Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!

Today we celebrated our 3rd Anniversary. It seems crazy we have been married for 3 years.
LOVE, thanks for making me so happy! Thank you for allowing me to grow and change with life's experiences. Life is not always pretty, but I am sure thankful to have you by my side during the storms of life. Thanks for always cheerin me on and being there for me when I am down. You are the greatest gift I have been given, besides the daughter you gave me:D I love you more each day. Thank you!

So, I was thinking about it and I want to write real quick how Ben and I met. I had it all wrote down on my other computer, but it died....bum deal dude. So I want a quick copy of the goods!

About 4 and a half years ago Ben and I ran into eachother at good ole Western Wyoming Community College. I met him in my fly fishing class. We were instant buds. I loved hanging out with him. When I say we were hooked at the hip, I mean it. Where one went the other followed. I know this sounds lame, but it was love at first site. I look back on it now, and I was freaking out because I knew Ben was it for me. I hung out with a lot of guys in high school, but none were worth my while like Ben was. I am a pretty stubborn gal and I know a good thing when it comes my way.

We had one heck of a dating history. The only reason Ben got the nerve to finally jump from good friends to dating was because some other wrestler asked me out just to tick Ben off. Word was out in the wrestling community that Ben was sweet on me. Ben kicked this kids trash at practice one night, so he retlaiated through me! So the night of the date cam. I went on the date with the wrestler, but Ben decides to come along with my roommate...grrr! Needless to say, by the end of the night...I was going home with Ben and staying out till 5am talking. Then, it took the poor dude two months to finally kiss me! This is a story to be had as well. To make a very long story short, he cornered me under a bed and finally laid one on me! I have to say our dating experience was amazing. We both lived on campus so we were insperable. I like to think we did our own mormon version of cohabitation....take it how you want. BUT, we went camping, shooting, skiing, four-wheeling, dirt biking, everything, the works....it was a blast!


Now some of you may ask, Why did you wait so long to get married? Well, cuz I was 2 weeks 18 when we met! When I finally turned 19, Ben asked me to marry him. It was perfect! I know I sound like a cheese ball, but it was. Ben was the best thing that ever happened to me. I felt for the first time in my life complete...sounds lame, but so very true! I am so glad I listened to the Prophet's councel and married my best friend. Ben is truly the greatest friend I have ever dreamed of. I can work by his side and be just as happy as if we were on a dirt bike ride...well most of the time anyways!


7 comments:

Cardon Times said...

Cute! Happy Anniversary you two!

Jes and Elvin said...

Oh !!! Precious!!!! I loved your story. It's sweet. I'm glad you two found each other and that you have that little cutie Charlie-bean. Great pics. You guys look great. I love how Charlie smiles for the camera with Ben, but gives the "DUH" look with you. She must have had gas!

Nikki Petersen said...

You guys make such a cute family!!! Laycee you look so good. Happy Anniversary!

Jess said...

Lacee, you look so great! Congrats on your cute little fam. i am so proud of you!

Mark and Mandi said...

Layce if I may say, you are one hot tamale of a family! I can't believe its been that long! dude, and i for sure wanted to drop this in...did you know my dad got an elk! Love you

Britt said...

Happy Anniversary!! Sorry its late! Oh the good times at Western reflecting back! I love you two!!

carrieandkids said...

Hey guys what a cute family you have. I am so excited for the day when Charlie is walking. Look Out Everybody. You guys are looking great!! Hope your Holidays were wonderful and Hope to see you guys soon. Love Aunty Carrie