Our Story

First Met

November 1, 2018

I was going to school and playing softball at Polk State in Winter Haven and made friends with some of the football players (self-named “The Burbon Boys”), at Webber, and one of them was Alex (the cutest one ofc). We both realized that there could be something between us one day down the road had we not been seeing other people. There was one conversation we shared about our dreams and future, our morals and goals… and inside we thought “there might be something special here”.

Back to school party

September 8, 2019

During a back to school party, I remember seeing Lauren (who now went to Warner) and not thinking much of it. But I remember what pants she was wearing (everyone does). We didn’t really say much to each other and I thought that would be the last time I saw her (even though she always liked Webber better). Lauren gave Tyler her Snapchat to stay in touch with all of us, but she now claims it was to get to me. (It worked).

First Date

January 21, 2020

Even though Tyler gave Alex my Snapchat, he didn’t shoot his shot for at least a year and a half (playing the long game I guess). Well, now the timing had finally aligned for the two of us to hang out and on our first date we went to see Joker (terrible movie btw). We could finally find out if what we felt was real after all this time, and as the old saying goes, “When you know, you know”! (I kept the movie ticket for a scrapbook… guess I was playing the long game too).

Anniversary

February 8, 2020

I told Lauren that I wouldn’t ask her to be my girlfriend before I met her parents, so I came over, met them, and we went to Medard Park. We hiked the trials, grilled up some burgers, and canoed down the lake searching for alligators. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. One of many adventures we would go on together. 

And after Covid hit a month later, it made it easier for us to go outside and have fun because there were less people out. 

Asheville, NC

July 13 - 23, 2020

Our first road trip & vacation together. Part of me knew if we could be on the road together for that long without going crazy, then we would be alright, haha! We had a great time in Asheville and then drove to Chattanooga, TN to do some sight seeing. We played golf of the most beautiful course & took in God’s creation surrounding us. This one was one for the (scrap)books! Alex surprised me with how good he was at taking pictures of me with the best angles #keeper. 

Montana

January 5 - 12, 2021

The Best Trip Ever! We got to go snowmobiling, snowboarding, (Alex wanted me to add that he’s better at this than me) skiing, and checked a National Park off our bucket list. This was the trip everyone thought we might get engaged on, haha!

(Apparently this thought never even crossed Alex’s mind lol).

Fast forward a couple years…

Engagement

May 15, 2023

While in Vegas for my dads wedding, I knew that I was going to propose to Lauren. I made a plan with my Uncle Randy to “go see the Grand Canyon while we were out West”, but it was all a set up. Lauren says she knew, but I still don’t think she did. Lauren gave a resounding yes (shocker) and already had half of the wedding planned by the time we got back to our hotel.