David and I first met when we were just 14 years old! We went to John O'Connell High School together and had the same Math and Biology class. Secretly, I always thought he was cute! I ended up leaving John O'Connell after 10th grade and didn't see David again until we were 17, at a mutual friends house.
The following year, we ended up in classes together at City College of San Francisco. One day, it was just David and I walking around campus and he said, "Hey, I just got paid and I feel like spending some money, wanna help me spend it?" Of course, I agreed! We got lunch and then took the J downtown and I picked a bunch of clothes out for him (some of which he later admitted to not liking at all, but he was just too nice to say so at the time!). I remember having so much fun and from that day on we hung out almost every day and when we weren't together we were talking on the phone. All of our friends would tease us and say we liked each other, but we would deny it!
Finally, after months of being inseparable, we realized that we cared for each other in a "more than friends" kind of way. A few days after my 19th birthday, 8/28/2007, David very awkwardly (but it was so cute!) asked me to be his girlfriend. His first line was literally, "So, uh, it's a full moon tonight..." Ha ha ha!
David totally surprised me by proposing for his birthday on 2/27/2015 on the terrace of the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco. It was such a memorable moment that I think will always make me smile! He said he wanted to propose on a day I wouldn't expect because I have the tendency to spoil surprises before they happen!
We have grown so much together in the past 8 years. We started this journey as kids and now here we are, all grown up! I feel so blessed!
The adventure continues...