One year and two days ago, I said goodbye to my boyfriend who was leaving to Hawaii for school, and I cried my eyes out. I told him I wouldn't date anyone else, and I'd prove myself to him that I was ready to get married to him. I was convinced that there was no one else out there for me, and although we didn't get along all the time, and we didn't treat each other well at all, I thought that's the best that life was going to get, so I said I'd marry him.
Two days after that, I went to play Ultimate Frisbee at Carterville Park. It was a blast! The guys were nice, the girls were nice, the game was fun.. It just couldn't have been much better. I was talking to everyone, and everyone was talking to me. It was that day that I decided to invite a couple of guys from the game to join my roommates and I that weekend for a fun night in the canyon. It was also the first time I had REALLY talked to Cody.. Nothing personal, or intense, but we talked. I had no idea my life was going to be turned upside down, two days after I committed myself to another guy.
One year ago today, I met my husband; Sweet, beautiful eyes, awesome at sports.. that's how I saw him last year. Now, we've been married for one week short of 6 months, and he is more than the man of my dreams, inspiring, beautiful, funny, goofy, and loving.
I'm so glad that I got introduced to Ultimate Frisbee last summer so that I could be in the right place when my Heavenly Father decided to show me how amazing life could be, and how happy I deserved to be.
(Our first year in pictures)
|The first of TONS of flowers|
|Also the first of many adorable notes|
|"I love you"|
|One of the weddings in which we first talked about getting married|
|The trip to Nauvoo where we actually decided to get married|
|The trip where Cody met my Mom!|
|The camping trip with Cody's family where I was officially accepted into the family|
|Cody's first attempt at proposing|
|Cody's successful attempt at proposing!|
|The trip when Cody met the rest of my family (except Ryan)|
|The day I went through the temple!|
|We stressed our brains out preparing for our wedding and ended up copying this person's wedding decorations|
|The incredible secret santa gift that brought us even closer together|
|The day I became his for eternity(:|
|The glorious cruise to Mexico for our honeymoon|
|Our first house!|
|First mailbox! (Yes, it was a big deal:)|
|My first encounter with Raccoons in our ceiling..|
|My first HUGE hike, in St. George, at the Angel's Landing hike!|
|We discovered the happiest toy store in Utah!|
|I sold my car...|
|We experienced Lagoon! First time for me!|
|We had 6 of the cutest baby owls in our yard!|