Halloween 09, we won the tri-stake costume contest!
I did not want a serious boyfriend that fall semester but we were still with each other non stop. I knew the day I would start dating him steady we would get serious pretty fast. We both went home for Christmas break and I realized how much I missed him. As soon as we got back to school in the beginning of January we went steady, even facebook official :) Oh yeah, we even said I love you to each other even before we were official, that was December 8. Things were progressing fast as I predicted. We seriously spent every waking moment together.
March '10, meeting the Waldrom Gang in Phoenix
June '10, meeting the Van De Graaff Gang in Chicago
July '10, Disneyland with our siblings Stefan and Morgan
And then it happened, we got engaged in September of 2010. But let me tell you the story behind our engagement. So we had gone ring shopping and I knew it was going to be coming soon. But time kept going by and Nathan says they were having some complications with the ring. He felt bad about them taking so long so he took me to Melting Pot. I had a little suspicion he was just trying to trick me so I went along with it. At the restraunt he told me he had a surprise for me, in walks Stefan (his brother lived about 5 minutes from the place) and that was my surprise... So after dinner we went on a carriage ride around temple square. I was sure he was going to propose there. But he didn't... So he drove me home and dropped me off. I couldn't believe it! I was venting to my roommate that he had spent all this money tonight and didn't propose! I even started to cry a little... I know pathetic. I texted Nathan and said "I really thought you were gonna propose tonight." He said, "Can we talk?" I started to freak out, I thought it was something bad. So he pulls up to my apartment and picks me up. I start crying even more because I wasn't sure what was going to happen! He takes me to the park where we always go and talk (and it's where we had our first kiss). And he hands me a card. I told him my eyes were too blurry from crying and asked him to read it to me. It said "Ali you are my baby. You are my sweetheart. You are my milenka. You are my birdie. You are my best friend. Will you be my wife?" I started crying happy tears then! He got on one knee and pulled out the ring.
So here we are now married. I could not ask for anything else in life.