Dennis and Chelsea met on the playgrounds of Russell Elementary where she attended school during 2nd grade and he attended the 5th grade. During Dennis' time at Russell he befriended his fellow classmate, Casey Fung, and grew to know her siblings: Lindsay, Kyle and Chelsea. Dennis extended his kindness and reading skills to Chelsea as her reading buddy, despite his lisp and stutter, until the Fung family moved out of the Russell School district the following year.
It was during Chelsea's 2nd grade reading sessions where her school girl crush began. From there Chelsea would spend her time at recess following Dennis, swooning over his speech impediment, freckles and his four square athleticism. She went on to another school for the 3rd grade, uncertain if their paths would cross again. Years later, Dennis went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years and attended a Welcome Home gathering hosted by his longtime friend -Casey- where Chelsea and Dennis were reunited. Five years later Dennis proposed to Chelsea at the same place it all began, Russell Elementary.