Thanksgiving weekend of 2010 I was at a bonfire at Max Peterson's house with some friends from my singles ward. As we sat around the fire singing songs, max said that his friend Jordan was coming with a friend. I didn't think anything of it except that hopefully one of them was cute and maybe will ask me on a date. I had been a little hard on myself for months cause I thought my personality was scaring boys away from me. So I was hoping for just one guy to be able to put up with me and love me for who I am. Well, Jordan and Cameron show up to the bonfire. I sat by Jordan first to kinda get to know him, and I saw Cameron and he was playing it cool sitting across from me. He had that laid back, skater, gentleman kinda look that is my weakness. He gets up cause the smoke was blowing in his face so I told him to come sit by me, little did I know, that was his plan all along :) We get to talking and I felt like I could talk to him for hours, but I had a curfew and went home. I was upset I didn't get his number but Heavenly Father was looking out for me and allowed us to see each other the very next day. We were at a church Christmas concert and I invited for a game night at my house later that evening. We exchanged numbers and as he went down the stairs to leave, I looked at him and thought in my mind, I need to smile at him, to let him know I'm interested. As soon as I thought it, he looked at me and we both had a big smile on our faces.
A week later we went on our first date. We ate at Costa Vida, played laser tag and had yogurt jungle for dessert. December 24th, was the night that we 'officially' were dating. I gave Cameron a box that I had decorated and started to keep notes of things we had done together and when we did them, as well as our favorite things. Cameron would come every friday to my work to have lunch with me. One day as he was leaving, he told me he loved me, for the first time. I said it back, because I meant it, I knew I had loved him for a long time. I excitedly ran into the office and told my mom, she of course freaked out a little bit. The next morning she came in my room and asked me how I felt about Cameron, and she was worried about him going away to school. I told her that he already made plans to stay, and I showed her our box. She was surprised and finally realized that I really did love Cameron. So, Cameron and I decided to get married in October, that way we had time to look for a place to live and I would be done with beauty school.
Feb 12th, we looked at some homes in the morning. Then we made breakfast for Cameron's family, played at a park with them and had lunch together. Cameron then took me up to the rim and we watched the sunset. As we were getting ready to leave, cause I was really cold up there. He pulls out the box, it was very full with things we had done, and he says that he added one more thing. I open it and notice that he starts to drop to one knee. A picture of two hearts was on top, on the back read 'Feb 12th...the day I asked you to marry me...' I started crying and I looked at him and said OF COURSE! haha
The wedding date was obviously moved up to May 27th! We closed on our house at the end of April and we made plans for the wedding. Two weeks before the wedding, I went through the Temple for the first time, and I couldn't have been more happy to have my parents, brother, sister, brother-in-law, my fiance and his parents there to share the experience with! :) May 27th, was the best day, thus far, in my life. It was the best decision I have made. There was a time when I had some doubts. One day I had walked up behind Cameron while he was one the computer and gave him a kiss on the cheek, he turned to me with a big smile on his face and I knew he was happy. I had a dream that night I wanted to date other people. I did the same thing to a guy I was dating, but he didn't turn to me with that big smile that Cameron had. I then told that guy that it wouldn't work and that I wanted Cameron back. It was such a simple thing to look at me and smile after a kiss, but it was the fact that he smiled back with sincerity that he loved each and every kiss I gave him no matter how little or simple the kiss was. From then on I never doubted that I was marrying the right man. :)
Love his kisses!
On our honeymoon!
My life has been so blessed with family and friends. These last 2 years have been so incredible! I love my family! I'm so grateful not only for the support and love my family, but from Cameron's family. They accepted me and welcomed me with such open arms, and still are so helpful and love to help Cameron and I in anyway they can. I gained so much on May 27th. I gained 1 incredibly loving and caring husband, 2 new wonderful parents, 7 incredibly amazing new siblings, and 5 sweet nieces and nephews! I have so much to be grateful for and I love being married to Cameron!! He has helped me grow so much and has helped me find the Chelsea that I want to be. To be a good caring wife to him, and a great mother to our future children. That's our story! Hope you enjoyed it :)