Shawn & Erin

Our Story

How We Met

How We Met

I met Shawn on a trip to New Orleans to see a mutual friend. His first words to me were, "You're beautiful." On my drive back to Tennessee, he sent me a text telling me to be careful and I got butterflies just knowing he was thinking of me. I was hooked, but we didn't talk for a week or so after that. The next week, Shawn had to evacuate to Fort Worth, TX for Hurricane Katrina (I barely missed the hurricane!) and he had accidentally left his phone in New Orleans...little did he know that I had sent him a text to see if he had forgotten about me. Well, Shawn got a new phone while he was in Fort Worth, and as soon as it was turned on, he luckily received my 3rd and final text (since I hadn't gotten a response from the first two and figured he wasn't interested). He called me when he got the text, we started talking, I went to visit him in Fort Worth, and we've been together ever since.....

How He Proposed

How He Proposed

Shawn and I went to Nashville for one more Christmas with my family before I moved to San Diego with him. My family is a bunch of late-nighters, and we were up until almost 3am on Christmas morning. Well, because my brother and I are still like little kids, we started asking if we could open presents since it was technically Christmas morning. I went outside to say bye to my friend Holly and my mom and Shawn told my brother about the plan so he could help. Instead of continuing to ask to open presents, he suggested that we each pick a gift for someone else to open...if our gift sucked, we could open another one. Well, I declared at that point that I would just "say" that my gift sucked so we could keep opening presents. Little did I know, Shawn had my brother pick the box with my ring in it! Needless to say, I couldn't even act like my present sucked!!