Mandi & Anthony Pic 4

Mandi & Anthony Pic 4

My name is Mandi Bunch. I am 23 years-old and the love of my life is my husband Anthony. We have been married for 5 years and have 3 beautiful children. Now before you say, "Wait, they are already married!", just hear me out.
Our love story started on April 1, 2003. Well, let's just say that our story started in 2003 and we will include the love part later. We met online and then decided to go to a concert together when we were living in Amarillo. Soon after, we figured out that we really didn't like each other. But we were still around each other a lot because we had many friends in common. Post-Paris Hilton, you might have called us "frienemies".
It took some time, but we finally became best friends and then roommates. It didn't take me long to figure out that there was something more to this than just being best friends. We finally became official in January of 2005. Then, on April 1, 2005 we got a surprise. We were pregnant with our first daughter, Aubrey.
We got engaged a few months after, and decided to get married before the baby rather than after. Money was tight either way, so we just went ahead and got married at Anthony's parent's church. Most of our families didn't even come because they lived too far away. It was small, but we were together, and that's what mattered. We always planned to renew our vows on our 5th anniversary and have the wedding that we always wanted. Well, 2 (more) kids later and 2 cities later, that didn't happen. Our 5th anniversary was on September 16, 2010. Through good times and bad, we are always having fun together. He's going to be hilarious to get old with!
My perfect proposal would be on April Fool's Day. And since I love offbeat surprises, it involves a prank. The proposed groom buys 2 rings, the one that knocks her off her feet, and a hideous gaudy fake ring. He gives her the fake ring, waits for the "yes", and THEN comes the real ring. A truly unforgettable April Fool's Day!

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