S: When dreams come true
BC: Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, God gives us a fairytale ending, our very own, happily ever after. | Scott & Teri Brant December 23, 2011
FC: 12.23.2011 | BRANT | Scott & Teri
2: A magical place where dreams come true
3: "This day I will marry my friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love."
5: On Christmas Eve-Eve!
8: OneShoe can Change your Life Forever. -Cinderella
10: O Holy Night The stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Saviour's birth Long lay the one in sin and ever pining Till He appeared And the soul felt it''s worth The thrill of hope The weary world rejoices For yonder brings a new and glorious morn Fall on your knees O hear the angels voices O night divine O night when Christ was born O night divine
13: I'm so happy I can call this man my husband. It's really a dream come true | I'm so happy I can finally call this man my husband. It's really a dream come true
14: From the Alien Festival to the Altar in 223 days! I knew from the beginning you were the answer to prayer. From stalking you on the internet, to our first encounter in the beer garden, you have made it easy and comfortable. My goal was to find someone that I shared an elite connection with on a spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional level; our love has far exceeded that. Who knew that the worlds longest first date would turn out to be the start of forever! Since we met, and as our relationship began to grow, you have consistently been my protector, my source of laughter, joy, affection, and my handy man! You have been my strength and my safe place. You have accepted my flaws and encouraged me along the way. Scott it is your integrity, your love for me and your faith in us that drives me to be a better mom, a better friend, a better person. You have welcomed my family and my friends openly into your heart. You have demonstrated your commitment to us as a family and shown that you will do whatever it takes to protect that. You are hardworking, thoughtful, compassionate and open-minded. Your intelligence and random knowledge always amazes me! You might be a hoarder, but I am willing to accept that! It is because of all you are, that I choose you. It is your arms I want wrapped around me when challenges arise. It is your feet that I want to step on in the kitchen when we dance. Tonight, I purposely do not carry flowers; because it is your hand I want to hold; your dreams I want follow. There is still so much life yet to live, I want to be by your side as we journey through it. Scott, wherever we go, you are my home, my life and best friend; you are, beyond a shadow of doubt, my soul mate in every way. I am so in love with you that it is my promise to stand beside you through thick and thin, through good and bad, through joy and sorrow. I want to spend the rest of my life hearing your thoughts and seeing your visions. When our way becomes heavy, I promise to be uplifting and encouraging, so that through our union we can accomplish more than we could alone. I promise to work at our love and always make you a priority in my life. I promise to give you my respect, my trust and my loyalty. I will always strive to put your needs and desires above my own. I will always love you with my words, my affection and my actions. As I accept your authority and role in our home, it is also my pleasure and honor to receive Hailey, Madison and Colton as my own with open arms. My desire is that our home will always be a place where all of our kids can come home to. I look forward to the years of grand-parenting with you! Think of all the twisted and warped things we can teach our grandkids! Paybacks will be beautiful! As my Tree, you are my shelter. As my Alien, you are out of this world! Scott, tonight, with every beat of my heart, and every fiber of my being, I will Live Deliberately. Scott Brant, I whole heartedly take you to be my best friend for the rest of my life. This is my solemn vow.
15: I will love you 'till my days on earth are done.
16: Teri, what a short, strange, and incredible trip it has been! Teri always amazes me, but never more so than earlier today. I got home from work to find a beautiful card on the counter, Printed upon it was a confirmation number for a night at McMenimens during the UFO Festival. For those of you that don't know, our first date occurred there last year. I think it was the longest first date on record 12-15 hours? Courtney was her chaperone for the night. I tried to book a room for the festival weekend and it was reserved for over seven years. She arranged it for this coming May. Amazing!
17: I mentioned earlier that I had saved a life and that I had been saved from death. Those words were not random. Tom may have kept me alive, but he did not save my life. You saved my life. You rescued my character; you restored my trust, and rebuilt my faith and belief in people. When we met, I was certain that I would never again feel those things. I was dead in so many ways. Jesus said, “I am he who has risen and was dead” I can only say that I feel the same way. My love for you is not like the stars, which hang on nothing, rather it is like a symphony where every movement made combines to create a depth and richness that overflows my heart. It is like a wave that crests yet does not break. I see inside you a woman with an unnatural ability to love. You first showed it to me through the love for your children the pride in the way you talked about them, the way you devoted yourself to Bailee and her schedule, and in the way you held deep friendships. I was truly amazed by your heart. I now have no doubt in my heart that you will follow through on your promises and I am only too happy to share in front of these witnesses mine with you. I love everything about you. I love that you are as happy at home as you are on vacation. I love that you find joy in caring for me through making my lunches and washing my clothes I love the way you nestle into me like memory foam at night and rise with me at 5:30 in the morning so we can share a cup of coffee together before I leave for work. I love that you want to work by my side on household projects and that you know construction terminology. I love how you look at me and the way your leg shakes when you get excited. I adore how you adore me and how you can light up my insides with your smile. I love that you make me feel more loved than I have ever felt in my life and that I feel it everyday I am with you. Teri, I Promise that I will always love you and I will show you in ways that affirm you. I promise that I will be forever faithful to you. I will not wander from this path. I will prefer you above myself and value your opinion and input on par with my own. I will be your helper with broom, spatula, transportation and rake. I promise to dance with you in the kitchen, living room, and in crowded fields. I will leave you every morning with a kiss and greet you the same upon arriving home. I will be a protector to you and Bailee and provide you with every opportunity to live deliberately. I promise to try to outlive you and that while I am alive my love for you will remain evident. I also promise that the journey will not be boring I promise that I will do my best to be your Noah.
18: Hailey, I am so proud of who you have become. You gave me the greatest gift that I have ever received, a heartfelt hug when I was broken and needed it most. You may never understand what that did for me, but it will remain for the rest of my life. You have a gift of love that comforts, heals, and is contagious. Madison, You are more like me than any other member of our family. That used to scare the hell out of me; however, I now realize it as potential that lies within you. You are faithful, strong, and an unwavering friend to those mature enough to handle it. You have always been my daredevil and I love the willingness you have to adventure far beyond the line where your siblings common sense stops them. Colton, You constantly amaze me with your talents. You are artistic, knowledgeable, and insightful. Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”, if true, you are likely the most brilliant person in this room. On top of it all, you have a great deal of common sense; I wouldn't trade that any formal education. I expect great things from you!
19: Bai, you are an incredible girl. I love the way you want to spend time at home and the dedication you also have to your family. You are talented, driven, and an absolute joy to be around! You are the reason I began this relationship on a serious level. After meeting you, I knew that I needed to to make damn sure I was ready before moving forward with your mom. Thanks for helping me grow, I look forward to watching you do the same. | Austen, I am just getting to know you but see a lot of your mother in you. I love the devotion to family you show through phone calls, quality time, and your tattoos. Anyone your age who honors their siblings with body art has some great core character. Your family is very proud of you.
22: Dad, you taught me the skills that I use on a daily basis and more importantly, you taught me how to be a dad. I have been told many times that you are an incredibly generous man ; that you are willing to do anything for anybody who has need, I agree. You are the man who made me who I am at the core and an example of what I want to be when I grow up. And Phyllis, you have taught me all I need to know about being a stepparent. You have treated us as your own. Bailee however, is a far cry from the stepchildren you married into. I am not sure that I could have loved Steve and I. | Steve, we used to battle like Thundercats growing up, I don't think a week went by when punches were not thrown. You have shown me that blood is thicker than water and provided me with someone that I could trust when I needed it most. There is nobody that I would rather share a beer with and nobody else who understands me and my hoarding ways better than you do. You have always opened your life and house up for me. I miss having you around.
23: Roy, I have shared more experiences with you than nearly any other person in my life. From our first drunk to my last salmon caught. I told you early on in Teri's and my relationship that I had found somebody who I would happily settle down with, I just wasn't sure at the time that I was ready to settle down. You have been a fantastic friend for 35 years. I once risked my life to save yours and I would do so again without hesitation. I love you brother! | Deanna, you are one of my favorite people on earth. You are a true friend that exceeds the stringent requirements I hold to be held as such. Sometimes all you need is a friend and all you ever expected in return for your friendship was mine. I appreciate you for your humor, honesty, and for having my back when few others did. | Tom, on the contrary, I wouldn't be here tonight without you! You saved me from death on at least one occasion. I feel you owe me more than anybody, for without me, you would have far less treasure in heaven. Chuck Swindoll said “No fool is he who will freely give that which he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose” You have given more of yourself to me than I could ask for. You have seen me at my highest peaks and my lowest valleys. You always offered me the perfect medicine for my time of need whether it was a gin and tonic, encouragement or a word of wisdom. I placed upon you a burden that no man should have to shoulder and through it all you never faltered. You are a great man that I am proud to have as a friend. Thank you! | Todd, you are my spiritual father in many ways. We have battled deer, fish, demons, and the hoop together. We have shared in the unbelievable. You have truly been a force and impact player in my life helping to shape and define who I am.
26: true | Love
27: When the rain is blowing in your face, and the whole world is on your case, I will offer you a warm embrace to make you feel my love. When the evening shadows and the stars appear and there is no one there to dry your tears, I will hold you for a million years to make you feel my love. I told you before your mind was set, I would never do you wrong. I've known it from the moment that we met, there's no doubt in my mind where you belong. I'd go hungry, I''d go black and blue, I'd go crawling down the avenue to make you feel my love. No, there's nothing that I would do, to make you feel my love. The storms are raging on the rollin' sea and on the highway of regret. The winds of change are blowing wild and free, you ain't seen nothing like me yet. I would make you happy, make your dreams come true, nothing that I wouldn't do. Go to the ends of the earth for you to make you feel my love.
33: Here's a story... | ... almost the Brady Bunch!
34: I will love you forever
35: true | Love