It was August of 2003 when Jonny and Amylee saw
each other for the first time. They were at a church activity for
their ward in Salt Lake City, Utah, playing "Ultimate
Amylee had just moved there and did not know anyone, but was chosen
to be a captain and told to pick a team. The first pick for her
ultimate team was a boy she called "Squatting Boy", because at the
time she was picking the teams, Jonny was squatting. That was the
beginning of it all.
They began to hang out
casually as friends and finally in mid-March of 2004, Jonny decided
"no guts, no glory" and asked Amylee out for a date. By the end of
their first date, Jonny thought to himself, "huh, things are going
rather well, I think I will steal a kiss". To Amylee's surprise,
she actually enjoyed the kiss. Amylee, Jonny and a friend Nic, had
become what people called the 3 musketeers. hanging out all the
time. Jonny and Amylee also continued to casually date. After
waiting patiently for a month, to Jonny's delight, Amylee told him
she wanted to date seriously. This serious dating was done
discretely for weeks before many friends and even family knew.
Amylee was helping her best
friend plan her wedding, which meant marriage was on the mind.
After a date on June 4th, Jonny and Amylee sat in the car in front
of Jonny's house talking for hours. Jonny's mind was racing with
thoughts of marriage. After much contemplation and arguing with
himself, he worked up the courage to whisper to Amylee, "I want to
marry you". With tears of joy, Amylee said “Yes”.
Within a week, planning had
begun (it was a secret from friends until the official proposal with
In July, Amylee left
for California for a visit with family and to teach at a ballet
summer camp. It was only for a month, but felt like forever for the
two to be apart. Finally August 1st arrived and Jonny hurried to
the airport, anxiously awaiting the return of his bride to be. When
she arrived, the two embraced with excitement and love. After
walking to the car, having the ring burning a hole in his pocket,
Jonny could no longer wait. He presented the ring to his love. The
two have been planning and WAITING for October 22, when as they
say, they will...
"live happily ever after".