Kaitlyn and Jordan
How We Met
Jordan and I met 4 years ago, though it feels like I’ve known him forever.
My cousin Makenzie & I were at a dessert party enjoying the company of new friends. Well this party started to die down after a few hours, people start leaving when all of a sudden in walks my dream boy, a boy I was convinced he literally came straight out of my dreams. I had a real life jaw drop moment and I turned to my cousin and said “I have to have him, I have to marry him!” A little overly confident on this one I guess. The rest of the evening I tried to get his attention, but he was NOT pulling the bait. I was not about to give up though, not just yet.
Over the span of the next few months we hung out in a group setting but he never got my number (I did add him on Facebook, desperate times desperate measures right?) but he never seemed interested. So I finally gave up hope on him and said welp, I guess this one’s not for me.
Fast forward seven months, I got an internship I had so desperately been wanting, and I was heading out to Maui, Hawaii. Well a couple weeks before I was supposed to be leaving on my internship Jordan messaged me and was being awfully flirty. I was very surprised because I thought this kid had zero interest in me. He found out I was leaving to Hawaii and seemed very eager to hangout with me. So he finally got my number and asked me out. I couldn’t believe it. Seriously? Right before I am about to leave on my dream internship, my DREAM BOY starts showing interest in me? What kind of timing is that??
So we had our first official hangout and things went very smoothly. We ended the night and first thing the next morning he started texting me about this band I had showed him and we made plans for later that night, little did I know what was in store. After a while of hanging out we decided to turn on a movie, well we ended up talking through the entire movie and he even planted a sweet kiss on my lips, how could I resist guys? This is my dream boy!
The night felt like it was honestly standing still as we laid in his bed and just talked and would give a few small kisses and talk some more. We ended up talking the entire night, it was unlike any experience I had ever had with a boy. It felt like a scene out of a movie, and I had never felt so comfortable around a boy before. When we looked at the clock we were both shocked to see that it was five in the morning. I remember Jordan telling me he wasn’t letting me leave that night and that I had to stay with him simply because he didn’t want me to leave. So I slept over, but I didn’t sleep hahaha the whole night I was like Eunice Bates from She’s The Man. I couldn’t help but stare at this boy and just be in disbelief that I was cuddling with him.
The next morning he invited me to go to his best friends wedding with him later that day, our first official date. From there it was crazy how quickly we became connected. Every single day we were together all day because we both knew I was leaving so soon, but we wanted to squeeze in as much time as possible. When it was time for me to leave I was sad/excited all at the same time. Leaving Jordan was really scary for me because I had no clue what would happen while I was gone, but I was still so excited for my internship. Jordan & I talked every single day while I was in Maui and got to know each other even better after many long phone & face time conversations.
About halfway through my internship Jordan was able to come out and visit me. We were both a little nervous to see each other again for fear that things had changed while we were apart. Those nervous feelings disappeared the second I saw him turn the corner at the airport. It was like I never even left. The next week was probably the best of my life, showing Jordan around the island introducing him to my favorite spots. It was sheer bliss having him out there, it felt so right. I had fallen in love with this boy, and I was sure of it.
By the end of him being there, there was even subtle mention of the “M” word and by the time he was back home we both knew exactly what we wanted. The time came for me to leave Maui and it was very much bittersweet, but I missed my Jordan and I was ready to be with him again!
How He Asked
Jordan & I were on a cruise in the Caribbean, It was my birthday, the holidays, AND we were going on this big trip – all very likely times for a guy to propose, right? Well Jordan had convinced me there was absolutely no way, and that it would be when I was least expecting it and I completely bought into that. Well here we are getting ready to leave the ship to go to the island of St. Kitts, a place I’ve always dreamed of going! Jordan was acting very suspicious that morning, now looking back (little did I know he had snuck away and gotten off the ship early before I had even woken up to make all the arrangements so everything would go smoothly for the proposal).
There was a beautiful beach Jordan had told me he wanted to visit that wasn’t very touristy which is very his style, he had told me we could go explore the island and take pictures which is one thing we love to do everywhere we go! Come to find out the beach he had his eye on had dangerous waves so every taxi driver we asked was very reluctant to take us there so when we found “the right taxi driver” the one he had previously talked to that morning, he seemed relieved and we hopped right in and away we went!
The beach was absolutely beautiful and I of course immediately wanted to take a picture. Jordan was setting up the camera on a self timer, or so I thought. Jordan makes films as a profession so I should have suspected something more was about to happen, but I didn’t, not one bit! When he finally got everything set up exactly how he wanted he gave a little 1,2,3 and ran over to my side for our “photo” I was so not expecting it when he got down on one knee. “Kaitlyn Lambson, will you make me the happiest man in the world and let me have you for the rest of forever?”
My jaw dropped and I was in complete shock, I even had to ask “Is this real?” hahaha. I was so excited to say yes to the boy I literally call my dream boy! We spent the rest of the afternoon playing at the beach and daydreaming about our future together, and the rest of our trip swooning over one another. It was the most perfect day of my entire life, up until our wedding day.