I got married — seventeen years! I have been thinking quite a bit lately about marriage and why I got who I did and how very lucky I am.
I am seriously lucky in love. I mean look at him — isn’t he just cute? I think it’s amazing, when I get a good picture (one that captures his nature to me) how I still get little chills when I look at it.
We went to a Christmas party for the surgery center that Geof manages and I LOVED it — first of all, there was good food, I didn’t have to prepare (what’s not to love about that) mostly, I loved hearing about my husband. No body knew me, outside of "Dr Julian’s wife" and they couldn’t stop telling me what a wonderful person he is. Surgeons aren’t generally known for their friendly nature — especially when it comes to the treatment of nurses and other hospital staff — and one nurse said to me "He broke the mold. We love him so much." I just left and was so proud to be a part of this man and his life. He is so easy to be with and talk to — he has respect for all eople and NO self-importance (which really is hard to find these days) he is a stellar human being!
I first saw Geof in my genetics class at BYU. It was in one of those really big auditorium/theater style classrooms and the lecture was just being dismissed. He was sitting near the front and I was way up at the top. He was getting up to leave and I was packing up my backpack. I looked up and he caught my eye — wearing a dark blue pea coat (it was December btw) and I remember my heart skipping a beat. I said to myself "now, why can’t a nice, normal guy like that ask me out" (I had dated LOTS of guys and was just about to "give up") anyway, what do you know — when I came back after Christmas to start a new semester, Geof was in my physics lab and that was the beginning of what is has been an amazing adventure —
I have been wanting for a while now to create a scrapbook that tells our LOVE story. I created a romance album, for the book Simple Scrapbooks — but there is so much more to tell now and now I have five (FIVE) children to share this story with. I want this book to touch on the details, but focus more on the relationship — how a good marriage is the foundation of a happy family and a happy life really. TV and the media just don’t get this and I am sick and tired of seeing and reading about goofy relationships that are supposed to be marriages. I am feeling the urge to make sure my children know what marriage is really like and why it’s so important to be and find the right person. Anyway … I’m going to make a layout for my husband this afternoon — I’ll post it here with another one that is sure to make you giggle. I’m also going to be taking and completing an album in a tin (as part of the LOVE Story class at BPS) with Robin Johnson. I have always loved her classic style and she called me a couple of times during the development of this class just to tell me how much fun she was having, how much love she was feeling for her husband and how important she feels this project is — I knew I wanted to do it. The time is right for me and I’m really looking forward to being a student. It will be a nice balance to teaching Library of Memories and I’m ready for a new project!!
I love how Robin is encouraging students to use papers they love to adorn this album. I’ve been keeping my eye out for something and I think I found it — just have to order it! I love the size — totally portable and yet so elegant.
Anyway — here’s to my steady.
Happy Anniversary sweetheart — I can’t wait for Valentine’s Day. I’m going to have a totally cool gift (thanks Robin.)
p.s. had such a nice, relaxing Christmas — will post highlights soon.
Even got my nap (see previous post!)