Troy took me to my Jr. Prom. It was the same day that Troy received his mission call to Chile. I was 16 in this picture and Troy was 20.
I was inlove with Troy before he even knew that I existed. He moved to Boise, Idaho from Colorado to go to Boise State University. He moved in with his Uncle Bill and Aunt Corinne that lived in the same neighborhood and went to the same ward as my family. The first day he came to church and I saw him, I knew I was going to marry him. This was in August and he didn't ask me out until February.
You see, there was a slight hitch in my plan. I was only 16 and a Jr. in Highschool. Troy was 20 and a Sophomore in college. His Aunt was my leader in church and I was always begging her to set us up. I even babysat for her once and went through Troy's things while I was at his house. Now days that is called stalking. Wait, that was stalking back then too I guess. OK, I was a little creepy.
February all my little girl fantasies came true and he asked me out, only he didn't know it was me he was asking out. He needed a date at the last minute for a Sawyer Brown concert, so his Aunt had him call me up. In his mind he thought he was calling somebody completely different. My luck! The night I got that fated phone call I almost lost him forever before he even had a chance to take me out. He asked what time he could pick me up and I told him, " Don't pick me up before 6:00 because I have drivers ed." There was a long pause on the other end of the phone. I think he was a little confused. Then I heard "ooooohhhhh-kaaaaaaaaay." It wasn't until several weeks later that he confessed to me that he thought that I was Renee Burton, who is several years older than I am.
He picked me up, my Mom sat on him and pinched his eyelids. She does those kind of things. It really is a miracle that he still took me out. The concert was Rad, we used those kind of words back then. That night I told him that I couldn't marry him because he wasn't a "Return Missionary." Troy preceded to tell me under no circumstances was he going on a mission or getting married. He was going to finish college and make lot's of money. That conversation took place on February 11th and he was on his mission by June the same year. Both of us knew that we were not ready to get married at that time, which we would of ended up doing, if he hadn't left right away. We were crazy in love for each other and very immature.
Two months and two days after he got home from his mission we married. Still very immature. Almost 15 years later we are still very immature. I don't think we will ever grow up. We have 5 beautiful children who drive us crazy most of the time. I cannot be any luckier to have Troy as my partner in raising them. He is my best friend and my lover. He keeps me laughing all the time. One thing about Troy is that he thinks he is really funny. He is always laughing at his own jokes. I think that is what I love most about him is his sense of humor. He tells me I look beautiful even when I KNOW I AM NOT LOOKING BEAUTIFUL!
Lauzzy, I was on to something good when I saw him all those years ago. Good thing I was able to snag him!