Friday, March 14, 2008


Tomorrow, March 15th will be our sixth wedding anniversary! I can't believe it the time has really flown by! I decided to put some photos together to show how the story of us as a family has evolved. A lot of people don't know our story so I thought I would give a condensed version:
Jake and I met in high school and dated for a few months. We got along really well, and had a lot of fun, but I didn't want things to get really serious because I wanted to be able to date a bunch in high school, so I broke up with him, and he was not happy about it. So being the mature individuals that we were in high school we proceeded to pretty much hate each other the rest of the time we were in school. We went on and dated other people and I went away to college and he went on an LDS mission. Well the summer before he got home from his mission I was taking institute class with all of his buddies that had already come back from their missions, and they kept joking with me that I should date Jake when he came back. I said there was no way I would get back together with him, and that was that. Well thanks to a persistent buddy, we ended up hanging out at the same friends home shortly after Jake had returned home. We saw each other and spoke only briefly because the World Series was on and if any of you know Jake he is serious business when it comes to baseball.
Well after much persistence on my part we were able to hang out a few more times and realized that we still liked being together. We had grown up and had great life experiences, and the spark between us was still there! We hung out every night for two weeks and decided that we wanted to be exclusive and that most likely it was leading to marriage. So let me break the timeline down because it all happened so fast!
After seeing each other again on Nov. 4, 2001, we decided to get married by Thanksgiving, and officially got engaged on Dec. 24, 2001, and later married on March 15th, 2002. So within six months of being home from his mission Jake was hitched! We know it's crazy and if our kids try to do it we'll probably kill them, but marrying Jake was one of the best decisions I have ever made and it's been a wonderful adventure ever since.....not a perfect journey, but a pretty fantastic one! We have had wonderful memories, and now it's been even better with beginning our family and the birth of Abby. So I just want to wish my hubby a Happy Anniversary---thank you for everything!!!
I hope you all enjoy our pictures, I tried to keep it brief but it was so fun to reminisce that I had to include a bunch.


Amy said...

Allison! I found your blog a little while ago and it's been fun to see what's gone on in your life the past few years! What a cute little family you have!!! Where is Marci these days?

- Amy Shreeve

Mike, Heidi, & Kenedy said...

Cute story! I didn't know some of that! It was fun to read your story and see your cute pictures!

York and Jenny Cooper said...

Cute pictures of you two! It was fun to read this...I didn't know that you only had dated weeks when you decided to get married! How fun is that!? We need to get together for a play date soon!

Haley Wheatley said...

Congrats on 6 years! Time goes so fast. I loved the pictures. You look exactly like Marcy on your wedding day! You have an adorable little family! When is Cella going to get "going" Tell her HI!

Maggie said...

I didn't know your fun to read! I loved looking at all the pictures, too. I hope you had a happy day!

King's said...

Allison -
It's Kelly(Tanner)King. I was so excited to see your blog. What a cute family you have. Abby is so sweet! Congrats on the anniversary too. It is so fun to see what you have been up to. I'm so terrible at keeping in touch - but I am trying to do better. I'm new to this whole blogging thing too but I am starting to love it! -
Take Care -

Lacey said...

CONGRATS!! Time flies...I enjoyed reading your story. I hope you enjoy the next six years even more than the last!