Lauren and Jared
How We Met
Two years ago in April, my best friend and I went up to our local bar and had a few drinks after studying for NCLEX. Across the bar was a super tall, handsome guy dancing with some older gals. One thing lead to another and Jared and I ended up spending the rest of the night talking until close. He politely asked for my number and we parted ways. The next day his brother was lying on the couch next to him and said “did you meet a girl last night?” Jared brushes it off and states “eh, yeah. Why?” His brother flips him his phone and a picture of Jared and I is on the KC night life page. The rest is history!
How He Asked
Our first full day in the Dominican and Jared tells me to call my Mom for Mother’s Day, thinking nothing of it I do so. A few minutes later he comes out from setting up the week’s dinner reservations. Jared says “we are having Italian tonight at 7.” We then enjoy our first relaxing full day on the beach, head back to our room & get ready. Jared apparently pacing our entire room while I was in the bathroom drying my hair, frantically texting my sister asking for advice regarding box or no box. Shortly before 7 I ask when we should leave, he says “oh, 6:55 is fine”..typically he tells me 15 minutes early! Whoops We walk out of our room, and Jared says “we aren’t having Italian, we are actually going there (points to a private table on the beach)” I’m still in shock that we are having a private dinner all to ourselves that I don’t think it really hit me what was happening. A couple minutes into sitting down, Jared leans over and says “you know how much I love you, right?” I say back, “yes”, his hands extremely cold and clammy, even though it’s 85 degrees out, he says “you know I want to spend the rest of my life with you,” I start to mumble back “I think so” then next thing, Jared is down on his knee asking me to be his wife!