16 years ago I met Casey at my cousin Libbey's wedding. That is me in the left hand corner. A senior in high school. Casey was the best man (not in the picture). Libbey married Casey's best friend Mike. Casey had a sun burned nose because he had been water skiing. Imagine that??
We didn't officially date because I was still in high school and he says, "too young." So we officially went on our first date on July 30, 1993. We went to a movie "In The Line of Fire" and the Olive Garden. I remember thinking he was rich because he took me to Olive Garden and he used a credit card. Boy was I young and naive! He held my hand in his truck on our first date and I was in heaven. I went home that night and wrote in my journal that I was going to marry him.
I always said I wasn't going to get married until I was 28 and had a career. But things changed . . . . We dated for a little over a year. I was at Snow College and he was in Provo working at WordPerfect. We got engaged June 3, 1994 and married in the Manti Temple on 9-9-94.
15 YEARS AGO!!! Man do I feel old! It has been an amazing 15 years! Wow! Really when I look back I feel like those were really hard years and I am glad they are behind us. College, building our house, getting established, trying to have children, having our children, etc. etc. I am hoping it is just smooth sailing from here right?
Sometimes I feel like the luckiest girl on the earth. How did I end up with such a great guy? He is an amazing Dad, the hardest worker and a very patient husband and friend.
Happy 15th Anniversary Casey! I love you more today than ever. I am so excited to watch our children grow, our trees grow and our relationship grow!
Our wedding day. Grandma Mangelson, me, Mom, Grandma Jackson
My family on our wedding day. Boy I look like a child. Oh ya, I was!