Paige and AJ

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How We Met

I met AJ my Freshman year of college at East Carolina University. He wouldn’t quit sitting beside of me in our Psychology 1001 class, and our love story wrote itself from there :-)

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how they asked

It all started with AJ waking me up at 7:00 AM in the morning on a Saturday to get our first Christmas tree. He was determined to have me up and ready by 8:00 AM because he insisted that we had to be at the Christmas Tree Farm when it opened. We arrived at 8:30 AM for me to see that the gate was closed and the farm didn’t open until 9:00 AM. I was so irritated with AJ and told him that we should go home and come back later. He then got out of the car and started talking to an employee, who then opened the gate for us. We were now the only people at the farm and I could not understand why AJ was being so impatient.

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We began walking around looking for the “perfect” tree. After searching for about fifteen minutes, he suggested to look in a different area.

He pulled me around the corner and to my surprise, I saw a tree that was decorated with ornaments and a bottle of champagne underneath of it. As I stood in front of the tree in shock, AJ got down on one knee and started saying words that I now cannot remember.

The ornaments read, “Marry me” and as I looked over to my left, I noticed a photographer who had been hiding in the trees the entire time.

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Of course I said yes, and together we cut down the tree and popped the champagne to celebrate. We loaded up the tree, and went home to decorate. It was the best day ever!

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Special Thanks