|Jesse's 24th Birthday - May 2009|
I was off work that day and Jesse gave me a call a few hours before our date saying that his coworker broke the passenger seat belt in his car and asked me if I could drive. I agreed, but I wasn't very happy about it. (Strike 1) Jesse did plan a really great date. He knew I liked art, so he took me to an FGCU art show. I drove all the way to Estero and on the way there he answered his phone in the car, on our date! (Strike 2) We had a fun time at the art show and then I drove us back down to Naples to go to my favorite Thai restaurant. We had a great dinner and conversation. I asked him what was next. We went to the Naples Pier and sat and chatted some more. While we were there, I saw my first shooting star and thought about how I could see myself marrying him some day. We also ended the date with our "second first kiss," since Jesse doesn't remember our first one. Luckily he never got a third strike. :)
|Our First Date - May 2009|
Jesse and I pretty much fell in love that summer at the beach and over Legos. I'm not even much of a beach person, but it really does hold a special place in my heart because of our first summer together six years ago. Once a week we would go to the beach near my parents' house, sit on a blanket, and chat while the sun was going down. It was so nice getting to know him and his dreams, joys, and fears.
|Our First Holiday - July 4th 2009|
|Lego Date I - June 2009|
|Parasailing Summer 2009|