I met Ron at an easter picnic back in 2007 through some mutual family friends. After a year of brief run-ins, small chit-chat here and there, and hanging out at parties, our acquaintance status blossomed into that of a friendship. I found Ron was a comforting person to lean on, someone who really took an interest into listening to me and trying to help me solve my problems. My friendship with Ron picked up and we found ourselves constantly texting each other, grabbing a bite to eat, or seeing the latest flick. After months of dating, we made it official. I was officially his girlfriend for a couple weeks. And then he deployed. :( It was only a 4 month deployment to Iraq, but we did it together, and the bond between us grew even stronger.
|Me & Ron the day he came home from Iraq|
|Supportive Friends :)|
We started making wedding plans and checking out venues here in Phoenix. I've lost count of the number of venues I've seen. I also enrolled on bridal websites, looked at invitations, and even set the date!
And after 2 years...
We're still engaged! Unfortunately, that's life for ya! Financially, we weren't ready and then I got accepted into nursing school. (yay me!) We also had a deployment scare (luckily it got cancelled last minute) so that set things behind as well. I have a year left of school...so once I graduate, the wedding plans will be set in to high gear again!
Until then, we are enjoying the time we have left here in Arizona (maybe forever??) and taking in all the things that life throws at us, together ♥