Jordan and Jordan

How We Met

Jordan and I met in seventh grade. He was my first boyfriend, if we aren’t counting the one I had in elementary school. Our classmates would tease us all the time because we had the same name. We wrote notes back and forth in a notebook that we left in Science class because we didn’t have any classes together and didn’t see each other very often. I was very shy and when he would invite me to go to the movies, I would say “Sure, let me see who else wants to go!” One night, when we were performing at the Edison Home in December 2004, Jordan gave me a half of a heart necklace and he wore the other half. I will always remember that. We broke up when his family moved to Naples and didn’t talk much in high school when he moved back to Fort Myers. He served in the army after graduation and the week he returned home, we started talking online. That same week, Jordan asked me out and it was the best date I have ever been on. We had such a good time and he asked me to be his girlfriend that night.

how they asked

We moved in together a few months later and after nine months together, Jordan asked me to marry him on Christmas. First, he gave me a card that said “You are the heart of our home and I can’t live without you.” He wrapped the ring inside four other wrapped boxes and taped the entire thing with clear packing tape! He asked me to open the box and videotaped me attempting and failing to get it open. We ended up having to cut the box open with a knife! As soon as I got to the tiny box, I knew what it was. He had hinted that Christmas would be “the best day of your life…well, second best”. When I saw the ring, I burst into tears and started shaking. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him with tears in his eyes and I said yes!!! I can honestly say that I have never been happier than I was in that moment. We have always said that we wanted to marry each other and joked that we would literally be “Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Kellogg”. I don’t know if I believe in soulmates because I think that relationships are hard work and you choose who you love, but I do believe that Jordan came back into my life for a reason and I don’t know what I would do without him. Our friends and family call us “J-Squared” instead of having to say “Jordan” twice to get our attention. I am looking forward to the day they call us “JK-Squared”.

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