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Jennifer & Jay Engagement Story - Field of Dreams
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Jennifer & Jay Engagement Story - Field of Dreams


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Jay and I first met in 2005 at a media event. I was in my second year of college; he had taken the same journalism course as me a couple years earlier and was working at a local radio station in Hamilton. I knew Jay had taken notice of me when I went back to school the next day and my professor asked me: "So how 'bout that Jay McQueen?" Not cluing in, I said, "Oh, yeah I met him, he was nice." My teacher then proceeded to ask: "So, do you want me to give him your digits?" OMG! As if my prof is trying to set me up! I laughed and said, "I have a boyfriend!" To which he replied "So? It's not like you're married to the guy."

Later that year I began an internship at the same station Jay worked at. We chatted here and there, in person and online. After college, I got my first radio gig at the station, and our casual friendship continued. Jay never asked me out; I still had a boyfriend and Jay is a gentleman (and also a little shy:)

Fast forward three years; I had moved from Hamilton to a station in Toronto, and after a four year relationship found myself not looking for anything too serious. Jay and I reconnected online and we began catching up. One of our passions is baseball. We both have played for more than 20 years, so when he asked me if I wanted to fill in for the station team one Tuesday night in July, I said sure! It would also be the first time we'd seen each other in person in a few years.

After the game (and some flirting), we went out for nachos and beer and chatted the night away about everything from our careers to where we saw ourselves in the future. From that night on, we talked every day and after a few months of a 'casual relationship' we made it official. I moved back to Hamilton and into Jay's condo nine months later. I didn't expect it could be so easy...and amazing. I told my sister after just two months this was the man I was going to marry!

This past summer Jay and I decided to go on a road trip. Inspired by our passion for baseball we were headed to Dyersville, Iowa to see the actual 'Field of Dreams'. We both love this movie, and it's true, it's one that WILL make a grown man cry:)

On the way to our destination, we stopped in Chicago and took in a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, the first outdoor baseball stadium I had ever been to! After a couple days it was time to head for Iowa. We couldn't wait! We brought our gloves, a couple balls and even a bat.

July 26, 2011. We arrived at the 'Field of Dreams' and both of us were in heaven! We took pictures of each other on the diamond, in the cornfield and in front of the house. We played catch for at least a half hour in the blazing sun and decided to take a break. We made our way out to center field to rest and find shade in the corn stalks. Jay had brought an audio clip of the movie for us to listen to and after it finished we began chatting about how awesome it was that we could actually be in the place where they shot such an iconic movie. Jay then pulled a baseball from his pocket and said it was too bad we couldn't have met James Earl Jones or Kevin Costner there. I agreed and mused it would have been cool to get their autographs on one of the baseballs as a souvenir. That's when Jay told me he did get it signed; he tossed it to me and when I caught it, he had written on it: WILL YOU MARRY ME? I looked up to see him on one knee, tears swelling in his eyes and a beautiful diamond ring! Of course I said yes! We're tying the knot on December 1, 2012.

*Funny side note: Immediately after we finished listening to the movie clip two young boys and their mother came walking up to us and began chatting. The boys were running in and out of the corn stalks, yelling and laughing and running in between us. The mother told us they just lived a half an hour away and had been to the Field many times. We had driven 11 hours from Canada to be there! Unbeknownst to me, Jay was just about to propose when they walked up! He managed to get to it about 15 minutes later. Talk about delay of game!
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