Our busy life with an amazing veterinarian and cattleman, a gardening, quilting and history loving wife and mother, a creative perfectionist violinist, a spunky and kind epileptic princess, a sweet yet wild little man, and the most mellow and happy babe, on a joyful 1/2 acre living and loving in a beautiful mountain valley.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
15 years with Crane
15 years ago today I married Matt Crane, my perfect match.
We have moved 18 times while being married, but have lived in this house for 8 years.
We used to live in teeny tiny little apartments (sometimes married student housing) for years and years and at 3 different universities in 3 different states.
We have 13 years of college education between the two of us, and 10 more years of student loans to pay off! More importantly, we have 3 beautiful children that call us mom and dad.
We met at Snow College. I thought he was cute but kind of a goober. He thought I was "bubbly." Funny those first impressions!
He proposed to me while I was still in bed, asleep, with morning breath. It was romantic. I think I said "Sure" and then rolled over to go back to sleep. He drove over early that morning to my parents' home to propose with a ring.
We had a fantastic wedding day. All of our family was there, it was perfect.
My brother Glen and Matt's three brothers Mark, Mike, and Mace, were the groomsmen, and boy did they look sharp!
My sister Tori, sister in law Angie, Matt's sister Mindy and three of my best friends ever were my bridesmaids, Camille, Amber, and KarriAnn.
It was a low key reception. My mom and sister did most of it. Well, all of it because I was at college 4 hours away and showed up the day before my wedding after I had finished my finals to get married. They did a great job.
Matt was the first in this family to get married. I was nervous about all of my new brothers and sister! They are a great family to belong to.
We were married for all time and eternity, aren't we lucky?
This is the man I married, Matty. I also call him Crane. I love him so much more today than I did on that magical day 15 years ago. I hope to love him more in years to come and to grow old together with him.