S: Amanda and Matt
1: I will always remember the first day we met, We could not lift the keg, but Burke said not to fret, “Wake up Matt,” said Brittany, “and carry this keg It's the HIT after party, come on shake a leg. Noon isn't too early just roll out of bed. And, my concerts tonight if you're not there you're dead.” The boy Matt on the other end of the phone, Came out to help us though not without groan. He helped lift the keg up two sets of stairs, We chatted and laughed, but were both unaware, That later that night we'd become instant friends, For you helped my keg stand; you counted by tens! | April 2008
2: It had begun ; I could not get you out of my head, A problem since two weeks of school lay ahead, But alas I saw you, almost every day it turned out, Late night jams, late night Teeter, Pi Kapp parties En route, Our first kiss at Coupes, the Chancellor street inquisition, I'm the classic cliché; I fell for the musician. | Foxfield 2008
3: Two fortnights later, each day better than the last, You called me your girlfriend although summer seemed vast. It turned out, however, summer came with good things, Softball games and beer pong, your dorm room, your six strings, Breakfast in Richmond, John Mayer, and your boat Your birthday letter lost in the mail that I wrote. The summer that once seemed would never come to an end, Brought us even closer, a proceeding trend. | Merriweather Post Pavilion: John Mayer concert in the Rain. July 2008
4: Debbie and Tim's Wedding | The Fall came with a gust, with a wedding, with fun...
5: Extra nice Thursdays, blue men, and football games that weren't won | Halloween 2008 | HIT Fall 2008 After Party | First Curt's Tomatoes Show | Jerry and Benny at Coupes
6: The Rock | Pi Kapp Winter Formal | KD Date Function | First Show at Coupes
7: Bourbon in fifths, flaming mops, and fondue, Your unshaved beard in November, my snowboard skills that were poo, | Liberty Mountain 2008
8: Then came the spring, and with it new memories, Friday subs, Thursday Coupes, saving me on St. Patty's, The best birthday for which a girlfriend ever could wish, OBX weekend and Foxfield all gone with a swish. “Congrats” were then ushered from all far and near, We did it! We graduated! We finished four years! | Pi Kapp Bahamas | KD Rave | Birthday | Parents Formal
9: OBX Spring Formal | Foxfield 2009 | Curt's Tomatoes at Coupes | Spanish Galleon Beach Week 2009
11: With our second summer looming, and 6 weeks apart, I'll have to admit I had fear in my heart. Your emails however were just what I needed! They were perky and funny, and my fear receded. We made sure to enjoy the rest of our summer instead Of fearing the daunting task that lay ahead, I would be in Richmond and you in DC, FOUR years of long distance? Why not one, two, or three? | Southeast Asia | Brittany and Eric's Wedding
12: But dental school began and we were lookin'’ fine, There was still time for YOU with my nose to the grind. Our relationship was beginning to prove That distance could work; we had found our groove. We traveled to Atlanta, carried Andrew from the bar, I came to your open mic and watched you play guitar, We had your Grandpa’s birthday, 98th! What a feat. You began at Navigant, your real world entry was complete At the Cowboys/Redskins game, I wore ROMO on my shirt Although New Years was a bust, at least we got to flirt | Open Mic | 98th at Maggianos | Out in Ballston
13: Cowboys vs. Redskins | NYE Nat. Bldg Museum | "James, James, James"
14: 2010 brought us many days full of cheer, | Apple Blossom | 23rd Birthday
15: Like WISP and State Radio, barbecue, bourbon, and beer | Orioles Game
16: Not only did summer come with vacations galore, But we spent almost TWO WEEKS together enjoying the shore. At Turks and Caicos we enjoyed beauty, the water bright blue, Endless daiquiris and food, snorkeling, and bingo too. Pool, shuffleboard, volleyball, endless games, We even gathered to watch Lebron James.
18: After leaving the faraway exotic land, We continued the fun in the Myrtle Beach sand. We took Shag dance lessons which were actually fun, We played mini golf and soaked up the sun.
19: Soon after we ventured to NYC on a bus, Went sight seeing, ate soup, and didn't even fuss When we left the Yankees game with clothes soaking wet For we had so much fun, we're the perfect duet.
20: Fall of 2010 soon came into sight With it birthdays, parties, and Civilian nights | 99th Birthday Bash | Draft night in Ballston | Out in Georgetown | Cousins Weekend 2010
21: Civilians at Theta Delt | Civilians: Halloween at Sigma Pi
22: Another year came, it was Twenty Eleven Again we went to WISP, the snowy white heaven, On the weekend of WISP, you gave me a surprise A Valentine's note with a trip in disguise
25: You planned my Spring Break, to Orlando no less! We spent FOUR days at parks, the week had no stress Downtown Disney by ferry, a magical night, I wasn't ready to leave when it was time for our flight.
27: Then to VEGAS to celebrate my parents' love, Dinner and Elvis shades which fit you like a glove, A day at the pool and a night in NYC, And zip lining through the old strip, Freemont Street.
28: Back East we went to Boston for your birthday, Saw Dispatch and partied like it was your birthday, We spent the 4th of July out on your boat, Eating at Tims and lounging by the monuments on our floats, | TD Garden - Dispatch | Boston Ferry | Italian District - Pizza
29: Tims Ferry | Lindsay's Pool Party | Fourth of July by the monuments
30: We had Matt and Kate's wedding, baby showers and kegs, Even went to Florida and I bruised my legs, Another birthday for your Grandpa, 100 years! You played your guitar and it made me say, "tears"” | Coral Castle | Cha Cha Slide with Dude and Dudette
32: FOV at DC9 | Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival | Rock and Roll Hotel
33: Many more shows came, Fear of VA was a hit! I managed my patients, you tested your wit, For you took the GMAT, you were a brave man! We had fun with my nephews, new adds to the Koeppel clan.
34: Savannah, GA | Golfing in Sun City
35: Thanksgiving in Sun City; we played golf and had fun, Christmas in Chantilly; that was a home run. | Matt's one eye at One Eyed Lizzie's | Christmas Eve Dinner at Ruth's Chris | Bad Parking for Lunch at Lost Dog Cafe
36: New Years Eve 2012 was not a miss.
37: With no snow in sight, we danced, drank, laughed, and kissed.
38: Throughout our time together I have definitely seen, That you're silly, you're sweet, you treat me like a queen. You're supportive and comforting and know how to love well, It oozes from you. Every finger, every inch, every cell. If I am upset you can cause me to laugh, I can only hope for more days like we've had. Giraffe. So as you can see I'm a bit head over heels, You're down on one knee and I know how you feel, With a ring on my finger, and the pounding of my chest, I'm excited to scream that my answer is YES!