Oct 06, 2014
February 22, 2013 We had planned a weekend trip to Carmel, CA. when we first got into town we went to the beach to watch the sunset (something we always do when we go to a beach). At the beach where we were at there was sand on flat ground that lead to a big hill leading to the water. We were standing on top of the hill taking pictures when Ronnie told me to check out a hella cute video he got of Giuliana ( our niece). The video was of him talking to her and she was cooing at him then all of a sudden he opens her pajamas to show her wearing a shirt that says "Will You Marry Me?" When I turn he's laughing and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. PERFECT!!!!
It will be 12 years this year that we have been together. Over that time we have experienced so much together and created so many traditions. Every year we go with my family to the beach for two weeks and it's a tradition that I am so thankful that we get to still do. We also bought our first home together two years ago. Living together has not only been such a great experience but it has been a learning experience as well. After all of these years we have experienced deaths in our families, births in our families, seeing each other change from young teenagers to full grown adults. It would take days to try and write everything we have done together but all of those experiences have formed our relationship to what it is today. And although our dating life is part of our past and we are moving into our engaged and married life chapters our dating life is the foundation of our relationship and I'm happy to tell you that it's a STRONG ONE!!
We met in High School. He was a Senior and I was a Sophomore. He has a tight knit group of friends that my cousin happend to be a part of. I actually was really close with a number of guys in his group before I even knew who Ronnie was becasue we all went to school together. So when we were all hanging out one night I just said Hi to him and that was that. He worked at Mervyn's at the time and almost everynight when he would get off we would talk online for hours. Two weeks later we had our first date and five months after dating we made things official on October 06, 2001.