Monday, July 6, 2009

Jeffry Marries His High School Sweetheart

Congratulations to our Son and his new Bride!

Jeffry and Holly have been together for a long time and here is a little recap of their adventures together. Jeffry and Holly started dating in High School. Had all the fun of Proms, Homecoming, Football Championships, Frostie Freeze, dating, and a lot of silliness.

Here they are at their High School Graduation in Fort Atkinson Wisconsin.

After Graduation: Jeffry left for his mission in Brazil for two years. Here they are saying goodbye at the airport.
Holly is holding his Football Jersey #55. Jeffry gave his Football Jersey to her to keep safe for him while he was gone.

Jeffry served his mission in Porto Alegre, Brazil for two years while Holly stayed in Wisconsin attending college and working. Jeffry loved his mission and gained an even stronger testimony of the Gospel and love for the people of Brazil. He learned to speak Portuguese, eat their food and live among the people. After his mission, he attended Utah State for a Semester and while he was there Holly was baptized by Jeffry's brother Marcus and became a member of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints. When Jeffry came home from school they became engaged. Jeffry then couldn't decide what he wanted to work? travel? He spent some time in Texas working with Brother Liufau and then spent some time in Hawaii working at a local surf shop. He couldn't stand to be away from his fiance and headed back to Wisconsin where he worked at Old Navy.

Then the Army entered the picture. As long as I can remember Jeffry talked about joining the Army even as a very young child. Even during his mission he would write home and tell us about the military that were there in Brazil. He told me that when he saw them and when he shook their hands he could see himself in them. That he could do that job someday. Joining the Army also meant that he would once again be away from Holly. He was to be stationed in El Paso, Texas. This separation was hard and Holly decided to move to Texas to be close to him there. Only a few weeks after her arrival, they were married at the City Hall building. Very exciting for our family and although we would have loved to have been there we know they did the right thing and they are happy and just beginning in building their own family together. Jeffry will be deployed to Afghanistan in November. Our prayers and thoughts will be with Holly at that time as we know it will be hard for them to be apart once again. We are also so thankful for Jeffry for his willingness to serve and protect our country and our freedom.

We couldn't be happier for our first born son and we welcome our new daughter-in-law to the family. Evie finally has a sister! So, congratulations to Jeffry and Holly. May your lives together be full of happiness, love and most of all laughter. Enjoy this time together because it is the best of times...before the Army takes you away and before the noise of kids, before the hustle and bustle of everyday life......just being together. We love you both very much.....


chocoholic said...

What a beautiful blog! We are so happy for Jeffry and Holly and will pray with you when he goes to Afghanistan.

chocoholic said...

sorry, I should have said who I was...chocoholic is Kristi Wendt

Katie said...

such a sweet love story...hard to believe they are old enought to get married. i miss you guys. i so loved having a place to come probably will never know how much I loved being in your home!