{Engagement} Jake & Stephani

Their love story is simply adorable!!!!

Jake & Stephani had a gym class and band class together during freshman year of high school. They had a long conversation during a final exam in gym class and found out that they both loved sports and country music! They seemed to really enjoy each otherโ€™s company. So, on Valentineโ€™s Day, Jake had a pink carnation sent to Stephani's homeroom (Insert an awwwww). She thought this was the sweetest thing EVER and decided to ask Jake out to the Turnabout dance--Jake agreed to go. After going out to dinner and to the dance, (Which they had a great time of course). However, they ended up drifting apart and didn't talk for awhile after that..(sad face).

A year later, during sophomore year, Jake and Stephani had another band class together. Slowly they started talking again, and Stephani asked Jake if he would drive her to the upcoming band concert. Jake agreed and drove Stephani. They had a great time and shared a lot of laughs. A few weeks after the band concert, Jake asked her out on HER first real date. After he picked her up at home, they bought ice cream at Dairy Queen and went on a drive in the dark. After talking and laughing for awhile, Jake suddenly pulled over on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. She was a little freaked out and wondered what he was doing. Jake switched on his brights and ran out of the car, yelling for her to join him. Scared, but wanting to know what was going on, Stephani got out of the car and followed Jake into complete darkness. Jake had taken her to the fossil beds by Caesarโ€™s Creek! They both ran together to grab a rock as a souvenir (The rocks in the picture). When Jake dropped me off at home later that night, I wrote the date on her rock: 3-27-04. They have been in love ever since. (*Sniff Sniff*, I love a good love story!!!)

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Jake picked out the ring himself!
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On August 9, 2010, Jake decided that he was going to ask me to marry her. He went to the jeweler's, bought the ring, and went to K-Mart where he tracked down her dad. After asking her dad for Stephani's hand in marriage, her dad said, "Yes." He then picked her up and took her for a drive--something THEY always loved to do.
Around the spot where he took her for their first date, he got out of the car and went on a walk with her. They walked next to the creek and back up the trail. He planned on proposing to her by the overlook of the creek; however, when they got there an older man was sitting there reading! So, Jake decided against proposing there.
After that he took her to the exact place he took her on our first date: the fossil beds. We walked around and ended up sitting on the huge cement dam overlooking the fossil beds.
After sitting and talking for awhile, Jake turned around and got down on one knee and asked her to marry him, and she said "YES!".


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They've known each other 7 1/2 years!!!! Their so perfect together!
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The rocks we spoke of lol.
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