How They Met: It was a very laid-back Friday night, March 21, 2008. That evening, we were both with someone close to us and coincidentally ended up going to the same place. Earlier that night Jimmylee attempted to got to a place to just hang out and relieve some stress, but before that could happen he was told the bar was having a theme-night of "cowboy". Not dressed for the occasion, he left and decided to just dump the plans and go home. As he was on his way home, he accidentally passed his exit and just decided to go to Philly for the night. He just so happened to pick a place where I was headed. Although my usual group of friends had other plans, I still made my way there. When I got there, I remember looking around and thinking 'he's very handsome' , but lost sight of him for awhile. To my surprise, I ran into him again on another floor when he came up to dance with me. We danced and talked together the rest of the night. We exchanged phone numbers and actually got caught up in texting each other the rest of the evening into the early morning hours. He text me that Sunday to say "Happy Easter" and we've been together ever since!
The Proposal: Jimmylee's parents threw a New Year's Eve party at their house, where friends and family were invited. Virtually everyone knew Jimmylee was going to propose that evening. As the clock struck 1:11AM on 1/1/11 Jimmylee gathered everyone for a toast. He began to talk about his New Year's resolution and during his talk he quickly slips in "babe if your not too busy, i want to spend the rest of our lives together" he drops to his knee and I quickly get overtaken by emotion. He popped the question and after about three minutes of disbelief and tears he asks "can you give me an answer? my knee is hurting me"...I calmed down and said, "yes, of course". Completely surprised, emotional, yet filled with joy we shared the moment with friends and family which was what we wanted.