Friday, November 27, 2009

Girl Can Bowl

Jen and I first met at a bowling ally. She was living in Germany at the time, but was in Utah for the Thanksgiving holiday. We have a mutual friend, Jared Dimick (featured on the far right, not gay). Jared put together a game of bowling, because Jen was in town and invited me to come. I had a crush on her from the beginning. You can tell by the way I leaned in for the picture.

A couple days later, after Thanksgiving, I invited her to go with me to feed the homeless. I was extremely happy when she agreed to go. I guess you could call it our first unofficial date, because it was group thing. I was really in to her after that night, but wasn't sure how I could make it work with her leaving to return to Germany in a couple of days. The night before she left I went to say goodbye. I put my arm around her, and I could sense she had something for me too. I told her I was sad she was leaving and she told me she was too. We kept in touch quite frequently over facebook, but I knew I had to come up with a way to see her again. My family and I were planning a trip to Portugal, where I served my mission, for spring break. Some how I gathered up enough kahunas to ask her and after a month of convincing she finally agreed.

It has now been exactly one year, since we met. I'm so glad I went bowling that night and met the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. Its been the greatest year of my life.


  1. ARE you married yet!!?!?!?!?! I want to know everything! I miss you and hope you are happy! Lets get together soon please! love you!

  2. Jen and Landon,
    This is the most adorable love story. I like how each of you have written about how you fell in love!!!!! Is that little thumbnail black and white picture an engagement picture??? It should be, I clicked on it to make it as big as possible, and you guys are just gorgeous together!!! I'm jealous of your Portugal rendesvous!! Love you guys, and can't wait to see you again!
    Jen, how is the dress coming along??