"Nick & I have been best friends since before 8th grade. But that isn’t where our story started. My sister & I spent a lot of time at The Thorne’s on China Lake because my dad was really good friends with Nick’s grandparents. We spent many days sitting at the bar stools in the kitchen drinking soda (which we never had in our house!), playing with a nerf basketball hoop that would suction to the sliding glass doors, and playing with an old guitar – I believe these two things are still in the same hallway closet! To this day, our families and Nick & I still talk about these things. Nick’s grandmother has since passed on, but she was also like a grandmother to me. She would always tell our parents that Nick & I were going to end up together. We would both give anything to hug her again…
He went to a private Catholic school until Junior High, and I went to public school. Through high school, we both dated different people, but everyone always told me ‘You and Nick Thorne are going to get married!’ We were the typical flirts in high school, always getting together for at least one dance at school dances. I picked up skateboarding because of Nick…I know – crazy! I was the high school boys ice hockey manager all four years in high school, and our senior year ended perfectly when Nick scored the winning goal in overtime for us to win the State Championship. Something we both will never forget.
We didn’t actually start dating until we were 21. We have done some amazing things together in 6 years and I can’t imagine what else is in store. We have bought two homes and multiple cars, jeeps & trucks. We are a lucky Aunt & Uncle to a niece and nephew, and we another niece on the way. Our furbaby is a four and a half year old chocolate lab. Nick was with me in Canada when one of my dreams came true – seeing Shania Twain in concert! I watched Nick be the best man at his best friend’s wedding in the Bahamas. His family is mine, and mine is his. We are best friends and laugh uncontrollably. All. Of. The. Time. We can’t imagine being with anyone else.
We are both looking forward to September 9th, 2017!"