Colby tells me that was the night it started for him too. I was wearing jeans, a Tshirt, and a baseball hat and he fell in love! Little did he know I never wear hats... that was the flukiest fluke of all time.
We dated all summer, I moved to northern Utah for school, looked for a job and couldn't find one and got very discouraged. One night I was talking to Colby on the phone telling him how it was impossible to find a job and just hoping he'd say "Well then, just come home." I would have jumped in the car and driven all night but he only encouraged me. I should check with Colby, but it may have been the next morning or probably the morning after that he showed up early in the morning (5 hours away) to wake me up and take me out for the whole day. Little did I know I would end up more speechless that afternoon than ever in my life. We went to lunch, went shopping, then went to the Salt Lake Temple and walked around temple square. This is where my intelligent little brain should have yelled "Yoohoo!" but it didn't. We walked around and talked and Colby eventually ended up on one knee and I gasped for breath for a good 30 seconds (Colby says it was more like 30 minutes or 30 hours) before I could barely exhale, "yes!" So, then we asked a sweet old couple to take our picture and...
Well this is us when we got engaged... when we were still babies. I think we look so young... I can't wait until it's our kids that are getting married and then we'll really seem young in this picture.
It's definitely hard to act the way we did when we were first engaged. Kids change things a bit... but I think we've still got time to show each other how much we care... every once in a while... if we're sneaky.
And all the changes have been more than worth it. We love our little boys. To either of us, FAMILY is what its all about. We love our little family AND our big family that lives near and far. And our future family that is probably getting a kick out of watching us learn how to do this and prepare for them to come.