We met online, so our first date was brunch since neither of us wanted to commit to a full dinner date. However, we both knew after that first date that we were going to get married.
We have been together for 10 years. Those years have been filled with the most incredible moments, like our trip to Europe, rescuing our dog, time with our family, mountain biking, getting married and buying our house. During those years we have also supported each other through many challenges, like job changes, my grandfather passing away, and family illnesses. Most importantly, we have grown together by supporting each other over the past decade.
Josh proposed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, which is a special place for our family. My family has been going there on vacation for over 15 years. We always look forward to riding ATVs in the sand dunes on the beach so that is where Josh proposed. It was perfect, doing something we truly love with family there to see the proposal. Our wedding took place at the Santa Barbara courthouse with our immediate family and then we had a big brunch party with all our family and friends. We can honestly say that we had so much fun planning our wedding because we made it a family activity. We had so much fun celebrating with all our family and friends!
We didn’t get married until 3 years ago when we decided to buy our house and start a family. Before that, we were together because we truly just wanted to be together. Once we were both established in our careers and happy with where we were in our lives, we started talking about what we wanted our future to look like. We both agreed that we wanted to establish roots near family by buying a house. We were not sure if we were going to have a family, but after I started talking to Josh about my long-time desire to adopt, we both felt excited to start this journey!