Sarah and Donald met when they were randomly placed in the same section in law school. A "section" is a group of students who take a number of classes together first year. And at UVA, sections are encouraged to help each other and compete against other sections.
Our Law School Section B, Class of 2008, First Year 2005-2006
A few of us became particularly close (below in all the photos). But over the first summer, many people got internships all over the country, and four of us stayed in Charlottesville to work: Donald, Sarah, Josh, and me. We spent a lot of time together going to restaurants, bars, playing games, and just watching television together.
Donald, Sarah, Josh, and me the following Christmas 2006
There were times when people saw something and said that they would be perfect together because they were both smart, had the same witty sense of humor, and had the same interests, but they were both also shy, so things remained friendly for another year.
We tended to hang out as a group. But things were getting a little friendlier between Donald and Sarah as evidenced by the photos.
Barristers Ball, February 2007
Donald's 24th Birthday, February 2007
Libel Show, April 2007
Playing games outside, April 2007
Studying for finals, May 2007
But it wasn't until summer 2007, when Donald and Sarah were both in Northern Virginia, while the rest of us had jobs elsewhere, when Donald started upping the pressure. They hung out all the time, and Donald even started making nice with his future niece Rosie to get on Sarah's good side. Of course, I wasn't there for that part, but the pictures tell the whole story.
Donald, bribing Rosie with beer, summer 2007
But I was there the night the finally fell for each other. We were all at a party for our friend Sarah M's birthday and sparks flew.
September 8, 2007
They've been inseparable ever since.
Public Interest Law Association Semi-Formal, November 2007
And we couldn't be happier for them. Wooo!
Our law school friends at graduation, May 2008