I have been blogging for Wedding and Party Network for 7 months now and it is finally time for me to start blogging about my real life occurrences. I am engaged! I have rewritten this article 7 times and I am finally just going to lay it out there. First off, this blog is going to be a little about us. You can’t really fall completely in love with someone’s proposal until you know a little about them, right? Well, here is a little more about us in our cute little selfie bios!
Birthday: April 30
School: University of Tennessee Dental School
Hobbies: Running, Xbox, eating Mexican food, studying (dental school), playing with his little cousin Clayton, lake adventures and pretending to be a professional soccer player.
Birthday: March 1
School: Arkansas State University
Hobbies: Watching black and white movies, Netflix or Law and Order with my roommates, shopping, blogging, being outside to do ANYTHING during the summer, loving on any and all animals and planning my life on Pinterest.
How did we meet?
I’ll keep the story short. We met at Arkansas State University my freshman year and his senior year. We rode together on our way to a small bonfire somewhere out, well in the middle of nowhere. Hopping into a vehicle filled with my friends, my beaming smile quickly turned awkward when I realized I had to sit by a guy much older, and much cuter than I predicted. Never have I been awkward, but I admit I probably confused the poor guy.
When we got to the bonfire, our group split up in two ways and Jordan and I veered away from each other until the end of the night. Again, I hopped back into the truck to find Jordan in the same seat now greeting me with a bright smile. I couldn’t help but laugh! Jordan must have thought I hated him. As we rode home, we exchanged some smiles, awkward dance moves and a laugh or two.
The next night I got a message from Jordan asking if he could save me a “seat” in his friend’s truck on the way to the bonfire again. I took him up on the offer and left at the very end of a Miranda Lambert concert and sprinted all the way over to the KA house (Insert time to laugh at the thought of me sprinting in tight jeans, cowboy boots and a brown blazer) just in time to grab a seat by my new friend.
The ride there, bonfire and the ride home, we were glued to each other. Mainly laughing and getting to know one another, but when our ride dropped us off we weren’t tired yet. We quickly hopped into Jordan’s truck and drove all the way to his hometown and family farm for a grand tour. Returning home as the sun was rising we decided it was time to call it a night. He dropped me off at my dorm just in time for a nap and when I woke up with a text I realized it wasn’t all a dream. We have been inseparable ever since.
Now, to the Proposal!
Jordan and I may have not fallen in love at first sight, but from day one we instantly connected. When Jordan surprised me (and possibly himself) with a proposal our life took flight. We never realized how ready we were for marriage until it was time to plan, coordinate and get down to the details. For Jordan, his duties have been finding an apartment in the city and my duties have been all things wedding! It seems like yesterday Jordan proposed. It feels like yesterday we met and fell in love. I'm just a lucky girl I suppose. Now, on to the proposal.
December 12, was a very stressful day for us. Jordan was going to meet my grandparents on my mom side (BIG DEAL). This meeting actually turned into a bigger deal since Pepa, my grandfather, was in the hospital. We were rushing around packing, taking back my books for the end of the semester and collecting my thoughts. It was chaotic! We finally hit the road on our little adventure to Clarksville, TN around 3 P.M.
On our way, we started talking about our future, including what kind of car I want to drive, our future home, how many kids, and my favorite subject: puppies. Before too long, Jordan was pulling off the interstate to stop by his apartment on Mud Island. While we were stopped, he took me for a walk by the river, which I have actually been begging him for months to do! I was confused as to why but decided to go with the flow!
As the sun began to set, we made our way back to the car and took one last look at the fast flowing river. He suddenly bounced down on one knee and proposed! I instantly went speechless and we went into a full embrace. After a long hug, he reminded me that I had to answer him, still shocked, I mouthed yes and stared deeply into my beautiful ring that Jordan had spent so long perfecting. When we got in the car he explained that he was planning to propose in Dallas (where my parents live), but he couldn’t wait anymore with Pepa being sick and the ring burning a hole in his pocket it was the perfect time. We raced home to tell everyone!