Meet Cute (n.); Scenario in which two individuals are brought together in some unlikely, zany, destined-to-fall-in-love-and-be-together-forever sort of way. (the more unusual, the better).
Mark likes to run. So do I. Interestingely enough, the two of us just "happened" to be on the same after work workout routine at the Morrison YMCA in Charlotte. After several months of sideways glances and friendly smiles (and perhaps some strategically planned workout schedules), the "cute gym guy in the retired athlete shirt" interrupted "the girl with the ponytail and nice smile's" workout and introduced himself. FINALLY!! Four days later, we ate fish tacos, drank margaritas and before Mark dropped me off at my door, we already had another date set. 11 months later, my left hand was sparkling and my heart was more full than ever before.
The best things in life are stumbled upon exactly when and where they are supposed to and always sneak up on us when we are looking for something else or aren't even looking at all...which was the case when we met! (This is called Serendipity)
We are happily married, enjoying newlywed bliss. Life in the Midwest has surely been an adventure so far! We miss our family and friends immensely, but we have learned to lean on each other in a special way and that's what matters most at the end of the day. I talk with my hands, listen to Christmas music year round and get far too excited about Caprese salad. Mark is passionate about politics, perfecting his golf swing and becoming the household grill master. Somewhere in between all of that, we seem to balance each other out. We laugh a lot, are head over heels in love and we eat ice cream more times a week than we will ever admit.
*images above by Lindsay Alexander Photography