Grayson + Haley :: engagement {Pike Road, Ala.}

How did you two meet?
Haley: "Grayson and I apparently met for the first time when I was two years old. My family moved to Huntsville, and Grayson’s dad was the builder for our first home. Our families participated in car pools with our siblings, but Grayson did not attend my school until second grade. We went about our separate elementary school lives, but ended up becoming friends once he joined the church band in eighth grade with one of my best friends, Paige. We were in the same 'friend group' and were friends for years until the middle of eleventh grade. We had a school dance where the girls had to ask guys, so I decided to ask Grayson to the dance. It all started from there."

How and when did Grayson propose?
Haley: "Grayson proposed on Dec. 15, 2017. I had just finished up my first semester of grad school in Birmingham and was coming to Huntsville for Christmas break. Grayson had mentioned wanting to go somewhere nice to eat once I got into town and go to some 'secret event' that I believed was a concert as to why it had to be Dec. 15. I knew we were going somewhere nice to eat, but honestly thought it was just because I had just wrapped up the semester, and we wanted to celebrate being back in the same town for the next month. We went to dinner at Cotton Row, and he wanted to go for a walk through the tinsel trail of Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville. We had discussed all we had been through as a couple in the past five years and where our lives were heading together and as we were walking up the steps by the spring, he stopped for a moment and got down on a knee. I honestly don’t remember what all was said at the time, but I was shocked beyond belief and so excited to say yes! I looked up and several of my family and friends were gathered together up more steps cheering, and I was overwhelmed with joy. Grayson had planned such a special moment to my surprise and made the night so special."

What are some things y'all like to do together?
Haley: "We enjoy going to the lake together with our families, hanging out with our friends for football games and regular get-togethers, and spending time with our dog, Kate."

Grayson-- describe Haley in three words.
Grayson: "Haley is compassionate, loving and funny."

Haley-- describe Grayson in three words.
Haley: "Grayson is caring, goofy and dedicated."