Groom’s parents – Ron & Mary Mullins
Bride’s parents – Kimberly Rose & Johann Gary Barnes
Date of engagement – 09/30/2012
Wedding date – Fall (most likely October) 2014, official date is undecided at this time
How we met – I was in choir with Jonathan’s cousin in high school. There is a “secret beach” near Kyle(Jonathan’s cousin)’s house that we all used to hang out at during the summer. One day, I happened to be there when Kyle texted me asking “what’s up”. I told him I was at the river and he should come down and hang out with my friends and I. Jonathan was with him when he arrived. We all hung out for hours, way into the night to the point that we had to walk through the dark and Mosquitos to get to Kyle’s house. After I had left and gone home I regretted not getting Jonathan’s phone number, and after asking Kyle for it, I spent the rest of the night texting Jonathan. We just clicked and have been together since about a week after that.
Proposal – Jonathan mentioned that he wanted to go down to the river one last time before it got too cold to go. It had been at least a year since we had been down there last, and since we usually only went to swim, I internally questioned why he would want to go there. About a week later we packed a picnic and a beach blanket and headed to the river. We ate dinner and talked. By that time I had internally guessed about the proposal so I prodded asking why he would want to come down to the river when it was too cold to swim, he dodges the question with an excuse about memories, which many were brought up while we talked. As dinner went on I gave up in the idea that he was going to ask me that day. Finally, as we were done eating and talking and were almost ready to go, he got down on one knee and asked me. And of course, I said yes.