**Side note- J and I lived in apartment complexes that shared a parking lot. So we were neighbors and we walked over to each other's apartments all the time.
Anyway I showed up to his apartment and he couldn't walk ha! So I helped him limp out the door. We went to dinner, got some ice cream on the way home and watched a movie at my apartment. Right before he was about to leave he leaned over and kissed me! Not a sloppy make out and not a little peck but a good meaningful kiss! Sorry TMI but it was perfect. From that day on J and I spent every spare minute we had with each other. I met his family, and he met mine. I knew very quickly that J was the one.
An exerpt from my journal reads, "I know J is the one. I've never felt this way about anyone. People would probably think I am crazy because I am writing this after knowing J for like a month but everything feels right and I am so excited/nervous/anxious to tell J how I feel."
Everything with us felt natural so when he told me that he loved me, of course I responded with the same. We had only been dating a few weeks and I knew that J and I would get married.
At Christmas he came to my house and asked my Dad for permission to ask me to marry him. I had a feeling that he was doing this so after Christmas I kept looking for the signs. You know, I kept looking to see if he was acting funny or trying to plot something hah! A few weeks went by and I was like okay J lets get this show on the road. I was slightly irritated but I knew it would come. On January 16, 2010, I came back to my apartment and there was a note on my bed. It was a letter to me from J and at the end he told me to go to his apartment. I went to his apartment and found another note with a gift. He continued to send me around to some of our favorite places in town. The scavenger hunt ended at our spot. It was a place we used to go and talk and be alone. Our apartments were always crazy with roommates. I pulled up to our spot and I saw J's car. I got inside and turned it on. Our song was playing and before I knew it J opened my door and got down on one knee. Of course I said yes and of course many tears were shed! It was perfect because it was meaningful and it was private. I was so excited and happy! We had some decisions to make about the wedding date because J had signed a contract and he had a job lined up from April til September. I could either wait here and we would be apart for 4 months or we could get married in April and I could go with J. 4 month is a small amount of time in the long run but I didn't want to wait. I knew I was marrying J and I wanted to be together. So that means I had to plan a wedding in 3 months?! Ha! More like my mom planned a wedding in 3 months! I was away at school while she was picking out caterers and fabrics. I was kinda bummed that I wasn't right in the middle of all the planning but in the end that didn't matter. The wedding wasn't that important, I was just happy to be marrying my best friend. We were sealed in the Newport Beach Temple on April 10, 2010.
That's our story and it still continues... :)