Once upon a time, on a hot summer evening...
a cute, tall, athletic boy named Hunter entered my life.
Oh, and little did I know he would stay there for good.

I was an incoming freshman, he was going to be a sophomore. (in high school)
I melted the second I laid eyes on him. He hardly noticed I was there.

I was a cheerleader, he was a football/basketball player.
Our classes mysteriously were always quite close to each other.
I was obsessed, he was just a sweetheart.
It was all fun and games at first, until the next summer.

We spent just about every hot summery day in each other's presence.
We were just best friends. 
That is, until the kiss happened. 
Then: we knew.

We were young, but oh we were so in love.
It was rough and tough, it hurt and there were tears...
but it was the ride of our lives and we quickly discovered we were meant to spend forever, together. 

He left for his two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in January of 2012.
I cried like I've never cried before.
He held me as if there wouldn't be a tomorrow.
But we knew there would be... just in 2 years.

We wrote letters and emails, sent packages and pictures.
Our hearts would ache and we longed for the reunion...
but we wouldn't have had it any other way.

He finally came home on January 2, 2014 and our hearts finally felt whole again.

It was as if nothing changed between us immediately.
It didn't take long for us to realize forever could never be long enough together so we were engaged a week later. 

We were then sealed for time and all eternity on March 1st, 2014 in the San Diego temple on one of the only rainy days San Diego would see all year. Despite the rain, it was the best day of our lives.

That is until our sweet Oaklyn came along!
Just one week shy of our first anniversary our baby girl, Oaklyn joy, was born.
And, life has never been better :)

This love is a love that only comes once in a lifetime.
We know we have found something special and are thrilled to spend eternity together.
So accompany us on our journey :)

Oh and if you want to hear more of the details:
I made a label called the The Story of Us in which I got deep into how it all began :)

"And I thought I loved you Then."

All my love,
Aleigh Joy


  1. THIS IS THE CUTEST LOVE STORY EVER!!!!!! also, have you ever heard of the blog m2story? you look JUST like her (absolutely gorgeous).

  2. also, he comes home so soon!! just a couple months!!!