A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Foreign Service LifeMinnesota
January 2, 2014

Hard to believe, but today marks the 5th anniversary of our civil wedding ceremony.  I thought it’d be fun to look back at some of our early dating pictures to celebrate this milestone.

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March 2007 – Our first real date – a Michael Medved Oscars event for Nick’s work

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August 2007 – Out on the town for our 6 month dating anniversary at Pazzaluna in St Paul

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November 2007 – In DC/Maryland meeting Nick’s parents for the 1st time

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December 31st, 2007 – Our first New Year’s together

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Jan/Feb 2008 – Our first trip together to the Island of Grenada

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March 2008 – Out with friends

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April 2008 – Hanging at my St Paul Apartment on Holly Ave

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May 2008 – Nick learning all about the joys of cabin life (here he’s helping put the dock in)

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July 2008 – Celebrating my 28th birthday on Holly Ave

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Summer 2008 – Nick coaching a St Paul Little League team.  I was the official cheerleader!

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July 2008 – An impromptu road trip to the Black Hills, South Dakota

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August 2008 – Sarah flying in a micro-light, the first of many crazy things I would do for my man

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October 2008 – Enjoying the fall colors via hot air balloon

October 2008 – Nick getting an offer to join the foreign service as a Diplomat.  He accepted and proposed to me.  It would mark the beginning of a crazy new chapter in our lives…

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November 2008 – Wedding dress shopping

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Sarah Miller and Nick Novak have unlimited rights to reproduce this image for personal use, granted by photographer Glen Stubbe, 15561 Finch Ave., Apple Valley, MN 55124.  612-210-8603  glenstubbephotography.com

December 2008 – Engagement photos

Sarah Miller and Nick Novak have unlimited rights to reproduce this image for personal use, granted by photographer Glen Stubbe, 15561 Finch Ave., Apple Valley, MN 55124.  612-210-8603  glenstubbephotography.com

Sarah Miller and Nick Novak have unlimited rights to reproduce this image for personal use, granted by photographer Glen Stubbe, 15561 Finch Ave., Apple Valley, MN 55124.  612-210-8603  glenstubbephotography.com

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December 2008 – Our 3rd trip together, a 3 week extravaganza through Southeast Asia (where, little did we know, we’d soon be posted to).  Here we’re at a mosque in Brunei.

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December 2008 – Spent the night in the jungle in Borneo with a native tribe.  Here we are getting our picture taken with the tribe’s medicine man.

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December 2008 – Wrapping up our trip in Malaysia

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December 2008 – Purchasing the ring in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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December 31st, 2008 – Our 2nd New Year’s and Dana’s wedding

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January 2nd, 2009 – Our civil wedding at a court house in Maryland.  We needed to be legally married before Nick started with the State Department 3 days later so that I’d be factored into the assignment we got.

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Makes me smile to look back on all these good memories.  5 years and still going strong!

For those of you who were in our lives then, would you indulge me by sharing what you remember about us from our dating period?  Favorite memories, impressions of us as a couple, etc.  Gracias!

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