BC: Don't we look cute as Muddy Buddies for life!
FC: The Best of THAI & ANGELA's Engagement!!!
1: "Made in Argentina" is our team name - we met in Argentina a year ago on a missions trip. Crazy how God will send you 6,000 miles around the world to meet your wife who lives 10 minutes from you down the street... In our limo after she said YES!
2: That's my fiance... Wowzers! | Practicing...
3: Car they were trying to give me... | The night before - Our friends helping to get Ange's parent's house ready the engagement party!! Thank you again sisters! | Car that I actually got! (at 2am the night before after driving to San Francisco to get it!) | The night before - Angela's dad & I at Hertz to pick up THE car...
4: Me & my monster bike! (And Ange hiding in the background ;) | The early morning sky at 7am on the drive up Mt Hamilton... | Before the race... picking up my lovely Angela.
5: "Partners in Grime" | The infamous mud pit! | THE ring gets to Muddy Buddy!
6: Ange & I with friends about to run OUR race!
7: And she's off! | Crawling thru da mud TOGETHER! | The finish line! | And he's off!
8: "...my Muddy Buddy for life??" | "Will you be..." (and Ange catches some air!)
9: Tackled to the ground by love! | Special Moment. | Another Special Moment! (with much celebration all around us! :) | I think she said YES! ;)
10: My crazy fam! (Dad, grandma & little sister drove down from San Francisco to be with us. Thank you!) | Ange with the "hot chicks" | Ange's family. (Her sister (far left) flew out from Minnesota to be with us! You're awesome!!)
11: Me & Angela's dad | Some of our close friends who came to cheer us on (and take lots of pictures for us! :)
12: Don't we look cute as Muddy Buddies for life! | Bob Babbitt (Mr. Frog Man), founder of Muddy Buddy, wants to publish our story in his magazine Competitor! How fun!!
13: And we're clean(er) as we're about to get into OUR limo! | Pausing again for the camera before the limo takes off... | Enjoying the limo ride... | The ring!
14: Getting to Ange's parents' engagement party for us...
15: "He asked the question & she said..."
16: Opening the door for my lovely fiance! | And she said YES! | Getting ready to head out for a day in Monterey...
17: At Roy's at Pebble Beach for a light-fare lunch. | And we're off!
18: "Will you be my Muddy Buddy for life?" (part II)
19: On the 17-mile drive at pebble beach... | Hot fiance! | Look at that studly dude! | The driver.
20: At Marinus at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley for our engagement dinner... they made us a custom menu! | Don't we look cute together!
21: Anticipating an amazing dinner... Ready, set...
22: Course 2 (acidic): Hamachi, mango, watermelon, tatare, heart of palm, green almond, bottargo emulsion... | Course 3 (Shellfish): Monterey Bay Spot Prawn, seared, avocado-cucumber coulis, spearmint | Course 1 (acidic): Smoked salmon, egg bread croutons, fresh tomatoes...
23: Course 5 (Other parts): Foie Gras, seared, & Sonoma Duck, grilled breast, english peas, brook cherry | Course 6 (Meat): Kansas City Steak, white truffle shavings, white truffle balsamic vinnaigrette, parsnip fondant, mushrooms | Course 4 (Fish): Halibut, razor clam chowder, english peas, bacon, english pea purree
24: Course 7 (Cheese): Cap Gris Nez (cow milk, gala apple), Brin D'Amour Paprika (sheep milk, Carmel Valley honey), Marbre (goat milk, dried calmyrna fig)
25: Course 8 is hiding... sorry. Course 9 (Desert): Chocolate yumminess
26: A 00 GIFT from another table in the restaurant who heard & loved our story! What a neat surprise!! Coming back for our 1-year anniversary!!! Thank you Jesus!!!! | From our tea selection... A metaphor: Harmony : Angela :: Chocolat : Thai