Lou and Jeff met when they were both in high school. He was a couple of years older but when two of their friends started dating, Lou and Jeff ended up spending more time together.
Over the next few years, they grew up together but also gave each other room to grow. Lou lived 1.5hrs away for the 3 years she spent at University but both of their willingnesses so make the relationship work – as well as their gentle and accommodating natures – made haste of their time apart.
In 2012 they embarked on a year long trip around the world, something they had always wanted to do. They ended up in Australia and Jeff proposed to Lou in Darwin – he’d been hiding a ring in their camper van for 8 weeks. After nearly 14 years together, it was absolutely obvious that Lou would say yes.