We met second semester of our junior year of college at Mizzou. My friend, Missy Null, studied abroad that semester and we needed someone to take her place as our roommate. So, Ryan’s pledge brother, Tim Phillips, bravely moved into a house with 5 girls. Tim would always have his friends over to hang out with us girls and that is how we met!
Ryan’s mom, sister, and my mom told me we were going to have a girls weekend in Chicago the weekend of August 23rd, 2019. Ryan told me that we were going to have dinner with his Mom and Dad in Springfield, IL before us girls headed to Chicago that night. I had my bags all packed ready for Chicago when we left for dinner. When we got to Springfield, we pulled up to a restaurant I have never been to before.. When we got inside, it was a room all decorated with candles, flowers, and champagne. We were the only two in the whole building and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. He then told me all our friends and family were waiting in Petersburg, IL (where I am from) to celebrate. It was amazing. He had a secret camera set up to take a picture of the proposal.