Friday, February 11, 2011

We made it to 4!

So here we are, crept up on me.
This week (wednesday the 9th) Rick and I celebrated 4 years of marriage. We got a couples massage, ate at the Cheesecake Factory, had frozen yogurt and went to the movies. It was such a great time! I'm so incredibly blessed to have him in my life. I thought it would be fun to post how we met. I'm sure many of you have heard but here it is:
This is where we found each other.
I found his profile, I read it, I loved his picture....which was him in front of the Venetian Hotel in Vegas dressed in his Gondolier outfit...I thought to myself..."wow this guy would be so cool to hang with" and so I tagged his page. The website notified him, that I had tagged his page in my favorites, so he sent me a message. It went something like this....
"I'm so down to meet you" Rick
How could I resist that!? LOL, so we emailed back in forth, we chatted once, and we decided to meet up. I invited him to come have dinner with my family for my sister's birthday, January 9th....I figured, what better way to get to know a guy, than to see how he handles being with my whole family the first time we meet? So he did, he brought his daughter, and we all went out to dinner for my sister's birthday. We ate, talked, had fun, came back to my parent's house, and then he did it.....he sang Happy Birthday in Italian to my sister! I was so amazed at how confident, relaxed, fun, and how amazing he sounded when he sang. That was a tuesday.
He came over the next day,  we talked about everything we needed to talk about at my parent's house, sitting on the couch. That was a wednesday.
Thursday we didn't see each other. Friday I went to his house. We had decided we would watch a movie together, The Notebook. I know cheesy, but we like it. While we watched the movie, we decided we should get married. We decided May, would be a good month, it would give us 4months to get it together. The next day, we decided we didn't want to wait that long, so we decided April would be a good month....somewhere in those days, we decided that April was just too long to wait so 11 days after we met, he took me here

The Roof restaurant
He got down on one knee and proposed! I think this is actually the table we were at too....right in front of the Salt Lake Temple. That was on a saturday. We decided to get married on February 9th 2007, exactly one month after we met. We gave our parents 2 weeks to prepare! We had a small wedding, at his aunt Cha's house in Bountiful. I think we had about 30 people there, only our close family. It was small, with great food, great people that love us.....and our journey began. One year later, we got sealed For Time and all Eternity here

It was one of the best days of my life, and I have Rick to thank for it. He lived his life in such a way, that we were able to enter this sacred place, and have an Eternal marriage. I thank Heavenly Father every day for that. Sure, it has not been easy blending families....but it has been the best 4 years of my life alongside my Eternal Companion. I look forward to Forever with him.  

1 comment:

  1. congrats! Loved reading your love story, I thought we got married fast but you definitely won! I dated Seth for 3 months before on day we decided it was time to get married! so fun uh...anyway, you guys are a really cute couple! we should go out for dinner one day when we come over to Utah! I will let you know!