How We Met
In January of 2014, I moved to a small college town, Thatcher Arizona, where the population is 6000 and half of that are students. I had just graduated from the cosmetology program at Aveda in Tucson Arizona, and I honestly had no real reason to move to Thatcher. I had no job lined up, had no family living there, and absolutely despised that little town, but my heart was telling me I needed to move there and I didn’t know why until about a year later.
Kasey Bell was a friend of my roommates, so I saw him every once in a while. He was the funniest and most energetic guy I had ever met. Anytime he was around, life was just a big party. My flirting game was a little weak. It had been two years since I had put any effort into a relationship but I tried my hardest and my efforts failed… or so it seemed. About six months after we met, we started hanging out in the same group of friends, since most of the town moved home for the summer. We became very close friends before he ever showed any romantic interest in me. We could talk about anything and everything for hours.
One day, a little out of the blue, he finally started to flirt with me. I quickly, excitedly took advantage of his flirting. That very night we had our first kiss and it was like everything started to fall into place. After dating a while, I found out he actually had his eye on me since the very first time he saw me. We dated for 8 months before he decided it was time to propose.
how they asked
He had moved to Salt Lake City in the beginning of December 2014 while I was still in Thatcher, Arizona. We talked on the phone every morning and night, used Skype whenever we had the chance and would try our best to see each other at least once a month. The night before my 21st birthday, we met in the middle at his parents house in Cortez, Colorado. He woke me up at 5:30 the next morning in order to beat the sunrise. He had a delicious birthday breakfast packed and ready to go, and we headed up the mountain towards Rico, CO. We stopped at Bear Creek Trailhead, and before getting out of the car he handed me a letter he wrote for me, proclaiming his love and wishing me happy birthday. The letter brought tears to my eyes and I happily thought for sure that was my birthday gift, and didn’t suspect a proposal at all.
We got out of the car and made our way down through the snow towards the river side. Little did I know that Darillyn Southworth of db Photogtaphy was hiding in the brush waiting for him to hit his mark. He turned to face me and started kneeling down.
I immediately covered my face and started tearing up. He said “Taryn Susann Davis, will you continue to make me the happiest man on earth for the rest of forever?” (He was a little nervous) Of course, I said yes, after I regained some composure.
The ring he offered me was a custom, handmade ring that perfectly represented my quirky, non-traditional personality. As he put it on my finger, I heard cheering coming from the brush! Besides our wedding day, this was by far, the best day of my life.