Monday, July 29, 2013


Life can change so fast. 6 months ago I would have never guessed that I would be where I am today. I want to have the story written out that lead me to this point, so I guess this is where it is going to be.

Two years ago, my mom and Wyatt called me up in Provo one Sunday evening and told me that this guy spoke in their ward and I needed to go out with him. His name was Jarom Walker. I recognized his name from high school, but that was it. And I was living in Provo at the time, so I told them it wasn't going to happen and I don't think it was ever brought up again.

Fast forward to this past January. I was living at home in Gilbert and going to the singles ward. I had been asked to give a talk on missionary work. After I gave the talk, a guy told me that I had given a good talk, I said thanks and kept right on walking. I wasn't very social at church. That evening my parents asked how my talk had gone. Kaitlyn piped up and informed my family that Jarom Walker had commented on it. My mom and Wyatt jumped right on that one and said that was the guy they had wanted me to go out with when I lived in Provo. Again, I didn't do anything about it.

Well the next night was FHE and it was salsa dancing. Now, I was not an FHE goer. But dancing?? Salsa dancing?? Do you know me? How could I say no?! So I went! It wasn't too long before Jarom had asked me to dance. And after that, every time the instructors said to switch partners Jarom would respond with a "It's ok. We can stay together." By the end of the night, he had gotten my number!

That Wednesday he called me. I was dressed and getting ready to head out the door to a Zumba class. But we got to talking and it came up that he was going to institute and it just so happened to be the class I went to the previous semester, so he invited me to go with him. I accepted and he said he would be there in 5 minutes. I had 5 minutes to get dressed, do my hair, and put makeup on! And I did it. 

After institute that night, he asked me out for Friday night. Of course I accepted. So our first date was on February 1, 2013. And we have been together ever since. He kissed me the next night. By the next week I was invited on his family trip to Colorado. I went with them the first weekend in March, where his Grandma told me we could stay at her house in Montana for our honeymoon! We were engaged March 29, 2013 and sealed for eternity on May 24, 2013. 

We own a house and have been oh so happily married for two months. Life throws you for a loop sometimes, but I love roller coasters and this has been the best ride ever! 

Neither of us ever wanted to be the typical Mormon couple that is manufactured out of the singles ward. But we are as stereotypical as they come and we have never been happier!