MEMORABLE MOMENT: Severson, Brunner engagement
Kelly Severson and Jeff Brunner, both of Milwaukee, plan to be married July 7 in Walker's Maple Grove Inn in Milwaukee. Her parents are Jim Severson and Kathy Severson, both of Duluth. His parents are John and Judy Brunner of West Allis, Wis. The...
Kelly Severson and Jeff Brunner, both of Milwaukee, plan to be married July 7 in Walker's Maple Grove Inn in Milwaukee.
Her parents are Jim Severson and Kathy Severson, both of Duluth. His parents are John and Judy Brunner of West Allis, Wis.
The future bride, a 1995 graduate of Hermantown High School, works at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
The future groom, a 1999 graduate of Martin Luther High School in Greendale, Wis., attended the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha. He is a mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Milwaukee.
Such a memorable trip
In January 2006, I was told I would be getting a surprise. I didn't know where or when, but I knew I was going on a trip. Everyone but me knew where.
On March 25, I was leaving to go to a work meeting at the stadium. I walked out of the house to find Jeff standing outside the car waiting for me. Inside the car was a card with a map of Manhattan. There was a yellow dot stating "you are here." I was going to New York City! I was also given a new wardrobe!
I was in New York City with my best friend and the love of my life. We walked and stopped everywhere. I thought it couldn't get any better than getting tickets to David Letterman for the following night. We had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. Jeff was incredible. He had everything planned.
We went to Mickey Mantle's restaurant and walked around Central Park. I was too busy looking up to notice Jeff checking the clock and walking past the horse-drawn carriage. He finally walked up to this gorgeous carriage and spoke to the driver as if he had spoken with him before. We boarded and began going through the park.
The driver showed us Strawberry Hill, where many famous people live, and pointed out many buildings. Upon coming to a grand fountain with people sitting and reading, walking, running and playing around, Jeff got out to take pictures. He took one of me in front of the fountain and asked me to turn around so he could take one of me looking at the buildings.
As I turned back around to face him, there he was on one knee holding the most precious thing I have ever seen in my life. "You complete me. Would you please be my wife," came out of his mouth as I stood there in disbelief. Here was my prince.
Of course I said yes. The rest of the trip is just one of the many memories we have made. We so look forward to the many more.
-- Kelly Severson