Timing is everything. We both went to school at UCSD. Post college, we were at the same parties. Our paths crossed countless times throughout the years, but we never actually met. The timing couldn’t have been better when we finally did meet in June of 2008 at a Dodger Game. We started dating on August 22nd 2008.
We share a mutual love of music, food and adventure. But as much as we have in common, it’s our differences that make us so great together. Natalie is a dreamer while I’m a realist. We come from different cultural backgrounds but uphold the same values: I’m Chinese & Natalie is Jewish.
This means more holidays, more exotic food and more fun. Ian is a master griller and I’m a wiz with vegetables. Ian is athletic and I love the arts. Together our lives are fuller and our meals better balanced.
Whether it's golf, pilates, chicken wings or kale salad, we are always encouraging each other to try new things. And our lives are so much better for it...except when Natalie tried eating oysters. That was a disaster.
February 18th 2012:
On a perfect day in La Jolla, overlooking the Pacific ocean, Ian proposed. This was a special place for us as we both went to college at UCSD and sat upon these same cliffs before we ever met. We’d often stop here together on weekend trips to San Diego. The day Ian proposed, we sat side by side (with our pup Baxter) with our feet dangling over the cliffs. He asked. I said yes.