It feels like we have been waiting for this day for forever! Jamie and Austin got married today in the Mt Timpanogos LDS Temple!
We have had the wonderful privilege of Jamie living with us for the past 18 months while she went to USU. In those 18 months, we've witnessed a lot of her relationship with Austin bloom.
I remember seeing it start on my end when Austin contacted me in late March/early April 2017 because he was making a gift for Jamie's birthday that was cards from her loved ones with a word and a saying on the back about why we love her. I didn't want Jamie to find out so I changed Austin's contact info in my phone to Jane Austin, just in case she was sitting by me if a text came through.
Of course there was the infamous paddle boarding/Lagoon days where they were able to talk through their relationship because Jamie finally let Austin get around to the topic. Haha! We saw more and more of Austin, and even dubbed the green room downstairs "Austin's room".
Fast forward just under a year from Lagoon and here we are. What a beautiful day! It was overcast which was perfect both for pictures and my sweat stains not getting bigger. The sealing was amazing and I couldn't help but ponder on my own sealing to my Micheal 16 years ago. Eternity is the only way to go. I know he was there. To say that I am happy for Jamie and Austin would be a huge understatement. I'm beyond ecstatic! They truly are perfect for one another.
One of the funniest pictures that I took (unknowingly) is where Austin is holding Kennet's hands because he is looking at his gloves but with the faces, lighting, and postures it totally looks like some weirdo poster from the 80's or something. We all died looking at it at the luncheon.
Speaking of luncheon, that was delicious! The chicken was so tender and since my stomach was squeaking during the entire sealing, it was finally happy to be fed. We watched their movie with baby pictures and interviews. Austin made us all cry with the way he talked about Jamie and what she means to him. Jamie's dad, Scott, gave the best toast I've ever heard. He always has the best jokes and stories.
Their reception was at a place called "The Loft" at Thanksgiving Point. It was great to see so many old ward members at it. Like a mini family reunion.
My favorite part of everything though was seeing Jamie and Austin laugh together, hold hands, and be filled with excitement for their new adventure. They beyond deserve it. We miss Jamie like crazy at our home, but I cannot imagine anyone or anything better for her.
We love you Jamustin! Have a fabulous time in Orlando!