Hard to believe it was 4 years ago...
EFY is THE BEST place to meet a spouse. Everyone there has been interviewed by their bishop, is worthy to be there, and obviously has a fierce passion for the gospel.
Even though we were not instantly in love we were drawn to each other because our personalities just clicked. That's how it all began folks...
Since I don't believe that I have posted many pictures of our time together at EFY, here they are. For our posterities sake.
|We bonded over our (my) awesome dancing. Yes we did.|
I am on the very left and Steven is on the very right.
|During a weekend off a handfull of us counselors took a trip to the grand canyon. Steven, Miles, and Brady stole my camera.|
|One time I was walking around the grand canyon and my nose began to bleed. Jenny (who is now a nurse) began spanking my foot claiming that it would stop the bleeding. It worked. And all Steven could do was laugh and take pictures. So fun.|
|Here is Steven paying attention to whatever was going on while I am clearly distracted. Also, please notice those shoes that Steven is wearing that I love so much.|
On my way up to my last session as a counselor in Thatcher, from Mesa, I was stopping to fill up on gas. I received a text from Steven asking me where I was (he was coming from Vegas). I told him that I was in Mesa about ready to head out. Then he texted, "I'll race you." Since I was only about 2 1/2 hours away from Thatcher I decided that I had a pretty good chance. So I told him he was on...
Now my car at the time is what some would call a hoopty. Meaning that it was a piece of crap. Going up hills going 10 MPH (while I would lean forward) happened on a regular basis for me. So apparently there are a TON a hills on the way to Thatcher. About an hour into my drive, while almost to Globe, I noticed that Steven was RIGHT BEHIND ME. Laughing of course. We went back and forth racing (really not competition) and finally Steven called me and told me to just park my car somewhere so that we could drive together the rest of the way. So, after parking my car in a Jack in the Box parking lot, I hoped in the car with Steven and we were off.
This is where we had one of our best conversations...
We got on the topic of what we were searching for in a future spouse. Keep in mind that at the time we were strictly friends with real no interest in dating each other at all.
After talking about it for a while we realized that the qualities that we were searching for, the other one had.
It was kind of a weird realization and we laughed it off and decided that we would be each others back-up spouses. So, if neither of us was married by the time that I was 25 we would just marry each other.
|This picture is alll smile.|