It was Halloween of 2017 where our story begins. Kathy reluctantly accompanied a close friend to another friend's Halloween party. Dressed as Mario, she spotted Ryan dressed as Beetlejuice at the beer pong table. After much conversation and showing off their skills against the competition, they agreed to meet for dinner without their Halloween costumes two weeks later. The rest, as they say, is history.
Ryan and Kathy both took days off from work on a beautiful June day in 2022 to go to Watch Hill, Rhode Island. After a long walk on the beach and an earlier pep talk from Burton, Ryan finally got down on one knee to ask Kathy a question five years in the making. After jubilantly saying yes, they proceeded to tell their family members and the most important member of their family, their beautiful puppy. To cap off the night, they ate at one of their favorite Italian restaurants and began the next chapter in their love story.