Monday, February 15, 2016

Leah and Adam: Our Love Story

At a wedding in October
Hello blog world! I am kicking off our love and marriage series and am so thrilled to be sharing our love story. Especially because... (wait for it)... Adam and I recently got engaged! He popped the question just over two weeks ago and we have been enjoying engagement bliss (and planning) ever since. 

Taken shortly after the Broncos Super Bowl win (hence the jersey)
But let's back up and start from the beginning. Adam and I met just over a year ago on February 6, 2015.  We had connected on OK Cupid the Monday after the Super Bowl, and after chatting non-stop for a few days we set a time and place for our first date. While our night of drinks, bowling and laughter was a memorable one for both of us, the one thing that I will never forget about that night was the look on Adam's face when we saw each other for the first time. Was it love at first sight? Not quite, but did we know we had something special right off the bat? Absolutely.

Being in our late twenties we both knew exactly what we were looking for in a partner, and we quickly realized that we had found it in each other. By April we were discussing moving in together. By the summer time we were talking marriage. He moved in right before Christmas, and we were engaged one week shy of the anniversary of our first date.

The proposal itself was beautiful, romantic and intimate. It was January 30th and we had gone for a walk in our neighborhood up to the country club bar/club house. Normally this time of year it's freezing cold and miserable, so when Adam suggested a stroll up to grab a drink at the bar I thought "It's warm in January, heck yeah let's go for a walk!". When we arrived at the club house there was a beautiful set-up of flowers and a lit fire-pit. I initially said "Whoa, who's this for? I think we're intruding", but when Adam started telling me how much he loved me I knew this was it. He got down on one knee and I think I was nodding my head and saying "OMG yes!" even before he popped the question. 

The proposal scene
Post-proposal (and lots of tears)
From there we headed to my sisters house where I thought we were celebrating my mom's birthday, but where in fact there was a surprise engagement party! We celebrated, cried and toasted with our families all while still in somewhat of a shock that we were actually engaged.

One thing that has always been a huge part of our love story is our families. Not only does my family love him, and I adore his, but our families have now become good friends with each other. Having their love, support and encouragement has been a huge blessing. It all just feels so RIGHT, ya know? 

So what's next for our story? Marriage. We're enjoying being engaged and planning our wedding for next June. But our next big step in this journey is marriage: learning the lessons of what it means to be a married couple. We have a lot of amazing times ahead of us, but we also know that marriage is hard work. 

Well, that's our love story! I'm so glad I was able to share with you all and I look forward to hearing all about YOUR love stories as well.  <3


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