10 Jan 2015: Danielle and Jacob on the Gilbert Temple grounds.
On the day of my niece Mariah's wedding in the Gilbert Temple, January 10th, it was also the 11th anniversary of the date my son Jacob proposed to his wife Danielle on the grounds of that very same temple. Eleventh month, that is, on February 10, 2014.
We'd traveled to the Valley to attend the open house of the then-brand-new Gilbert Temple, and Jacob had a lovely engagement ring hidden away until just the right moment presented itself. To commemorate that special day, they revisited the bench where he'd gotten down on one knee to propose, and we did our own little photo-shoot.
Sarah and Chris at the Gilbert Temple.
We got a shot of Sarah and Chris there, too. They are an old married couple of three-and-a-half years now, and their proposal happened in a forest of the White Mountains, but they also had a February proposal date: February 17, 2011. I'm so happy that my two adult children have found their best friends and eternal companions!