Anymore, time has escaped me. For this reason, that reason, or another. Poof! There it went. And I didn’t even realize it had gone. That’s how I felt when I was with Caleb + Sarah! They are such an easy-going couple that it wasn’t hard to spend a portion of the afternoon with them. To let them be in an environment that was totally them! Something relaxing. Something chill.
Living in San Francisco, there were only a handful of times that they were going to make it back to Dayton prior to their August wedding. With winter constantly rearing it’s ugly head, they decided that they wanted to do a lifestyle engagement session. Something that brought both of their personalities into play. So they chose cooking, some wine, and some of their favorite California beats. There in the heart of her parent’s home they prepped for calzones. And all the while, they had no problem with flirting here and there. A look from him would send her in giggles, and he couldn’t help but kiss her.
In 2006, Caleb + Sarah met at work in Cali. With being from Ohio, she only expected to be out there for a few years. Her + Caleb became friends and they enjoyed working on projects together. They worked so well together. Maybe it was work and the not wanting to get involved. Or maybe they both just had wool over their eyes, but somewhere in the mix they realized there was something. Several years later in 2010, Sarah says, We started dating and everything just clicked.
They enjoyed their time together, even outside of work. They both love adventure and a good view, and they had no problem traveling to find it. As we waited for their calzones to brown in the oven, they reminisced about the trips they had taken. They laughed about the time that they got caught camping in the middle of a huge storm and how although it didn’t turn out as planned, it was one of their favorites!
Then they talked about the proposal. How Sarah was completely oblivious to what Caleb was trying to tell her. That she kept peering over the vast view of the Pacific Ocean. The sun was shining and the wind whipped through her hair. Caleb was trying to tell her how much he loved her, as she continued to take in the sights, the sounds, and the smells of the gorgeous day. Then he took her hand at the end of the the Monterey Pier, and caught her eye. He told her how much he loved her, and how great the time they had already had together. And then it hit her. Like a ton of bricks it hit her. Caleb pulled out the ring and asked her to be his wife. To be with him in one step, in one beat forever. She was so excited as she hugged him, and told him yes!
Stepping back, I let them talk. They smiled at one another. A sweet smile of remembrance. I let them sip on the wine that they were enjoying as the smell from the kitchen leaked into the dining room. Then the timer went off, and they were instantly reminded that there was some food spoils to enjoy! They went on with the rest of the afternoon, and needless to say it didn’t get any less fun! They ended their afternoon with a perfectly good little snow fight in the backyard! You know, the white stuff that doesn’t appear in San Fran!
Caleb + Sarah, thank you so much for allowing me to come enjoy a Sunday afternoon with you. To taste in the amazing dish you guys cooked up, and to celebrate all the good news that was to celebrate! Here is to wine, cooking, and a good time! I’m very much looking forward to your August wedding and I know that it’s going to be an absolutely beautiful one with the two of you in the midst of it! Blessings from now until then!
..TON OF BRICKS..