5 years ago on June 1st, 2003 I met Stephen Nephi Ashton. I had been living in Moses Lake with my sister for 3 weeks and decided to go to the Singles Ward and met Stephen afterwards at the "break the fast" luncheon. He said that when he saw me he thought that I was one of the girls just graduated, 17 maybe 18 years old. I still have the American Eagle shirt and levi skirt that I was wearing that day. He invited me out to his house later that night with a bunch of other people from the Singles Ward that usually meet out there every Sunday to play games and watch a movie. We watched Blue Streak and he asked me on our first date to a Brad Paisley concert for the next night.(hence my daughter's name, Paisley) We actually had a picture of us from the first day that we had met when he took me for a ride on his new Harley that he had bought the day before, but I lost the picture! Argh! The first picture is at the Brad Paisley concert. He proposed 2 months later at the sand dunes. I was also wearing the same shirt I had on when we met, the American Eagle one. We had been riding 4-wheelers out at the sand dunes and I had tipped one over, that's why we're on the ground in the 2nd picture.
It's crazy to think that in October we will have been married for 5 years. And who was to know that on this day 5 years ago my life was going to change forever by some smooth talking guy who's first words to me were, "you have the most beautiful blue eyes," and it was definitely for the better!