Samantha and Jim

How We Met

We met in college at UNCW. We had a  ton of friends in common but some how didn’t meet until our last year in school. It was perfect timing when we met, we both had been in long term relationships and had just become single. Neither of us were looking for a relationship but we instantly clicked. We quickly grew to become best friends and barely spent a day away from one another. Fast forward two years, we moved to Raleigh, NC together and are living happily ever after.

How He Asked

I am very enthuastic about George Washington and American history, I have been ever since I was a little girl. Jim of course knows this about me, so for Christmas he surprised me with a trip to Washington D.C. and to George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, which is located right outside of D.C. It was the best gift EVER and I couldn’t wait to go! To top things off the trip was set for Friday, February 23, because George Washington’s Birthday is February 22nd! Finally the weekend came and we arrived at Mount Vernon. I hurried out of our car and raced to go in the estate to see everything. We went on the tour of the house and as we were coming out Jim asked some ladies we were touring with to take our picture in front of the house. As we posed Jim  pulled a box out of his jacket pocket and got down on one knee. The girls started yelling and a character at the estate, dressed in 1700’s clothing, started playing “here comes the bride” on his flute. I barely made out a “yes” through all the laughter and tears. Jim could not have chosen a better place to purpose, I could not have been happier. He has given me even more reason to love George Washington!