Lauren and Clint


November 21, 2015 started out as any normal Saturday – laying on the couch and watching football. Clint had told me earlier in the week about a progressive dinner his work was having that night at 5pm and persuaded me to go. He told me it would only last around an hour (I’m a big Tennessee fan and the Tennessee-Missouri football game started at 6:15pm) so we would be back in time to watch most of the game. At the time, I didn’t really think much of it but looking back he was really trying hard to talk me into it even though I was already set to go eat free food! We left around 4:30 and drove downtown where he works. We got there and he said he needed to run up to his office because he forgot something. I didn’t really think much of it because I hadn’t gotten to see where he worked so I was excited to see his office. The only thing that crossed my mind was “Where is everyone?” I didn’t see anyone else dressed up going to this “party”. Then again, I had never been to his work and I know it’s a big place so I had no idea where we were going. We get to the 3rd or 4th floor of where his office was and he grabbed his bag. As we were walking out, he showed me a beautiful balcony area overlooking downtown. We went out there and of course, it just happened to be one of the coldest nights of the year. As we’re standing there he handed me a scrapbook he had made. I started looking through it and it was pictures and mementos from the last 2 1/2 years we had been dating. I gave him a shadow box when we first started dating to keep movie stubs of all the movies we went to. He had put all of them in there along with concerts, sports tickets, etc. At the end of the scrapbook it said, “February 21, 2013 to be continued beginning today!!” and got down on one knee and proposed! I was so surprised and happy, it was easily the best day of my life! Right after, I said “Wait, is there really a party!?”. There wasn’t! He had completely fooled me. He had made dinner reservations at a nice restaurant and celebrated with dinner and champagne!