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.