In Seattle, Catherine's family was "cause for concern," Sean said, because her sisters implied she had dreams of a career and may not be ready to settle down. "I left Seattle knowing that I had a desire to be with Catherine, but just wasn't sure if our lives aligned," he wrote. Meanwhile, Sean felt at home with Lindsay's family in Missouri. "I was amazed at how well I fit in," he wrote. "They were so similar to my family and I felt so comfortable in their home. The girl in the wedding dress was now a clear frontrunner who had stolen my heart."