S: Dan and Karassa ~ Our Memories Shared
BC: BETTER TOGETHER 9/2/2012 | This is only the beginning.. there is so much more to come.
FC: D | & | K | Our Memories to Music...
1: "Better Together" | Dan & Karassa
2: Dan, I have created this memory book as a wedding gift to you. I have had so much pleasure making this book and reliving some of our wonderful memories shared together. I feel so fortunate to be sharing this journey with you...my friend and lover. You are such an amazing person! I love your vitality and passion for life. I love your compassion, understanding, perspectives, intensity and authenticity. I love your playfulness. I love your thoughtfulness and spontaneity. I love your romance. I LOVE YOU...infinitely! As we marry today and realize the life we want together, I relish in all the joy and I celebrate our love and commitment for one another . May today be the start of many years of wonderful days together filled with happiness, love, dreams come true and a celebration of our commitment to one another in our life's journey. I love You, Honey! Karassa | September 2, 2012
3: "I never imagined that life could be so good until you and I became US"
4: "Come Away With Me" ~ Norah Jones | In March 2008, we traveled with my family to Cancun, Mexico and had a wonderful time. We stayed at the Moon Palace in the Riviera Maya and enjoyed relaxing by the pool, playing on the beach, touring downtown Cancun and snorkeling. | Climbing the rock wall at the resort. | I love you for not only who you are, but who I am when I am with you.
5: We toured the Mayan Ruins while in Cancun | You, Dad and Kole went deep sea fishing...and had a close call with the Coast Guard.
6: F O R E V E R | In May 2008, we traveled to Dallas, TX for Jori's graduation. You had an enjoyable time playing beer pong and "balls to the wall" | Enjoying a Mavs basketball game. | "COME AWAY WITH ME..." ~ Norah Jones
7: We enjoyed a day hiking in the Bisti. | In August 2009, we went camping at Missionary Ridge.
8: We had a great time hiking Sharkstooth trail 4th of July weekend in 2010. Kt was just 3 months old and became tired quickly so you carried her when you were not helping to relieve Teya's tired legs. | "Come Away With Me..." ~ Norah Jones
9: In July 2010, we joined my family for a house boat trip to Lake Powell.
10: ONE OF THE GREATEST HAPPINESSES IN LIFE IS TO LOVE AND BE LOVED. | Fall Round-Up in T-Down | 2010
11: Enjoying a Packers game against the Bears on New Year's Day 2011 with your family. | "...Come Away With Me" ~ Norah Jones
12: In March 2011, we met the Fox family in Moab, UT. We spent some time in one of the city parks and then enjoyed a lovely hike to Corona Arch. | "Come Away With Me..." ~ Norah Jones
13: The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
14: "IT ONLY TAKES A SECOND TO SAY 'I LOVE YOU' BUT A LIFETIME TO SHOW IT." ~TERESA COLLINS | "Come Away With Me..." ~ Norah Jones | We enjoyed a trip with our families to Navajo Lake in September 2011. Dave, Michelle, Michael and Maya came to visit us. We met my family at the lake for boating, skiing, tubing, swimming and a barbecue.
15: Summer Time Fun
16: "Better Together" ~ Jack Johnson
17: Love doesn't make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile." Elizabeth Browning | I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER
18: "It's always better when we're together, somewhere in between together..." Jack Johnson | "Better Together" ~ Jack Johnson
20: "Home" ~ Jack Johnson | One of the greatest happinesses is family happinesses. | Grandma Betty's 90th birthday celebration. | FAMILY
21: Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share.
22: Good times are better when they are shared. | "Home..." ~ Jack Johnson
23: Robbins Family Reunion 2010. | Dillon family Reunion 2010.
24: LaPerrier Family Reunion Summer 2011 | "Home..." ~ Jack Johnson
25: Dave, Michelle, Michael and Maya came to visit us in August 2011. We enjoyed a trip to Mesa Verde, horseback riding, swimming at Trimble Hot Springs, rafting down the Animas River and boating/skiing at Navajo Lake.
26: "Home..." ~ Jack Johnson | "A family is one of nature's masterpieces." ~ George Santayana
27: We do not remember the days, we remember the moments.
28: You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation. ~ Plato | "Life, Love, Laughter..." Donavon Frankenreiter | PLAY
29: In June of 2009, we traveled to Flagstaff for a disc golf tournament. Kt was just 2 months old.
30: "Life, Love, Laughter..." Donavon Frankenreiter | Playing "junk in your trunk" at Yeomans Christmas 2011.
31: We enjoyed a grand performance by your band at Christmas 2011with Michael on vocals, Dave on drums and you on guitar.
32: "Life, Love, Laughter..." Donavon Frankenreiter | We enjoyed a "romantic" trip to Fountain Hills, AZ for a disc golf tournament. The weather was beautiful.
33: "So much of the satisfaction in life is in taking a risk for the things you love."
34: "Smile" ~ Uncle Cracker K.t. was born April 4, 2010 and has brought so much joy to our lives. She is playful, loyal and smart...not to mention, she has quite a SMILE of excitement!
35: Puppy Love
36: "Smile" ~ Uncle Cracker
37: K.t. loves to in the water!
38: "Marry Me..." ~ Train
39: The Proposal... August 14th, 2011 began leisurely with a drive to Durango on a partly cloudy Sunday morning. You, K.t. and I headed north to Durango on a planned hike along the Junction Creek Trail, part of the famous Colorado Trail. It was a bit cool with an overcast of clouds but calm and quiet. It began to drizzle a few times along the hike but not enough to force us to turn around. Along the hike, you kept making conversation about the future...wedding specifics, children, schools, etc. I engaged his conversation but did not think anything more. Apparently, this was your attempt to prepare me for what was to come.... We arrived just north of a beautiful lookout point called Gudy's Rest at 8,000 feet, and while admiring the beautiful valley, the sun came out. You then asked if I would like to go to Italy to select an engagement ring. I have to admit, I was a little taken back and simply responded that I did not think that was necessary. Afterall, why complicate things. You then got on one knee and proposed! I was absolutely thrilled and, of course, responded with an overjoyed YES! We then drove back into Durango and celebrated at one of our favorite restaurants, The Cypress Cafe, which happened to be where our first official date took place 6 years prior.
40: BEST FRIENDS | "Marry Me..." ~ Train
41: I love You INFINITY PLUS...
42: "Beautiful Boy" ~ Ben Harper | We welcomed our beautiful baby boy on May 28, 2012 at 10:56 am. WESLEY DANIEL weighed 7 lbs, 2 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. What a proud moment and amazing experience for the two of us as new parents! Wesley looks a lot like you....how wonderful to have him look like his very handsome Dad!
43: HAIR AND MAKE UP TIME
44: PRECIOUS | "Beautiful Boy" ~ Ben Harper
46: "Beautiful Boy" ~ Ben Harper
48: "Let Them Be Little" ~ Billy Dean
49: A new baby is like the beginning of all things...wonder, hope, dreams and possibilities. ~ Eda J. Leshan | All things grow with
50: "Let Them Be Little" ~ Billy Dean
51: BIG SMILES