I really cannot believe it's been 2 years since we got married. This last year FLEW by, and while we're still "newlyweds," we're definitely experiencing growth and change in our marriage! We have done so much together, and I'm so proud of who we are. In honor of our 2 year wedding anniversary today, I want to share a little bit about our story and how we met and fell in love!
We met when we were 23 and were both working at NASA Langley Research Center. Kevin was an apprentice at the model shop, and I was the coordinator for an internship program. It was the beginning of our summer session, and as part of our program, the interns tour different parts of the center to understand the work that's done there (and because it's just sooo cool). The model shop where Kevin worked was one of the tour locations, and because we had so many interns, we split them up into 4 groups to go through a brief tour. For the fourth group, the original tour guides had to move on to another assignment, and Kevin was one of the employees tapped to help give the last group the tour. I had joined the group, and went through the tour to keep an eye on the interns. I also took some pictures to use for our weekly report.
At the end of the tour, one of my interns offered to take a picture of me (since he saw me taking pictures of the tour and the rest of the group). After that, Kevin and one of his colleagues came up to talk to me, and we talked for about a minute or so before I had to get my interns to the next thing. (So, I actually have pictures of each of us on the day we met)
2 days later, I was sitting in my office when an email popped up, from Kevin. He said that it was nice meeting me the other day, and wanted to get to know me better - so he asked me out!
And then, I didn't respond for a week and a half. I went back and forth on responding - I didn't really know who this guy was at all, and didn't want things to be awkward if it didn't work out... and then there were moments when I thought "why not?" but never actually sent an email back. Funny enough, it was my mom who convinced me to go on the date! So I emailed Kevin and asked him if his offer was still good. Obviously he said yes, and we set a date for later that month!
We went on our first date in June of 2012, became an official couple in July of 2012, and then got engaged in May of 2014... to get married in October 2014. It's been a whirlwind, but it's been wonderful! And I wouldn't want to have it any other way! We've done so much together in a short time, and I can't wait to see what the rest of our years have in store!