When did you and your fiancé first meet?
Jerod and I met about 6 years ago. He did some training for a few months in one of the clinics I worked
in before transferring into the operations department. We both work in healthcare administration. We
both shared that passion for working for the underserved community. We would see each other a few
times a year and developed a friendship. Since then we no longer work for the same company, but
similar companies. We both work for health centers to serve the uninsured, low income part of the
community, adults and pediatrics.
Tell us about your first date…
Our first date was at the yummy Mexican restaurant, that we go back to ALL the time. It was then
followed by a movie. Typical date! We watched the movie Ted and we laughed so much together. I think
we even ended it with ice cream for dessert. We literally repeat this date all the time. Dinner, movie, ice
How did he ‘pop’ the question?
Jerod had taken me to look at rings a few weeks before he proposed. Actually I think it was about 2
months. I already knew we would be together forever so I knew it was coming. I would think to myself I
wonder how hes going to do it. I am very vigilant and would probably figure it out. So he did it when I
least expected it. I was in the middle of an ab workout when he popped the question! Let’s just say I was
definitely surprised and not expecting it at all!
I love the photograph I took of your ring, can you tell me what its made of and where it came from?
My ring is one of a kind. I knew I always liked color and I am not too into silver or white gold, although it
is pretty. When Jerod took me to look “just in case” he asked me “If I could have whatever I want, what
would it be?”. I chose a 14k rose gold band with diamonds on the side and around the middle stone. The
middle stone is a pink amethyst stone. When I told the lady at the store what I wanted, she was a bit
puzzled, since every girl is supposed to want a huge diamond. Well, not me. I like simple, elegant, yet
pretty things. What she put together was just what I envisioned. Thanks to Jennifer at Diamonds Direct
in Austin for making my dream ring come true!
What are you most excited about when you think of spending the rest of your life with your partner?
We are excited for the laughter, peace and love that we will have with each other. Jerod and I do truly
like spending time together. We haven’t gotten into that phase yet where we need our own space and
get annoyed at each other when we spend to much time together, hopefully that day doesn’t come. We
are excited to start a family. We have talked about adopting because there are so many children in this
world that need a stable home! And we are excited for more traveling together!