In Oregon its work hard and play hard regardless of weather and this rule was certainly no exception for Megan and Cody. It was a typical frigid Oregon day, winter still trying to cling to the countryside while spring tries to push herself through with hurricane like winds and torrential rain storms. Cody loaded us and his four wheelers into his truck and we took a quick jaunt over to Shotgun Creek, where Cody and Megan enjoy four-wheeling together in both rain and shine!
After much gallivanting in the woods we tucked ourselves into a four top at a local pub, where Cody and Megan spilled the beans on what makes these two tick.
Cody: "I had no plans of getting married. My goal was to be a rich bachelor. I really wasn't looking for anything. I wasn't looking for a fling or a relationships. She messaged me first because she is a go- getter. She saw my dashing good looks and she couldn't resist. We started talking and went out to breakfast. She talked the entire time, I don't know if I said anything. She asked if I wanted to hang out again and I said sure. After our third date when I dropped her off at her house I high-fived her. As I was driving home I was thinking, 'oh my God did I high-five her?' I text her and asked and she said I did. I hadn't been dating in seven years so I was used to being with the bros."
I don’t think anyone is ever super ready to propose. I asked her dad, “When did you know it was the right time?” I asked my dad as well. As for me, I don’t know if I was ready, but I couldn't imagine a world where she wasn’t in it. So when I got to that point where I couldn't imagine my day to day life without her in it, I knew that I was ready. I can tell her anything and I don’t feel self-conscious around her. I think we have been married in our minds a long time.
I bought the ring in August and proposed at the end of November. I tried to propose three times and she kept screwing up. I had plans and then she would ruin them by making plans for us that weekend. If I planned something she would know. I am moderately spontaneous. I do not plan anything. Finally I came up with this plan. She loves Christmas, it's her favorite thing in the whole world. Oregon Gardens does their light display and I set it up to where my good friend Richard and his wife asked us to go with them so she didn't think i planned to do anything. I practiced proposing to Richard in the bathroom on one knee. Richard says to me, “Every good operation has a walk thru.” While I'm trying to get married to Richard they were doing whatever in their bathroom. There was this big giant 10 foot lit up present. I'm thinking A. super good picture. B. I'm giving her this gift, she is the gift of my life, super cool symbolism. Family is super important to her so I made sure Richard was face-timing her parents so they could watch and be a part of it and she almost screwed that up as well. We get in the box and I get down on one knee. I wanted to say really romantic things but all that came out quietly was “will you marry me?” When we walked out of the present there were like 70 people standing outside watching.