We met in January of 2014, just six months after Mandy moved to Dallas. We met through mutual friends. Mandy's friend set her up with a guy that her boyfriend knew.
We have now been married for three years and still continue our movie snuggles, Netflix marathons, and board game challenges that we started six years ago.
When she showed her a picture of a guy who looked like he was in high school, Mandy thought he was too young. However, she still went out with her friend and her boyfriend since she didn't know many people yet. Mandy saw Chris and was immediately drawn to him. She thought in her head, "Why couldn't the setup have been with that guy?!" Turns out Chris WAS her date! For some reason they showed Mandy an old high school photo of him instead of a recent picture!
We spent the night talking and later that night, we began texting. We had our first true date a few days later. We bonded over How I Met Your Mother marathons, board games, and movie snuggles. On our two-year anniversary, we booked a trip to Nashville, which we were excited to visit for the first time. That weekend a blizzard came out of nowhere. Downtown Nashville was basically shut down. We spent the weekend wandering around Broadway Street trying to find things to do and places to stay warm. At one point, Chris kept moving towards the river even though he was complaining of how cold he was. He is from Texas, so anything below 60 degrees is cold for him :). As a New Yorker, Mandy was able to handle the cold and snow and was confused why Chris was not taking up her offer to go in somewhere to warm up.
Finally, we reached the river and Chris starts talking about the two of us and a light bulb went off. He then got down on one knee (in the snow!) and proposed. We were married in March of 2017 in Texas surrounded by our loved ones. It was the best weekend ever. We have now been married for three years and still continue our movie snuggles, Netflix marathons, and board game challenges that we started six years ago.