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Norman & Christopher

Christopher Travis and Norman Erickson met on July 6, 2006 in Salem, Oregon. After spending each weekend together for nearly a month we decided to take it to the next level and on August 1, 2006 we had officially announced ourselves as a “couple.” At the time Norman lived in Salem and Chris lived in Portland so it was decided that Norman would transfer to a Target store up here and move in with Chris. On September 1st Norman moved in.

Our relationship grew very strong rather fast as we had both experienced some of the same things in the recent past and just felt a close connection the first time we met. Our lives soon became one – we work with each other to accomplish anything, support each other in everything – honestly, we’ve never felt what true happiness was until now.

On April 14, 2007 Norman received a message on myspace.com from Chris and it said,


So after watching the news earlier I got to thinking. The only way to describe the way life has been since I met you could only be described as the time of my life. You are my world Norman, the one thing that makes me feel alive. I know I don’t have a ring, or money, or anything other than what I’ve had since we met, me. I just wanted you to know what you’ve meant to me.

I want to spend the rest of my life with you Norman. I want to see everything life has to offer with you. Through anything and everything I want to be by your side, holding your hand. Laughter, tears, anger, no matter what it is I want it all, because it’s you.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that you are the only one for me. The only one I want to wake up to every morning. I want you to be with me forever baby.

So, Norman, will you marry me?


Norman said YES and a committment to sharing each other’s lives was made. After talking about dates for a while, we decided on August 1, 2008. It has meaning because that will be our ‘two year anniversary’ of being together, but it’s also over a year away so that we have time to plan and get everything in order that we need to.

So we are very pleased to announce the engagement of Christopher Russel Travis to Norman Carl Erickson

"Dream as igf you'll live forever; Live as if you'll die tonight."

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Fast Facts

First met: July 6, 2006 in Salem, Oregon
First date: July 7, 2006 in Portland, Oregon
Got engaged: April 10, 2007 in Portland, Oregon
Ceremony location: Portland, Oregon (venue to be decided)
Favorite planning resource: We Need Help
Honeymoon destination: Undecided

In Case You Were Wondering

We're calling our celebration: To Be Decided
Our wedding colors: To Be Decided
We will be wearing: To Be Decided
Who proposed to who: Chris proposed to Norman
Our last name will be: Erickson

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