Vas and I met while road biking on the Tucson River Walk. We had passed each other several times going in the same direction and decided to start racing each other. Depending on who you ask, I outraced Vas (true)…or maybe Vas outraced me (not true). Eventually, we both ran out of breath and struck up a conversation. And now, here we are!
Vas and I were in Hawaii on a trip celebrating the end of my residency and the end of Vas’s ballet career. Vas had managed to convince me weeks before the trip that he and his friends made a pact years ago to never propose on a trip (I know right?...but I believed him). So I truly did not think he would ask me to marry him in Hawaii, even after he said he booked a photographer for some “sunset photos”. When he got down on one knee I was completely surprised, it was perfect!