When Houston couple Jaclyn and Cory first met, they connected instantly. Cory was so excited when he purchased the ring, and couldn’t wait any longer to spend the rest of his life with Jaclyn!
It all started in May 2014 with a little help from a great friend of ours. It was the night of the Dickinson Red, White and Bayou festival, Randy Rogers was set to take the stage. With the smell of crawfish in the air, Kristan had agreed to meet her best friend Candice and her sisters at the festival. All the while Chase was busy celebrating his best friend, Parker’s, college graduation with the plans of attending the festival later on. At this time Kristan and Chase were just mere acquaintances, only shaking hands once in passing.
What Chase didn’t know is that he caught the eye of Kristan long before the night of the festival. With an eager heart, Kristan had politely asked her good friend to put in a good word for her with Chase. That good friend quickly shot her down on that wish. Little did he know the universe has a funny way of bringing people together.
Both Kristan and Chase attended the festival with separate parties. Randy Rogers had recently came out with a song titled “Flash Flood”. This was one of Kristan’s favorite songs at the time. Little did she know how real the lyrics would become to both of them.
“Another day just rolling by in the same old town. Another drink at the local bar, hear the same old sound. That juke box singing solid country gold. I was just gonna pay my tab roll on home. Outa nowhere you come walkin in. Without warning I’m wondering where you been, all my life how did I find a women like you just in time.” [Read more...]
It was Sunday June 12th and Mike (my fiancé) planned a spontaneous weekend trip to come home and visit the following weekend. Mike has been in Cleveland since April because he plays in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns. With that being said, since it was such a spontaneous trip it never crossed my mind that he could have planned out a proposal, let alone already have my ring. So, I go and pick Mikey up at Intercontinental Airport and am elated to see him! We have been doing long distance all year, with him being gone training in California, then signing with the Cleveland Browns, while I am finishing up my last semester in college at Texas A&M University (where we met) so any time we get together is precious and so exciting. When I picked him up excitement filled the car and he then told me he had a special surprise dinner planned for us on Saturday Evening. I thought nothing of it because Mikey loves going to nice steakhouses and enjoying a good meal, but I was thrilled for a romantic evening alone with him. Although Mikey would not tell me where we were going, he asked me to meet him at his home in Sugarland, TX before and we would go from there, and not to leave my home a minute before 7:00pm. This is when my brain started turning. Millions of ideas started racing through my mind because Mikey never cared what time I showed up at his home, the earlier usually, the better. I then began to think well maybe he has a romantic dinner set up at his home. [Read more...]
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When Jose and I met it definitely was not love at first sight. I still remember the day a friend asked me if I thought Jose was attractive and with a disgusted face I said “NO.” Little did I know a year later we would become friends and our friendship would flourish into a relationship.
On March 10, 2016 on our 10th anniversary, Jose decided to pop the question. We are huge Houston Rodeo fans and every year on our anniversary we get together with family and friends and see our favorite artist perform. That night I remember being too busy enjoying Luke Bryan’s performance, that I never noticed Jose missing. He was with his best friend trying to find the best place to propose. During the concert, Jose and his friend made up an excuse that they had gotten us into suite. They made us walk half of the NRG stadium to a balcony with a beautiful view of the carnival. My girlfriend who loves to take photos suggested before going anywhere else it would be a good idea to take photos with the view. I remember Jose grabbing my hand to take a picture. I was amazed of the Ferris wheel and all the lights of the rides that I couldn’t stop staring at the view. [Read more...]
June 15, 2014 is a day I will never forget…. That was the day I met Wyatt Webb. From the moment I met him I instantly felt a connection. We were at our apartment pool, and little did I know he had just moved into the next building over from me. I found out he had been in Texas for one year, and learned he moved from a small town 30 minutes from New Orleans, Louisiana. We talked for hours getting to know each other, and I had told him how I loved New Orleans, Jackson Square in particular. Something about that area is just so peaceful, and you can’t beat that view of the beautiful cathedral church and luscious green grass. About a month had passed since we met and we were pretty much inseparable. On July 13, 2014 we decided to make things official between us, and shortly after that he asked me to come back home with him to meet his family. Two weeks passed and we were on I-10 headed for Wyatt’s hometown. The next morning I had the joy of meeting his mom, grandmother, uncle, and two twin brothers over lunch. With time left to kill in the day Wyatt asked if I wanted to go into New Orleans and walk the city, of course I said yes! One of our last stops that day was Jackson Square where we took a few pictures and had good conversation. One of the things that was brought up was marriage… We talked about our future, and where we saw ourselves in 5 years. I told him if things continue how they are with us I would love to be engaged within two years because well…when you know, you know! One thing about Wyatt and I is the strong connection we share, so everything we talked about felt natural even though it had been a short amount of time. Months past, then a year past and I started to drop some hints about getting engaged soon, I Would even like pictures of rings on Instagram for him to see and get ideas. Well more time passed by and we were due for another trip to Louisiana, only this time for his friends wedding. He asked me if I could take off Friday from work so we could go to New Orleans since it had been a while. Not thinking anything of it I did. [Read more...]
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires,” Psalms 37:4. Being one of my most treasured verses in the Bible, it is a constant reminder that our hearts truly find peace and fulfillment in Him. It is said that if we truly find satisfaction and worth in Christ, scripture says He will give us the longings of our hearts. Ever since a young child, I longed to find the man of my dreams, longing to find the person God has created just for me! This verse replays in my mind even to this day, but beginning of 2013 I began to call upon the Lord like no other with constant prayer, patience, and determination for I was praying for my future husband.
Backtrack to six years prior…
I grew up in a sports fanatic family; my Dad would take me to all of the High School Baseball games whether they were home or away. Our town would go crazy over the High School baseball team; they were good, very good. In fact I looked forward to every Friday night game as we sat in the bleachers watching the team advance closer and closer to the state finals. Being a young scout myself, I along with my other 8th grade girl friends would scout out our favorite players mostly for their nice little baseball butts! The very talented blonde haired blue-eyed boy with a number 3 on his back always caught my eye. He was so handsome and to this very day I remember telling my friends about how dreamy I thought he was. Of course, #3 had absolutely no idea who I was until years later. [Read more...]
Boyd and Whitney met at the University of Mississippi in 2012. When Boyd got a job as a park ranger in Houston, he and Whitney set off on a new adventure in the summer of 2015. On February 1, 2016, Boyd surprised Whitney with a trip to Galveston. They stayed at the Hotel Galvez. Boyd was hoping for a very romantic trip to the beach, but things did not go as planned. First, the weather did not cooperate. The whole island was blanketed in fog for most of the night, limiting visibility. So no ocean view in their ocean-view room. Second, it was a Monday night. Boyd and Whitney work on weekends, so their days off are Monday and Tuesday. This is usually not a problem, until one realizes that no one else is out on the town on a Monday night. Dinner was delicious, but the restaurant was deserted. Still, both of them made the best of it and enjoyed having the place to themselves. After dinner, Boyd hoped to walk along the seawall and go to the pier to propose on the Ferris wheel. This led to the third problem. Boyd failed to realize that summer attractions are not usually open in the middle of winter. Instead, he suggested a walk on the beach. For the first time that night the weather started cooperating. The fog lifted and the stars came out. Whitney enjoyed the whole night and the walk, but Boyd was too busy trying to figure out how to propose considering plan A had not worked. Finally he figured out what to do. By that time they had arrived back in front of the Hotel Galvez, so Boyd suggested getting a drink in the lobby bar. Whitney, knowing something was up but being the nicest person in the world, agreed. As she turned to head up the stairs of the seawall, Boyd followed behind. He then called for her and said, “Wait, there’s one more thing.” As she turned around, Boyd fell to one knee and pulled out the ring he had carried in his pocket all night long. Despite all the things that went wrong that night, the most important part went as planned. She agreed to marry him.
The day was March 5th, I was with Jerell that whole morning doing a training at our church. We had plans to casually go to his aunts house for a little get together with his family. Well, little did I know that, that “little get together” was not so little. Jerell knows how much my family and close friends mean to me so instead of doing a one to one proposal he had planned two weeks out to invite all of them to my surprise proposal and had them hide upstairs the day of. When we arrived, he was a nervous wreck but had everything planned out. Him and his aunt took me to a room downstairs to show me a “new chair” that she bought and when we came out everyone was in the living room, all eyes on me, balloons everywhere and each one had a picture of us attached to them with a meaningful message behind them that he wrote down. Jerell shared with me two truths that have not changed: that he loves me, and that he wants to pursue me for the rest of his life. With one knee on the floor and dozens crowded around in rapt attention,and my eyes filled with tears, he asked me that famous old question: “will you marry me?” You best believe it, I did not waist one second to say “yes”, yes to marry my best friend and be with him for the rest of my life.