From a death in the family to the combination of two families, the last couple weeks have been a crazy juxtaposition. Our life allows us to shape it in any way we want. Don’t want to be in rain for the winter? Lets go south. Want to go to South America? Done. But yet there are still things you cannot control. My grandma was sick for a while and even though I was given time to say my goodbyes it was hard to hear the news.

Thank you for the memories Grandma

But there are things that we are in control of. On December 9 on the beach in Monterey California, with our dogs running around us and the waves crashing around us, I asked Samara to spend the rest of her life with me. We have created a truly magical life together and I cannot imagine spending it with anyone else. I am head over heals in love and am lucky to have such an unbelievable woman in my life. Unlike our life, I tried to plan the perfect time and make it perfect but the beach with our van and our dogs running around just felt right.

She said YES

I knew her style but thought Samara would enjoy shopping for her ring with me. Besides, living in such close quartfullsizerenderers I knew there was no way I could get a ring without her knowing. So after she said YES, we went out in search of a ring. After making the appropriate phone calls we only had an hour or so to shop. The excitement between us was palpable.

The next day, we went to a spa in Carmel-by-the-Sea, finally something I could plan. After a morning soaking in hot pools and Saunas we ended the day jewelry shopping. That night, we found her perfect ring. We are still in search of a ring for me, but we’re loving the search. Suddenly, our new found jobs are harder to focus on as we are spending our days dreaming up a wedding. Our lives are a lot busier now but we couldn’t be happier.



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  1. Congratulations! It was fun to meet you at our favorite beach in axillary!
    Looking forward to tracking you on your travels:-)

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