Jessica and Chris

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How We Met

Chris and I met back in 2011 in San Luis Obispo running track together through community college. I never thought I’d be in his league, but I couldn’t resist trying. Running track, 7hr van rides to track. meets, initially sneaking hand holding under blankets was our life until we realized we should give us a real shot. Fast forward, we transferred to UCSD together to finish out our degrees, moved all over for grad school/work, now settled in Carlsbad, CA.

How They Asked

The proposal is a different long story, not so short… I’m an Occupational Therapist in the ICU, & Chris is a State & City lifeguard, we’ve been involved as leaders with a foundation called Life Rolls On since 2013, a foundation that assists individuals with spinal cord injuries to surf (look it up!). At the gala fundraiser, Jason Mraz invited Chris on stage to discuss our love for the ocean, helping others, and the joy we share in spending time with the people we love. Then surprised me by getting down on one knee, a beautiful ring, and my favorite people & +400 others lol… finally almost a Gobell. I’ve attached the link below and some photos of the event! (It’s in the first 6 minutes of the link.) I was excited to share this story because due to COVID, life as a bride has been dim so the reminiscing was refreshing! Thanks for reading!