S: 2012: The year of our engagement
FC: 2 | 12: | The year of our engagement
1: When I made our first mixbook last year, I was so hopeful that you and I would continue to make amazing memories that would be worthy of years and years of books to come. I'm so happy that I was right! For as much as I knew I loved you last year, my love for you has continued to grow stronger and stronger for you each day. I pray that as the years continue to pass that we always remember how deep and real our love is and how lucky we are to have found each other. Thank you so much for changing my life forever and making me the happiest woman that ever lived. I am so excited to marry you! Happy Valentine's Day! I LOVE YOU SO, SO MUCH. | TO MY AARON: | Andrea
2: First Home Packer Game Together | January 15, 2012
3: After having only one loss in the regular season, winning the NFC North Division, receiving the #1 seed in the playoffs and a bye in the first round, the Packers lost to the New York Giants 37-20.
4: BEARDS AND MOUSTACHES! | "the terrorist" | "the fu man chu"
5: "the 80's porn star" | "the goatee" | "the charlie chaplin/ hitler" | winner :)
6: LAS VEGAS!
8: Andrea attended Western Veterinary Conference in February. Aaron flew in a few days later and they enjoyed lots of gambling. relaxing, and yummy food! Mal and Kevin also drove in for a few days from LA.
9: Gorgeous views from OUR AMAZING ROOM AT the cosmopolitan
12: Andrea took Aaron to Wisconsin Dells to celebrate his 30th birthday. They stayed at the Kalahari and explored the town. | March 10-11
13: Angie, Kellie, Andrea and Aaron had a fun weekend in Milwaukee that included: the TOSH 2012 tour, German desserts, a hotel stay at aloft, a visit to the Pabst mansion and the domes, and wine tasting in Cedarburg. | Milwaukee Weekend: April 20-21
14: Donald Driver Softball Game | the | June 3, 2012
15: Aaron Rodgers | Donald Driver | Peta Murgatroyd | Josh Sitton's shoe!
16: FIRST | June 18th, 2012 marked the anniversary of that magical day they met at the Wildlife Sanctuary. Aaron arrived home after work that day to find a surprise on his porch with a special inscription. Aaron gave Andrea her first present in a week-long series of surprises with a very sweet text everyday. They had dinner at Jimmy Seas. | !
18: Monday is for months, as in the most enjoyable, fun, loving, perfect 12 months of my life. Whether it has been exploring downtown green bay on rollerblades, cruise'n in the Caribbean, or just hanging out at our house working on a puzzle and making bread, every moment of this last year has been so special, so magical, something I have never taken for granted. I can say with confidence that I have found the person I plan on spending the rest of my life with, no matter what challenges await each of us in the future. | Tuesday is for toes: your beautiful, pretty, soon to be painted (with a design) toes. Love is having a best friend that you can share life's every moment with (no matter if it is good or bad) and know that they will be right by your side to help you, console you, and support you. You have been that rock for me, an inspiration to: try new things (albeit not hot liquids yet), let myself go, and become an overall better person. Of all the great things god has blest me with over my 30 years of life, the absolute, without a doubt, best gift he has given me is you. | Wednesday is for words: like love, honor, cherish, and adore. Under most circumstances, I always considered myself a rather shy person (a man of few words), but you have allowed me to feel comfortable in every situation, giving me a chance to be my kid-self. My love for you has grown exponentially each and every day I have known you and it will not stop for anything. All that I can think about is you and the prospect of us being together forever and ever.
19: Thursday is for thank you: for all the things you have taught, given me, and helped me accomplish. Real wealth isn't about how much money you have or the quantity of possessions you accumulate during a lifetime. Rather it's about the people that you surround yourself with, those that stand with you through thick and thin, good times and bad, and make you happy no matter what. You are at the front of that line, the person that I want to depend on, trust with everything, and spend every moment with. | Friday is for friends: hanging out with old ones and getting to know new ones. My entire life I have been surrounded by an unbelievable supporting cast: my amazing family, outstanding friends, and most importantly, now I have you. Every moment from now until the end of eternity is going to be about us: the opportunities we have, the places we will visit, and the great life we are going to have together; you are the best thing that has ever happened to me and I can't wait to be happy with you for the rest of my life.
20: Saturday is for suprise! | Saturday is for Surprise | Aaron had told Andrea that they were going to Crivitz to spend the weekend at Paul's cottage. On the car ride there, Aaron kept Andrea distracted so she wouldn't pay much attention to her surroundings. She didn't realize until they got to Sturgeon Bay that Aaron tricked her. They were headed for Door County instead. He took her to White Dunes State Park and they spent the afternoon at the beach. After, they checked into their hotel - the Scandinavian Lodge.
21: Later that night, Aaron took Andrea to the harbor in Sister Bay to propose. SHE SAID YES! They found a gazebo to call friends and family to announce the exciting news. They had dinner at an outdoor restaurant on the water called Fred and Fuzzy's. | June 23rd, 2012
23: On Sunday, they had breakfast at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant (with the goats!). They slowly drove back home, stopping at lots of fun places along the way. They did a little exploring at Peninsula State Park, some wine tasting, and some shopping.
24: Andrea Hoeksema and Aaron Moede are pleased to announce their engagement. They are planning a wedding in Green Bay for June of 2013. The future bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Angela Hoeksema of De Pere. Andrea is a graduate of De Pere High School. She studied biology at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and veterinary medicine at Western University in Pomona, CA. She is currently employed as an associate veterinarian at Riverside Animal Hospital in Green Bay. Her fiancé is the son of Terry and Jane Moede of Algoma. Aaron is a graduate of Algoma High School. He studied architecture at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He is currently employed as a project manager trainer at La Force in Green Bay. | Hoeksema - Moede
26: Milwaukee at Chicago August 30th
29: Exploring Indianapolis
30: October 7, 2012
31: PRACTICE | Green Bay 27, INdianapolis 30
32: Where's the kitty? | Bunny got introduced to Aaron's house this year. She pretty much makes herself at home no matter where she is (especially if there's a fleece blanket!)
34: Our first REAL handcut Christmas Tree! (Can you find the kitty?)
35: TO BE CONTINUED IN 2013... WE'RE GETTING MARRIED!!