Maureen and Jason
August 14, 2010

Our Story

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How We Met
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I moved to Minneapolis in 2006 and bought a condo in Uptown.  A few months later, a couple moved in downstairs and we bonded over our dogs.  Aaron and Sara's best man was over at their apartment often and one snowy night in December, I went down to visit Sara and met Jason.  New Years Eve, 2007, I went to a party with Aaron and Sara's group of friends (who are now also great friends of mine!) and Jason was there as well.  We talked late into the night about pictures of my travels all over the world.  Fast forward eleven months, after many group get togethers, an Easter day brunch, Chipotle, my embarrassing night of too much red wine and Jason finally "figured everything out."  We had become great friends over the past year and beginning to date seemed only natural.  

The last year has been amazing.  We fit together so well and really seem to understand how to make the other one happy in all situations.  No matter how stressful a situation may be, like law school, or awkward a first time meeting of the parents may be, we have handled it all together and with laughter.  We've made our little condo where we first met a very cozy, happy home.  Not to mention, Finn (our puggle) is in love with him as much as I am.  

Proposal Story
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In October of 2009, Jason suggested that we take a trip to Chicago or NYC as soon as I finished my first semester of law school and before we headed to Wisconsin for our family Christmas celebrations.  We checked out the different places to stay and settled on the Millenium Broadway in Times Square.  Jason's first comment, "Don't worry, I won't propose in New York.  I don't want you to have to wonder the whole trip, we should just enjoy it."

December 19th, we headed to NYC very early in the morning.  We were VERY lucky to leave Minneapolis as a nor'easter (snow) was working its way up the East Coast and forecast to drop about 10" on NYC.  We got there in plenty of time for the storm to start and settled in.  December 18th had been our one year anniversary and the 20th was my birthday.  Lots to celebrate on this trip!  Law school, anniversary, birthday, Christmas...

After checking in and a nap, we bundled up and headed towards Rockefeller Center and the Christmas tree. Even with blowing snow and cold, it was packed!  We walked around the tree area looking for a place to take a picture.  Then, Jason stopped right near the fence around the tree and wrapped me in a big hug.  As he started talking, I knew what was happening and started to cry.  I was so happy! He said all the right things and then got down on one knee and asked "Will you marry me?"  YES!....  I honestly don't know if anyone even knew what was going on because we felt like we were the only ones there.  It was perfect.  Snow, tree, music from the skating rink.  I couldn't have asked for a better place to say "Yes" to the best man I've ever known.  

Bride
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I grew up in Portage, WI.  It's a small town just north of Madison.  I spent lots of years waitressing in the Wisconsin Dells, attended University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a BA in English.  For almost 20 years, I spent every winter at the curling club.  Eventually it paid off and my team started to compete internationally.  We were the Junior World Champions in 2002 and a few years later were the 2006 Olympic Team.My parents and brother have followed me all over the world to watch me compete in curling.  Although it probably wasn't that difficult for them to travel to Switzerland, Italy and Scotland, it made those events that much more meaningful to me.  Their support was essential in helping me succeed and I couldn't have done it without them.  Also, the wonderful friends I have made through school, curling and from my hometown were the best cheerleaders anyone could ask for!  

This past fall, I began my first semester of law school at William Mitchell in St. Paul, MN.  I hope to graduate in May of 2012. 

Groom
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I grew up in Eagan, MN a suburb south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. I've spent a majority of my life on a soccer field which lead me to Augsburg College and a Business Degree. A few years later I found the right career path... Finance. Yup, one of those careers that's boring to talk about and even harder to explain. I have two amazing parents who have always been there for me and a younger sister who has put up with me over the years as a big brother. I may not say this enough but I truly appreciate them for everything. I'm looking forward to this crazy and amazing journey with great friends, family and a lovely fiancee.