S: The Story of Us & Our Engagement
BC: To be continued... | The best is yet to come...
FC: in love... | ...the story of us and our engagement
2: Jamar Richard | June 15, 1976 | Blue | Video Games & Sports | Loyal | Fun | Habitual | Block Party | Can't pick just one! | Halloween | About
3: Stephanie Elizabeth | December 10, 1977 | Blue | Photography | Creative | Traditional | Personable | Catcher in the Rye | Can't pick just one! | The Goonies | Us
4: January 14, 2006 While out (separately) with our own friends at a local bar, we literally "bumped into each other." Shortly thereafter, he asked me to dance and I agreed. At the end of the night we exchanged phone numbers. 2 days later he got "the courage," as he says, to call me. We talked for a few hours every single night for almost a week straight when he asked me out for a date. Sadly, "Jellybean's Southside Jam," the bar where we met, on South 5th Street in Allentown, closed in 2009. | Our first date was the traditional "dinner and a movie." We met at a movie theater and saw "Glory Road." I remember being so embarrassed because I didn't want him to see me crying at the end of the movie! Afterwards, we went to dinner at "Texas Roadhouse," which has become one of our favorite restaurants. He found out quickly that night that I wasn't the "I'll just have a salad" type. And of course, I still have the movie ticket stubs saved. At the end of this perfect first date, he even asked permission for a kiss goodnight! Permission granted! January 20, 2006 | How We Met | Our First Date
5: Our First Valentine's Day | We met for a romantic dinner at "The Vineyard" in Easton, in the pouring, cold rain. One month to the day of when we first met, he popped the question..."Will you be my girlfriend?" I loved his old fashioned chivalry and thought it was the sweetest thing ever!
6: The months seemed to fly by, with many long, late-night talks along the way.
7: And those months quickly turned to years.
12: We don't see eye to eye on our teams, but we do agree that visiting numerous different stadiums has been great fun! | Hey Sports Fans!!
14: Scenes from Baltimore & Washington D. C.
16: We met each other's families...
18: is timeless.. | ...and the key | to happiness.
19: "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
20: The Proposal...
21: ~ October 1 ~ | The Red Covered Bridge at The Lehigh Parkway | Allentown, PA
22: Our Engagement Dinner
24: Over the years we've attended seven different weddings together! Now it's time to start planning our own...
26: Lucky I'm in love with my best friend...
28: moments with you | Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.