Thursday, September 20, 2007

Our Story

Our Love I was tagged last week by Rachel but I am just getting around to this. So...for those of you who don't already know, our story is quite unconventional.

Where did you meet your husband?
This is quite a tale. We were set up family friends, lets say. We grew up our whole lives hearing about eachother's families but never met. We wrote a couple times during his mission but not much. After he got back, we started talking on the phone, and after 3 months, Heath drove up to Utah (BYU) to meet me. So, I guess you could say I met him at my front door.... in a RED sweatshirt that I'll never let him get rid of.

What was the first thing you said to your husband?
I'm not sure. We spent many late nights on the phone. We developed a great friendship before we even dated.

Where was your first date?
We went bowling and dinner at this restaurant called Tucanos.

Where was your first kiss?
Seriously, I know it's cheesy...but on top of a mountain. Spook Hill to be exact, for those of you who know the Mesa area. He went to great lengths to make it memorable.

Did you have a long or short engagement/courtship?
We met in September, dated long distance for 7 months. I moved to Arizona during the summer to live by him and work. Then we got engaged in September and married two months later. November 30th! Coming up on our 5th anniversary.

Where did you get engaged?
He took me to the Scottsdale Hyatt Regency Hotel to walk around the gardens and fountains there. it was gorgeous!!! There was a mini-beach, pools everywhere, waterfalls, fountains, garden and vines draping everywhere. He took me to a small bench near a lake and proposed. Then we sealed it with a romantic gondola ride. It was super romantic and a little surreal.

How was the honeymoon?
I loved it! We went down the California coast from Malibu to Delmar and last to Shelter Island near San Diego. We still talk about it because it was so unbelievable fun. We played tennis, took walks on the beach, went downtown, shopping, sight seeing, included Coronado Island, which was a little eerie. The best part was our rooms were upgraded every time we told them were on our honeymoon! We went to the best Mexican restaurants. Plus...we couldn't beat the weather.

I love reading these stories too. It's always fun thinking back and remembering
how you fell in love with your hubby. I tag Maren, Cyndi, and Jaryn.

1 comment:

The AZ McMillans said...

Stacey, I remember Heath talking about you while you guys were dating. I worked at Sequoia and he came in to talk to the Student Council Rep a lot (we all grew up in the same ward). Anyway, he would tell us about you. And then you guys moved into our ward! How great. That is a cute love story.