How did you two meet?
Ginnell: "Four years ago we came across each other on a dating website. We spoke through text for a few days but never ended up meeting. 2.5 years later, we both joined the same website on the same day only a few hours apart. He was the first person to message me. We went out to eat that same weekend and ever since we have been inseparable. We do not believe in coincidences. We feel like we were definitely meant to cross each others paths again. It turns out we actually had a few mutual friends we weren't aware of!"
What was it like early in your relationship?
Ginnell: "Shortly before we met, Zach had plans to attend every single Carolina Panthers game home and away. After spending the summer together, our relationship consisted on a lot of Face-timing and phone calls as he traveled on weekends to all of the games during the fall. Thank goodness for technology. We decided if we could make it through his traveling so early on in the relationship without me, we could make it through anything. Now we travel to a few away games together to share the experience."
Name one thing you love about each other.
Ginnell: "What I love about Zach is his extremely outgoing personality. He can talk to a stranger as if they've been friends for years. I am an introvert and I don't socialize much outside of the house. He has brought out a more extroverted side of me that I actually enjoy. I have gained a few friendships because of it."
Zach: "She's very supportive in all that I do, trustworthy and loyal. Also, love the way she makes mashed potatoes."
Who proposed? How did they do it?
Ginnell: "We spoke about marriage prior to the engagement. I wasn't sure of when and how he was going to propose. One weekend he decided to cook dinner for the kids and I. While eating he asked the kids how they would feel if he and I got married. They both approved! After that, he took the ring out of his pocket and put it on the dinner table and asked me to marry him. My daughter was sitting on his knee. Afterwards I spent the rest of the night calling and texting everyone the good news. I then found out that almost everyone already knew what he was planning and that he already had the ring months before on the top shelf in his closet the entire time!"
What's next for the two of you?
Ginnell: "Things will pretty much continue has they have been. We will definitely remain in NC. We may do a few college courses to further our careers to work on building an even better future. Even possibly expanding our family by a few feet. Also attending many more Panthers games together of course!"
Tell me any funny story involving the two of you.
Ginnell: "One weekend we went hiking in Virginia at Buffalo mountain. We were very hot, hungry, and needed to use the restroom badly after hiking to the top so we tried to expedite our way back down. Zach came across a little short cut in between the trail and suggested we take it even though it looked a little rough to me. As he confidently told me to be be careful and to hold on to the trees, he ended up falling right on his butt even though he was holding on! I couldn't stop laughing the entire time back to the car. You definitely had to be there to understand!"