As I mentioned yesterday, John and I will be celebrating our third wedding anniversary tomorrow, so I decided it was time to share a little bit more about how we met, our engagement, and our wedding day!
After John and I met, we started dating long distance. John still had one more year at Florida State and I was finishing up in East Lansing. Although we lived over 1,000 miles apart, we were able to see each other absurdly often.
John has a family member that works for Delta, so he was able to fly standby whenever he wanted.
Our typical week looked something like this... John would leave Tallahassee Thursday morning (fly to Atlanta to Detroit to East Lansing) and arrive in the evening. Since most people don't have class on Fridays, he only had to skip Thursday.
He would generally stay in Michigan until Monday evening and then fly back in time for class on Tuesday morning (so basically he was only in Tallahassee on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, ha!).
The whole standby thing usually worked out, but there were a few nights spent stuck in the Atlanta airport... just waiting for Chik-Fil-A to open up for breakfast and then hopefully making the next flight.
So given our circumstances, we spent a considerable amount of time together! (John may or may not have graduated with a degree in "Social Science" instead of the planned Econ due to missing too many econometrics classes... but that's neither here nor there - we were in love!).
Anyway, it was Christmas break, and John and I were pretty excited to head down to Florida, spend a few days in Tallahassee, and then head to Miami where we were going on a cruise.
I had a feeling that John may propose while we were on vacation, but I wasn't sure when it was going to happen.
(Am I the only one that thinks there is something a little bit concerning about a completely surprise proposal? I mean, "when" should always be a little bit of a surprise... but hopefully the person is expecting it - at least a little bit anyway...!)
On New Year's Eve we had a pretty laid back day... we spent some time swimming, John made me dinner, and we had a lovely bottle of champagne. Shortly after finishing dinner, John asked me to marry him.
And of courseeee, I said yes!
It was pretty perfect actually... exactly one year earlier, I was telling him about my "connection" with him, ha!
It couldn't have been a more perfect close to 2009!
Wedding story tomorrow!