How We Met
In high school, Cam worked as a waiter at Ming's, a Papillion hot spot for chicken fried rice, crab rangoon and apparently future wives. Jill came in regularly to "see her friend Cara" (who also worked there) and we eventually started spending time together having movie nights, bonfires and other get togethers with our group of friends. After about a year, we started dating in the summer of 2010.
The College Years
In the fall of 2010, Jill began pre-nursing classes at the University of Nebraska at Omaha then moved to Lincoln in 2012 to attend nursing school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Cam studied Interactive Digital Media at Northwest Missouri State University, a small school about two hours from Omaha. Video chats, phone calls and hundreds of clocked miles on I-29 kept us anxious for life after graduation. We both graduated in 2014 and were happy to resume life in the same city.
Jill took a job as a nurse at Nebraska Medicine and Cam as a web developer at Swanson Russell, an Omaha advertising agency. We spent the first year after graduation enjoying "adult" life--concerts, vacations, cabin weekends and even the simple things like afternoon jogs, Sunday mass, cooking and yard work (though Jill may disagree with that last one).
We took a ski trip to Keystone, Colorado in February of 2016. Having been Jill's first time strapped into skis, the first day on the mountain was a bit rough (to say the least) and Cam spent the day trying to play it cool and pretend he wasn't carrying an engagement ring in his ski coat. Finally, after dinner (and a few drinks...), Cam asked Jill to be his wife. A shocked Jill said yes and wedding planning began! We are so excited for October and beyond!
Disclaimer: Jill rocked at skiing during her second day on the slopes.