Welcome Friends!

Aloha and Howdy,
We are starting this blog to keep our friends and loved ones up to date about our new family! We are so happy that we met and are so in love! Here's the cute story! Rachael and I met in the summer of '07 while working in the great state of Alaska. I was a tour guide for Royal Celebrity Tours and Rachael was working at the Grande Denali Lodge. I brought my guests through Denali weekly and was lucky enough to have tours that mostly stayed at the Grande. Rachael was the cute front desk girl whose name tag said she was from Honolulu, Hawaii, but didn't look polynesian. We started chatting and I found out she was actually from Soda Springs, Idaho, but had worked and lived in Hawaii for the past 3 years. We really didn't think to much about dating each other at first. At the end of August I had a guest who had a lost bag and I found out at about 11:15 pm. Rachael was still working at the desk that evening and offered to come help look for it. We were alone in the elevator and....... nothing happened..... except for the first time I thought, "I could date this girl." A few weeks later a co-worker of mine was teasing me about it saying I should, and, at the same time, another co-worker was saying the same thing to her. Well, fast forward a few weeks to when I had moved to Utah, she was on her way there, and I texted her to see if she wanted to hang out. She said she was in Hawaii but as soon as she got back we could hang out. We went to see "Into the Wild" on October 19. After the movie we sat in my car and talked for about 30 minutes about everything. A few days later we went on date # 2 to Buca di Beppos. A few short weeks and family visits later, on Nov. 17th 2007 in Logan on the temple grounds,I asked Rachael to be my wife. Luckily for me, she said yes. We were on our way. Well, long story even longer, we were married Feb 8th, 2008 in the Logan Utah Temple. After a few pictures in the cold and a luncheon at the Blue Bird Restaurant, we were off to sunny Southern California for our honeymoon, but that's another story.


Kj said…
More updates please!

Happy ( belated) St. Paddies Day!
TheSmithLife said…
Hey Brad, Michelle told me you had a blog! I'm going to add you guys to ours so make more updates- it's always great to hear how things are going :)
Mel said…
Woo-Hoo!!! Welcome to the blogging world. This will be so great when you guys head off on your Alaskan Adventure!!! Do you guys wanna come over on Tuesday Night for Idol?
Lacey Harris said…
Hey Rach and Brad,

Welcome, welcome...we have a blog too! It was so fun to read about your honeymoon. Thank you again for inviting us to your luncheon. It was such a nice day.

Cheers! Lacey
TraciP said…
Hi Ratch! You should check out my blog it's happyvalleyheaven.blogspot.com.
Loved reading the blog, especially about how you two met and the wonderful honeymoon adventures. I thought Rachael was the one writing the blogs, until I kept reading, you two must be meant for each other because you sound a lot alike!!! We just got back from St. George and have some pics on our blog...check it out...still waiting for your pics!!!
Jen Bunderson
Welcome aboard. I left you a message last week. Let me know when you can come over for dinner:)

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