Austin and I met at the pool of the apartment complex we both lived in the first summer we were in Nashville on May 31, 2021. We were both new to the city, trying to make friends, and overjoyed about the next chapter of our lives. Over the next few months, we naturally started to spend more time together. Between pool days, waterfall hikes, nights out downtown, movie marathons, and a trip to the Smokey Mountains, we were hanging out in our group of friends nearly every weekend. One Sunday in October we went to church together and were (unbeknownst to each other) both praying about our potential relationship at the same time; we had a sense of peace and confirmation unlike anything we've felt before. Our first date was the very next day and the rest is history! Austin proposed in my backyard March 4, 2023 on a gloriously sunny day. Howie ran around us as Austin got down on one knee and asked the easiest question I've ever answered. It couldn't have been more perfect. We are SO excited to start our marriage and leap into the next chapter of our story in September of this year. Praise the Lord!