Doug and I met (officially) on September 1st, 2011. We were living in the same apartment complex. My roommate was basically in love with his roommate... so we were around them a lot. I was taken with this ginger-headed boy from the very beginning, but it took a couple months for him to catch on... or for anything to start up, for that matter.
Yeah. I was that stalker chick who wouldn't get off his tail.
I must have done something right though, because he finally asked me on a date in November... the day before Thanksgiving. Nearly 3 months after I first started crushin' on him. (Fun little tidbit: my roommate and his roommate started dating earlier that same month.)
A few dates here and there FINALLY (it seemed like forever, okay?) led to a relationship at the beginning of the new year. From there, I suppose things progressed comparatively quickly.
I always told myself that I wouldn't be one of "those" girls who gets engaged super quickly. What I did not expect was falling in love. And having him falling in love right back. And what can I say? When you know... you know.
Before I knew it, we were engaged on February 10th, 2012. (And here's another fun tidbit... my roommate and his roommate were engaged a week later!)
The next 3.5 months were fun, albeit stressful. All the planning, the anticipating, the happiness. We had a good 2.5 months together as we finished the school semester... And then I had to go back to Fresno to plan wedding stuff. He stayed in Provo to continue working. We did not see each other for a month.
Then it was May 26th.
The day that made me the happiest girl in the world!
And I must say, I'm pretty proud of our Sweet Shoppe reception.
Honeymooning in South CA... Disneyland...
Now we have a little baby girl named Nicole, and I'm loving every minute of our family life!