Many of you love Mary Connealy's sweet, funny, historicals! Here's how charming her own romance turned out!
Ivan and I met in eighth grade at a country school track meet.
We both attended one-room country schools (different ones) through eighth grade, then went to high school together.
We were friends in high school and ran around in a group, then we finally started dating near the end of our junior year.
We dated for four years while I rushed through college, a few ups and downs in those years but we managed to get through it because I believed he was truly the man God had chosen for me to marry...and still do.
We were engaged two months and still managed to have a full, formal wedding. He proposed on Thanksgiving weekend and we were married at the end of January.
(RH: Wow! That's awesome!)
My sister made the wedding dress for her wedding in August on one of the hottest days in the history of the planet, then I wore it in January on a day so bitter cold our honeymoon goal was to drive south until we got warm. We gave up in Texas and just turned around and came home.
Another sister wore the same wedding dress two years later. I made that veil, which is just a circle of cloth that I hand stitched lace onto.
(RH: What a special thing to share with your sisters!)
We went shopping together for my engagement and wedding ring, so there was no SURPRISE proposal. I did tell him I wanted to be 'proposed to' though. So, sitting in his car in my parents' driveway, he asked me to marry him.
I said yes.
Then I asked him if he wanted to ask my father for my hand. (my older sister's boyfriend had done that)