Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The date is set...

T-minus 214 days, or rather 30 weeks and 4 days until IT happens. So if you are ready to party, you better save the date and make the plans.

WE have reserved a fantastic evening at The Loading Chute in Creston, CA, near the famed hometown of one Ms. Leah Powell. (AKA Paso Robles, CA)
More info to come... we promise. Stay tuned for where to stay and what to do while you're here.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dating 101

Over the last year and a half Sam and I have shared a million "rock your world" moments. Everything we've done together has been amazing - I'm going to post a smattering of random photos of our adventures together to give you a taste of the awesomeness that Sam has brought into my life.
Beginning with this gorgeous photo taken by my dearest Sam on one of our very first dates. We hiked out over looking Sedona, AZ and watched the sunset. I sat on a baby cactus (ouch) and Sam used my camera to prove that he is a better photographer than I am.

Ok, I took this picture on the same day, and I'm pretty proud of it.

4th of July, 2010 - I was visiting Bethany in Pinetop, AZ and met up with Sam and some other friends for an archery shoot at Sunrise Ski Resort. Another one of those awkward dates....can I call him my BF yet??? It was a good trip - we watched the fire works and held hands - awww a budding romance!

We spend a breathtaking afternoon at the Grand Canyon. For those of you who didn't know already, Sam spent a few summers guiding hiking/walking/camping tours of the Canyon. When I told him I had never been there, I thought he was going to break up with me :( instead he whisked me away on an afternoon adventure. We caught a fantastic sunset and thunderstorm on the way home - it was a date I will never forget.

Meet the Parents! Sam came out the central coast for Thanksgiving last year. Here he is with the elephant seals!

Our favorite spot to vacation - Telluride, CO. This was 2010 with Sam's cousin Kyle, Chad, Bethany, Sam, myself, my brother Weston, and his BFF Jeremy - in order from left to right. (Who would have thought that a year later, we'd be getting engaged on this very same mountain!)

Well, I think you get the point. Fun times with good people. It's been a wonderful time dating this wonderful man. Love you babe!

The Story of Sam and Leah

Going way back to the spring of 2010, a dear friend of mine introduced me to Sam. Yes, we were at a bar. And no, we weren't drunk. Fast forward to the June of 2010, Sam and I ran into each other at the same bar. He kindly walked me to my car and instead of a friendly hug good night, he kissed me square on the lips and asked me for my number. 3-5 days later, we haven't spent more than a day apart since. So I'd like to dedicate the first post of this blog to our good friend Bethany who introduced us, and to the Museum Club in Flagstaff that brought us together on that fateful night.