S: Our Story 1978-2009
BC: The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with JOY. Psalm 126:3
FC: Our Story 1978-2009
1: The greatest blessing God has given us is our marriage. The greatest joy He has given us is our children. This is our story.
2: Jeff was born on 4/19/1978 in Burbank, California weighing 8lbs 14oz
3: "A truly rich man is one who's children run into his arms when his hands are empty."
4: MOM | Stacy was born in Stuttgart Germany just 8 days after Jeff weighing 7 lbs 11 oz
6: Jeff's Family
7: MAKING MEMORIES
10: Stacy's Family
14: AGO Friends
15: Good friends are the rare jewels of life... Â… difficult to find and impossible to replace. | Jeff's best friend, John
18: Friends are Forever | A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
19: Friendship Continued | 6800 Roomies
22: Our friendship began in 1997 at an AGO winter retreat. We started dating in Feb 1998 when we were 19 years old. We dated all the way through college. Here is a quick peek at some of our dating memories!
25: How We Met
27: COLLEGE FUN!
29: OUR Journey BEGINS...
30: Ready for a lifetime of memories!
31: So grateful to God for blessing us with each other
32: Our Engagement December 22, 2000 Jeff picked up Stacy for a Christmas "date"...little did she know that he was going to propose that night!
34: After a massage and facial at a spa, we went to dinner at Merchant & Main in Vacaville, CA. Following dinner, Jeff took Stacy to Grammy and Papa's house where many of his AGO fraternity brothers were waiting to serenade Stacy. Then, he got down on his knee and said "Stacy Faith Carmichael, will you be my wife?" And she said "YES!" | We're Engaged!
35: God is so good!
36: "We love because He first loved us" 1 John 4:19
38: Wedding Week Fun!
39: Bridesmaids Luncheon, Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties, Wedding showers and Rehearsal Dinner Luau! What a fun week. Jeff kisses Stacy goodbye at the Luau, next time he sees her she will be walking down the aisle!
40: THE MARRIAGE OF | JEFF & STACY | June 1st, 2001 | FLETCHER
42: We were so blessed to be surrounded by all of our family and friends.
43: It was such a beautiful ceremony. Jeff made Stacy cry while praying with her during one of the songs, a moment she'll never forget.
45: Our reception was amazing! It was a great time of dancing and seeing all of our loved ones. We were very grateful that so many people came to join us on our special day!
49: Honeymoon in Aruba
51: We were blessed to get to spend 2 weeks on the beautiful island of Aruba. We stayed at the Caribbean Palm Village Resort. We enjoyed snorkeling, dancing, seeing shows, long walks, four-wheeling, bologna & cheese sandwiches, gourmet dinners, and much more! We created beautiful memories and had an amazing time. We couldnâ€™t get over calling each other husband and wife. We marveled at what God had done in our lives and how he had created us perfectly for each other. It was such a special and wondrous time. We canâ€™t wait to go back to Aruba again.
52: After our honeymoon, Stacy joined the Air Force and we headed to Washington D.C for Medical School. We lived in Silver Spring, Maryland for the next 4 years. Jeff worked as a financial planner while Stacy studied hard in med school. We lived in a cute little apartment and later bought our first home. We became parents to two very special doggies, Bailey and Daphney. | 2001-2005
55: Bailey & Daphney
56: so many | Although we were busy with work and school, we made some great friends and took fun trips! Stacy's met her best friend, Melissa. They studied together for 8-10 hours a day. We also were able to take a few great trips with Jeff's company and see family along the way!
59: Trips 2001-2005
60: Medical School Graduation 2005
61: Dr. Stacy Fletcher, MD
62: California | After Med school graduation, we headed to Travis Air Force Base in California for Stacyâ€™s Family Medicine Residency that started later that summer. We were excited to buy our 2nd home and live near Grammy & Papa. We lived here from 2005-2008. Jeff worked as a project manager for Lennar homebuilders and studied hard for his MBA from Arizona State University.
63: Residency Friends
67: Halloween & Costume Party Fun
69: "Thanksmas" through the years!
74: Despite our grueling schedules, we made time for some fun trips!
77: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MEMORIES
84: After Stacy completed her family medicine residency, we headed to Costa Rica for just over a week. We had a great time scuba diving, zip lining, horseback riding, seeing the volcano springs, and more. It was nice to rest up before we moved to a 700 sq ft apartment in Fremont, CA where Stacy started her 1 year Obstetrics fellowship and Jeff completed his MBA program.
88: During her Obstetrics fellowship, Stacy had the great privilege of delivering hundreds of babies and performing cesarean sections. She trained under the elite staff of one of the busiest labor and delivery units in the country. She worked over 90-100 hours a week but enjoyed every minute of it! She graduated in July 2009. After struggling with years of infertility and undergoing numerous IVF treatments, Jeff and Stacy decided to take the fellowship year off from treatments and pray about Godâ€™s direction for their future family and strong desire to have children. Half way through the fellowship, Stacy and Jeff were amazed to discover they were pregnant!
89: Obstetrics Fellowship, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose CA
90: Because Stacy was pregnant, we waited until after the delivery to move to our next Air Force assignment in Omaha, Nebraska. We lived in Vacaville with Grammy and Papa for a few months. We were so excited we were having a baby! God had answered our greatest prayer!
92: We are so grateful that the Lord directed our paths to each other. We have no doubt that it is by His grace alone that we are together and we praise God for the gift of His Son. We are excited for the adventures that lie ahead and pray that we can follow in Godâ€™s will for our family. To Him be the Glory, let the adventure of parenthood begin! | The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with JOY. Psalm 126:3