How did you two meet?
Jami: "We first met at some point growing up due to our parents both being in the cattle industry, so not the typical love at first sight thing-- although I've always thought he was so handsome and still is! My mother tells a story about driving by the Parnell's home, and James Robert was in the front yard playing. All he had on was his cowboy boots and a diaper-- she said she will never forget that! Let's just say we met when HE was in diapers! I can't recall what I thought the first time we met, but we laugh about the first time he visited my home. I was scared to let him come in because I told him I didn't want Charli Bay's (my little girl) toys to scare him away. That night, we sat on my front porch in rocking chairs while it rained and talked for hours. Here we are over three years later and the toys are still everywhere— and so is he. James Robert came into my life during the hardest time I have ever experienced. He was an unplanned adventure that only God could have planned."
James Robert: "Our families have known each other our whole lives, so we both would have been very young when we first 'met.' We reconnected once I came back home from Auburn to run the farm and hit it off."
What are some things y'all like to do together?
Jami: "Us time! We love to sit and talk. James Robert said talking to me is like listening to your favorite song on the radio and all other conversation are static-- and I couldn't agree more!"
James Robert: "We love cooking together. I like to grill and cook anything in a skillet, and Jami handles everything else. By the way, she’s a great cook! We also have the best conversations that can last for hours and it’s always enjoyable!"
How and when did James Robert propose?
Jami: "James Robert proposed to Charli Bay and I on Jan. 25, 2019. We planned to take Charli Bay skiing this winter and just never made it. So, on a spur of the moment decision we decided to go to Gatlinburg for the weekend and take her to Ober. I knew we would get engaged at some point in 2019, but I did not think on this trip. We joked that he had to propose this year and he said it would be on Dec. 31, 2019. The best thing about our proposal was the inclusion of Charli Bay-- because he is marrying her also! He let her pick out my ring which still makes me smile today, but the cherry on top was when he proposed to both of us. It was just the three of us in an intimate setting just how I wanted it to be. Charli Bay was so shocked she ran into the other room. When she came back to us, I asked her what was wrong. She stated: 'I went to see if I was crying too.'"
James Robert-- describe Jami in three words.
James Robert: " Jami is independent, loving and selfless."
Jami- describe James Robert in three words.
Jami: "James Robert is godly, strong, leader, calm and confident."