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Love found on the diamond
Couple met on the baseball field, married under the Northern lights

Samantha Stuart-Jordan
Special to Northern News Services
Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE
Alex Jordan and Samantha Stuart-Jordan met at the baseball field in Yellowknife in June of 2010.

Samantha was new to this particular slo-pitch team, The Beer Batters. They needed a girl to sub-in that day and Samantha was available.

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Alex Jordan and Samantha Stuart-Jordan are joined by daughter and flower girl Emma the little bundle of joy that made this couple into a family. - David Brosha Photography photo

The bugs were really bad when she arrived, like they always are at Parker Park. After swatting at mosquitoes for a few minutes, Samantha decided to ask around for bug spray. She asked a few people on her team, but it seemed like everyone forget theirs that day - everyone except for Alexander Jordan. Samantha noticed him right away, but was too shy to ask him for the bug spray first. Alexander was tall, handsome and stood by his 1989 Chevy pickup with confidence.

"I have bug spray you can use," he said. That was the ice breaker. That's all it took, and they had an instant connection.

Together for a year and a half, Alexander decided to ask Samantha to marry him. It was Christmas morning of 2011 in their home. Just the two of them. Down on one knee, he recounted their amazing road trip and flight into the Nahanni National Park Reserve earlier in the year. Remembering what it was like to be in the remote park with Alexander, standing on top of Virginia Falls with him and feeling like the luckiest girl in the world, Samantha said yes.

On July 1, 2012, a miracle was born. Their daughter, Emma, came into their lives, turning this couple into a family. Emma was the flower girl at the wedding, which took place Sept. 21, 2013, in Yellowknife. The ceremony was held at the legislative assembly and the reception was well attended at the ski club. They had WiseGuys cater their guests comfort food from the food truck and everyone danced the night away under the Northern lights.

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