Bryce (treesurgeon) and I, Keri, (KJK), started talking the end of January. Neither of us had been on the site for very long. Bryce sent me a message, and I responded. We wrote back and forth a couple of times, and then Bryce asked for my phone number. We talked on the phone if not every day, every other day for a little over a month. We knew there was something very awesome there. Both of us were still seeing other people. We met February 28, 2002. Bryce drove to Cottonwood, AZ from Las Vegas, NV. We spent Friday and Saturday together. He was so very awesome. He had my children helping him make his incredible teriyake BBQ burgers. He came right back the very next weekend, only this time he stayed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so he could attend church with us. I went to Las Vegas two weeks later to meet his children, that was our clincher weekend. He knew my children and element, but I had not yet seen him in his. It was wonderful. After that our weekends were spent always with all of our children, seven of them, WOW!!
We knew exactly where we were headed. It was amazing. Neither of us wold ever have gotten on this if it had not been for my friend who talked me into it, and Bryce's sister. Bryce proposed to me on the Las Vegas temple grounds on April 28, 2002. On one knee and everything. He's quite the gentleman!! Our date was set for June 22, 2002. We knew we wanted the children to be done with school, and my children were playing baseball, that would end the week prior. We wanted them to be able to have the summer to adjust and adapt to our Brady Bunch plus one, (and no Alice) family!
The day finally came, and let me tell you, it seemed like it took forever. We were married for time in the Mesa, AZ temple. It was wonderful. A truly crazy day, but so very beautiful. This was something that both of us had truly desired, to be married again, it was so incredible that is was really happening. We had our honeymoon in California at the beach, Bryce's old stomping grounds.
We are so very thankful to those who talked (forced) us into getting on LDSSO. We will be forever eternally thankful. Our lives are really crazy with combining our two families, but we both know that it is so very worthwhile.
To all of you who are still looking, hang tough. Bryce and I are often amazed at our turn of events. It amazes us. On our wedding announcement we had a saying: " Keri and Bryce sitting in a tree............" The rest is history (except for the baby carriage part).