happy anniversary to my Abe

June 1, 2007
A mutual friend of ours set us up and I almost didn't go through with it because his name was Abe.... which is my brother's name... it sorta creeped me out. AND... he has a sister named Katie! What the?? Double creepy. So we do a lot of "honey", "dear", "sweetie", etc. to keep the creepy factor low.  But I'm glad I went through with it because I knew on our first official date that I would marry him. And he says he knew even before that at our first official meeting.
Here's the story...
We met one weekend, then talked on the phone all week long.  The conversations were light and fun, until I grilled him.  I had made the decision that I wouldn't even go out on a date with a guy unless he met my long list of qualifications.  (note:  I was being super picky because of some poor choices in my past)  So I started in on my questions.  I tried to ask some questions in a way that wouldn't show what I was hoping he'd say.  Other questions were pretty direct and straight forward.  He answered them easily, then I apologized for the grilling and he told me he was glad because he thinks the same things are important. 
Turned out we agreed on just about everything we wanted and needed in life.  Still do. 

The following weekend, he picked me up for our first date.  He looked so handsome!  We clicked almost instantly and laughed ourselves silly.  It was so much fun and before the night was over I found myself thinking, "I'm going to marry this guy."  This wasn't a plan I was making for us, it was more like my inner voice trying to convince me because my other voices were all screaming, "No way!  You barely know him!  Are you CRAZY??"
But in my heart, I just knew. 
Over the next two months, we were inseparable.  I began to realize he met all the criteria I was looking for.  A year before I met Abe, I had written down about 20 or so qualities or attributes that I wanted my future husband to have.
Abe had every single one! 
So for his birthday in February, I got him a gift and a card and stuck that list of attributes in the card.  He loved it!  And to my astonishment, for HIS birthday, he cooked me dinner and then proposed with the most beautiful ring!  The whole thing was very sweet.

So we made our plans over the next few months and were married in the Bountiful, Utah LDS Temple.

We had both always secretly made fun of other couples who met, got engaged and then married super fast.  But... we can no longer poke fun, for we are now one of those couples.  We met the end of November 2006, were engaged by February 2007 and married by June of 2007.  CRAZY!!!!

We did a casual luau style reception with a fabulous band and yummy food.
We went on a very romantic honeymoon to Maui, HI.

And then to make it even crazier, we decided it was time to try for a baby only a month after we were married.  We both felt it was time and I was pregnant almost instantly. 
Noah was born April 1, 2008.

This was a little impromptu family photo during Noah's little photo shoot recently.  Doesn't Abe look handsome?? 

It's fun to be able to look at your husband and still feel all twitterpated and in love.  The other day I went to a court of honor (Abe's a scout leader for the 11 year olds) and I had one of those moments.  It hit me so unexpectedly (I mean he was wearing a scout uniform for pete's sake!), but I thought to myself..."What a handsome husband I have." 
My husband is such a good man.  He's super supportive, loving, caring, sweet, kind, funny, smart, talented, good provider, amazing daddy and on and on and on.  I mean that too!  His goal in life is to make our family happy and he's very good at it.  And I know for a fact he has a daily goal to make me laugh at least once, if not more.  He almost always succeeds!
He's truly sweet and wonderful and I love him so.
We have the best time together!
I love you, dear!  Happy anniversary!


  1. Happy Anniversary!!! You two have such a cute story!!! I love it!!!

  2. Happy Anniversary Katie! I remember that time! I was SO excited for you and am still so happy for you. Abe sounds great and when we finally met him we thought he was just as perfect as you make him sound. Congrats on 3 years!

  3. I'm not gonna lie, I've got some tears. Those were good times and I sure love the product of you two comin' together. Sweet little "Newah". Congrats guys, I love all three of ya!

  4. Awww. I love that story and I love how perfectly great you two are together.

  5. What a great story and a beautiful family and blog! My husband and I met in Oct of 1994, engaged May 1995 and married Aug 1996 after I graduated college! We have been together for 14 years now! If it is meant to be, it will be! Congrats to you guys and Happy Anniversary!!