Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Joe got engaged! :D

So I apologize for my absence on Mormon Geeks recently. I personally have been dealing with a psychotic amount of homework as well as the fact that I recently got engaged.
That’s right people I’m engaged. J
Let me answer some of the questions I’ve already heard:
How did you ask?
Nothing special. We pretty much just decided. My fiancĂ©e Katie and I have been best friends for almost a decade, and we’ve been dating for about three years. It just felt right.
When’s your date?
May 24th, 2014.
Why so far away?
We’re both getting ready to graduate soon, and Katie has a pretty awesome but busy job so we’re giving ourselves space so we don’t go nuts.
Everything else, we haven’t decided yet. We don’t know what temple we’re getting married in, we don’t know where we’re going to live, we don’t know where we’re going to go on our honeymoon, and we aren’t registered anywhere (Though unsolicited free gifts are always welcome.)
Now I know the last question you’re all asking: Who was able to snag a confirmed bachelor like me? Well let’s talk about Katie.
I met Katie in a Walmart parking lot about ten years ago. The first time I saw her I had the feeling of “where have you been all my life?”, but not in the romantic way, more “where have you been? I’ve been waiting for you, you dingbat!” and she felt the same way. Over the next several weeks we became best friends, and I started to fall in love.
They say opposites attract, and in Katie and I’s relationship it’s certainly true. Katie is an analytical, logical accounting major at Weber State. Before we started dating her geekiness included some tasteful Anime (She showed me Howe’s Moving Castle) and she was into casual gaming. Now she can (grudgingly) name about a couple dozen super heroes, watches Star Trek, and helped me found my World of Warcraft guild.
Not that much of that is really important. The important stuff is that Katie is the kind of person that would go out of her way to help anyone who needed help, and will do everything she can to see the good in people. Katie can make me laugh when I’m at my lowest, without even saying anything. Last year for Valentine ’s Day she gave me a Lego Death Star. The girl knows me.
One of my favorite quotes is “Happiness is being married to your best friend.” I’ve always subscribed to that philosophy, and I know without a shadow of a doubt that in a year I will be marrying my best friend. J

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