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Yesterday was the last regular-season home basketball game… 2.7.12…it was also a day that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.

A bunch of family members & friends (My Aunt Teena, Momma FF, Momma Snyder, Uncles on my Dad’s side of the family, the surrogates, & co-workers) were in attendance at the game, since they didn’t know if they’d ever get to see me play again.

After coming back into the gym from our half-time locker room talk, the team started shooting around to warm up for the second half of the game.  I headed for the bench, where my water bottle was, to get a quick drink when Jarid made his way to the floor from the bleachers.

He had flowers in his hand, which I assumed were in recognition of my last game…I was wrong.  When he finally got to me, He got down on one knee.  At this point, everything around me completely disappeared and I forgot where I was.  Honestly, the only thing that mattered was he & I.  Not the score, not the team, not the fans.  He said, “Sami Alyssa Cox, you are my best friend and soulmate.  I met you on a basketball court and fell in love with you, now I’m asking you to marry me on a basketball court“… 

I, of course, said YES!

It all happened SO quickly.  But don’t worry, we reinacted it when the game was over.

When we got home from the game, we got some dinner & Poppa FF brought home some bubbly to celebrate!

I can’t wait to start our life together!  We are thinking about aiming for September 15th, 2012 as a wedding date.  What do you think?  Can we pull it off in 6 months? 🙂 

I can’t wait to be Mrs. Snyder ❤


18 responses »

  1. How sweet!!! I love it!! Congrats to you both!! 6 months is totally doable! Why wait any longer?!?! 🙂 We did ours in just 5 months…we didn’t mess around either!
    Check out that ring….WOW!! It’s beautiful!!!
    I loved the Title of this post. I love that movie and I am not even a huge fan of basketball! 🙂
    Congratulations again Sami and Jarid!

    • Thanks so much, Marcia!! You are such a sweetheart. Thanks for the encouragement on such a short engagement! We just figure, why wait?! Plus, a fall wedding is something I’ve always envisioned. He did a wonderful job with the ring, I agree 🙂 Have a great weekend!


  2. YAYAY! YES! You can pull it off in six months and I know EVERYTHING wedding! I’ll help you in any way I can. I’m a professional. I know all the good vendors. I did a TON of research. Let me know when you want to tap into my brain!!!! AHHH! I totally cannot WAIT for this! (Assuming I’d be invited!)

    Love you SO much and congrats to you both once again! XO


  4. AWww, congrats girl! I knew this was coming soon. 🙂 You guys are too precious together.

  5. Awwwwhhhhhh, congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you. What a wonderful way to ask you — right in a place you both love. 🙂

  6. Congratulations! I got chills reading about his proposal :). Stunning ring too! I think Sept 15 is a great day to get married. My hubby and I got married on Sept 16, 1990. It is a lucky month and weekend :).

  7. Ah. Mazing. What a romantic guy! And way to fake you out by givin you a “promise” ring for Christmas, making you not expect a proposal so soon after! Congratulations!!!

  8. i saw this on your facebook and my have squealed aloud! CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!! you two are the cutest couple!!! 😀

  9. AHHHHH Congratulations!!!! That’s so exciting! And what a great way to get proposed to! 🙂

  10. CONGRATS!!!! Oh my gosh I’m so excited for you both!!!! Of course, I’m not surprised 😉 you two are so adorable!!! God bless 🙂

    Ive clearly been absent from your blog for FAR TOO LONG! Congrats babe! I am SO incredibly happy for you two to experience the blessing of marriage. God has truly got something GREAT in plan for BOTH of you, and Im so excited for you guys to start the journey together!!
    And the ring is GORGEOUS!!

  12. OMG!!! I’ve been falling behind on reading my fave blogs and just went to catch up on yours and read this seriously amazing and perfect proposal post! CONGRATS GIRL!!! That ring is gorgeous!

    • I feel ya, girl. I’m totally slacking on the reading AND posting. I’ve just been swamped lately! Hope all is well with you! Thank you for the congratulations! Jarid & I both appreciate all the well wishes from the blogworld 🙂 xo.


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