That was the subject written on our first emails to each other back in February 2009. Just a few weeks before that, our friend had insisted we meet... albeit, via email because Mark was living in LA and Kim was in Davis at the time. It was supposed to be a casual thing - both of us were just looking to make new friends, not fall in love. We had both never met anyone strictly by email before but decided hey, anything is possible these days.
We hit it off immediately once we started "talking." We both connected in getting to know each other via emails about our families, interests, hobbies, and takes on life a la a sort of modern day "You've Got Mail" kinda way. To this day, we joke that we probably wouldn't have even been friends if we had met any other way.
34 days and 55 emails later, we finally decided to meet in person. Kim had moved back to the Bay Area that March for school, while around the same time, Mark stopped back at home for a short while on his way to live in Chicago. Both of us knew that we didn't want to start a relationship at that time since things would have been long distance, but we continued to have that instant chemistry on our first date (which lasted 12 hours and took us everywhere from Stonestown to the Coit Tower to Sutro Baths). We shared our first kiss on a park bench along the Embarcadero near Pier 9, and it was there on that bench, 7 years later, that Mark proposed.
We are so happy to share the next chapter of our lives with you!
Thank you so much for joining us!
March 2009 - We met
April 2016 - Mark proposed
September 2017 - We got married!
THE LONG VERSION
February 2009 - Mark emailed Kim for the first time
March 23, 2009 - Our first date
April 24, 2009 - It's official
June 2009 - The first movie we saw together - Up - and yup, Kim cried
September 2009 - Our first Giants game together - Giants ended up in 3rd place that season, but at least Tim Lincecum won the Cy Young that year!
July 2010 - Our first vacation together - visited Orlando to see the newly opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter (of course)
January 2011 - Our first Warriors game together - Steph Curry and Monta Ellis combined for 62 in an OT thriller that night
June 2011 - Mark moves to NYC (and lives on his friend's couch)
August 2012 - Kim moves to NYC (and joins Mark on that couch)
September 2012 - Our first 49ers game together - hey guys, remember when the Niners were good?
September 2012 - We move into our first apartment together (with roommates)!
October 2013 - We move into our first apartment together (without roommates)!
March 2015 - We move back home to the City by the Bay (and take the Amtrak train the whole way back)
April 24, 2016 - Mark proposes...and Kim says "of course! (and it's about time)"
September 23, 2017 - We got married!