Jen and I first met at a bowling ally. She was living in Germany at the time, but was in Utah for the Thanksgiving holiday. We have a mutual friend, Jared Dimick (featured on the far right, not gay). Jared put together a game of bowling, because Jen was in town and invited me to come. I had a crush on her from the beginning. You can tell by the way I leaned in for the picture.
A couple days later, after Thanksgiving, I invited her to go with me to feed the homeless. I was extremely happy when she agreed to go. I guess you could call it our first unofficial date, because it was group thing. I was really in to her after that night, but wasn't sure how I could make it work with her leaving to return to Germany in a couple of days. The night before she left I went to say goodbye. I put my arm around her, and I could sense she had something for me too. I told her I was sad she was leaving and she told me she was too. We kept in touch quite frequently over facebook, but I knew I had to come up with a way to see her again. My family and I were planning a trip to Portugal, where I served my mission, for spring break. Some how I gathered up enough kahunas to ask her and after a month of convincing she finally agreed.
It has now been exactly one year, since we met. I'm so glad I went bowling that night and met the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. Its been the greatest year of my life.