Chad and Brooke met at Any Time Fitness where Chad was a manager! Brooke was in the gym signing her roommate up and began talking with Chad. It turns out that Chad's family is from Columbus/Absarokee which is a small world because that’s where Brooke graduated high school from in Absarokee! That was the beginning of our story!
We bonded over our families, summer time, boating, and football.
Chad ended up buying a house in the summer of ‘15 in Billings. This shortly became our 'first home'. We ended up getting a dog together and our lives started forming like we imagined.
Shortly after, Chad got a new position at KTVQ news station and was given the opportunity to relocate to beautiful Helena. It wasn't a hard decision to make! Chad and Brooke began searching for a house in Helena and moved May of ‘16 into a beautiful home and got another dog to add to the family :)
Chad proposed on May 28, 2017 at our home in Helena. My parents were over that night for a BBQ. Once my parents left Chad told me he had a present for me and to follow him onto our front porch. Chad showed me a sign that had said “Welcome to the McMillan's” I proceeded to ask if we could get a “Welcome to the Smith's” sign to put on the opposite side of the house. Chad then got down on one knee and asked if I would become a McMillan. That moment was everything. I couldn't imagine spending my life with anyone else. The rest of the night was spent drinking champagne and me finally being able to allow my Pinterest board to come to life