His Dream + Her Dream = Our DreamOur dreams have come together forever; follow us as we live the life we dreamed of before.
Since Casey was a young boy in primary, he has always dreamed of being able to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you asked him where he wanted to serve, his answer was always, "Wherever the Lord wants to send me!" Before his mission, he faced some minor set backs as his mission papers were lost and faced minor medical problems. But he persisted an was called to serve in the Virginia Richmond Mission. His life and countless others were blessed forever. After two years, he was honorably released and lived his dream.
To learn a little more about His Dream read "Remembering the Welcome Home" or "Welcome Home Pres. Millburn!"
My first semester at Brigham Young University, I announced constantly how I was living my dream life. I had always wanted to attend BYU and after some major hiccups in my life, I was finally able to make it. I had a really late class that first semester and several of my peers would always complain about the time but to me it was a gift because I was finally living my dream--I was actually a student at BYU! This dream continued to get better as I graduated from BYU in 2010! There really was a time when I didn't think this would ever be possible but I fought all the odds against me and did it! I am a now Cougar Alumni.
To learn a little more about Her Dream read "Graduation!," "3rd Generation BYU Alumni," and "Dream to Graduate--Meet Reality."
Just before Thanksgiving in 2009, we started living our dream together when we were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. We both dreamed of marrying our best friend (though we have not always realized we were the other person's best friend). We both always knew that we wanted to be married in a temple by the right authority so it would be bound both on heaven on earth. Since our wedding, not a day has gone past where we aren't grateful for the covenant we both entered into with the Lord.
To learn a little more about how Our Dream Life started read "Best Friend to Boyfriend," "The Meaning of Ice Cream," and "Every Kiss Begins with Kay."
To learn a little more about the day our dreams were united forever read "The Best Day of My Life," "One Decision = Eternal Happiness," and watch the short version of our wedding video at "One Year Later."
Our Dream Continued:
When I was growing up, when asked what I wanted to be, my answer was always a mom (and a stay-at-home mom at that). Part of the reason I chose to graduate in Family and Consumer Science Education was because I knew it would be something I would use every day of my life as a mom. Luckily, Casey had the same dream of wanting children and wanting me to be home at the cross roads. After waiting for a couple of years, we felt the time was right. I taught junior high while I was pregnant. Our itty bitty baby joined our family on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Life was perfect.
To learn more about the arrival of Devin read "Surprise," "Dreams Come True," and "Happy BIRTHday Devin," and "The Birthday Boy."
To learn more about using Family and Consumer Sciences read "I am a FACS Momma."