Last week we celebrated our seventh anniversary. Brian took the day off and we did very romantic things like taking two trips to the dump and one trip to our local green waste. And, no, I'm not kidding. We really did go to the dump on our anniversary. I know it doesn't sound very fun, but we enjoyed our day. It was very relieving to clean some stuff out, and fun to work together. I wish I could say that we turned things around and went out for a nice dinner, but that didn't happen either. We had pizza and then I went to Pack Meeting. Okay, so it wasn't the most spectacular of anniversaries, but I guess that's what you get when you have two very practical people, and a trip planned for the following week.
Now, to redeem ourselves, in celebration of our anniversary, I'm going to copy my cousin and tell you a little bit about how we met. Actually, that's not very romantic either, but oh well.
So, Brian and I were in a single's ward together at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Brian was the Elder's Quorum President and I was the ward sport's person. We first met at an Ultimate Frisbee activity. Brian will tell you that he first noticed my eyes, and then was impressed that I rode my bike to the park. I was impressed with how much he could run around during the game, and I did notice him loitering as I was asked out by two other guys. He was waiting for his turn, but gave up when he realized he was in a line. He didn't give up for good, though. The truth is, as the Elder's Quorum President he had a colored picture list of all of the member's of the ward and used said list to make a list of the ten girls he wanted to ask out. I happened to be the first on his list, so he couldn't give up, he had check marks to make. In an effort to work his way through his dating list, Brian tried to strike up conversations with me at a couple of activities, but I was rude. I was not interested in dating anyone at the time, and I really didn't want to waste my time flirting, so I was rude and brushed him off. Finally, though, his persistence paid off, he called my home, but I was at work, so my Grandma gave him my work number. He called work, but I was out delivering prescriptions, so my coworkers gave him my cell number. He called the cell phone, and I answered. I was so caught off guard that I couldn't say no, so we had our first date planned.
On September 8, 2000, we met some friends, went to dinner then a corn maze, and then went back to my Grandparents house (where I was living at the time) for ice cream. When it was over I figured that I had fun, but it was a pretty normal, awkward first date. There was nothing too fantastic, but then Brian proved his interest by sitting by me at church and at a fireside the following Sunday, making an effort to find me at Family Home Evening on Monday, calling to set-up another date on Tuesday. Confirming the date on Thursday, and then going miniature golfing as our second date on Friday. From that point on, we were pretty inseparable. I guess you could be very cliche and say that we just clicked.
We continued to date through all of the holidays, got engaged on February 24, 2001, and then were married on June 26, 2001. It was a pretty fast courtship, and an even faster engagement. Now it has been seven years, and we couldn't be happier. It's actually kind of hard to believe it's been as long as it has. Here are a couple of pictures of then and now. We've grown in age, weight, and by one child, but otherwise we're pretty much the same.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Posted by Lesa at 10:43 PM
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday we decided to hike waterfall canyon. At the top we wanted to take a picture of us and the waterfall. The waterfall was too tall but by taking two pictures and stacking them on each other you can see how high the waterfall is. We went with some of my friends the Gracey's. We are sad they will be moving to Bear lake but are also happy they are close enough we can visit easily.
Of course Bradley was a trooper as usual. If fact he usually would spur us on whenever we stopped for a breather.
Posted by Brian Ekstrom at 9:37 PM
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Posted by Lesa at 8:56 AM