I had just moved to Mammoth. It was my first weekend there and I called the only friend I knew in town. He invited me over to watch the Cal vs. USC football game. I brought over a six-pack of beer and knocked on the door. Little did I know that in Mammoth, no one knocks – the door is always unlocked – so I was immediately “that girl”; the newbie. When I walked into the living room, it was me and 10 guys. As a girl growing up with majority guy friends, it felt totally normal. We watched football, joked, laughed, and made our way to the local bar. As 23 year olds, the night was young. Little did I know, the boy I was sitting next to would later become my boyfriend, now fiancé, and soon-to-be husband. But at that moment, I was NOT interested. It wasn’t until a few weeks later when we met up snowboarding (he was a skier eyeroll), he brought hot chocolate to my desk every day and proceeded to ask me out on dates, with my responses always being “no”. A month later, I finally agreed to a ‘group date’. It was that night everything changed. As he dropped me off at my apartment, we talked in his car for two hours, and I saw a different side of him. And in that moment, I decided to give him a chance. It was the best decision of my life.

That was 10 years ago…

We have experienced more in our 10 years together than most do in a lifetime… from breakups to break downs, triumphs and tribulations, heartbreak and fulfillment, to quitting our jobs to travel around the world, our experiences have shaped us into the people and the couple we are today.

We’ve visited 40 countries together, pushed each other physically and mentally, summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, ran with some crazy bulls in Pamplona, Spain, hang gliding in Rio for Carnival, rode camels and camped in the Sahara Desert, and started an employee exchange program in Australia. Our relationship has been the ultimate adventure.

As most of you know, Michael and I have also suffered insurmountable loss. We have been each other’s rocks and guiding light. And if it weren’t for each other and our incredible family and friends, we likely wouldn’t be writing this life story. But this is our story. And there is so much love in it.

September 14th, 2019 will be a momentous day. The date in itself is already so meaningful. September 14th is my dad and step-moms anniversary, as well as my step-sister and her husband. And now it will be ours. A beautiful day to celebrate so much love.

We are incredibly blessed to have you be a part of our special day and are counting down the hours until we can all raise a glass,

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laugh, dance, (maybe a few tears), but most of all celebrate life, happiness, and love.

We love you all!