When Covid hit, Nick and Allison were pretty lucky. Their years living together in tiny Brooklyn apartments and an even tinier van, made them well suited to their new deskmates status. And the temperate California climate meant that they could still get outside and do the things they love. But there was something about a global pandemic that seemed to push people into making big life decisions. Nick and Allison made three.
One. Nick and Allison’s household grew by one when they adopted sweet Maple. Her cuddles and uncontrollable outbursts of excitement provided them with the love and affection they didn’t know they needed.
Two. One month in Colorado with Allison’s sister and brother-in-law inspired them to think about looking at houses in the area—just out of curiosity. Something about an enthusiastic realtor, or Nick being 30 and feeling the need to buy property, led them to purchase a mid-century modern ranch house in the Colorado front range.
Three. The reason you’re reading this story. Nick had the ring for about 6 months. He couldn’t figure out the right time and place to make his proposal. It finally came together when Nick and Allison started plotting a drive out to their Colorado home in the Spring of 2021. They decided to make a road trip vacation out of it, starting with a 4 day camping trip in Yosemite. On the second day, Nick and Allison packed their bags and hiked up to Little Yosemite Valley for a night out in the wilderness. After some hot bowls of ramen and a little whiskey, Nick coaxed Allison up a hill to watch the sunset. That’s the moment that this chapter of the story ends. That’s when Nick asked Allison become his wife and to start the next chapter.
We’re excited to invite all of our friends and family to celebrate our love and our story and to witness the next chapter of our lives together.