NOVEMBER 17, 2018

We met at a good friends wedding - Jane's UCLA college housemate was marrying Spencer's mate from Melbourne Uni. Spencer had flown in from Toronto and Jane from San Francisco. We were the tallest (and most handsome) people on the dance floor, with 110% gangly limbs in our dance moves. It was a great match from the start.

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DECEMBER 08, 2018

2 weeks later, Spencer moved to Arizona for work and had his first weekend visit to Jane in San Francisco. Long distance courting had officially begun!

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APRIL 13, 2019

We crossed the Rio Grande for the first time together, a cheeky long weekend in Mexico City.

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MAY 04, 2019

Visited friends in new cities

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JUNE 06, 2019

More trips, more feelings....

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SEPTEMBER 02, 2019

...Jane was about to become a woman, a 30 year old woman, in Tulum Mexico...

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OCTOBER 08, 2019

Now where the hell are we going to live??

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DECEMBER 07, 2019

Toronto could be home? If he shaves that ridiculous (but very manly) moustache off...

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MARCH 20, 2020

As March rolled around, Jane's things were packed up or sold, her rent notice handed in and goodbyes given. Spencer had cleared out space in his dresser and set up reservations. Then COVID took a giant dump on our plans (and hearts) shutting down Canadian borders to all travellers, including the southern neighbours. The move to Toronto would have to be delayed (but only like a month, right? Because this thing will totally blow over and life will be back to normal by the end of summer).

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JUNE 20, 2020

By summer the Canadian border had opened up just enough for Spencer to come to San Diego!

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JULY 02, 2020

And our favorite dog Sierra!

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OCTOBER 10, 2020

Suck it COVID! You can't stop our East Coast USA Road Trip (Boston > Savannah).

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NOVEMBER 06, 2020

Witnessed rowdy presidential election results in DC!

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December 25, 2020

Engaged - Check

Toronto job for Jane - Check

Moving to Toronto - In progress!

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DECEMBER 26, 2020

We're in Canada!

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FEBRUARY 19, 2021

Time to explore north of the wall a bit more (snowshoeing in Vancouver)

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NOVEMBER 18, 2018

We spent the weekend together, expecting to go back to our own countries when Spencer threw out the old "well if I'm ever in San Fran we should hang out". Jane smiled and brushed this off as a 'weekend romance courtesy', only to be standing in the security line at the Melbourne airport and receiving a text saying "Flights booked for two weeks out".

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FEBRUARY 02, 2019

Jane visited Spencer in Arizona, the first of many trips to the desert.

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APRIL 13, 2019

Jane's friends vetting Spencer

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MAY 26, 2019

6 months, 4th country visited together, Jane's first trip north of the wall - Toronto!

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JUNE 08, 2019

....is this serious, is it a 4 country fling, is a 4 country fling a thing?.....

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SEPTEMBER 03, 2019

....inspired by some Germans, we said I love you.

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NOVEMBER 22, 2019

Meet the Fokkers. Spencer's dad Gus goes 'full cowboy' for his first USA Thanksgiving in San Diego.

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FEBRUARY 29, 2020

Southern Californian + Canada Goose Jacket = Canada-ready

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MAY 01, 2020

COVID continued to suck giant D and things didn't go back to normal so Jane moved to San Diego with her oldest friend to wait the border closure out.

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JUNE 27, 2020

We lived with Jane's oldest and best friend Megan and her rugged husband/innovator Rueben.

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JULY 11, 2020

And they even made Spencer a pavlova for his birthday!

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OCTOBER 31, 2020

Spooooooky Halloween in the Berkshires.

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DECEMBER 18, 2020

By the end of our road trip were closer than siamese twins. While our time in the states was coming to an end, we had one last adventure in store.

 

Bucking convention and in staying true to our styles, we decided on a mutual engagement proposal. Jane put together a scavenger hunt through Balboa Park in San Diego, giving Spencer clues to lead him to the Rose Garden. Once there, Spencer led Jane to a view and a surprise Spanish Jazz Guitarist to accompany his funny retelling of our their relationship & singing Over the Rainbow.

Woo we're engaged!

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DECEMBER 26, 2020

After 1.5hrs of some serious interrogation Jane was allowed into Canada!

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FEBRUARY 06, 2021

We've moved into our first place together

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AUGUST 20, 2021

and continue building our life together in Toronto.