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how we met

cindy and lee sitting on a boat?

The story of how Cindy and Lee met can be told in two different ways – his version and hers. Both 100% correct. You can decide which one you like better:

“Cindy and I met at a 4th of July house party in 2013. My wing man, Pat Murray and I had just started a co-ed softball team called Sons of Pitches. We were in desperate need of ladies to join. We approached Cindy and her friends at the party and after some flirtatious banter we invited them to be on the team. My cellphone at the time was old and died after a couple hours of use. So I had to get her number the old fashioned way – written down on a business card. That was a Thursday and our first game was the following Monday. Cindy showed up to that first game and over the coarse of the season we got to know each other. Sons of Pitches were league champions that summer!”

“Lee and I met at a 4th of July house party in 2013. His wing man, Pat Murray and him approached me and my friends with some flirtatious banter. After I told him I worked for a yoga clothing company he boasted that he could touch his toes. I told him to prove it. He did! Little did he know, I hadn’t started my yoga practice yet and hadn’t been able to touch my toes for years. At the end of the night, when the party was dispersing, Lee told me that Pat lived on a yacht in the Marina. He asked me if I wanted to check it out. In my mind I thought ‘Hell yeah I wanna check out your friend’s yacht!’ We walked a couple miles from the party to the Marina and onto what I could only describe as a bachelor boat (sorry Pat and Jesse). The ceiling fabric was falling down, there were empty beer bottles and ash trays on the table and string lights for ‘ambiance.’ For those of you who know Lee, it won’t surprise you that he embellished the boat just a bit. But over the coarse of the summer we had a lot of fun times on that bachelor boat!”

the proposal

who rigged secret santa?

A brief backstory: Cindy and Lee and their group of amazing best friends, aka “The Holes” decided to do a Secret Santa exchange in 2015.  For this first annual exchange, Cindy and her maid of honor, Katie, rigged the name picking so that they could gift two of the guys in the group, Brad and PJ. For the entire year after they had a running joke that Secret Santa was rigged and it was all a set up.

The proposal: The second annual Secret Santa exchange took place in one of Cindy and Lee’s favorite places on earth: Joshua Tree. The Holes rented out a super unique AirBnb called Rancho des Colores. Filled with colorful walls, lights and art, this was the perfect setting for the gift exchange. Lee made sure that he would be the last person to give his gift – an engagement ring to Cindy. Her maid of honor, Katie, was the only other person who knew and is the videographer in the above video. Special thanks to her and everyone who made the celebration at Rancho des Colores the most memorable night of Cindy and Lee’s lives!