This picture was taken in late July 1997. It was only a couple of weeks before Eric and I got engaged. We were meeting my mom and Eric’s sister at the airport back from a ministry trip in Europe. Another cool thing about this pic is that the shirt I’m wearing is one of the first things that Eric ever bought me. He bought it for my 19th birthday right before this picture was taken.
Probably less than a week after this, Eric sat with my parents and me to ask permission to marry me. I grinned the whole time, while Eric and my parents cried. What a great summer that was!