It all started when Mia started working at Siena restaurant in Smithfield. Nate was a long time employee who had the privilege of being the one to train Mia and teach her everything there was to know. After work one night, everyone shuffled off to Applebee's across the street, to relax and have a few drinks. Mia & Nate took seats next to each other and spent the evening talking about their dogs, past experiences and future plans. It was like nobody else was in the room. Little did they know that they would not spend another weekend apart for the next 4 years to come... and now the rest of their lives. The next step was getting Mia's dog, Harlee, on board as well. Nate persevered through nightly walks after work, on the opposite side of the road for a few weeks until Harlee finally let him near her. If she did not accept, who knows where they would be today!