Stephen and Rose

We met at our high school summer band program in 1992.  I was 14 years old and Stephen was 16.  While in high school, we were just friends.  We were both in band and went to a band festival in Florida.  We spent a lot of time together just “hangin’ out.” 


From the moment I laid my eyes on Stephen, I developed a huge crush on him and just “knew” I was going to marry him.  Unfortunately, Stephen had no idea of my future plans for him.  He graduated from high school in 1993 and went on with his life.  I graduated in 1996. 


Upon my graduation, a good friend of ours was going away to the Navy and had a party.  Stephen and I got reacquainted at the party, and the rest is history.

We dated 3 years and were married at the First Baptist Church in Oak Hill, Texas on September 4, 1999.


In 2000 and 2001, I became pregnant, but lost those babies.  In December 2002, we found out we were pregnant again, and in August 2003, I gave birth to our beautiful daughter, Hannah Joyce.  In September 2005, we learned we were expecting again, and our son, Cayden Edward, was born in April 2006.