S: "Our Love Story" Valentine's Day 2011
BC: THE END.
FC: Our Love Story
1: This book represents the progression of our love. It recaps our relationship from the very beginning and is a fun reminder of how we got to where we are now. Happy Valentine's Day Ben! I love you so much!
2: Our official first date was on August 21, 2009. We ate breakfast at Lolo's Chcicken and Waffles. This was the start to our eternal friendship. | Demolition Derby November 6, 2009. | Phantom of the Opera..Nov. 13, 2009 | Halloween 2009 | ""Cootie Shots!" November 21, 2009. | Halloween 2009
3: On November 28, 2009; Ben and Retta shared their first kiss...and from there it was history.
4: Our first Christmas together!
5: Nobody loves to dress up more than you and I. How did we manage to find each other??
6: Three things that make me happy: 1) Baseball @2) Extremely large hot dogs 3) Enjoying both of those things with you
7: March 20, 2010 Catherine and Ben's wedding
8: I love getting to do the things I love, with the one I love. | Hiking in Prescott August 2010 | Sunrise, AZ January 2010 | Pat's Run April 2010 | Whiskey Row Half Marathon May 2010 | Casa Grande Triathlon November 2010
9: This was the day you first told me you loved me. I will never forget this Easter. It was the three word phrase I had been waiting to hear! | Easter Pageant
10: Graduation Day! Congrats Ben! May 15, 2010
11: food, Food, FOOD! | One of our favorite things to do is...EAT! I love our mutual love for food.
12: There is nothing I enjoy more than getting to go on road trips with my best friend. | MEXICO! May 2010 | My favorite memory of Mexico was how excited we got when you found your first EVER sand dollar. I felt like a proud momma!
13: My favorite memory of Vegas was the car drive home when we played the "would you rather" game.
14: "Seven Months of Officialness, Yo!" The tale of Ben and Retta is quite the story indeed. It all started about a year ago as a tiny, little seed. Ben spotted Retta at church from a far away distance. He found it hard to believe that such a creature was in existence. Ben admired her beauty as he stood from behind. He was stoked about this new ward, such a good find! When it comes to dating, Ben has always been very maticulous. "Girl, I just wanna let you know, the back of yo' head is riDICulous!" Ben rummaged up the courage to ask Retta out. She agreed to his offer, he's a charmer, no doubt! They shared one Friday morning of waffles and chicken. Lolo's is the place, deep fried and finger lickin'. Ben was now smitten by this fine slice of heaven. She, like nobody else, got his engine revvin". But Ben now played the role of a girl's best friend. To him, this was nothing short than just another dead end. But on November 28th of 2009, Ben finally won Retta over..."Yo delicate, I'm gonna make you mine!" Many nights were had of pears and brew. Some spiritual moments with scriptures too. One of the favorites in Genesis 2:25. Long talks on the beach about the best show ever, "I Shouldn't Be Alive." Castles and Coasters was a night of excitement and thrills. Retta had fallin' hard for this boy. let's face it, Ben's got mad skills! She was always beggin' for massages while lying on his bed. C'mon, I've gotta say it, "THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!" Ben spoils Retta every night with a nicely prepared dinner. She aint goin' nowhere, this one's a winner! So here we are, seven months later and still going strong. But still have yet to find our own special song. Only time will tell what we will become. There's only thing to say to that, "Uuuuhhh! Get some!"
15: 4th of July 2010
16: Havasupai 2010 | My favorite memories of Havasupai were our gourmet dinners, which made for a VERY heavy pack.
17: I waited for this moment for a very long time. I was SO ready to marry you! Which is why my reponse to the question was..."of course!" | Ben and Retta were engaged.. September 26, 2010.
18: Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 2010
25: Our Wedding Day!!!! December 18, 2010 This was the happiest day of my life! Every girl dreams of this day her whole life. Not just what the decorations and her dress will look like, but what kind of man she will marry. I can honestly say, I married the man of my dreams. I feel so lucky to be with someone like you. I waited a long time to find you. From the day we first kissed, I knew that what we had was different than anything I had ever felt. I could not ask for more in an eternal companion. You are the love of my life and my very best friend. I am so excited to see what the future holds for us and to continue to grow closer each and every day. I love you so much! Love always, Retta
27: And they lived happily ever after...