Sunday, June 20, 2010

Once upon a time...

there was this really cute boy who was attending university.  He caught the eye of a girl who lived across the hall from him, and so she flirted a bit until he noticed her too.  They went out a few times, and the girl was madly in love, but for some reason she didn't do a great job of showing it, so the boy stopped asking her out.  Luckily one of the girl's roomates decided to go junior high on both of them, and told the boy's roomate that the girl was really sad he wasn't asking her out anymore.  That remedied the situation, and after dating for a little while longer, they were married.

(super cute boy)

After they had been married for a little while, they decided that although life was pretty exciting, they could make it more exciting by having a baby.
They were right.  Life with one more was more exciting.  And if life with one more was exciting, how would a second one be?
That's right...  even better!

Of course, the boy needed a little girl to wrap him around her finger, so they had one of those down the road.

But one wasn't quite enough... the boy, who had become quite the daddy, needed another little girl.  After a couple of years, she made her appearance:

The daddy had all kinds of skills.  He taught his children to surf and snowboard, he made lots of super yummy meals and desserts for them, he taught them how to read, and played sleeping monster and other fun games with them.  It turns out he even had amazing make-up skills, ensuring every Halloween they would have awesome costumes!

But something was missing...  After all, if it was this fun to try and get 6 people to smile at the camera,

how much more fun would it be to get 7 people to look at the camera???

So the boy and the girl decided to have another little one join their family.
This was no small decision, as the girl got very sick the first few month of her pregnancies.  Luckily, the boy loved his family so much he became daddy AND mommy for a while, while the girl moaned about smells from the floor of the bathroom.

Pretty soon the girl started feeling better, and the family eagerly awaited the birth of their next little guy.  This story isn't over yet, but the girl is so grateful that the boy decided to take a chance on her.  She wouldn't want a life any other way.  She wouldn't have believed it was possible, but she is more madly in love with that boy than the day they were married.  She is so happy he is the father of her children, and her eternal companion.

To be continued...


stephanie said...

sweet, ginger.

i love that last picture of the 6 of you. classic.

Jessi said...

What a great story. So fun to see what will happen next.

Leslie said...

it's a great picture, even though no one is smiling! we just like seeing pictures of our far away cousins! miss you guys.

Kelsey said...

You guys would have made great pioneers. They never smiled in any of their pictures, either.

Jenny said...

Love your story. I went to a youth fireside a couple of months ago, and the speaker told his "story" of meeting and marrying his wife. Since this is our 10 year anniversary, I've thought of going through my journals and trying to put "our story" together. So far that hasn't happened, but I think courtship/life stories are just as interesting to me as birth stories. :)