and a lot of dancing at the company holiday party,
we found ourselves talking to each other.
when the party moved over to the bars, we went together.
When the party moved over to their apartment, I, too attended.
We all stayed up until 6am dancing in the living room, watched the sun rise and the snow fall.
He drove me to my friends house and we exchanged numbers.
From that moment on I knew that there was something that I liked about him.
I learned that he was from Chicago and I liked that about him.
I learned that we had both worked for a few professional sports teams
(him: Bulls and Blazers; me: Blazers, Sun sand Mariners)
I liked that about him and us as well.
We seemed to have a lot in common right from the start.
And the fact that we both obviously love to have a good time.
Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months and before we knew it, we were each taking turns driving up to Seattle and down to Portland to spend time with each other nearly every other weekend. We formed a very close friendship from the beginning that naturally turned into a relationship.
When we got tired of the drive back and forth from Seattle and Portland (which was often)
we’d plan trips a d meet up in different cities.
Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Miami…
When we got tired of the drive and meeting separately on trips that we’d rather be traveling together on, I moved back down to Portland.
Since we’ve both been in the same city,
we bought our first house and got our first puppy together here in Portland. We couldn’t be happier with how our life is turning out and we’re so happy that we get to share it together.
And that is all. For now.