Thanks to the help of technology (and some of Walker's coworkers), we went our first date on November 21st, 2022 at Ponchatoulas. I think we both knew from the start that we would be a forever thing, since we sat in Ponch on a Monday night for 3 &1/2 hours and only left because they were closing. From then, we saw each other as often as we could with Walker living in Bossier and Meredith in Ruston. Because of Meredith's work schedule, she would often drive to Minden to have lunch with Walker during her school breaks. Those lunch dates at Yummy Sushi became some of our favorites. Walker proposed on June 17th at the Dallas Arboretum and Meredith the wedding coordinator quickly got started planning. Walker then bought a house in Ruston in August, which allows us to be neighbors for three months since the house is on the same street as Meredith's apartment. Just 3 days shy of a year after our first date, we're getting married!