Kristen and Jordan
How We Met
I was on vacation in Las Vegas with my family for my sisters 21st birthday. We were having a fun afternoon/night and attended a Parmalee concert. Jordan was on a bachelor party in Vegas and let’s just say fate had a part in how we met. Jordan and I were both originally from Ohio but had never met. When the trip was over I headed back to Ohio, him, Michigan. After weeks of talking constantly, I decided to make the trip to Michigan to see him. We’ve never looked back and have been inseparable ever since.
how they asked
Our mutual friend Blair called me one day and asked if I would like to accompany her on a hot air balloon ride her father gifted to her. He was too ill to go and none of her other family wanted to, so of course I said yes! This was nothing out of the ordinary for her to ask me because we do everything together! I called Jordan right away to tell him how excited I was(little did I know he planned the entire thing, but he still played along on the phone). The day arrived for our hot air balloon ride! Blair picked me up from my house and we drove to a local airport to meet the pilot of the hot air balloon. We hopped in the truck with the pilot and headed to the park where the hot air balloon would take flight. Once we arrived, the crew began filling the balloon while it layed on its side(the balloon is 8 stories tall!). I was escorted back to the truck to fill out a waiver for the hot air balloon ride. It was at this time, Jordan was given the signal (who had been hiding behind a barn the entire time) to run over and get inside the actual balloon while filled on its side and wait for me. Once I finished signing the waiver, the pilot asked me if I would like to walk inside the balloon. I was told if I walk inside the balloon with my eyes closed and look up, for a few seconds it would look like a kaleidoscope(which is completely made up, trust me, I tried). I did as I was told and then the pilot asked me to open my eyes. When I looked down there was Jordan, on bender knee, asking me to marry him. I was stunned and of course said