A little Q & A with the Bride & Groom

In the summer of 2013, five days before John was to leave for his internship, we met at our apartment pool. Unknowingly we were living in the same apartment complex for a year without seeing each other. What's even crazier is that our bedroom windows literally facing one another. One day at the pool I noticed that a person with Down syndrome, Clay Brown, was wanting to throw a football but he had nobody to throw to so I decided to play catch with him. Out of nowhere this handsome man came up and noticed that I was playing catch with his friend Clay, at this moment I met my future husband John. It took us five days to fall in love, and the rest is history. 

Since the summer of 2013

A few months after meeting John asked me to be his field assistant to work on his thesis in Ouray Colorado. During our week and a half  adventure to this small mountain town is when I knew he wa the one.

In 2013 we carved in an aspen tree J "heart" C  13' at Ohio park up in the Ouray amphitheater. The summer of 2014 John went back to work on his thesis but I was not able to go. John returned to Ohio park to look at the tree we carved in. At that moment he knew he never wanted to carve any other initials into a tree for the rest of his life. So he carved " C, Will you marry me? J. 14'  "   A year later John had an internship in Montana and asked if I wanted to drive from Montana back to Texas with him after he completed the internship. I flew up to Montana then we started our way back to Texas. We made sure to make a stop in Ouray because that town had a special place in our hearts. We arrived in Ouray started diving up to Ohio park when I asked him to see our original carving that we made in 2013. I didn't know, but he had the ring in the box hiding it on his left side as we were driving up the mountain.  I got out of the car looked at the carving when all of a sudden he dropped to one knee and popped the question. I was totally surprised!!! After I got done happy crying I carved "Yes 15" 

The way we love not only each other, but how we make sure to share our love to others. 

Dancing the night away and sharing an area that we hold so dearly to our hearts with all of our loved ones. 


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