Alec and Heather met freshman year at CSU in the dorms. Their roommates and best friends were friends, so they kept running into each other. Eventually they started dating, which, if you remember college at all, actually means visiting the dining hall together.
After a few months of dining hall dating, Heather told Alec that wasn’t quite working for her anymore. Alec took the not-so-subtle hint and planned a special night out — dinner and a movie.
On the day of their first “real” date, his car quit working, so, being the chivalrous type, Alec borrowed a friend’s car rather than cancel their date. They had a wonderful time, and dinner off campus and a movie beat out the dining hall, at least as far as dates go.
Heather visited Alec’s house in Montrose for Thanksgiving last year, and that’s when the two of them decided to go “just look” at rings. Heather tried on 20 or so, and narrowed those down to a couple she really liked. Later that day, Alec went back to the store to pick out the one.
The very next weekend, Heather and Alec went to Estes Park, and he proposed at Sprague Lake. It wasn’t exactly a surprise, Heather told me. She knew Alec would ask that weekend because he can’t keep a secret — especially not one as big as that!
Not being able to keep secrets is only part of what makes Alec so endearing to Heather. She also adores how goofy he is when sings and dances around the house. Which is all. the. time. And Alec adores when Heather gets her crooked smile and how she has not one but two dimples on the side of one cheek.