“Discover farm-fresh goodness.” That’s the slogan that Bob Evans has chosen to use in its current advertising campaign. And while for many, those four words may hold some truth, what Quin & Joe discovered at Bob Evans was so much more… Quin & Joe met at Bob Evans. “We both used to work there as hosts. Joe actually trained me on my first day!”
What possibly seemed like a typical first day of work quickly grew into something far, far greater. “I knew Joe was the one for me way back when we were still working at Bob’s. We had easily become best friends, and the day we took our first walk on the TART trail during my lunch break, I knew he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. There was just something about him- his personality and sense of humor- that made it so easy to fall in love with him. I knew from the very beginning that I wanted to marry that boy (as crazy as that sounds). It was one of those things where ‘you just know’ you won’t find anyone else more perfect.”
Joe shares a similar story: “I was one of the ‘lucky ones’ who would get the pleasure of opening up the store at 6AM, and I remember finding myself for weeks waiting at the host stand looking out the window to watch Quin come running in at 8AM or sometimes earlier if the manager called her in. Some of these days she would have to run in the rain, others she would never show up (mainly because she never worked on Sundays and I always forgot that). But on this one day, it all hit me that I have been doing this for weeks… almost a couple of months… always waiting for the wonderful woman who made coming in at 6AM worth it.”
As their love grew and the years passed, Quin & Joe soon found themselves in a long distance relationship- Joe in Michigan and Quin in Florida. “I (Quin) was working on an equine reproduction internship in Florida during the spring of 2016, and one morning in June, I walked into the biggest surprise of my life! Joe had secretly been in contact with my boss and family for weeks leading up to the proposal and when everything was ready to go and all the arrangements were made, he flew down from Traverse City to ask me (without me even knowing- he told me he was going to be at the dentist’s in case I tried calling him while he was on the plane). As I was walking into work that morning (hurrying because I was a little late…), I came around the corner to see Joe, down on one knee and holding a ring, in the middle of the breeding barn. It took me a minute to realize what was actually happening- I was just so happy to see him since we hadn’t seen each other in six months. Once I had composed myself, he asked me to marry him, and of course I said yes! He couldn’t have chosen a better time or place to ask me. He recorded the whole proposal and it is definitely something we will never forget!”
Quin & Joe, congratulations on your engagement!