Our story first began, unbeknownst to us, during elementary school at Prairie Heights. Cooties were still very much a real thing and the timing wasn't quite right. Throughout the next decade, we would attend the same middle and high school together, going on our first date at the age of 15 when Alex finally mustered up the courage to ask. In typical Iowa fashion, our parents drove us to a movie in the middle of a blizzard.
We dated for some time during high school before Danielle (the valedictorian) headed off to Coe College and Alex (the wannabe rebel) to Iowa. We kept in touch intermittently but for the most part went our separate ways. After college, our lives intertwined for a second time. Though much time had passed and we had grown up, the same spark from 10 years prior remained. We fell in love all over again and in March of 2020, Alex proposed on the beach in Jamaica and the rest was history!