Monday, March 11, 2013

our love story.

I wanted to share a post about being a mom with you- but thought I'd better share a little background on how I became a mom.

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In 2008, I was in San Diego, CA- a senior in high school.  Robert had just gotten back from serving his 2-year mission for our church in Oklahoma and was living near his family in Tucson, AZ.  He came out to visit a friend, who was also my friend too & we met & I started crushing on him. 
We texted every once in a while- but I was still in high school, so he kept his distance.  
Then in 2009, I was in my second semester of college in San Diego, and he was still in Tucson working & going to school.  I wanted to move to Mesa, AZ & so did he, and we really started talking all the time.  Then one day he told me he wanted to come out & visit me.  I freaked out.  I remember telling my "sister" that I didn't want to hang out with him because I wanted nothing to with a long-distance relationship.  But she urged me to just see how things were- and thank goodness she did.  We quickly fell in love with each other- but wanted to take our time and get to know each other and make plans.  
 So we dated long-distance for a year full of visits in San Diego & Tucson.

A year later, he proposed in the San Diego Padres baseball stadium.  (a favorite and sentimental place to us.)

And 5 months later, we were married for time & all eternity in the San Diego temple.  Then off to Tucson I went to start a new life with my amazing new husband.

And just a few months later, we were blessed to find out we were expecting our first baby boy!  Clayton was born July 11, 2011 in Tucson. And he forever changed our lives for the better.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you listened to me, because now I have not only the cutest "sister" but a great bro in law and the most perfect nephew! Love you all.