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Its been hard for me to sit down and write the story of how Addison & i met. 
I'm going to do my best to write it all out, make sense and to not leave any of it out. This will most likely be a long story. But i promise you it will be worth reading because he and I have a unique story. I remember the first time I received his first letter. Me and my mom were at home talking because the men were out on a hunting trip. It couldn't have worked out better timing for me to receive his RM 107 {that is a funny date a return missionary questionnaire}
He and my brother {Hayden} had decided to send them out to each others sisters. So I filled it out and quickly sent it back. This is the part where the one and only Vicki comes into the story. She was a member in the ward that Hayden and Addison were in. & I was always talking to her on Facebook about how Hayden was doing & thanking her for being so kind to my brother. { this all took place before Hayden and Addison were companions} So, with all that said they received my Questionnaire and the three of them read it together. from then on the writing began...
^^ September 11, 2011. checking to see if he got my questionnaire on Facebook with Vicki :)
I received my first package From Elder Tracy in April for my Birthday..
I remember being so excited.. I remember the yellow envelope to every last star-burst in that package. 
{All the way to the next years birthday.. 2 months before he returned home}
After awhile of writing him i got brave enough to post on Facebook ^ this picture. Claiming that I had received Missionary mail! {this is where the story gets good} ;) I noticed one day that his mom had liked it {i love that lady} So I thought to myself.. what do I do?! should I add her as a friend or would that be weird? hah I closed my eyes and clicked the Request Friendship button. Of course after all that happened i freaked and thought to myself what have i done! maybe i will cancel it... Maybe she already saw it?! So out of my stress of not knowing what she would think I sent her a message explaining who I was. 
By the way, our "love story" wouldn't be the same without his mom.. I'm so thankful that she is his mom because I can honestly say... I'm getting the best mother in law.. ever. {its okay to be Jealous} ;) 
So, She ended up responding to my message and accepting my friend request. Explaining to me in the email that she knew who I was. :) With that we began talking and I found out she was coming down to Utah soon, around the 24th of July which couldn't have been anymore perfect. That is when my Town celebrates the Fiesta days. So we made plans to meet up at the parade.
^^ Which happened. {Little did i know i was meeting my future mother in law, sister in law & My favorite little brother in law for the first time.}
I remember how excited I was to meet them, hoping they liked me and that they had fun. I was so thankful that they were so kind and accepting to the fact that I was writing their missionary. 
So, The writing continued.
^^His letters were the best.
 I would have to say that is one of my favorite parts of our story. We both got to know each other on a spiritual level first. I lived for his mission stories & for his letters & words of encouragement. 
^^ He wrote me all through my senior year & my first year of college.
I had the chance to hangout with his family a few times more before he had returned home...
^^ Womens Conference with his mom and sister.
I remember receiving the last package and filling in the last bubble on his count down...
{don't get me wrong.. it was hard, the count down seemed to go so slow the closer June inched... But you know what they say.. anything worth having is hard. & it was soo worth it.. ;) }
^^ 4 months
^^ 100 days.
 ^^ My last package. In April of course for my birthday. {Bittersweet Moment}
^^ I remember the excited feeling i would get when i saw anything that related to one of my favorite places {Indiana}
Now i know you are all wondering about my trip to Indiana in march.
{best week of my life(without including the ones with Addison ;) }
I let Elder Tracy's family know i was going to Indiana with Hayden so that I could meet all of my Indiana friends. all Except one.. Elder Tracy. But that was okay, I didn't want to meet him yet. I knew if i waited this long I could wait tell he was done with his mission.
^ Hayden, Vicki & me
 Then the day came. June 4, 2013 -(he returned home) The phone call came. the Skype dates happened. June 11, 2013 arrived. - (the day i flew to Washington)
^^I flew out to meet the boy I had wrote for two whole years.
yes, i was nervous.
 I remember..
How right it felt.
His amazing homecoming talk
 How easy it was for me to be myself around him. I remember.. Falling
 More & more
In love with him.