BC: I love you John Bonvillian! This past year was incredible, I can't wait for a lifetime. "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye" Psalm 32:8
FC: Our First Year
1: John, I want to sincerely thank you for the best year of my life. Since the moment I met you, I have never been the same. My respect for you is immense; you will never fully understand how much you daily influence and inspire me in all aspects of my life. I truly admire and appreciate your genuine love and reverence toward | the Lord, compassion and interest for others, and resilient love that you outwardly demonstrate toward me each and every day. In one year, you have come to know me better than anyone else. I attribute this to our honesty that we constantly maintain in addition to the deep connection that we share on all levels...and the fact that we truly are each other's best friend :) I want this book to be something we can always look back on to remember where we first began. I know we are going to have countless memories to come, but the first memories are unique and should never be forgotten! God has sincerely blessed our relationship, may we never take it for granted. I will continue to thank God everyday for giving me the most amazing gift :) Let us cherish every day we spend together for the rest of our lives. I love you more than words can express, John! Happy One Year baby! Yours forever, Kara
2: 10-31-10 "Can you just be my girlfriend?" *dating stage skipped entirely* Best Friends and soul mates since 11-5-10
3: Got to know each other pretty quick considering the wrapping job and poopie panties :) | Cheesecake Factory where John meets Joe! and the infamous goodbye hehe | Kara's first visit to Celina and McSober's experience | Poopsbear binge eating because he misses John and can't be away from him for more than a week... So what does he do? ... | Christmas 2010
4: Won't you meet me half way? | What better way to spend New Years than together in Lexington, VA :)
6: John's first Lake Gaston visit and meeting the whole fam! His terrified look on his face has nothing to do with swimming... | Happy Valentines Day 2011 at The Boat House Coldwater, MI
7: Winter Fun Days | Cascerelli's | My Charger! #6 | Quelf! | Rashonda and 262...the neighbor's favorite car | THE FORT LIVES ON...nigh nigh
9: KKG formal & Centralhallapalooza 2011
10: Spring Fun Days: Olivia's celebration, Sr. Dinner, Athlete formal, baseball games, 262 Parties...
11: May 14, 2011 Kara Graduates! | We encountered a year of changes. Whether it was baseball and concussions or graduating from Hillsdale and starting grad school 726.15 miles away, we conquered them together. We supported, encouraged, and challenged each other.
12: Happy Birthday Kara! Best Birthday ever in Cincinnati at her very first Reds game :) | Summer concert list: Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, Beach boys, Dierks Bentley, Joe Nichols, Zac Brown Band
14: Days at the Lake :) | We didn't know how we could spend the summer apart...so we didn't, logically.
15: John's first time to NIH, Kara's 2 year post-chemo milemark, and a tour of DC by bike! July 2011
16: Summer Fun Days...Thank you so so so much for staying with me this summer John!!
17: I never had no one I could count on I've been let down so many times I was tired of hurtin' So tired of searchin' 'Til you walked into my life It was a feelin' I'd never known And for the first time I didn't feel alone You're more than a lover There could never be another To make me feel the way you do Oh we just get closer I fall in love all over Everytime I look at you I don't know where I'd be Without you here with me Life with you makes perfect sense You're my best friend You're my best friend, oh yeah You stand by me And you believe in me Like nobody ever has When my world goes crazy You're right there to save me You make me see how much I have And I still tremble When we touch And oh the look in your eyes When we make love
18: ROADTRIP! Winchester, VA Syracuse, NY (pit stop in Buffalo, NY) Akron/Canton, OH Columbus, OH Celina, OH Grand Rapids, MI
19: Grand Lake, Celina
20: John's first visit back to VA for the 1/2 Marathon | Obvi we weren't fans of long distance, so we got on the 2.5 wk schedule... | "For every finish line we cross in life, I want to be holding your hand"
21: Chicago Wedding September 2011 John was the cutest Usher there ever was :)
22: Day in Chicago on Navy Pier and the Sears Tower | John's Fall Break (10/11) Thank you for spending it with me baby :)