7 Years!!


We met in Provo, UT. Allan was attending BYU, studying to be an accountant and I had just moved there. I was fresh out of high school. Allan was a couple years off his mission.
He was mature and responsible and I was… silly.

We lived in the same apartment complex and ended up running into each other all the time. Neither of us thought much about a long term relationship- I thought he was too old. He thought I was too young.
But we kept bumping into each other and having dinner together and taking walks and talking and pretty soon we were dating exclusively.
We got engaged and married the next year. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.

This is when we were dating. He took me to the airport (I went to California with my little siblings, we went to disneyland)

We were engaged at this point. My best friend took these (April 2002)


We drove from Arizona to Utah to get married in the Manti temple. This was the first night we got into town.

We had a tiny, tiny little wedding get together. I absolutely hate weddings, I liked getting married to Allan, though.

I think this was Thanksgiving of 2002. We were at Allan’s grandparents house (living in Utah)

We drove from Utah to Arizona in the summer of 2003. We stayed there for a couple months with Allan’s parents. I was 5 months pregnant here:

Allan took me camping at Lake Powell. I’d never been.

That summer we also went camping at Willow Springs Lake.

In August Brooklyn was born in Seattle, Washington. We were living there for an internship Allan had.

Allan’s internship ended and we drove back to Utah so Allan could finish his master’s degree.

We had a tiny little apartment. We loved that apartment.

Allan graduated and got a job in Arizona. We lived there from 2004-2006. We went camping a few times.

In 2006 we moved to Texas. These pictures were taken on our 5th anniversary.

25 thoughts on “7 Years!!

  • Happy Anniversary, you two. It was so fun to get a peek at what you looked like in the beginning of your relationship. You're such a beautiful couple and so perfect for each other. :c)
    P.S. I hate weddings too! We got married in a courthouse and looking back on it, I wouldn't have changed a THING!!

  • Happy Anniversary to the both of you!! TFS your pictures from the beginning with us. Just by lookng at the pictures you can really see all the Love between the two of you.

  • Happy Anniversary! You guys are too cute in all your pictures! I love that you went down memory lane to show these moments. We have our 6 year wedding anniversary at the end of June and you made a good idea of diggin up the old pics to commemorate the old days! πŸ™‚

  • Yay!! It was so fun finally hearing about your story! I didn't realize you guys lived here so much. You guys are an adorable couple. You were beautiful on your wedding day. Congratulations on 7 years!

  • Oh how I've missed your blog! I haven't been on the computer much at all, but I did just break my own rules to spend a little more time so I could catch up on your posts!! I love this post of you and Allan! SO fun to see the two of you as the years have passed!!! Loved all those pics! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!

  • I love this! So much fun! Happy Anniversary! Too funny about the hating weddings…me too. Matt and I eloped and got married on the beach. Wouldn't have changed it for anything! You guys look so cute together. Now and then!

  • Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing your pictures, it was fun to see the progression of your love through the years. You two are too cute…no wonder your kids are so adorable. πŸ™‚

  • Happy Anniversary! Our is coming up next week, I should start preparing a blog about that! I LOVE looking back at old pictures. So fun!!!

  • What a great post! I love your simple but gorgeous wedding dress and wow, that temple is beautiful! I got married a year out of high school too, isn't it great finding your guy so young?

  • HAPPY 7TH ANNIVERSARY!!

    I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT YOU ALWAYS LOOK SO ABSOLUTELY PHOTOGENIC IN YOUR PICTURES.

    YAY, I HAVE A PICTURE TO PUT IN A FRAME OF YOUR WEDDING DAY, DOING IT TODAY!!

    HAPPY HAPPY MEMORIES,

    NOTE TO ALLAN: ISN'T SHE WORTH IT?

    NOTE TO TIFFANY/ARIANA: ISN'T HE WORTH IT?

    OH YES, YOU MAKE A MOM PROUD!

    HUGS FROM MOM!!

  • This was such a cool post. I love how you told a little story through the years with photos. I might have to do that come November. πŸ™‚ Also, I remember when you posted the 5 year shots of you and Allen. Your hair looks so good like that, I hate mine short and wish it would grow out this very minute. Congrats on 7 years!!!!

  • Great post! So neat to get your history as a couple! Do you guys have a big age difference? You can't tell looking at these photos.
    And I must say – you are way more rugged than me. There is no way I'd be camping at 5 mths pregnant! hee hee

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