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Monday, February 13, 2012

MY Valentine...9yrs ago.....

9yrs ago tomorrow, I married the love of my life. I can't believe it. Time has gone by so quickly....I think We have a very special love story...well I guess everyone's does right?

I thought about taking the time tonight to write it all out.

How we met at a dance while he was dressed up as Julio Iglesias singing "To all the girls I've loved before", how we fell in love very quickly over a 6week period of dating. How I felt in my heart so strongly I should marry him but also felt strongly I wanted to serve a mission for my church.
Breaking up, we went our separate ways and had a 2yr absence from each others life. No speaking, no writing. I thought he'd moved on.

It was a matter of 4wks after returning home that we stared dating again ........we quickly realized that AGAIN we were falling in love with each other.

I had MANY spiritual experiences where the Lord told me Steve would be my Eternal Companion (and this was in the first 4 weeks before he even asked me out on a date!).

Those experiences have carried us through 9yrs of marriage. When things have gotten tough, I have ALWAYS reflected on those experiences and cannot deny that the Lord brought us together. TWICE.

We were married 5.5 mos from the time I got home from my mission on Feb. 14, 2003.
We never did anything but Kiss before we got married:) he was ALWAYS so respectful, so strong....so that we could be married in the Temple of our God. It was hard (who am I kidding? lol), but we did it, and I'm so glad we did:)

I love this Man. He is my everything. He has changed my life and though we are polar opposites, we love each other.

I admire SO many things about him. His work ethic, his fathering and parenting skills, his love for "his girls", his humor, his MIND...he is BRILLIANT. I just adore him and feel so grateful to have had him by my side the last 9yrs. We started out with next to Nothing and have built a beautiful life together. It has been fun to celebrate in all our accomplishments together along the way. We have a long way to go, but we work together so well:)

There are so many beautiful and intricate details in our love story that it would take me an hour or 2 to write it out..but I'd rather go snuggle with him on the sofa...Sorry Guys!! Maybe another time I'll TRY to put on paper what is so special and sacred in my heart.

Here are some photos we snapped yesterday...
I love you Stevie.

Happy Valentines everyone:)

He is purposely making this stupid face thinking I'm not looking lol. he's such a dork!

Yes I am going to grab his crotch to make him laugh! LOl...it worked! ha ha ha

Standing as high as I can on my tip-toes! remember I am only 5'4, he is 5'11.5

My love.

OUR loves.


  1. Ahhh so sweet Nicole. I didn't know you guys broke up and then got back together again. So cool. Happy Anniversary and Valentine's Day tomorrow!

  2. Ah, what a sweet, sweet love story! Happy Anniversary a day early. You have a very beautiful family, loved the photos.

  3. Happy Anniversary to you and Steve. Those pictures turned out way cute. You look so gorgeous Nicole.


  4. that is a beautiful love story, and you are wonderful, spiritual beautiful people. Happy Valentines Day to you, Steve and the girls.

    Hugs, Susan

  5. Cute pic nicole, have a great love day!

  6. Happy Anniversary and congrats on making it 9 years!

    You have a beautiful love story. I love that you both only kissed before marrying.

    Wishing you both a happily ever after. :)

  7. Happy Anniversary! Love the pics and your story! Just kissing, eh! I'm guessing no one even saw you two the first couple of weeks you were married...lol! Have a great Valentine's day! You look beautiful!

  8. Happy Anniversary (and happy valentines day)!! I love this post so much! Steve sounds like such a wonderful guy - you are lucky to have him! But just remember, he's just as lucky to have you! You are amazing and beautiful! Xoxox

  9. Happy Anniversary (and happy valentines day)! Steve sounds like such a wonderful guy - you are lucky to have him! But remember, he's just as lucky to have you! You are amazing and beautiful and so full of love! Xoxox

  10. What a great love story! Happy Anniversary! ;-) Those pictures are beautiful too!!

  11. You guys are all so beautiful! Happy anniversary and v day! Been thinking about you much girl, hope you're feeling better and life is back to normal for you.


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