It all began at Whitworth College in Spokane, WA. They both were taking Intro to Philosophy and Ashley was desperate to find a tutor so she could successfully pass the class and apply for nursing school.
"I waited after class to find Jamie and his friend who sat in the front row and seemed like they we're philosophy nerds. Turns out I was right because and after my tutor sesh, I aced the class!" Jamie's version of the story is that he and his friend hi fived after I talked to them and said, "man girls like her never talk to guys like us!
Since Ashley isn't one who's easily surprised, Jamie told Ashley they were going to go on a casual hike to Deception Pass.
"We got to the beach and as I turned around, he was standing in a heart made of rocks. I still was clueless until he said, "come kiss me in this heart." He looked at me with a serious face and said "Ashley..." and he got down on one knee. When we went back to his parents house to celebrate, his mom asked if I would go look in the pantry to find some flowers...when I opened the door, my whole family jumped out and surprised me! They had driven 3 hours to come and be with us!"
There's no doubt these two will keep each other on their toes and I couldn't be more excited to be a part of their journey and capture them when they exchange vows very soon. :)
Congrats you two!