1: This is the story of how two people from the opposite side of the world grew up, met and fell in love!
2: Starting at the beginning.........Rebecca Kelly Witchard was born on March 14th in a country town called Gunnedah, in New South Wales, Australia. The birth of Rebecca and her sister Lara caused much excitement in the small country town as they were twins. Their older brother, Bryan was also very excited and proved to be quite protective of his younger sisters. The arrival of the twins completed the family of Phil and Kim Witchard.
3: S | And then on June 20 1988 Bobby,Silke & Cheynette received Robert Vincent Lorifice inVentura California : the weight of 8lbs 9 ozs:a beautiful baby boy! What a handful!
4: In her first year,Rebecca proved she was a very cautious baby , thinking a lot and watching her twin before doing anything new | She loved "wearing" facecloths on her head. | She loved putting her dress over her dummy and scratching her back..
5: Rob was very rambunctious: he enjoyed swimming. He loved the beach & sleeping with his dad!!!!
6: Easter egg hunt at nan and pops. | The pram carried cats dolls and puppies!
7: Favourite pastimes at 2 were: "working" at Omi's office and playing with his trucks.
8: At 3 Bec was in Preschool and had started Physical Culture.
9: Rob began skiing at age 3!! Snowboarding came next!
10: At 4 Bec proved to be artistic and loved drawing and colouring in. She had started Pre-school and loved playing with everyone,But she and Lara were never far from each other.
11: Rob loved T-Ball when he was playing catcher: otherwise when he was outfield his nickname was "Pay Attention"!!
12: At 5 Bec was already reading and her favourite book was an encyclopedia of birds. She was still doing Physical culture and loved drawing.
13: Rob started skateboarding with his safety helmet: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!
14: First day at school
15: Happy days in Canada!
16: When Bec was 7 our family got a new cousin Danielle and a new puppy, Meeka. Meeka survived until she was 16 years old . This picture is when the girls took Meeka to school for News! | At Danielle's christening | Feeding kangaroos
17: Rob's first year at Woodward Skate Camp.
18: At 8 we all went to lunch in "Becky's tower" ora place more commonly known as Centrepoint tower: bBec loved this Sydney landmark so much she clamed it as her own! | Rebecca had a short stint in the Brownies. Gymnastics became a favourite sport for a couple of years. Becs photo is on the wall of the gymnasium between Miranda Kerr and Erika Baxter:Two other Gunnedah girls who model. | Family love spans generations creating an unbreakable link to those we love
19: Rob's first skate ramp made with Dad & Uncle Vinnie. | First Communion | Rob enjoyed serving beer!!!
22: At 10 Bec was in the School skipping squad performing tricks whilst skipping to music. She was still playing competitive tennis and having singing and piano lessons.
23: At age 10 Rob was sponsored by Converse! | He enjoys family.
24: We moved from Gunnedah to Ballina when Bec was 11. We lived with nan and pop for a while whilst we built our house.
25: Being an uncle proved to be a heartfelt experience.
26: At 12 Bec was in Year 6. She was made a Student Counsellor at school. Bec entered her first modelling contest and made the final.
27: Rob's graduation from 5th grade in Texas, with Honours!
31: Rob enjoyed his snowboarding trips with his Uncle Ralph
33: Rob's first big break in skateboarding was at Disneyland where he got to skate with his idols!
34: All things grow better with love. | A | 16 brought many exciting events.Bec was cheerleading for Ballina's Seagulls football club, Going to Sydney for the Rugby League Grandfinal and being part of the National Cheerleading squad. as well as making her debut
35: Rob's first European tour included a trip to his favourite city Prague!
36: At 17 Bec was signed up with a modelling agency and got her first job straight away: a calendar shoot on an island off the Queensland coast: she swam with dolphins and had a wonderful time. She went to the Lismore races and of course got her first car.
38: At 18 Bec and Lara had family and friends at home for a party and then went to Byron Bay to the clubs. She graduated from High School and accepted entry into a Law and Justice degree at the Southern Cross University.
39: Rob graduated from Seaside Academy at age 18. He continued hi now profession of skateboarding.
40: At 19 Bec was on the cover of a national magazine and in a few calendars. She was still doing her degree panicking if she didn't get a distinction!
41: At 19 Rob's sister got married and we celebrated it with love!
42: At 20 she was still studying and doing modelling. She flew to Melbourne for a "shoot" and the airline lost her luggage:3 days without clothes and necessities and she still managed to look like this!
43: Rob's great fall with the broken helmet!
44: At 21 Bec got a taste for travel and jetted off to the USA : the first of many trips and quite an important trip for her future.
45: One of his favourite pastimes was playing the guitar......he couldn't sing though!!!!
46: And then they met!! The story goes...........Bec had brought forward her trip to America and her girlfriend couldn't go with her on the new date. Her friend Russel Grundy suggested she stay with him at a friend's place. This friend's place happened to be Rob's family home. Bob and Silke took her in and extended wonderful hospitality.
48: At 22 Bec was working on the Gold Coast each weekend whilst studying at home. She still did modelling and loved the beaches of Byron and Ballina.
50: At 23 Bec had her first trip to Canada. She loved Old Quebec and giggled everytime we tried to speak french. The shop assistants were quite offended and didnt really appreciate our efforts.
51: At 20 Rob received his first X games medal which was not the highlight of his life: It became Becca!!!!!
52: At 24 Bec had moved to Melbourne. She had added to her family by getting Coco. The urban /cultural feel of the city with its wonderful alleys and restaurants made Melbourne the place for Bec to be. She also travelled to Rome, Florence, Paris, Venice, Vienna, Prague andBerlin,
53: Which brings us to the very eventful year when Bec was 25. This is the year Rob and her went from being friends to realising that together they are a beautifully matched couple.They were engaged and married in this year.:completing two journieys and together beginning the next.