-We went to preschool together, thank you moms for introducing us! I apparently flirted back then and it seemed to work:)
(stephen in SHORT overalls, me the cute brunette in back)
My mom loves that my napkin is perfectly laid out and can't get dirty by my snack,
compare to stephen's...explains a lot about us:)
-We dated from 16 to 19. We went to lots of school dances together, Stephen came to dance shows, we met each other after school in Horizon or PV's parking lot. We liked each other a lot!
(Senior year Homecoming, dress made by Christine Fuller)
-After our freshman year at BYU, Stephen served a two year mission in Vina del Mar, Chile. I was at BYU doing classes, dancing, and having lots of fun. I went home to Arizona for his mission homecoming talk in church. That weekend was so happy for both of us, and we may have already been talking about marriage:)
Stephen came up to Utah two weeks later, just so we could spend more time together. We had a "family" dinner with my roommates who missed Stephen almost as much as I did. We had a family dinner with his sister + family and mom. Stephen planned our first date since the mission - we went to The Roof on Temple Square. Afterwards we walked around the temple, sat down on a bench right in front of the temple, then he dropped down on one knee and asked if I would marry him!
(post dinner, pre proposal - I didn't know why we had to get a picture:)
Four months later we were married in the Salt Lake Temple, a dream come true!
ps - We ran into my friend who took pictures today - she said she'll probably have them ready next week!