We think most already know our story, but it is our (Mostly Lona's) favorite one to tell so we will write it here as well!!
We met in 2012 while standing in line at a pizza place in Old Town Scottsdale.... It was late and Lona needed a snack for her friend visiting for the weekend (thanks Seena!!) and Joel was just getting a slice for himself. While being squished into a small space together waiting Joel struck up conversation and said he would buy Lona a slice if she got up the line faster than him. Probably the best pickup line for Lona because she loves food and would take that challenge any day!
Not sure we ever reached the end of the line before Joels friend Annie (still a great friend to both of us) beat us to it by getting a whole pizza. Before Joel jetted off Lona boldly suggested Joel take her number so they could hang out sometime, even though she had asked her friends to stop her from handing our her number. Lona had planned on living a single life with plans to move to New York City 4 months later. Little did she know, meeting Joel that night would change everything!
While Lona thought she would never hear from Joel again he ended up asking her out a week later. After meeting for a happy hour and going to a friends BBQ (Which could have possibly been a test to see how well Lona could hang with all Joels friends) we have been together ever since! As they say, the rest is history!
Now, with almost 7 years under our belts we have had so many adventures together!! (see photos) And we aren't stopping anytime soon! We are so lucky to have found our travel buddy and partner in crime for life and even though in our minds we started our "forever" a while ago, we are so excited to officially start our married lives together!!