Rickey and Carolyn

Our Story

This is how we met.....the first actual moments are a little hazy but its still pretty close.

rickEy's view

the real 1st meeting
rickEy's view

So here's the real deal. I met Carolyn after church one Sunday at Newsong LA!! And when we first met she shook my hand. After that handshake, I totally forgot what her name was!! I do remember though, at the office Nitro and Vaughn would sometimes mention this mystery girl, Carolyn. And one day Nitro had a meeting with Carolyn and had Vaughn and I also attend. What an intense meeting we had. We had opposite views on a subject and Carolyn was battling me and two others. Anyways, after that meeting i started to come early to our midweek Bible study to help out. Carolyn was also coming early to these meetings. So we would begin to talk and share (you can't help but to share when you're with Carolyn!!). One Wednesday i happened to be at the office and Carolyn walks in. I was like, "what are you doing here?" and then she told me that she does mercy walk every wednesday at the office. SWEEEEETTT!!! So every wednesday (my day off) i would start going to the office. And somehow, she started to teach me how to play the guitar! So then we got to talk to each other every wednesday and thursday. One thursday, Carolyn brought up the idea of capoeira (brazillian martial arts). What a great idea. Now we got to hang out on Mondays, Wednesdays AND Thursdays. Also i brought up the idea of salsa. But that didn't give us an extra day. That just gave us ALL of Monday nights to spend together. We'd go to capoeira, and then go salsa dancing the night away. I had to show this girl how special she was, so we started to dine at one of my favorite places in the world......Denny's!! So now we had 3 days a week to each other, but for some reason we'd still find ourselves talking online everyday. Our time together became more meaningful each moment and we decided to just go public to the world (and ourselves) that we were dating. And since then it's been a wonderful joyous ride to this point....We're Engaged!!!

carolyn's view

the rEaler 1st meeting
carolyn's view

we first met at our church's midweek bible study service. i was in charge of the food, and rickey and vaughn were in charge of all the other setup for the service. so before service, rickey and i were setting up and i introduced myself to him. we said hi and there it began. rickey and i were always the earliest ones there, so we started chatting and got to know each other. and i remember that every time i got there, he just gave the warmest welcome. i remember always feeling so safe with him, even before i knew him that well! then i got to know him more through seeing him every wednesday night also at the church office when i was setting up for this recovery ministry called mercy walk. as i got to know him, i was like, wow, this man has such an amazing character and heart! a little while later, i went to a salsa fundraiser for a missions trip being held at rickey's house. rickey was one of the few guys that could dance salsa so everyone wanted to dance with him. so when i got my turn, i was like, the brotha can lead! i was a strong female personality so it was really attractive that rickey could lead. anyway, we kept kickin it at midweek and then i mentioned that i wanted to do capoeira (a brazilian martial arts). so, we started going to capoeira on monday nights, salsa dancing after, and did i mention denny's? then one thing led to another and on this one crazy night, rickey asked me, "so, do you want to try this out? thumbs up or thumbs down?" and of course i said, "thumbs up!" and there we began as carkEy, carolickEy, rickolyn...whatever you want to call us. =)