Friday, March 27, 2009

Memorable March

This was the first summer we started "going out" Have we even changed at all?
March is somewhat of a memorable month for Owen and I. This March about 2 weeks ago makes 9 years together. It seems so crazy!! 9 years ago this month was when Owen and I were sitting at the State basketball tournaments in Cedar City, he was in 9th grade I was in 8th, and he pulled the bunny trick on me. He told me a story about how a bunny was lost and he was trasing my fingers saying it was lost this way and this way but when he went this way (holding my hand) he wasn't lost anymore. So cheezy!! I am laughing thinking about how cheezy he was! Anyway we ended up holding hands that day and then we just sorta kept holding hands for the last 9 years (minus the two he was on his mission).

Year 2002 and 2003

Prom 2003

Owens mom always says that some people may not know what they are really getting when they get married but we knew everything! Owen and I were always known in high school for fighting. We fought a lot and honestly we still do but its like a healthy fight. I know it doesn't make sense but that is just how we are. We are both very spoken and well we are good for each other. If either of us had different "more nice" personalities I think we would rip the other to shreds.

This was the night before Owen left on his mission.
Anyways this month is also memorable because we were engaged in March. I think it was the 14th, 2006. Honestly I am not positive on all the dates because I was in such a state of la la land. Owen got home from his mission on the 2nd of March and it was a very stressful time for me. Things just weren't looking on the bright side for us, but they progressed very quickly. After the first few days of Owen being home we worked through our issues and we both knew we were going to get married but we didn't really say when. We soon talked him into going on a cruise with my family. I honestly don't know how it happened but we had looked at rings sometime when we were in St. George before we left for the cruise. My mom was going down to St. George the day before we left to get some last minute things and Owen calls her and asks if she can pick something up for him. She was thinking, flip flops, shorts something like that, but no he asked her to pick up a ring for me.

1 day back from the mission and back at the State Tournie
We went on the cruise, had a great time and on the night where you "meet the captain" he decided was the night. After the formal dinner we went and changed and were going to go to the arcade with my brothers. While we were changing Owen ran down and talked to my parents about it and then we headed to the arcade. All of a sudden my brothers were gone, they just ran off. So Owen and I decided to walk outside on the balcony. We went to the back of the ship and were just talking and all of a sudden I look over at him and he was on his knee. I was in complete shock!! I knew it was coming at some point but seriously not this soon---he was only home for 12 days! I was freaking out and pretty much all I did was scream over and over. Finally he got me to shut up and of course I said yes. We went and found my family and then re-inacted the scene for pictures.
One of our engagement pics.
So, this post is to mark 9 years together. So many years together....and so many to come!


Michelle said...

Seriously, I think that it is the cutest thing ever that you guys were highschool sweethearts and have been together for so long. I must admit though, I was a pretty jealous girl when you guys got together (back in the day) because I was starting to like Owen quite a bit and couldn't understand why he would rather like an 8TH grader and not a Sophomore! It's sooo funny to think about now. Good times! Anyways, you guys have quite the love story to tell your kids someday! They'll love it and all the pictures too. This was such a fun post!

Nettie said...

There are not many people that can say they married their high school sweetheart. I think it is very romantic. Not to mention that you two are adorable together. Congrats on the milestone!

Bryan and Christy Clark said...

I think it is soooo cute when high school sweethearts stay together! I love that story!

LaNe aNd aMaNda said...

You guys are so cute! How fun that you've known each other for SO long...March is an exciting month for you both! Thanks for sharing the pictures love proposal story EVERYTIME:)

Jana said...

Whatever April...I can't believe that you stole Owen from me. He use to be my best friend until you came along...are you kiddding me? OH those were the good ol' days. Seriously, I love your relationship with each other! Its' great! NO matter what we would all think about you guys fighting all the time...we both knew it was always going to work out! So, I just love you and hope that you call me soon about Courtney's invites..Please let me help! You rock!

Kori said...

You two are the cutest!!!! I love the baby countdown I will be watching it intently. Hope all is going well. I promise at some point you will stop feeling sick the first and third trimesters are the hardest. The second is great because your not sick and you get to feel the baby move. Talk about strange. Can't wait to see you guys.

Jenna Marie said...

I love your story! So cute! I can't believe you've been together that long! Crazy! Happy 9 years!! :)

Chris and KayDee said...

Oh yes..... isn't marriage wonderful!! It's crazy how fast time flys. And yes that is a cheesy story but hey at least he made is point and held your hand!

Kori said...

Okay your starting to be as bad as me. No post for two weeks. What are you pregnant and working? Ha,Ha! I know you are busy. Thanks for commenting on my blog so I know things are still going well for both of you.