As early as my first date with George, I actually entertained the thought of marriage again. We connected on every level very quickly. It was really no surprise to me that we were engaged just four months later. During our engagement neither of us put pressure on each other in setting a date. We felt it would fall in place when it was meant to be. We were engaged on 7/7/06 and thought it would be fun to be married one year later on 7/7/07-- lucky sevens! We eventually agreed to 9/8/07 simply due to timing and schedules. I think having that year of engagement was crucial. George and I experienced every trial and tribulation that you could possibly imagine during that time, and it gave us the chance to see how each other reacts under pressure. Apparently, we both passed the test!
George loves first class. I mean, really, who doesn't? However, I wanted to do things a little different this summer as far as our family vacation. Sometimes the best of nature can't be experienced behind the confines of a 5-star hotel. Some of my very best memories growing up were our family camping experiences in Yellowstone National Park. We traveled the park -- all five of us -- in a Ford pickup truck pulling a 12-foot travel trailer. It was one of those multi-purpose trailers where the dining table turned into a sleeper for my sister and me. It contained a master bed, which was slightly larger than a twin bed for my lucky parents, and it featured a sling cot that hung over my parents' bed that housed my brother. Cozy to say the very least!