The short version is this: our story begins in college through our respective roommates in the spring of 2007. We dated briefly after graduating, and I broke it off. Then I moved 600 miles away for a job and a love I had lost. After that crashed and burned, Nick came to visit and I realized we were meant to be more than friends. Over the next six months, I gave up on the idea of meeting Prince Charming, and Nick asked me to marry him in New York City in the spring of 2010. We said our vows on a bitingly cold day in January 2011, and with God’s help, we have been slowly figuring out this whole marriage thing since.