I moved to AZ during the summer of 2005 to start my first year of teaching.. My first year was HORRIBLE and I thought maybe I had chosen the wrong profession. I also had eye problems with my retina detaching in my left eye a couple times. WHY had I moved away from my family?! I had planned to move back to NM because AZ turned out to not be that great.
That all changed of course when I met a boy. The first time I saw Ian, I don't think he saw me. I was walking to my apartment from my friend, Kali's to put eye drops in the problem of an eye I have, when I ran into Nate. He gave me a hug on the way to his car. His friend turned around and it was a "Dream Weaver" moment. Think Wayne's World movie where Wayne sees Cassandra (or whatever her name is).
Fast forward to April 1st. I was suppose to go to the movies with a friend, but Laura invited me over to her apartment to play games. I politely canceled my plans to go see a movie and went to hang out with Laura and my Dream Weaver guy. It was an awesome night, and a couple days later he showed up on my doorstep with a blue Gatorade and a gossip magazine. (He listened when we had a conversation the first night we hung out.) He was a keeper. I told him so a couple weeks later, and he told me he didn't want anything serious. We were just going to be "friends." Ummm no thank you! I wasn't too happy about that, but luckily the next day he told me he made a mistake. From that day on we were a couple...awwwww.
We're at a Dbacks game...I'm not a fan of baseball so
I must of liked him to go to a game!
Our first New Years together.
Fast forward to summer of 2007. We went to Alaska to visit his family. I fell in love with Alaska and we had an amazing time! June 14th Ian went to play golf with his dad. His mom and I went shopping down in the canyon. When we all got back to the house Ian asked me if I wanted to go for a walk. It was 11 o'clock at night, but it was still light out so it didn't feel that late. We're walking by the train tacks and I hear a noise. I'm convinced it's a bear and want to go back to his house. We're walking back and Ian bends down to pick up a spike that he found on the tracks. He hands it to me and he had painted it blue and wrote "Will you marry me?" on it. When I looked at him he was on his knee holding the ring. All I could do was cry, and I finally got around to saying "YES!!!" (I get teary eyed just thinking of that moment)
December 16, 2009-Surprise you're having a baby!! The next 9 months were a blur, filled with excitement. I had the joy of getting bigger by the month and Ian had the joy of having a designated driver. Lucky him. ;) Bumpy pregnancy that led to........
August 20, 2010-Max was added to our puzzle of a family. We became the family I've always dreamt about. I'm married to my best friend, and we have an amazing little boy that makes life complete.
First family photo.
All in all I guess our love story isn't too mushy. We've had bumps in our journey to where we are now, but it's all worth it in the end. I couldn't ask for anything better. The End.....or really To Be Continued...