Tj and Hannah

How We Met: It was ‘love at first sight’ when TJ and I first met playing dodgeball together in P.E. in Jr. High! We became ‘friends’, (very flirty friends) during that time and never really thought about dating each other but rather enjoyed beaming each other with dodge balls! Once he entered high school we stayed good friends but our time to see one another was limited. I finally entered high school, and during my freshman year on January 23rd, 2010, he finally asked me to be his girlfriend!

We’ve dated 5 1/2 years until September 6th, 2015. Yesterday morning was a morning I will never forget! We spent the annual Labor Day weekend at Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas with his family. Sunday morning I woke up to him asking me if I was going to get up and take a shower before we headed out on the lake, & of course I said no because, why shower if we are going to just get right back in the dirty lake again?!

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How He Asked: Later he came up to me and said he had found a really pretty place he wanted to go to take a picture, so, thinking nothing of it I said “Okay sure!” Then, his nieces & nephew wanted me to go swim with them on the beach instead so I went ahead to go play with them in the water. A few minutes later he walked over to me and asked if we could go take the picture so I followed him to the place he said he wanted to go.

His sister-in-law was standing there with her camera waiting for us, so we posed & began to get our picture taken when he then grabbed both my hands, looked at me and said, ” I love you, Forever, & Always, No Matter What.” He got down on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him & of course through the shock & tears I said Yes!

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His nieces and nephew came running over to us screaming with excitement! We then went back to our campground to tell the rest of his family our good news!

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It was such a perfect day & I’ve never been so happy & excited to marry my high school sweetheart & best friend! Although, I do wish I would have taken a shower now! ;) Haha!

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