First things first, we originally met in marching band. That was our first interaction anyways. We both played in the saxophone section. Oh yes, you can start calling us music nerds/band geeks/whatever. We are so that.
|Yup. Me doing the "WOW" face. I look so cute and dorky, right?|
I really wish I had a picture of that saxophone. It was awful. At least I still had my other very nice one!
After that it was the occasional "hi" and head nod in the halls and during band rehearsals. Oh, and don't forget my awkward "hey, I saw you rock climbing last night while I was working out. Cool." moment. It's a good thing he was chill and didn't catch me being a total weirdo.
After that we started talking a little more and our first Facebook convo, oh yes I have that, involved threatening to poison each other so we could win a spot in the wind ensemble. I don't think either one of us won that spot. Can't really remember..
|I'm posting it small because it is pretty big and silly. You can easily click the picture itself to read what we said. You don't have to read it, but it's here for my sake because it's just silly, awkward, and cute.|
Then, one day we went to a local park. We played on the playground (ah yes, we're still kids), made our own sailboats out of wood and sticks and raced them down the creek, and then played some frisbee. A very cute "date" if I do say so myself. On our way back to our cars Nick stopped me and just asked "Hey, would you like to be my girlfriend?" I should also mention that he didn't have any previous relationships before me, so it makes this whole thing 10 times cuter in my opinion.
I just smiled and said, "sure!" Then we did an awkward first-time-ever hug and drove off to our own apartments. I got home and screamed at my roommate who proceeded to ask, "Who? Really? I didn't know you liked him. That's awesome!" And we both screamed and danced a little in the living room. True story.
After that we kept hanging out, dating, doing cute couple things until we realized we shouldn't/couldn't be affording all the trips/dates in Seattle, dinners out, etc. We seriously nailed that whole spend money on each other thing at the beginning.
It should also be mentioned that one of our very first dates involved Nick "testing" me. He took me out to go stargazing. But, the catch, was that we had to hike a pretty steep hill, at NIGHT, in order to do it. Well, I conquered that hill like it was nobody's business. Now, I think I'd probably whine a lot before we actually did it, but then I was fearless and in desperate need to try and impress him. It worked.
After a year and a half of dating we got engaged. We talked about getting married before we got engaged and we actually, surprisingly, talked about a
Anyways, we were engaged on August 29, 2010 and we were married on July 3, 2011.
Here's to continuing on in the adventure by adding a new member!