WE’RE ENGAGED!!!!!!!! I cannot express in words how happy and in love I am with my fiancè. It’s so crazy to me that I get to call him that now. Our love story is so much better than any fairytale.
Our Love Story
We’ve had a pretty wild relationship. We met 10 years ago, in 2007, when we were in 9th grade and ended up dating for only 2 months. It consisted of Myspace communication and awkward movie dates. I was literally the most awkward and shy person then; I have since grown out of that phase so I’m a little more normal (I hope). Throughout high school, we kept in touch here and there but never for long periods of time. We had a lot of growing up to do.
It came time for college and we went our separate ways; he went to ULL and I went to LSU. We needed that first year of college to really figure out what we were doing with our lives. I found out that I was not going to be a doctor and changed my major from biology to graphic design. Our freshmen year was at it’s end and I hadn’t talked to Sam in about a year and a half. Out of the blue, me and my best friend and roommate at the time, Jenn, had received a group text from Sam. We proceeded to entertain his various silly texts, as I was thinking it would go nowhere. But the communication grew more and more until we started hanging out again.
The chemistry between us was stronger than ever. We finally decided to start dating in June of 2012. As in all relationships, it had its up and downs in the beginning and grew stronger and stronger as time went on. Sam makes me laugh more than anyone I know and I have watched his passion and determination for life grow. He has become a hard worker, a boss, a great cook, an amazing writer, and a cat daddy to name a few. We have been through so much together and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
For our 5 year anniversary, Sam wanted to take me on a surprise trip. So on Saturday June 24th, 2017, he took me to the Monmouth Inn in Natchez, Mississippi. For two and a half hours, I had no idea where we were going! We arrived at the beautiful historic plantation and dropped off our luggage in the room we were to stay in. OMG the room was amazing! It had a canopy bed, old paintings, a fireplace and a rose on the side table that Sam had planted there. We went downtown to see the Mississippi River and watch the LSU baseball game at a local bar. Then we went back to the inn to change and get ready for the complimentary appetizers and our dinner reservations.
Once we were ready, we headed down to explore the gardens. There were beautiful flowers, statues, and a cute bridge that went over a small pond. Sam brought me around the whole garden area while I was struggling in my wedges. It was so humid and started to drizzle a little so Sam was like, “Are you ready?” Yes, I expressed that I was ready for the free food and to get out of the heat! He asked me again, “No, are you ready?” while slowly getting down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said “YESS!” and “finally!”
We walked excitedly to get the free appetizers and tried Mr. Roosevelt’s famous Mint Julep while freaking out about our new proposal. It was finally time for our reservations so we went inside to restaurant 1818. We were seated in a very intimate room with a candlelit table. We drank champagne and red wine while we ate gumbo and steak. Everything was delicious! Finally, we went upstairs and danced and drank the rest of the night to celebrate our love.
The next day, we called and texted all of our family and friends to tell them the news. We had breakfast at Natchez Roasting Co then headed home. We celebrated with both of our families with more champagne and gumbo.
Ahhh! It’s still so surreal!! I love him so much and cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with my best friend!