Wednesday, October 20, 2010

14 years and counting....

I had a crush on Romney when I was 9-years-old.  We lived in the same neighborhood for two years and although we never spoke, I referred to him as my "boyfriend."  I even have a childhood journal entry to prove it.

Romney and I have been together since 1993; the same year we both transferred to the University of Utah.  We met at an institute dance of all places, which is funny because we both hate dancing.  As soon as we saw each other we hugged.

We were inseparable from the start and I am sure that we drove people crazy with our our constant PDA.  I think that some of my younger siblings thought that James Taylor was our personal soundtrack.   Even my grandma would always say, "You two have the hots."

A few months later, we did an internship together in Washington DC and we even worked in the same office.  It was torture trying to keep our dating life a secret from our supervisors.  I am pretty sure that we failed, because one of them said he was sure that the two of us "went to the movies and stuff..."

I decided to serve a mission and was called to the Germany, Dusseldorf Mission.  We were engaged two months after I got home.  This picture was taken the night we got engaged.

OCTOBER 19, 1996

We were married in the Salt Lake Temple.  It was a cold and bitter day...the first day of snow that year.

Since we have been married, we have moved 10 times, lived in 4 states, owned 6 different houses, traveled to Europe, Hawaii, Florida, California and too many others to list and last but not least, we have had 4 kids.  It has been a happy journey and thanks to Romney, our days have been filled with laughter.

A lady from Romney's mission in Switzerland called him the day we got married and when he told her it was snowing in Salt Lake City, she said, "Snowy day, happy marriage."  I guess she was right.  I couldn't agree more. 

Cheers to our happy past and future!


  1. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Seeing those pictures of you guys dating brings back so many childhood memories! You guys were a total fairy tale when I was little! Congratulations and as always....we miss you!

  2. You guys are too cute! Happy anniversary!

  3. Happy Anniversary! I love those pics.

  4. That was such a beautiful day...I'm so glad I got the honor of being with you guys. Jeff and I got married on Oct. 20, so I'm partial to October weddings making happy marriages, but the snow is good too! Love ya. Miss ya. Lots.

  5. Nice post and I love the photos. Happy Anniversary to you love birds!


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