So it was an interesting start of our relationship. We were co-workers, him in QA (engineering) and I in customer support - but neither of us really hung out for the 2 years I had already been with the company. His cubicle was on the other side of the building and although the building was not terribly big at all, our teams/departments just never really crossed paths.
To be honest, my first actual meeting with Scott was at Rosie McCanns in Santana Row (San Jose) during karoke night. He even sung with another co-worker - "A whole new world" from Disney's Aladdin! At the time though I was fairly new to the company so I didnt pay him any mind.
About a year later, a mutual friend was interested in sky-diving and spoke to Scott about it since he had already gone some months prior. We all decided to take on this adventure and go sky-diving in Hollister, CA. And of course, we decided to do it during the rainy/winter season... in November. Bad Idea. The clouds were stormy and grey, definitely not good weather for jumping out of a plane. Well, after a full day of false promises of getting into the air, we decided to call it quits and head back to San Jose. It was Saturday... so why not keep going for the night. We ended up at a sake lounge in downtown, where we were all downed a bunch of sake bombs. Drinking our fustrations away .. haha not a good idea. We all got pretty wasted and had to take a taxi to my apartment; where Scott proceeded to try and talk my ear off and then passed out on the couch.
Th next morning we rose a little hung over but still determined to jump out of that tiny airplane. We again drove all the way to Hollister and demanded to get up in the air! Haha... well there really wasnt any demanding, but we did show up early enough so that all four of us could get a chance to swirl back to earth from 15,000 ft! Sounds fun, right?! Of course! :D Well, it was an extremely great experience and I wouldnt mind doing it again some day.
Anyway, ever since then Scott and I started hanging out more; searching for more adventures to go on - like spelunking/zip-lining/scuba classes, etc. Our band of 4 friends called ourselves "TAPS" = The Adventurous PioneerS. LOL.... extremely cheesy but we thought it was fun.
So in the end, who knew Scott and I would be compatible enough to start a relationship and now on this adventure of starting a life together. Crazy right! I am still trying to get use to the idea that "I am getting married soon".
Well hope you enjoyed this short story! :D
Well... we've waited 6 months to finally book our date for the church, which is Santa Clara University's Mission. They have a policy that they would only take reservations a year out. Since we decided March of 2013, we had to wait until January to book our date. Sooo... January 6th, about an hour away from then SCU would start taking calls we ask ourselves - " I wonder if Easter weekend falls on the same weekend we want our wedding day?" After all this time, we didnt think to check until the day we need to book.... DOH! hahah... oh well.
And just our luck... It is indeed Easter weekend (March 31, 2013). *dom dom dommmm*
At 9 o'clock on the dot we called SCU and asked for that date any. As suspected it was unavailable due to Easter. Oh well! Gotta give glory to our Lord and Savior over all things... which includes our wedding. So we booked our new date - March 23, 2012! WOOOOO HOOOOO!
With little time to dwell....we've already checked out two venues for the reception... and so it begins..
I'm excited and nervous all at the same time! But we will be tag-teaming this and get'er done!
My (now) fiance, Scott and I live in San Jose, Ca and so, it all started
with a planned trip to San Diego (where I am originally from). The purpose
of the trip was to adopt my sister's chihuahua/japanese chin 7-year old
dog, while she was in boot camp with the US Army.
Unbeknownst to me, Scott enlisted help from two of my best friends in San
Diego. Months prior, they helped him find the right spot to propose;
gathering family and friends as witnesses; and scooping a restaurant for
dinner after the deed was done.
My friend, Amii, was tasked with getting us to the proposal spot; which was
on the beach at Pacific Beach in San Diego. We walked when for a walk
around the beach and even ran through a field of seaweed and nads. I was
tired by then, and suggested that we go back up onto the street level.
While we were on the beach, my other friend, Truc, was tasked with
gathering our friends and family on the balcony looking down on the spot
where Scott is suppose to propose.
When the time came, he totally caught be by surprise as he started his
speech. My initial reaction was "No way! Noooo Waaay!" Haha... I just
couldn't believe what was happening and what was coming up next.
As he continued with his speech and got on one knee (attached photo), I
heard a loud cheering crowded up above on the balcony. I nearly freaked
because some of the folks I have not seen in a while and they were all
gathered there that day. We're talking about Scott's parents from San Jose,
my family (parents, 2 brothers, niece and nephew), friends from all around
the San Diego and Los Angeles areas. Like really, how the heck did all
those people know and kept it a secret the whole time. I had no clue
I then, turn back to him and say "YES!!" Tears starting running down my
cheeks, as I hug and kiss my new fiance. Family and friends ran down to
Dinner followed at Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge (722 Grand Avenue,
San Diego, CA 92109). And to top the whole night off, Scott's parent's
surprised both of us with a wine that Scott created @ Jessup Cellars the
weekend before and called it Muniano Meritage. 'Muniano' is a combination
of our last names; Munivong + Serrano.
I must say, I can't believe I will be marrying the man God has lead me to.
Hope that wasn't too long!