S: Our Love Story - 2012
BC: I remember, trying not to stare the night that I first met you You had me mesmerized And three weeks later in the front porch light Taking forty five minutes to kiss goodnight I hadn't told you yet, but I thought I loved you then And now you're my whole life, now you're my whole world And I just can't believe the way I feel about you girl Like a river meets the sea, stronger than it's ever been We've come so far since that day and I thought I loved you then I remember, taking you back to right where I first met you You were so surprised There people around but I didn't care I got down on one knee right there And once again, I thought I loved you then And now you're my whole life, now you're my whole world I just can't believe the way I feel about you girl Like a river meets the sea, stronger than it's ever been We've come so far since that day and I thought I loved you then I can just see you with a baby on the way I can just see you when your hair is turning grey What I can't see is how I'm ever going to love you more But I've sad that before And now you're my whole life, now you're my whole world And I just can't believe the way I feel about you girl We'll look back someday, at this moment that we're in And I'll look at you and say, "and I thought I loved you then" And I thought I loved you then Then by Brad Paisley
FC: E N G A G E M E N T & W E D D I N G | Our Happily Ever After | _______________________________________________ | _______________________________________________ | Landon & Jen | March 2 0 1 2
1: Well, not exactly. Landon and I were fellow researchers months before we suddenly fell in Love. Of course, we were both distracted at the time by complete misfits. My first impression of Landon, I thought he was very intelligent, but didn't think much further after finding out her had a girlfriend. Landon probably doesn't even remember the day. But you send us together for a week to a humid airplane hanger in Houston, Texas and the sparks began to fly. In fact, after that miraculous mid-June day aboard the Vomit Comet, our love for each other was undeniable.
2: It had been a hot, humid, and exhausting day at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. We were here with the USU Get Away Special Team to test our Nucleate Boiling experiment on the Weightless Wonder. Landon and I had been flirting aimlessly throughout the week and after a minor miscommunication, we sat talking the pool until the sun came up. We made a checklist of everything we planned to do during our two hour flight of zero gravity. "How many people can say their first kiss was in zero gravity?" asked Landon. " Probably not very many," I replied. So this is our forever love story, beginning with a kiss, floating in zero gravity, and even captured on camera. And luckily neither of us vomited! | KISS | the
3: June 2011 Houston, Texas
4: 12.9.11 | __________________ | Logan, Utah | The Ring | When Landon took me ring shopping for the first time, I could hardly believe it. He had always been so afraid of marriage, but was starting to grow more comfortable with the idea. We went all over town looking for the impossible perfect ring. None of them seemed to catch my eye. Finally we met Dave Love, who designed my dream ring with ease. Landon had to do something to make it some kind of surprise, so after trying on the wax ring, he dropped me off and called Mr. Love immediately and asked to have the ring ready by Thursday. Meanwhile, Landon told me he wasn't able to get a hold of Dave so it would probably still be another week or two. I was so impatient. I wanted a ring on my finger so I could show everyone how lucky I was to be marrying such a handsome guy! I was so shocked when he proposed, not expecting a ring for another week, but was thrilled nonetheless. It's beautiful stulladium diamond filled band criss-crosses as it wraps an elegant princess moissanite stone, which is known to be from a meteorite, and definitely fitting for our relationship!
5: "Will You Marry Me?" | It was 6 am and I had gone to bed just hours earlier. As I jumped out of bed I was amazed how much energy I had for so little sleep. Today was the day, today was the big day. I threw on my best jeans, Jen’s favorite shirt, cleaned up my hair and topped it off with so me Aqua Di Gio. I thought about eating breakfast but decided I didn’t want any food in my stomach in case I got too nervous and puked everywhere. A few minutes later I was walking with Jen up to the Physics building where we meet for our weekly GASt team meeting. I had convinced her, with the help of a couple professors, that we had a meeting that morning in the conference room. I opened the door and oddly the lights were on and my laptop was on the table hooked up to the projector. Jen asked me “Whats going on?” I just told her to sit down and enjoy the show. I pressed play and ran out the room while a video I made of pictures of us dating. As soon as I got out the door. Austin and I started spreading rose pedals all down the hallway towards the elevator, into the elevator and out onto the roof of the building. We made some finishing touches on the rose pedals, made sure all the cameras were on and I sat still, hiding For what seemed like an eternity I stood there waiting to hear the crunch of snow beneath her feet. Then I heard it, the door on the roof closed and I knew it was time. Suddenly, I had a rush of adrenaline shoot through my body, this was it. The footsteps came closer and she walked around the corner of the building to the edge of the roof. The night before Austin and I had used a weed sprayer and a laser pointer to write “Marry me Jen?” in the snow down in front of the library. When I knew she had seen the message, I walked up beside her and got down on one knee. She put her hands up to cover her face and I said “Jenica Sparrow will you marry me?” with all the courage and confidence I could muster in my shaking knees state. Long story short she said yes, we kissed, and it was awesome, the end.
6: Landon and I are known for being goofy and silly together. We complete each other in every possible way. Our engagement pictures were taken at Snowbasin, Utah. Sledding. laughing, just being ourselves, and of course freezing! This is just the beginning of our fairytale. Some many stories are yet to be told.
8: I don't love you for who you are, but for who I am when I'm with you.
10: Bride getting ready photos | I loved you yesterday, I love you still, I always have, I always will.
12: The dress, the suit, the pictures and party, The flowers, the presents, the music and food. Beneath it all is a story of true love and devotion. We waited so long for this day, this change in our lives. Your hand in mine, together we can do anything! | The Big Day!
13: Mr. & Mrs. Hillyard | H
15: Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful! What a special and memorable day with so many we love. It was day I had dreamed of since I was a little girl. Being married in the temple offers such a sacred feeling, unlike anything I have ever experienced before. I never knew I could love someone so deeply, but as my favorite song says, "I thought I loved you then" and our love continues to grow stronger everyday. I love you with all my heart and soul Landon Hillyard. You are my everything. I love you forever and ever. Love your wife All the planning of the last three months came down to this very day, to this very moment. The stress, the crazy parents, and the tears of frustration didn't matter now. As I knelt across the altar from my beautiful bride, I was scared to death. I was scared not because I wasn't sure about my decision or that this was something bad, I was scared because I didn't know how I was going to be the husband she deserved. She was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen and has gotten prettier every day since. Love your husband
16: L o g a n , U t a h | Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven. Matthew 18:18 | Temple
19: My Beautiful Girls
23: Wedding Cake
24: ISLAND PARK, WYOMING
25: We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon! Alone in the woods, in a cozy cabin to ourselves, in snow-covered Island Park, Wyoming. It was the epitome of relaxation. And since it was Spring Break, there wasn't a whole lot of catch up to do when we came back. The first night we stayed in the Lake Powell theme room at Anniversary Inn. The next morning, we stopped at several differnt car washes to clean our straw and whipped cream decorated car and were on our way! We even took a day to cross country ski to Mesa Falls. It was such a gorgeous day that I didn't even wear a jacket! Spending time with each other, celebrating our future life of adventures, it couldn't have been more perfect. We simply couldn't get over the fact that we were finally married. It is real and it is forever. Best friends are we and best friends we will always be. | RETREAT | the cabin | Mesa Falls