how we met
John and I met at a mutual friends house. He was leaving for France to teach English at a University. I remember sitting with my friends laughing about something crazy, I’m sure, and I hear everyone yell “WHITESIDE”! I turned around and saw a guy walk in the room and everyone was so excited to see him. Apparently he rarely came home, because he went to Illinois State University, which is pretty far from where the party was. I turned back around to keep talking to my friends and he came came over and introduced himself. He said his name was John and wanted to know my name. So I told him and we just hit it off from there! I can’t believe that that was almost 8 years ago? Time flies so much!!
how they asked
I had just gotten back from Chicago on a trip and John had came home too from a job. I had woken up and made some cereal, went into our living room and watched some SpongeBob ha ha! John was outside mowing while I was eating. He got done working outside and came in to shower. Once he had put on his clothes he came into the living room, and I could definitely tell that he was nervous about something! He took my bowl of cereal out of my hand and stood me up out of the chair. He asked me if I was sure that I wanted to be with him for the rest of my life? And by this point I was so confused because I had no idea where he was going with this. We were in our living room, I had just gotten done eating cereal, and watching SpongeBob ha ha! Then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him and I was so stunned that I asked him if it was a joke! Haha! And then I saw the ring and had never cried so hard in my life! What made our proposal so special is that it was just me and him, in our home, with no one else around. It was so special!!