day of love

February 7th to 14th is National Marriage Week. to celebrate, i will be sharing some thoughts and stories about marriage to help encourage you to strengthen your own relationships. i hope these posts will help you nurture your own relationship and rekindle the love you have for one another. you can also link up your marriage posts below to help celebrate this week.

i always thought Valentine's Day was kind of lame. 
well, not lame, just not for me
after elementary school was over and all the candy parties stopped, it seemed to all go downhill.
i always wanted a big, blow-out, awesomely romantic Valentine's Day but it never happened. 
{plus i was like in high school so it made sense it didn't happen, but still. hopeless romantic you know}

so instead of celebrating Valentine's, my friends and i would celebrate Arizona's birthday. 
because you know, Arizona was the best state ever and we were awesome so it made sense. 

AZ birthday party 2008
then Adam happened. 

our first Valentine's Day together he got me a velvety box of chocolates, roses and a daisy earlier in the day, a Hannah Montana poster {cause i was kind of obsessed with her}, a big giant card made from a poster board, and a candlelit dinner with sparkling cider and Panda Express [one of my faves]. 

he did all this without any hints from or even knowing i had dreamed of a date like that before. 
it was perfect. 
and then we went home and ate Arizona birthday cake :)

our first Valentine's Day together 2008
the next year, Adam topped the last Valentine's Day by asking me to be his beloved wife at the steps of the Mesa, Arizona temple. 
it was perfect. 
i never thought i would want to get engaged on Valentine's {all the cheesy, cliche-ness of it all}
but Adam knows how to speak to my hopeless romantic side perfectly & i loved every bit of it. 

right after we got engaged February 14, 2009
i didn't know what i was saying yes to then, 
i didn't know what life would have in store for us, 
but i'm so glad i did say yes. 

even though we have disagreements {like every couple} 
and hardships {like every couple} 
i'm so glad Adam is the one to see through life's happiest [and hardest] moments with.


and be sure to check out all the blogs that linked up to celebrate National Marriage Week this week! there's some seriously awesome articles that linked up. 



Unknown said...

adorable photos!

Elizabeth Kelsey Bradley said...

I had no idea it was national marriage week!!!??? I mean they never promote this, I had no idea! And I'm mad I didn't learn about it until now! ( see this is what all those books you sent did to me Meg...)

Rachel said...

You guys are so cute. Love this story

Nina Gray said...

aww, thats such a wonderful story! All the best to you two!!Cheers!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness, you are right, that baby is absolutely gorgeous!

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