Ever wonder how Ryan and I met and when? Here are all the details!!!

I noticed I haven’t announced on the blog besides in my IceLand Blog that we are OFFICIALLY ENGAGED!!! I feel like I never really talk about how Ryan and I met and our love story… so sit back relax and enjoy the ride down memory lane.



So May 2011 I was just graduating Middle School and was super interested into Marching Band. I actually really wanted to be a drum major. So at my high school they had this month event called Maydays, where 8th graders would come in and test out marching band for a week to see if they would enjoy it. During Maydays on the last day we were on the courtyard marching with the actual high schoolers when Ryan was behind me and said I bounced a lot when I did my back step. He said “I’m gonna call you bouncy” and I just remember thinking okay… Later Ryan finds me on Facebook and gave me his phone number. At this time, I was 13 and I had recently broken up with a boy in middle school that was super unhealthy. But I just remember telling all my friends I would NEVER go out with Ryan that he was so nerdy and desperate. Everyone knew that we would end up together. So on June 23rd, 2011 Ryan asked me to go out with him.


This was my Freshman and Ryan’s Sophomore Year in Marching Band!!! Can you spot us?

June 23rd, 2011

I began going out with Ryan but it only lasted three days. My parents found out that I was going out with Ryan and did not want me to be with him so I broke up with him on June 26th, 2011. Ryan and I remained friends and I started talking to other people but kept finding my way back to Ryan. There was even a moment where I was telling people I didn’t like Ryan but then I saw him hanging out with this girl at the beach and I got super jealous and knew I just had to stop being a baby and go out with him so he would only be mine.

August 1st, 2011

On August 1st, after months of talking and hanging out, Ryan asked me to be his Eight One Eleven. I remember it was like 11 something at night when he asked but I of course said YES! now at this time my parents still did not know I was going out with this boy but after two months of knowing we were talking and hanging out they finally said “Ryan seems like a nice boy it is okay for you guys to go out and little did they know we already were lol.


The first photo on this blog is the first time we went out on a date which was a bowling alley right by my house that everyone in my high school went to. We went with my three friends at the time and when my mom came to pick me up Ryan introduced himself to my mom. It was so awkward haha Ryan was barely 15 so he still had a little boys voice that was super squeaky. If you do not know Ryan is also very tall but at the time he was still smaller haha

His First Time he came to my house

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The photos in the background of this photo are the photos we took from the first time Ryan came over to my house. We were so young his mom even came over to introduce herself to my family and I. Back to the good ole days when we were so young that we were only allowed to be in the living room haha Ryan and I seriously became inseparable.


OMG our first kiss was after a marching band practice, late at night in the courtyard and we both kinda went for it but after we kissed Ryan got so nervous and happy that HE LITERALLY RAN AWAY!!!! Like it was cute but was like uhhhh okay then….

But anyways this is the story on how we met and how we started to go out. Almost seven years later and we are less than a year away from being college graduates and engaged!!! We will be documenting everything from now on to the wedding on the blog and on my youtube channel ANDREA M JARA. SO GET EXCITED BECAUSE I AMMMMMM!!!!!



Our first new years together

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Hey everyone, it is Thursday!!! We are almost done with the work week!!! You can do it! So I know a lot of people do not know I have 3 small tattoos and I got my first tattoo when I was 18 years old! They each have their own stories and I can not wait to tell you them, so here it goes! Also I know a lot of people are against tattoos but I think about them as motivation and stories that live forever.

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This was my first tattoo I got when I was 18 years old and my most treasured tattoo. This tattoo is for 3 of the greatest women in my life. It is made up of three ribbons that make a triple infinity ring. The purple ribbon is for my Aunt who passed away from Lupus. I always knew I would get a tattoo for her. The blue ribbon is for my mom who has NF2 and the pink ribbon is for Ryan’s mom who is now a Breast Cancer survivor for 2 years now! They are three of the strongest women ever and I truly wanted to honor them and remind my self to stay strong like them. This tattoo is located on my right back shoulder.IMG_1437 This is my second tattoo! You can watch me get it HERE I love this tattoo and the location so much!!! If you do not know I used to struggle with anxiety and panic attacks really bad since I was 9 years old I now know more on how to control it but It got really bad to the point where I would not want to leave my house in fear that I would die. I just had the mentality that I was just scared of everything because it might kill me. I had a break where my anxiety got better but in 2013 I had a panic attack on airplane on my way to NYC and told my self and my family that I would never get on another airplane ever again. However, I got help and I realized that I can not stop doing something because of my “What ifs” and “fears” and got on another airplane and flew across the pond and has not stopped traveling and flying since my panic attack. I even jumped out of airplane!!!! (Skydiving vlog HERE) So a few months after a summer of travel I decided I wanted to get this tattoo for myself and did not tell anyone and surprised everyone!!! IMG_2456.jpg

I also love my third tattoo with my favorite person my mommy!!! I always knew I wanted to get a matching tattoo of with my mom or get her handwriting and the word “breath” tattoo on me. My mom then saw someone do something like this on Instagram and wanted to get it asap but we add a twist on this and got it done. I drew my mom’s heart and she drew my heart and we both have each others hand written hearts on each other! I love my mom and love my heart! Even though I made her redraw her first heart she drew because it looked like a butt LOL

Hope you enjoyed the read and let me know if you have any tattoo stories!!!

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