We got married!
We know some (most) of you are shocked and maybe a bit concerned. We are sorry if this is the first you are learning about this as well. We tried to tell everyone that was close to us personally, but we just couldn’t keep the news to ourselves anymore!
Please know that it’s not that we did not want you involved, the opposite is true. However, in such a short timeframe we could not have organized an event that would have included all of you in a meaningful way. Please do not take not knowing personally. We love you.
We also know that you are bound to have a million questions for us, and while we are happy to answer them, we will be turning off our phones for the weekend and heading out of the state.
In the meantime, here’s a simple timeline of how this marriage came to be. We hope to celebrate with you all in the coming weeks and months!
Monday, 10/22 -
Denver Start-Up Lunch – First connection via Tanner, Gary V., and Astronautalis
Monika spills her lunch all over the table. Jon laughs and thinks it’s cute.
Jon asks for Monika’s business card, one left. Lucky.
Jon sends follow-up email – Monika gets excited, but waits a day to respond (he did have an android phone after all)
Tuesday, 10/23 -
Monika replies Jon’s email
Wednesday, 10/24 -
Ignite Denver – Tanner informs Jon that Monika will be there. Jon gets excited.
Monika skips seeing the Wallflowers, for free, because she wants to hang out with Jon
Ignite after party – Tanner “ping-pong’ing” down the street. First snow. First kiss.
Emails exchanged, plans made for Tech Cocktail
Thursday, 10/25 -
Tech Cocktail & The Delta Saints concert
Friday, 10/26 -
Cold ride to drop Monika off at car. Jon is slightly hungover.
Monika is at RATK’s show, doesn’t invite Jon
Saturday, 10/27 -
Halloween weekend – Jon in Fort Collins with friends, Mon refuses to come out
Sunday, 10/28 -
Brunch @ Snooze – Jon starts to realize this is real
Monday, 10/29 -
Dinner in Boulder @ The Kitchen
Tuesday, 10/30 –
Post Paradise @ Moe’s in Denver
Monika skips other concert she was supposed to go to (who *is* this guy)
Thursday, 11/01 -
Monika shares unreleased music with Jon
Threatens to kill Jon for the first time (won’t be the last)
Friday, 11/02 -
Drinks with Monika’s co-workers in Boulder @ The Sundowner
Jon, at Mon’s urging, downloads Instagram and “wins” contest
Street Food – Monika finally pays for something (Jon had no cash and had to let Mon pay)
Saturday, 11/03 -
Flowbots, MBSE, & Astronautalis concert @ Gothic Theater – Monika starts to realize this is real
Sunday, 11/04 -
Monika in Disney
Monday, 11/05 -
Monika still in Disney…
Tuesday, 11/06 -
Election Night – Jon loses (but loses like a winner and honors bet terms)
Jon cooks dinner
Joke about getting married and divorced by Christmas
No longer joking about getting married
Wednesday, 11/07 –
They become Facebook official – Chaos ensues
Thursday, 11/08 -
Monika’s Birthday – Jon sends flowers, Mon’s office freaks out
Monika goes out with co-workers, invites Jon to join and meet all of the ladies
Friday, 11/09 -
Drinks in LoHi with Mon’s friends
Best birthday cards ever via Williams and Graham
Drinks in LoDo with Jon’s friends
Some of Jon’s friends find out we are getting married. Think it is a joke.
Saturday, 11/10 -
Monika has brunch with Christina. Forgets charger at Jon’s, makes him deliver it to her
Christina later says she went home and told Dan that Monika had found ‘the one’
Fierce Bad Rabbit concert in Fort Collins – Jon meets Monika’s parents and brother
Sunday, 11/11 -
It’s 11/11, make a wish
Coffee with Monika’s parents
Monday, 11/12 -
Scramble to buy (temporary) rings
Tuesday, 11/13 -
Let the interesting begin.