Jessica and Todd met officially when they both joined the volunteer fire department at the same time. Immediately there was a spark. (yes, the pun was intentional) Jessica was a recent college graduate and Todd had just returned after a year serving the country in Iraq. Placed in the same training class, they fired up a friendship. (again, loving the puns) They actually figured out that they went to the same high school and were even on the same cross country team – yet they have no reccolection of one another. I guess you could say that the timing hadn’t been right in the past, but now it was perfect.
Speaking of timing –
After dating awhile – Todd insisted he wanted to buy a 4-wheeler. Jessica discouraged him because it wasn’t a good time for them to be making a significant purchase. Todd finally agreed, but much to Jessica’s dismay on Christmas Eve morning while exchanging gifts Todd took Jessica to the garage and there it was. On a trailer with a big red bow – a 4 wheeler!! As she stood there dumfounded and trying to pretend she was pleased, Todd got down on one knee, explained that the 4-wheeler was a distraction and asked Jessica to be his wife. He then returned the 4-wheeler he had borrowed form his friend at 2:00am that morning. Todd made the right choice on making a significant purchase – luckily it was the one that goes on a finger!
Todd and Jess look forward to spending their lives together. When you work 24 hour shifts – time is everything, and when they do get time for one another they make the most of it! Congrats to you both! We look forward to being a part of your special day this September!!