Whitney and Jeff
how we met
I am originally from Georgia and Jeff has lived in Riverview his whole life. I moved to Apollo Beach where my parents were when I was 20. I got a job at the same Cheesecake Factory as him. Jeff was working as an intern at the same time as serving so we were on different shifts for a while. I actually just turned 21 when he asked me if I wanted to get drinks that night after our shift at his favorite bar down the street. I was nervous driving over but it ended up being one of the best decisions of my life! We sat there at the end of the bar and just talked. It wasn’t the least bit awkward probably because he has a great sense of humor. That was one of the first things that made me fall for him. He can always make me laugh even when I don’t want to.
how they asked
I’m a pretty private person when it comes to romance so everything about Jeff’s proposal was perfect! It was on Mother’s Day and we already have a son. I just finished reading my card and Jeff said, “there’s one more thing I want to give you. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while.” I’m thinking omg is this really happening…okay don’t make a face…he can’t be proposing. He got down on one knee with Owen and pulled a blue box out of his pocket and I knew it really was happening. I immediately started crying and of course I said yes! Owen, our son was right there to witness it all in the kitchen. It was so perfect for us!