Cassie and Justin

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How We Met

His side – Cassie and I met for the first time when I started my new job as a Middle School Pastor. She had been volunteering with the youth group for a few months prior to when I was hired. I remember shadowing the current Youth Pastor at the time who had actually been my Youth Pastor way back when. He introduced me to all of his volunteers and there was one that stood out in particular. Her name was Cassie and little did I know that later that year we would be engaged and planning our wedding day!

Her side – Justin was an answer to my prayers. Earlier this year I was introduced to a man that I never would have thought would pursue me. I knew that God had someone out there for me, but never did I imagine a man who would make me feel so beautiful and so cherished. Justin and I began to get to know each other better everyday and in that, we discovered that we had an uncanny amount of things in common; from climbing big mountains to our favorite color. I found my best friend, and it’s a dream come true to be engaged to him and begin planning our big day!
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How He Asked

The morning started just like another one of our morning adventures. It was a cold, clear, -8 morning. Justin and I drove up to Mt. Bachelor to hike up to the top to catch the sunrise and then ski down, I’d never turn down a hike with my handsome man!

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We reached the summit just as the sun rose and when Justin got down on one knee and pulled out the box with the ring. He didn’t have to say a word.

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I said Yes! I was so surprised I didn’t even notice the photographer that was taking photos of the entire thing. We took a moment to soak in the magnitude of the moment and the sunrise and then we skied back down. Best day ever!

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Special Thanks