how we met In 2005 we both started school at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as Art and Design Majors, I was a transfer student from Cal State San Bernardino and Necia was fresh out of high school. Our very first class at Cal Poly was Intro to Drawing, I noticed her from across the room but I didn’t muster up the courage to talk to her until the second quarter.
During our second quarter we both happened to take Color Theory, the most time intensive and monotonous class we had to take as design majors. Late nights in the lab painting swatches of color started us talking and we became friends, in March 2006 we started dating. Our dating years were spent camping in Yosemite, hiking around San Luis Obispo, road trips to disneyland and what ever random adventures we could think of.
Disclaimer: apparently I thought the puka shell necklace was still cool in 2006
the proposal After 3 years of dating I popped the question in Montana De Oro ontop of a dune. She already had the ring on before she said “yes!”
Because we love adventure we spent our honeymoon exploring the rain forests and beaches of Costa Rica! We had a blast navigating the back roads on our way up to Monteverde, soaking in warm volcano fed hot springs and just spending lazy days on the beach or in our hammock together.