Monday, July 16, 2012

1 year!

I'm a little late on posting this, so just pretend that you're reading this three days ago, on Friday the 13th of July.

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)
First Date

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!
Cody, I love you more than anything! Thank you for the support, the sacrifices you've made, the love you've given, and the happiness that you've given me. I can honestly say that this past year has been the happiest year I've ever had, and I can't wait for a million more with you!


  1. aww babyshay you brought tears to my eyes! i'm so so SO happy y'all found each other and that cody is BEYOND good to you!!

  2. I'm sooo proud of you for documenting your first year!!! You will NEVER regret that!! Awesome post dear!! So happy you found your eternal mate!! I love you!!

  3. Well done Shay!! Well done! :) Love you both!