Since Ryan was living at his family’s home, he and Amberly spent quite a bit of time with them. It was a great way for Amberly to get to know his family and for them to get to know her. Amberly’s parents, on the other hand, lived in Idaho and had only met Ryan once.
Each day and each week Amberly and Ryan became closer and more comfortable with each other. Even though they spent a lot of time paired off with just the two of them, they also spent many evenings, days and adventures with their good group of friends. They were a close bunch and didn’t want to loose those fun relationships.
After Thanksgiving, more evening drop offs ended with more goodnight kisses. Although unspoken, this eventually lead to them being official. It wasn’t long until Ryan and Amberly were spending as much time as possible together. Amberly’s grades may have suffered slightly, but the cost was well worth the price.
Fall was in the air. The warm days of summer were turning into crisp chilly ones. The rich green colors all around were changing into vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. Thanksgiving was right around the corner.
Well summers end and fall terms begin, both events drawing Ryan and Amberly back to Utah once more. Their friendship picked up right where it left off. They were great friends but always together in a group setting.
Summer came and adventure called the two in opposite directions, as it often does for college age kids. For Ryan, a second go around to Juneau, Alaska, working at Temsco, a glacier helicopter tour company. Thus came his extensive knowledge and unusable facts about glaciers.
Once their friendship became official, Ryan and Amberly saw A LOT of each other. It was never one on one, but always as a group. Each outing helped to build and mold their friendship into what it would become.
It was fortunate that Ryan had a friend living in the same apartment complex as Amberly. Because of this, he was in the area from time to time. One of those times happened to be just a couple of weeks after their first meeting.