Exactly five and a half years ago I met the love of my life. I didn’t know it then, but he was my future husband.
–June 2004: First date, and first time we met. I thought he was a hottie but had big eyes and was a little shy.
–2 dates later: First kiss, he’s not so shy after all, I can’t believe I let him kiss me.
-A week after that: We said “I love you.”
–A couple days following: We talked about marriage planned it to be 2 years from then.
–Two months later: He goes away to college 3 and a half hours away. We are sad, but see eachother every weekend.
–A month later: We realized long distance SUCKS and decide to move up the wedding to that year.
–October 2004: We get engaged.
–December 2004: We’re married exactly 6 months from the day we met.
Things I remember about my wedding day
I remember waking up at an absurd hour because we had to be at the temple
about 5 hours early
I remember being tired from staying up late writing in my journal the night before.
I remember taking a shower and thinking I’d better get extra clean.
I remember wondering what our wedding ceremony would be like.
I remember NOT wanting to drive my car up to Salt Lake cause I had just been in an accident and the hood was bent.
I remember seeing my soon-to-be husband right before we walked in our sealing room and thinking “I love you.”
I remember not saying “Yes/I do” when I was suppose to, and people thinking I was bailing out.
I remember shaking a little as we exchanged rings.
I remember being so happy walking hand and hand outside of the temple right after we were sealed, and thinking my husband was the most gorgeous man on Earth.
I remember snow on the ground and people shivering, but it was the one day I didn’t complain about the cold, I wanted good pictures.
I remember driving back from the temple and thinking “wow, we’re married”
I remember my dad being the first person to use the term “your husband” and being weirded out.
I remember downing about three cans of redbull before and during our reception to stay awake.
I remember wondering why we had to stand in a line.
I remember my wedding day being the best day to date, and the first day of the rest of my life.
Like we planned, 5 years later we’re expecting our first baby, which is due to be born exactly six years (and two days) from the day we met. Boy we’ve come a long way!
Since getting married
-We went on a cruise to Mexico for our honeymoon.
-We were poor, our dining-room set was a cardboard box and two camping fold-out chairs we got as a wedding present.
-We arranged our schedules so we took four classes together.
-We got a new (to us) Kitchen set from my husband’s grandparents.
-We moved 7 times
-We cleaned toilets together as early morning (4am) custodians and fought over the iPod.
-We bought our first home.
-We spent two summers apart for work.
-We adopted Snoop.
-We moved again.
-We went on a cruise to the Caribbean.
-We started, switched and started new careers.
-We created Spawnie.
-We stayed madly in love with each other.
He’s been the most supportive, most forgiving, most loving husband in the world. He’s my best friend, a great husband, and he’s going to be a wonderful daddy.
I love you baby, and can’t wait to see what the next 5(,000,000) years hold!