Maddie & Tim

The proposal story

In July, we took a day off to spend some time together. I planned a date in Kananaskis where we were going to hike Troll Falls and visit the Nordic Spa. I was not the slightest bit suspicious as I had planned the date. While we were hiking, Tim was practically running up the mountain. I asked him what his deal was, and he said he was worried about running into a bear. Which was not like him at all. However, when we got to the top it all made sense as he got down on one knee and proposed.

Now a little back story, a few weeks prior-- my friends had thrown me a surprise party for my university graduation. At this get-together, Tim faked proposing. So, when he got down on one knee under the waterfall, I thought he was pulling my leg again. I used some very colorful language and told him this wasn’t funny. But, when he held up my dream ring, I knew he was serious. The proposal couldn’t have been more us. It will forever be one of my favorite days.

How we met
Well, Tim and I are what some might call high school sweethearts. We started dating when I was in grade 9 and Tim was in grade 11. However, this relationship didn’t come easy. I had been very persistent since I was in grade 6. I met Tim through our best friend Ally Hamel. We actually went on a double date when I was in grade 6, but-- it wasn’t with each other. From that moment on, I was on a mission. I even went to the extreme of blowing up Tim’s phone one weekend from my Text Plus account and then told him my friend had my phone for the weekend with high hopes he would answer me. Flash forwards a few years later, he finally answered me, and we went on a lunch date to A&W. The rest is history.

Did you know you would end up together or was it a happy surprise?

Although there was significant resistance from Tim in the beginning… He said after our first date, he knew that we would end up together. As I had mentioned above, I was persistent. After meeting that tall, ginger boy from Erskine I had high hopes that we would end up together. Boy-- am I ever glad I was that 12-year-old girl with a goal in mind.

Favorite part of your relationship?

I think both agree that our favorite part of our relationship is that we are truly doing life with our best friend. We can laugh and cry together-- and just be our most genuine selves. For me, I think my favourite part is the small moments. Spending a night in watching hockey, going on a road trip, and just slowing down to enjoy our time together. Tim’s favourite part is learning and growing together. We have grown up together and he appreciates that we have each other to go through the good and the bad
times with.

What do you look forward to for the rest of your life together?

We look forward to growing our little family and building our lives together. I know that Tim is going to be the most amazing Dad, and I cannot wait to watch our dreams become a reality. We have truly grown up together-- and we cannot wait to grow old together. I am excited to continue to experience all aspects of life with Tim by my side. There is no one else I’d rather grow old and wrinkly with.

Why did he or you choose the ring you did?

I think my Pinterest board and best friend, Ally-- were fairly helpful in the design process of my ring. Tim took in one of my late grandmother’s rings so that some of the diamonds could be incorporated into my ring in her memory. Although, I had dropped some hints. This ring Tim helped design completely surpassed my expectations. It is the most beautiful, timeless piece of jewelry and I cannot wait to wear it for the rest of my life.

Why Lawlor Jewelry?

Being a Stettler girl and having known the Lawlor family for most of my life-- it was
never a question. Lawlor Jewelry was always the first choice.