Today Derek and I hit our FOUR year mark. We cannot believe how fast the time has gone by. You could say that I was one of those typical girls that day dreamed about my future husband when I was younger...little did I know that he was sitting a few rows behind me in church. I still laugh that Derek and I went to church, mutual, school, hung out on weekends, and went to volleyball games together and there was never anything more than friendship between us. It wasn't until he came home from his mission with a little taint of southern twang in his voice that I instantly became intrigued. It didn't take long for us to know it was forever. We dated a total of five weeks (and that is being generous) before we got engaged. Three months later we got hitched. What can I say..when it is right, it is right.
We are very excited tonight to share our special dinner with Jane. She has been so much fun this past month with her little personality developing. Next week we are actually leaving her for a night with my sisters for a little getaway. It is my first time leaving her and I am a little freaked out. I would love to tell you where we are going, but Derek has planned everything and he is not telling me a single detail.
Needless to say I am completely in love with this man. He has made me the happiest person in the world. I never would have put us together when we were younger, but now I could never imagine my life with out him. I guess Heavenly Father knew exactly what he was doing, and for that I am eternally grateful.
Oh and a special shout out to Bruce and Cherryl for letting us share our special day with them. You guys are amazing and have been such a good example for us!