Tuesday, December 29, 2009

This should have been posted 2 days ago

It wasn't the BYU-I issued clothing (if you seen it or worn it, I'm sure you're shocked!) that drew my attention to the brown-eyed boy in my basketball class 7 1/2 years ago. It wasn't his dark auburn hair, or even his Nike shoes (and if you know me, you know that Nike is a pretty big deal). Instead, it was his reverse lay-up thing. I say "thing" because it wasn't normal. It was under the basket, between 3 defenders, & eyes closed, and still the ball went through the net. I'd never seen anyone so lucky in my life.

And that my friends, is how it all started.

Ace and I were randomly put in the same group for some basketball drills and I had to defend him. He knew how to talk trash, and I liked that...I talked right back.

After a couple of dates, Ace took the big step and asked me to go golfing with him (I may have stretched the truth a little when I told him I golfed). I couldn't help but notice how much he loved that game (how could I not notice? It started pouring rain on hole #7, but we forged right on through to #9). Plus, I don't think he noticed how terrible I was. He asked me out again!

In September 2002, we made our way to Temple Square where he asked me to marry him. We were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on Dec. 27, 2002 (If you're doing the math, yes, the entire process--meeting, dating, courting, engagement, marriage--all in 6 months).

Seven years and 3 children later, I'm pretty sure I'm the lucky one.



9 comments:

Larsen said...

Happy 7 years to you! I don't see many photos of Ace here on the blog...he is handsome.

Hope you had a great Christmas!

littlefamilyJLD said...

Hooray!
Happy Anniversary my friend!
And Merry Christmas to you and your kin.

Samantha said...

You look smokin hot. :) Fun to see some wedding pictures and hear your story! So happy you found your perfect match!! Happy Anniversary!

Clint, Mel & Kids said...

How sweet! Clint and I had our anniversary on the 28th...we celebrated 14 years.

Jessica and Branden said...

Happy Anniversary!!This post was SO cute!! 7 years. . . WOW you're old!! haha jk!

Noelle and Corey said...

We got some good guys, didn't we?! What a sweet post. Happy Anniversary!

Justin and Kristin said...

Wow! 7 years later and you look almost exactly the same! Good job!
Congrats!

Beckypants said...

How cute! It was meant to be :) And that sure is a quick little courtship!

PS I always think he looks like Corey, but then I see that picture of him next to Goatee-Corey and they don't look alike at all...

Hales Family said...

I know this is late but Happy Anniversary. I love the pictures. You guys are so cute. Love your posts, you are such a great writer.