Jake and I met back in high school. He caught my attention when I was a Sophomore and he was a Senior. I thought he was so cute and so cool because well he was older and a lacrosse player. I wrote on his facebook wall, I liked his facebook pictures, I talked to our mutual friends about him haha I did anything I could to get his attention. We also have the same birthday so we always had to tell each other happy birthday, which was a plus for me.. that meant he had to talk to me at least once a year hahah! Finally one day he noticed me, he asked me to skip soccer practice and go fishing with him (with a torn acl... on crutches) and I willingly went haha! (Sorry mom & dad). Jake was too cool for me though since he was older and was going off to college and nothing came of it.
We ended up parting ways for awhile and then ended up hanging out at a party he threw at his parents house while they were away. (sorry Mr. and Mrs. Payne) Again... we parted ways.
We stayed friends and had the same friend group, but only hung out for group get togethers here and there. I had no intentions of anything coming from our friendship, really didn't see him in that way. Somehow though we started hanging out and without trying we ended up wanting to be more than friends. We started dating and pretty early on both knew that this was it. I knew that I was only going to be with him. Guess Jake wasn't too cool for me after all ;)
11 months later, we went on vacation with my family in Virginia Beach for our mutual birthdays and the day after he popped the question during family photos and I of course said yes!
I never would have guessed that my old high school crush/fling would have been the one to give me the ring.
Lets #Popthechampayne people!
Kayla and I first met at Brooke Point High School. She was a cute girl that always wanted my attention. Honestly I wasn’t looking for anything serious at that time and I was headed off to the land of drunken nights and regret (Radford University). I hung out with Kayla one day after lacrosse practice in high school and took her fishing while she had a torn ACL... but that’s a story for another day. What a trooper though, she hiked through the woods with me all the way back to what used to be our secret fishing hole. Eventually I was off to college (which didn’t last very long). I was home over summer and decided to throw a party with the bro’s while my parents were away. I knew Kayla was still in the area, so we invited her and Jessi Pope over to the house, but again nothing came from it.
We hung out a couple of times after that with our group of mutual friends while we were both in other relationships until one day they ended. One night we were at Brocks in downtown sitting at the bar together talking and having drinks and something clicked. We continued to hang out, but I was headed to Myrtle Beach with my boys and Elizabeth (known to others as Ellie). The whole time I was there I couldn’t stop thinking about her, texting her and even occasional phone calls. We both decided at that point that we wanted to be together. That is when my world changed forever.
I was always the one that said I would never get married or have children but after being with Kayla everything changed. I grew up and realized she is the one that I want to have a family and spend the rest of my life with. After about 11 months of dating and talking to her family I finally worked up the courage to ask her Dad to marry his daughter (which still didn’t come out the way I had rehearsed it, sorry Travis lol) but he still said “yes, we would love to have you as a part of this family”. So the day after our birthday while we were at Virginia Beach I got on one knee and asked the woman of my dreams to be my wife. She of course said yes, I mean she couldn’t resist my charm in high school so how could she now? ( jk) I have never felt this way about anyone in my life until now and I am excited to spend the rest of my life with the one I love.
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