Fell in love

My story is kind of interesting. I decided to finally try an online dating service. I found ldsmingle, and thought, "Why not. They're all LDS, right?" I was always good about trying to talk to my "matches" on the website.

The girl who is now my wife (her profile is dawnavin2), registered just so she could check out the profile of a friend. Dawn was one of my recent matches, and her profile interested me, so I sent her a smile. She replied, with the one asking if we could email. I thought, "sure. What can it hurt." We would also instant message each other. She wasn't even planning on meeting me, and I didn't push it. Both of us had been in bad relationships.

On December 10th, 2006, she asked what I was doing. I thought she wanted to meet, and asked if she had wanted to. She later told me she was just making conversation, but said sure. There was a Messiah concert at BYU-Idaho that night, and we went to that together! It was actually a lot of fun, and we went on a long walk in the snow afterwards.

She liked me right from the start, but it took a lot of convincing on my part before I fell in love with her. We dated a little all month, but nothing serious. Just before Christmas, she went home, to California. A week went by with us talking a little. She missed me, and told me in an email that she liked me a whole lot. I usually hate talking through emails, but decided I needed to tell her how I felt. The concern I had was taken care of the next night, when she called me. We talked every night on the phone for the next week and a half, until she got back to Rexburg.

Our first kiss was January 10th. I proposed February 9th. We were planning on getting married May 12th, but God had different plans for us. Some things came up, and we were married last Saturday, March 10th - exactly 3 months after we first met.

***Updated 7/10/08***
We met on LDSMingle in October 2006. We officially met at a concert, December 10th of that year. Things weren't really progressing until she went home for Christmas (she was attending BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho, which is where I am from). We started talking every day, for a couple of hours, and couldn't wait for her to come back from California. We got engaged February 9, 2007. We ended up getting married on March 10, 2007. On short notice, her parents and a sister and brother were able to come from California! I can't say things have been easy, but we do love each other and work things out.

December 1, 2007, we moved to Salt Lake City, UT, to be closer to her older brother who lives here. Again, it hasn't been easy, but we talk and work things out! We recently received a great gift, which we knew was coming. On June 22, 2008, we had a baby boy. Garret David Nickell was born at 5:21pm. He weighed 7lbs 13oz and was 21 in long! He is adorable and is the light of our life!

dbl2and1 & dawnavin2

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