Monday, December 29, 2008

12.28.02

Every night at bedtime, Hank asks me to tell him a story; his favorites are Thomas the Train and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. As Aaron and I celebrated our 6th anniversary yesterday, I decided to write down a story that is special to me...
Our story began on the beautiful little island of Hawaii, where we both lived while attending school at BYU. We didn't have any classes together because Aaron was a business major and I was a political science/english major. However, Aaron had noticed me on campus and decided that he wanted to find out more about me. In true fifth grade fashion, Aaron got the lowdown on me by passing notes with a roommate of mine whom Aaron shared classes with. Aaron finally got up the nerve to ask me out on a date--we saw Ocean's 11, had frostys at Wendy's, and went to a BYUH basketball game. I must have done something right, because Aaron was hooked and quickly rearranged his entire class schedule so that we could spend all of our freetime together. We spent many a Saturday sunbathing at the beach in the afternoon and then driving to Waikiki in the evening to eat dinner and watch a movie on the beach.

Aaron graduated from BYU-H in June of 2002 and was returning to the mainland to pursue his career. I still had one semester of school to go before I graduated, so we were left with a decision to make about the direction to take our relationship.
It didn't take Aaron long to decide that he couldn't live without me (it was probably vice versa) and he proposed in August, 2002.

Aaron and I were sealed together in the Portland temple on December 28, 2002. Six years ago!

I can't believe how far we've come, how much we've acheived, and how much we've grown in only six years. Aaron has had three or four different jobs before landing his current dream job. I made my way through law school, passed the bar, and now practice law. We've lived in three states and three apartments before purchasing our home.

Like most marriages, we've had our ups and downs, but we love each other more everyday.

Best of all, we have two beautiful babies! Our sons are our greatest joy and blessing.

The decision that I made to marry Aaron Grover in the temple six years ago was the best decision I have ever made. I can't wait to spend the rest of eternity together. I love you, Aaron Grover!

....and they all lived happily ever after.

11 comments:

We Three Madsens said...

Super cute! I cant believe how different Aaron looks in that first picture. I enjoyed reading your story:)

Simply Simmons said...

That is the BEST post I've ever read in the history of blogs. Love it!

Jill said...

Such a cute post Courtney - even though I was there during all of this, it was still nice to get a recap. What a cute tribute yo both of you!

Poe said...

I love the pics. I forgot how blond you were. Congrats on the big 6th anniversary. You'll like year 6 together. Ty and I have done half of it already and really like our 6th year together. Congrats again. Hope you got to do something fun!

melissa said...

Oh my goodness That is such a cute blog idea!!! I love it. PS Have a great anniversary!!!!!!!!!!1

mom and pops grover said...

I think that first picture was taken in the airport waiting to meet us for the first time..am I right? Congratulations on your anniversary!

The Steinhours said...

Congrats on 6 years!

The Sorensen's said...

That was very cute! You didnt mention that you lived in the Mushroom townhomes...did you erase those great memories?!?! Kidding, of course! Congrats on the 6 years and you should be so proud of what you have created!

Derrinda said...

Congrats on 6 years Courtney! Hope you had a great anniversary- loved the story:)

Kelli Radmall said...

Happy Anniversary! I love seeing all of those pictures. I'm very glad that you two found each other. Isn't life grand that way?

April said...

VERY nice idea. Especially for the kiddos to read when they get older! And I loved hearing again the story of how you two met. It's so romantic with it all beginning in Hawaii! Love it!