Kayla and Justin

how we met

It was my first day of my sophomore year and I walk into my homeroom and I instantly lock eyes with him. He has such a great smile and amazing big hazel eyes. So I go sit near him and we talk a little. Now it’s time to go to my first class and I walk in and he’s sitting in the back of the class and we give each other the biggest smile since we realized we were in the same class so of course I go sit by him. That’s when we became inseparable. We would talk and cut up every single day. He was always making me laugh. We would pass notes back and forth and just became best friends like we had known each other forever. He is so funny and I just couldn’t get enough of him. He is so dang good looking and so sweet. He’s literally my knight in shining armor. A month goes by and he ended up asking one of my friends for my number because he was too shy to ask me haha so then I get a text saying “hey it’s Justin, I just wanted to know if we had any class work”. I thought that was such a cute excuse to text me. We became inseparable. We start texting 24/7 and stay up till about 3am every night skyping or calling each other. I gave him my ipod to use while he was working since he didn’t have one. Christmas break comes and I had already fallen so hard for him at this point (we were still just friends) so as Christmas break passes and we get closer I end up asking him if we were “talking” (getting to really know each other before dating) and he says yes. So of course that sent me over the moon because I didn’t think I had a chance with someone as handsome and amazing as he is nor did I think he liked me in that way. So we continue to talk and March comes around and we share our first kiss after school March 19th then started holding hands and hugging more. So then march 23rd comes and I’m standing at my locker and he walks up to me and gives me a hug and hands me my iPod and told me to look at my notes page and so I did and that’s when I read “will you be my girlfriend?” And of course I said yes! We’ve been together 5 years now, are engaged and I’m still head over heals for him and he gives me butterflies every time I see him or hear his name. I can’t wait to spend forever with my high school sweetheart.

how he asked

It was January 29th, about a week before my birthday when Justin told me to get ready because we were going to do something for my birthday but he wouldn’t tell me where we were going or what we were doing. So we end up pulling up to the brick yard pond park so I ask why we’re here and he says “we’re going to do a photo shoot for your birthday” and of course I was so excited. We’re walking around the park taking pictures, mind you it’s freezing and windy but we did manage to get pictures.

So we come to this dock on the river and our photographer, Jordan Perryman, tells us to go sit at on the edge of the doc so he could take some pictures of us looking out at the water. We’re sitting there and all of a sudden I hear these little paws running so I turn around and see my sweet puppy, Rocky, running up to me and now I’m confused as to why he’s here and as I’m petting him, Justin, starts messing with his collar and that’s when I realized the ring was on the collar. It’s such a beautiful ring too.

I started to tear up and he got down on one knee (I could tell how nervous he was) and asked me to marry him and of course I said yes. It was one of the happiest days of my life and now I get to spend forever with my Prince Charming. He’s the most amazing, selfless, sweet man who treats me like a princess every day, and who I’m more than blessed to have and I can’t wait to grow old with him.

Special Thanks

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