A Love Story

Empire State Building in New York City

New York City will always hold a special place in our hearts, for this is where we first met. More specificallly, the exact coordinates are 40.725034 N & 73.988586 W. This was the first moment when we first layed eyes on one another. It was almost instantaneous that we knew we were meant to be together for the rest of our lives. After spending an amazing time in New York City and seeing all of the sights (The Empire State, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, Times Square, Little Italy and of course the Apple Store ;) hehe), we took a little trip north to meet the Christopher family. So from the very beginning, José got thrown into the craziness. The poor guy had to talk to Big Bruzerman back in Iowa, on the phone without even having met him yet... talk about pressure! The truth is though, it's hard not to like everything about José, so he did just perfect with meeting the Christopher aunts, uncles and cousins. Then it was back to New York, an airport, tears (from Jenni), a kiss and an 'I love you'.

Time dragged on, but then winter came and December marked Jenni's first trip to Spain to meet all of the wonderful people in José's life. We rang in 2011 together and had an amazing time here visiting Fuengirola, Granada, La Alhambra, Mijas, Córdoba and Málaga... all during los Reyes Magos, which is Spain's way of celebrating Christmas and the birth of Jesus when the Three Kings came bearing gifts. Spanish cities are so beautiful at this time. We recommend you to go at some point during this period to see the beautiful lights in the streets, the parties, parades and foods that are all around. It's really beautiful. January brought a different airport, the same tears from the same person and a sad goodbye.

As the months dragged on and we were apart, the question remained... "What are we going to do?" We couldn't live apart like this for much longer. We both knew that the other was the one. Then one night, during a FaceTime call of course, José commented, "You know what we have to do, right?" Half pretending like she didn't know what he was talking about (she really did), and the other half surprised, Jenni responded, "What?"

Finally April came and José got to meet that Big ol' teddy bear, ehem...I mean Big Bad Bruzerman as well as the rest of the family. The following night, Jenni was called upstairs by José. Being pretty easily distracted and unfocused, she went upstairs not thinking anything. When she got to the top, José took her hand, knelt down and asked "Will you marry me?"

Well, I guess since you're reading this now, it's pretty obvious what the answer was. Sadly, April brought another airport and more tears from Jenni.

Then June came and we were able to share our news with José's family. We had decided to wait to tell his parents when we could be together. The funny thing is that the first question asked by José's mom was the same question asked by Jenni's dad upon hearing of the news.... "Where are you going to live?" (No, we still don't know the answer to this question in case you were wondering). Then yep, an airport, another goodbye... and more tears from Miss Emotional!

And that takes us to where we are today. We both are counting the days until November and are hoping that soon there won't be anymore goodbyes. We can't wait for you to join us in this next step of our lives. COME ON NOVEMBER! :)

The almighty Spanish bull