steps. Once I got to Chase I wasn’t even sure what he said, but found myself crying and shaking my head yes! His proposal in front of our entire family was priceless and I was super impressed he managed to get the ring to Mexico without my noticing!