Fireworks of all kinds were going off on July 4th, 2017. Nick attended his first ever Thomas Family 4th of July party with his brother and sister-in-law when he noticed Lauren. Even though no words or phone numbers were exchanged that night, the wheels were already in motion. With some helpful investigating by his family and a little help from Facebook, Nick "friended" Lauren and the rest is history. After six months of dating, Nick and his daughter Brooklynn moved to Sedalia with Lauren and her furbaby Gizmo where they are currently remodeling their home. Nick and Lauren have learned lots of patience and valuable relationship lessons while remodeling, including everything takes time and to call a professional. A few months ago, Nick popped the question over dinner and a relaxing spa weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks and Lauren said yes. We can't wait for this exciting new chapter to begin!