Paige and Ethan actually live relatively close to me so when they mentioned doing photos on their land I was excited to not have at least an hour drive ahead of me for their session. hehe They wanted to include their cars, which was a first for me but they turned out so ridiculously cute! We ended the evening at Lake Paradise for “sunset” photos even though it was mostly clouds with the sun trying its hardest to peek through.
Well that’s a difficult question to answer… I was first introduced to Ethan by an ex boyfriend, who was my then current boyfriend at a bar “Lake House” in Lake Lotawana. That fling with the mentioned ex set sail shortly after meeting Ethan. We were then at a bar, Dirty Harry’s with mutual friends (arrived seperate & planning to leave that way), but Ethan had other plans when he approached me on Nov. 21st, 2012 that evening & we have been us ever since!
He finally proposed to me 7 years after dating. We were on our first family of 4 vacation in Branson, MO and I wasn’t expecting it to happen then at all. We were going there to celebrate my 28th birthday and I figured if he hadn’t asked after having 2 of his babies and being together this long… he’ll probably never do it. We went down to The Landing with the girls to see the lights and fountains. I was taking a picture of our oldest and Ethan he was down on 1 knee already to be closer in height to Paislee & had the ring on his finger already all prepared. Paislee is always wanting to see a picture after it’s taking so I approached them both saying “I’m afraid it’s not that good of a picture because there is a glare”. As I was getting ready to show P the picture Ethan then grabbed my hand while still being on one knee and asked me to Marry him! I asked, “Are you for real? It’s about damn time!”
I love Ethan because he’s him! He’s a hard worker, dependable vehicle mechanic, loving father, my forever travel partner, and I love his sense of humor. “I love you because we are family & friends all at the same time.” I love Paige because she’s my savior. She came into my life at the right moment, I was on a downward spiral – drinking everyday, coping with the loss of my brother. She’s an extremely hard worker, penny pincher, travel advisor, most amazing mother with a smoking body!
Ethan enjoys going to volleyball and watching me play while enjoying all the company of our friends. We also enjoy hunting even though we don’t always get to hunt together. We also both have a love for muscle cars!
What makes us unique? Mmm.. we seem to do everything backwards from the normal person. We got pregnant with our first daughter 3yrs into our relationship & before we even moved in with each other. Our 1st night living in our own house was when we came home from the hospital with our first born. We then had our 2nd daughter 2.5yrs later. About a 1yr later he finally proposed to me and then it took us 1.5yrs to get our engagement photos done. Now to set a for sure date for our big day…. to say we do things at our own pace and in our own order would be an understatement.
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