We met on May 10,1998 outside the Varsity Theater at BYU. We had just finished church, he was new in the ward, and his roommates introduced Scott to me and my roommates. We remember the exact date because it happened to be Scott's birthday. I didn't know it at the time, though. Scott says it was his best birthday ever.
Our first date came a month later, and we continued to date throughout the summer. I was attending spring and summer term classes at BYU. He worked at a golf course by day and the Missionary Training Center (teaching Vietnamese) by night.
It was a pretty great summer. Hikes, movies, a trip to Sundance for photos, 4th of July fireworks, the water park, golfing, walks to the park, . . .
And then in August, after flying out to California to ask my dad's permission (because my dad "doesn't accept phone calls"), he proposed. (I was a month shy of 19).
I'll skip the part where he spent 2 months of our engagement with the whooping cough.
In January 1999 we were married in the Oakland California Temple. Best day ever.
Ahhh, so young. 19 and 22.
In April 2000 we both graduated from BYU. Me, Nutritional Science. Him, Economics.
And we moved to Oregon to start a new adventure!
Through all of life we've tried to keep each other a priority. And that means making time for each other. The Year of Dates (in 2011) became a great way to accomplish this. But it's also the little things like, when Scott suggested we watch Downton Abbey together (after I made a comment that I was so far behind the trend) and we blazed through 2 seasons in 1 month, absolutely loving it.
We are both oldest children, which some might say is a bad combination. Something about an independent, I-need-to-be-in-charge mentality? But we keep each other in check and balance each other with our strengths.
I'm so glad I have him.
Here's a little video I made for our 11th anniversary
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I don't blog a ton about Scott, and he's more than happy with that. But here are a few great posts about my man: