kolby + melissa, sitting in a tree…

Meet our friends Kolby + Melissa!

It’s sort of funny how the 4 of us became friends.  Matt + Kolby used to work together at Matt’s school and hung out with the same group of people.  Little did we know that Kolby + Melissa are actually really good friends with my best friend Julie and her husband Matt.  I really didn’t get to know Melissa until pretty recently and we have become better friends through blogging!  They are foodies like us and we could probably talk about teaching + food all day long if we wanted to!

A few weeks ago, Matt came home from happy hour to tell me that Kolby had bought a ring!  And after almost 10 YEARS of dating, he finally popped the question on Christmas Eve!  You can read all about the proposal over on Melissa’s blog!

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I love Melissa + Kolby’s story:  high school sweethearts who fell in love and decided to finally take it to the next level.  Plus, their engagement story is very similar to Matt + my engagement story, right down to the song that was playing/singing when one of the best moments of my life finally happened!

Apparently, I’m not the only one who loved Kolby + Melissa’s story as they were chosen as one of four finalists for the Y98 Mega Wedding!  And this is where YOU come in!  I REALLY want Kolby + Melissa to win the wedding of their dreams and you can help by going to www.Y98.com and voting for them (couple #3, unlimited number of votes but you have to fill out some stuff before voting).  Or you can text COUPLE3 to 59898 (up to 10 times per day).  Voting ends Sunday, January 15 at 8 PM, so vote now and often! 🙂 

(You don’t have to be from St. Louis to vote, so please, please, PLEASE vote!)

It would be amazing to watch these 2 lovebirds tie the knot on Valentine’s Day and have their fairytale wedding become a reality!