Marry Me?

When Brent asked me to marry him it was one of the best days of my life! After almost 2 years of dating, Brent got down on one knee with the help of our dog, Bella, and asked me to be his wife. I was home trying to get ready for a get together with Brent’s family all at the same time trying to finish some homework that was due that day; yes I was procrastinating… Anyways, I was downstairs working on my homework when Bella comes trotting down with a bell around her neck. I didn’t think anything of it as we use to put it on her before. Well  Brent kept yelling from upstairs to take the bell off of Bella and of course I didn’t listen. Finally. Brent came downstairs and said please take the bell off of her. SOOOO I finally get up and that is when I noticed the ring. I looked at the ring then him and back at the ring and back at him. Brent came and took the ring, got down on one knee and asked me if I would marry him! And the rest is history! Two years later and it still is the best decision I have ever made!

Right after he proposed!

Till next time!

Jessica, AKA Mrs. Ripple

The Beginning of the Ripples

We met by way of knowing a friend, of a friend. Our good friends Jolene, Lamar, Christin and Jacob told each of us about each other. As the great friends that they are, they insisted that Brent just had to meet me. Little did they know that this would be the beginning of something!

One day in August 2008, Brent, Jolene and everyone else were out to dinner. Brent being a show off was showing Jolene his new iPhone. They got to talking about me and Jolene pulled up her MySpace account on Brent’s phone to show him a picture of me. Well…. Jolene forgot to log off her account and Brent went back in and wrote a comment to me on a picture that said “Can’t wait to meet you!”. Of course, I was confused because it showed it coming from Jolene and I already knew her! HAHA

So, the next day Jolene called me and told me what happened and that it was Brent who wrote the comment and that he also worked in Downtown and that he said he was going to swing by my office to meet me! I was so nervous and every time the elevator door would ding, I would start to panic! Well, Brent never showed up because he chickened out. So, I emailed him! HA Brent being sly and all, waited until the next day to respond. We went back and fourth in e-mails and decided to meet for a blind lunch date.

That day happened to be the day that Tropical Storm Edouard was supposed to hit. We had plans to meet at a place that was outside so we had to switch. Brent, of course, wanted to meet at Ninfa’s. I had to break it to him early that I did not like Mexican Food. So we decided to meet at Otto’s. Brent was waiting nervously for me down in the tunnel, he was so nervous that he actually went up to the wrong girl! I was running late (as usual!) and when I made it down to the tunnels, I walked right up to him! It was love at first meeting. Brent told me later into our relationship that he knew, right away that I was the one. Ever since our first date, we have been inseparable!

Here are some pictures from one of our first dates. We went on a double date with Jolene and Lamar to an Houston Astros Game. Yes,  I use to be a blonde!

Lamar, Jolene, Me and BrentBrent and me

Till next time!!

Love!

Jessica, aka Mrs. Ripple