Sunday, July 27, 2008


I can't believe that today is my 7th wedding anniversary. Seven years, how did it go by so darn fast!? How can someone stand to be around me for so long? Poor J, he has put up with me for over 2,555 crazy days and nights. He has had to suffer through all the emotions, drama, and insecurities of me going to school, working, being pregnant - twice, being a first time mom and being a mom of two. There has been ups and downs, high and lows, but he has managed to put up with me. He has had to give up a lot of thing that he would like to do for our sweet little girls and me. I just want to take a minute and remember how we met. It was 2000 and I decided to move down to St. George to go to Dixie College. I moved into a small apartment complex called Bluestone just across from the college. There were only ten apartments so not that many people lived there. The first time I remember seeing J was on Halloween. He came running into our apartment, without knocking, and ran around the room shouting something that I can't remember. I just remember thinking that he must be weird. After that he would come over occasionally to talk to my roommates Tara and Lisa. I was dating someone else at the time so I didn't pay much attention to him. The first time that we hung out was on Thanksgiving Break when everyone had gone home. I was meeting family on Thanksgiving day at my Uncle and Aunt's house in Paragonah so I stayed and worked the other days. J invited me to come over and watch a movie with him. I was bored and lonely so I agreed. We talked a little and watched Jerry Maguire. After that we talked to each other ever once in a while. Then around Christmas times he came down to "asked to borrow my vacuum" but really he wanted to ask me if I would go to breakfast with him the next morning. I agreed and then he asked me to his work Christmas party. After that we started hanging out more and more. I am going just leave it at that. I am sure that he would go on about how I couldn't make up my mind if I wanted to be more than just friends. But as you can see I did and now we have been married for seven years (still unbelieveable no matter how many times I say it) and we have two sweet little girls that adore him. I love you my honey honey and look forward to the years to come.
*I will be scanning a few pictures of us to put up I just ran out of time today. *


Kelly said...

Congratulations! It is always fun reading how people got together. I like how J need to use your vaccum. Have a good anniversary!

Farley's Story said...

I was just thinking the other day that you have been married for seven years and only have two kids. Then there is me, I am on my fourth kid and not quiet to seven years. It is crazy to think time flies by so fast. Congrats on making it this far. Also, it isn't just J that had to put up with you. You had to put up with him also. That is the joys of marriage. I also didn't know your story, that is awesome!!!!

Beth Olsen said...

You guys are SO CUTE! I love hearing/reading stories about how people met. Isn't it weird that for a lot of your life you didn't know J? I can't imagine my life, already, without Jeff and we've only been married for 2 years! Thank goodness for husbands! Congrats on your anniversary!

Tom and Juli said...

Awww...what a good story! I like how you couldn't make up your mind about being more than just friends. It reminds me of me when Tom and I started hanging out.

Also, I can't imagine J randomly running into your apartment screaming something. That doesn't seem like him at all =)

The Cox Family said...

Wow! Has it really been seven years? Where in the world has all of the time gone? Life seriously needs to slow down because we are getting TOO OLD!!!
Congrats, you two! You guys have done so much together and have created two beautiful girls. They
are lucky to have you as parents!