Katie and Kyle
December 5, 2015 in Yonkers, NY, United States
Our StoryHow We Met (according to Katie)
It’s hard to pin down the exact moment Kyle and I met… we both have varying accounts and we crossed paths a few times during our college years. But once we did “meet” and started dating, he quickly became impossible to forget.
2007: Freshman year
Standing in line for dinner at one of the Manhattan College cafeteria’s, I saw a (handsome) guy with a Fighting Irish tattoo on his arm, and since my brother was a student at Notre Dame, I asked him if it was related to the University. Maybe he was hungry or secretly hates the Irish, but Kyle wanted nothing to do with me. He brushed off my question, saying it wasn’t Notre Dame related and walked away.
2008: Sophomore Year
Wing night at the local bar. A group of friends and I went for some beers and wings at Piper’s Kilt on 231st St when Kyle introduced himself as our server. He was chatty and friendly, but we barely spoke other than me giving him my order. A few weeks later, he added me on Facebook. Guess he thought I was cute.
2009: Junior Year
After having a few too many drinks with my gal pal (and bridesmaid, Meg) at her beach house, I messaged Kyle on Facebook. We started chatting regularly and by Columbus Day weekend, we decided to go out. After a few dates to Untermyer Park & Gardens in Yonkers and the now-closed Mina’s Pizzeria in Ardsley, Kyle asked me to be his girlfriend and I happily accepted.
We’ve been laughing together ever since.
It was my 25th birthday and a proposal was the furthest thing from my mind.
We had discussed getting engaged for some time, but since we were both new at our jobs and were trying to stabilize our finances, I had mentally put off an engagement until at least the following year.
Even though a coworker joked around all day saying Kyle was going to propose, I brushed it off.
Kyle picked me up on the corner by my office and we drove downtown for dinner at Giardino D’Oro, an Italian restaurant in the Financial District.
After dinner, Kyle said he had another surprise and I assumed we’d be getting dessert…I’m so glad it wasn’t.
When we got to the entrance of the Brooklyn Bridge, Kyle said he knew that’s where we could catch my favorite view of the Manhattan skyline, so he wanted to walk the bridge for my birthday.
Still clueless, we walked to the first lookout point and I was blown away by the night skyline. I turn around to ask Kyle to borrow his phone to take a picture when he started nervously proposing. He got down on one knee, pulled out the most beautiful ring and asked me to spend my life with him.
In between tears and laughter, I said “yes.”
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Hoos, Katie [MC????] and Kyle, Trenholm [MC????]
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I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Katie Hoos, but I do find a Laura C Hoos in the Class of 2011.
I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Kyle.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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