Friday, September 24, 2010

{ DATE #8: Ryan Bell }


Guys like Date #8 are truly one in a million. Ryan Bell of Fountain Valley, CA is honestly as sweet as they come. While the date certainly got off to a rocky start (he accidentally hit my neighbor's parked car while backing out of the driveway...oooops!) we ended up having a great time getting to know each other.

As we spent some time talking in the car I was initially discouraged by the fact that we had little in common. He enjoys Icelandic music, playing video games, and computer programming.  But, as the night went on I learned how trivial things like this can be when it comes to enjoying one another's company.  And I actually learned a thing or two about Ryan that impressed me.

 When Ryan was in High School he had a brain aneurysm that burst and nearly took his life. His brain surgery scar is actually pretty cool looking! And I mean, chicks totally dig scars, right?  He told me of the struggles he had recovering after his surgeries and getting back to normal life again. Since then, Ryan's health has improved significantly and at the age of 32 he lives a full life working as a Customer Service Rep, helping credit card customers (he's much more patient than me!) and volunteers at the Newport Beach Temple once a week. Like I said, Ryan is quite the guy!

As we pulled up to Boomers in Fountain Valley I started to get excited for our rousing game of miniature golf. Now, I have to admit I was a little nervous because I know I'm not very good (is that even possible?) but Ryan decided we weren't going to keep score. Little did I know it wasn't just for my benefit, but for his as well. Turns out we're both TERRIBLE. (I know Dad, but golf isn't everything!)

After finishing up our 18 holes, we decided it would be fun to end the night with a quick game of Air Hockey and my personal fave, ski ball.  And not that it matters, but I kind of beat him. Like, big time! But I'm not gonna let it go to my head.  I'm pretty sure he let me win. Thanks Ryan!

By the end of the night I was feeling much more comfortable around Ryan, and he with me.  The doorstep was one of the sweetest yet.  He rewarded me with a beautiful bouquet of roses and orchids.  FINALLY! A guy who remembers I love flowers.  Way to go Ryan! Would you believe this was maybe the 3rd time in my entire life that I've been given flowers?  I hope you're taking notes boys!

So will there be a second date?  Maybe a re-match of sorts?  I guess we'll have to wait and see how the next 15 dates go....

6 comments:

Ryan and Meagan said...

I was getting worried about this date because of last nights date!!! YIKES. He seemed like a great guy! And you're outfit was caaa-ute. Seriously...do you dress yourself for this or are your producer friends/roommates dressing you?? Adorable! I think I've only gotten flowers 3-4 times and NO the bouquet at my wedding does NOt count!! (I need to work on that with the hubs a bit don't I??)

The Mormon Bachelorette said...

Ryan and Meagan: I am absolutely flattered! I LOVE fashion and putting together new outfits for each date. Everything you've seen me wear is straight out of my closet...and I usually pick it out minutes before the knock on the door. So thank you! :)

Kim said...

Uh, oh, sorry we didn't teach you better golf skills Aubrey! That game of golf looked hilarious! Wish I could have seen it in person...
Oh, and I feel so bad, the poor guy hit your neighbors car! Sad!

Bracken and Bracken said...

You were not exaggerating...that golfing was HORRIBLE!! Looked fun though ;)

TheSinglesWard said...

And we all know where the nice guys finish....

FIRST of course! What, you were thinking we were gonna say last.

And Aubrey, we love your shoes.

Alli said...

Aubrey gets her fashion sense from her Mom. They are both beautifully put together at all times! Loving this Aubrey, you're too cute!