Monday, February 18, 2008

The Start of Something New

Ahhhhhhh, to be young and in love.... remember how it felt to first fall in love and everything is new? I remember being young and falling in love with a special young man. This young man didn't have a job, he had come home from his mission early because he was very sick and he wasn't sure what he wanted to be when he grew up. But I saw beyond that. Waaaaay beyond that. ;) We prayed about getting married and our answer came back a resounding YES! So we did.




We did what we needed to do to secure jobs for both of us and we started our lives out together. We lived on love, hope and faith.... because heaven knows we had no money! hehehe... and here we are today... almost 23 years later... older, wiser, (heavier) and more in love now than way back then.



We have been through sooooo much over the years... having our first child when we had been married barely 10 months didn't help us financially or emotionally, but there he was. He was our sweetie. Our sweetie who is about to turn us into IN-LAWS! That's right. This post isn't about Karl and me, but about Justen and the love of his life, Ravyn. We found out today that they are engaged and planning a wedding in August.



So there's a picture of what it's like to be young and in love - and about to begin a whole new life together. I wish them well. I wish them peace. I wish I had a genie to pay for the wedding! hehe... but seriously, Ravyn is a sweetheart and I've never seen my son happier. (By the way, he has had a hair cut since that picture.) I'll have to get another picture of them soon.

I thought of Lady and the Tramp when I was thinking about what to write tonight. I love that scene when they are sharing the spaghetti... anyway, here is a little video that I found and it reminds me of Justen and Ravyn: The Start of Something New: Staring Lady and the Tramp

12 comments:

Melany aka Supermom said...

Congratulations to them!! That's awesome

Awesome Mom said...

Congratulations! I know that you will be an awesome mother in law.

Mama Bear June said...

Congrats to the young, happy couple. And to the couple who shows them what 23 years of marriage looks like! :-)

GoofyJ said...

WONDERFUL! I love how you did your post and congrats to them! :-)

Mary Fran said...

Nancy, Congratulations, one down 3 to go! Your post was very sweet, I wish them all the love in the world.

Lesli said...

How absolutely wonderful. Your post took me back 25 years!!! We were made in laws for the 1st time two years ago. It is the greatest experience. Congrats to all!!!

BTW - Lady and the Tramp is my favorite Disney movie!!!

Mindi said...

Well congratulations to everyone! I love your wedding pictures too, you look so radiant! I wore a hat for my first wedding too (yeah, the one that didn't last long enough to get wedding pictures...) Anway, you look beautiful. Here's to a long and happy life to your son and his future wife!

Rene said...

Congratulations! They look so happy. Please wish them well for me.

Rene

Jenny said...

Hey, Nancy! Congratulations to all of you! I cannot imagine what it will be like to go through a wedding (didn't we JUST have babies??), but I am sure there will be plenty to blog about...lol

jenny

Karen said...

Awww, to be young and in love again! Heck I will take just the "young" part! Geesh, you and Karl look like little babies! Of course you were! Crazy that all my little nieces and nephews can get married and have babies, no one said that would happen. Of course, Marcus, who is 16, is My AGE now and I didn't say that could happen either! Weird.
Congrats to the dumb, I mean happy couple... (you know I am just kidding) I am really excited for them, its nice to see Justen so happy. (((HUGS))) to everyone!

Lesli said...

Hey Nancy - I was just checking in to see how things are going :) I hope life is treating you well!

adayearly said...

Congratulations to your son. I love the pictures of you and your husband. Great blog!!!