Wednesday, February 18, 2009

LoVe Is In ThE AiR









Today Zach and I celebrate our 4th Anniversary!!! I can't believe it has been 4 years. Time flies when you are having fun right! Our love story began on July 12, 2004. I had been home from my mission for 6 months and Zach's sister, Cherie asked me if I wanted to go to a movie with her..I was so excited, she mentioned that her husband was going, I thought OK I can be the 3rd wheel...I just got home from my mission..no problem. Well then she mentioned that her little brother, Zane and his wife were going...OK I thought. NOW WHAT??? So, she asked me if I wanted to go with Zach, I thought sure, that would be fun. I didn't really know him much..but what the heck! So off we went in Cherie's mini van to Olive Garden and the to see White Chicks. What a BLAST I had. I honestly think that I laughed the whole night. I knew then and their that I was going to marry Zach Gerrard! I never wanted the night to end, it was so much fun. I headed home after Zach and I had talked for awhile. I went home to tell my mom that I found my husband! I knew that we were getting married. 5 SHORT days later of being together non stop...Zach had mentioned that he was down with the marriage thing if I was. WHAT!! How could I say no to such a PERFECT GUY!!! I gave him a BIG HUG and that was that.

He was off to Egypt the next day for 6 LONG months. My family hadn't even met him. He told his parents that I was waiting for him....I had to set him straight on that. The next thing I knew his parents booked a fleight for me to visit Zach in Egypt in just 3 weeks for a whole month! I was SO excited. I had a lot to do in 3 short weeks. In that time I found my wedding ring, picked out the material for my dress and we bought the house that we live in. My family was wondering what the CRAp was going on. I just told them to trust me on this one. I knew that Zach and I were going to be together forever the minute I saw him. I went to the Temple before I went to Egypt to pray about this decision that I knew what so right. I will never forget the feeling that I got when I was sitting in the celestial room of the Bountiful Temple. I knew it was right.

I was off to Egypt. What a trip! It was 3 weeks of PURE bliss and romance. Not a dull moment..pure laughs and jokes and we really got to know each other. He of course waited until the last week that I was there to purpose to me. We were sitting on the beach at the Red Sea and he never really purposed formally to me..he said a few things that made him even more perfect.

Here we are 4 years later, enjoying life with 2 great kids. I am so excited that I went off of my intuition. Zach is my best friend in the world. We have our differences like everybody, but he is a GREAT husband...and the BEST dad in the world. I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with you Zach, I love you so much!!!

9 Love Notes:

Staci J said...

Happy Anniversary Beck! I totally remember your whirlwind romance with Zack and thinking that it was totally right b/c everything was falling into place... So glad you're happy and have a beautiful family:) You deserve it so much!

kellie said...

You guys are so cute!! Happy Anniversary!!!

The Bingham's said...

Hey, we share the same anniversary. Funny!! But this is our 9th. So, Happy Anniversary!!

naptime nostalgia said...

I loved reading about how you met. So fun. Happy Anniversary!

Jordan said...

Happy Anniversary. I'd love to watch your kids while you go and celebrate...and give you kohens jacket back. Happy Anniversary

Wall-e-Family said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

denisejorgy said...

I LOVE your story about how you met and fell in love. I can't believe you have been here 4 years-where does the time fly by? Congrats and happy anniversary-hope it's a great one for you guys. By the way, I LOVE your first wedding picture-it's gorgeous.

Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary Beck!! Thanks for calling last week, I've lost track of my days and haven't been too good at returning calls. Talk to you soon!

Natalie said...

You guys are a gorgeous couple! Such cute wedding pictures. And I have always loved your engagement story. It's such a whirlwind romance! It's the stuff movies are made of.

Anyway, I miss you. I don't miss work, but I miss you. How is everything there?