3 years ago...

This weekend was the three year anniversary of when Brian asked me to marry him. We had been dating since September of our freshman year at Auburn. I came to school planning to avoid a serious relationship as long as possible, but God had other plans for me. Brian and I were both in the band and attended Lakeview Baptist Church. We officially met at a Fall retreat for college students, where a mutual friend brought us together. We spent the next week getting to know each other, going on long walks around campus discussing what God had done in our life, worshiping together at Encounter, and of course, talking on AIM, and then we were dating. The next 3 1/2 years were filled with truly building a relationship and getting to know each other. Every memory I have at Auburn has him in it and I love it.

The weekend he proposed, I was coming to Auburn to march in Gov. Riley's inaugural parade. We had lunch at Mike and Ed's, an incredible BBQ restaurant in Auburn, then he said he needed to drop something off at his brother's dorm. On our way to the dorm, we walked through Memory Gardens. Memory Gardens was between our dorms our freshman year and was where we spent most of our time getting to know each other. As we were walking, he stopped at our bench, and I saw he had carved Brian heart Ashley. At that point he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. I, of course, said year and the rest was history! We were married 6 months later.
I adore my husband and love the way he asked me to marry him. It was thoughtful and intentional, with him choosing the place where we most got to know each other. I love going back to Auburn, looking at the bench, and just remembering. It is so strange that it has been three years ago- time has flown by and though I never would have believed it possible then, I love him much more today than I did three years ago.
We have a day planned full of yard work, school work, and cleaning the house!
You have to love those days off! Have a wonderful Monday my friends!


  1. Happy 3 years! Great story! Don't you just love these extra "weekend" days! They are my favorite! Wish every week had a 3-day weekend!

  2. AWww, that's so sweet! Happy engagiversary!

  3. Awww so sweet! I forgot it was MLK weekend! I can't believe it's been three years already. I remember it so vividly! Love you both!

  4. congrats! We have been married about the same amount of time! I have tons of friends that went to Auburn and I just love them! Where do y'all live now?


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