Melissa and Garrett

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Garrett and I met around 3 years ago when he moved here from Maryland.  He came out here after graduating to work at Lam Research, but didn’t know anyone but his cousins, who he was living with at the time.  I used to babysit for them in high school, and they are close family friends of mine, so I of course offered graciously to introduce Garrett to people his own age.  Garrett was warned by his aunt not to date me because she didn’t want to ruin any kind of relationship with my family, but it was love at first sight, and we just couldn’t stay away from each other.

Fast forward 2 or so years, and Garrett was ready to make this official.  He got my great grandmothers diamond from my father, after asking for permission of course, and surprised me with a ring during the Thanksgiving holiday.

He managed to get the entire family coordinated, with his parents and brother even secretly flying in from Maryland.  The group set up a beautiful picnic up in the Los Gatos mountains at a Christmas tree farm to celebrate my proposal only minutes after it happened!