I knew these two weeks would be crazy, so I prepared a post ahead of time for today: Road Trip Trail Mix. Then something else happened…I GOT ENGAGED. Sorry trail mix, you’re not exciting enough anymore.
My fiancé (!!!!!) and I have been dating for 7 years. We met at orientation the summer before our freshman year at Boise State University. Both of us were out of state students, didn’t know anyone there, and we just hit it off. We’ve been together ever since!
We’ve been together through undergrad, a year of long distance with Matt in California and me still in Idaho, then through his grad program and now a year of him getting his career started in athletics.
Kelly and I mentioned things were changing around here. While she was starting a new job, Matt also got his first post graduate full time job at the University of Louisiana, Monroe. Yep…Louisiana. Two kids from the Northwest are headed to the South.
I spent all of last week driving with Matt from Boise to Monroe (1,980 miles) and helping him unpack and move in. The last night we were there, Matt got down on his knees and asked if I would start a new adventure with him in Louisiana. I said yes!!
The plan had always been for me to start looking at jobs and eventually move down there as well, but it seems someone has been helping us out along the way. Everything has been falling into place perfectly and I’ve already interviewed and accepted an ultrasound position at the hospital in Monroe. I will be starting next month!
It’s been a whirlwind two weeks! After all of that I had a 6:30am flight the next morning for a friends wedding (I didn’t make it to the ceremony due to flight delays…don’t remind me…) so we haven’t even had time together to really celebrate or make any plans. That’s always why we don’t have any pictures together after he proposed…we were only together about 6 hours and we were sleeping! But it’s all been very exciting.
I guess my Dad has known a few weeks but didn’t tell anyone, not even my mom! And my sister had seen a picture of the ring but didn’t know he had bought it. Sneaky sneaky. Turns out he didn’t really need help…it’s exactly what I wanted!! I can’t stop staring at it.
I have been amazed by the outpouring of love from our families and friends and it hasn’t even been a week! The wedding probably won’t be until spring/summer 2016, but I can already tell it’s going to be one heck of a party.