Monday, February 4, 2008

Happy February 4th Dane!

February 4th is a special date for Dane and me.

8 years ago today we officially started dating. We were in the Glenn Ellyn Starbucks sipping some warm drinks when after almost closing the place out Dane asked, "So...can I date you?" He made my guarded heart melt and had it from then on.

One year later on February 4 (after much elaborate build up including a steak dinner, dessert at the Melting Pot - where he took me on our first date - and more dessert at his place) Dane proposed to me using the same verse his grandfather had used to propose marriage to his grandmother.

"O magnify the Lord with me; let us exalt His name together."
- Psalm 34:3

I love you Dane Calvin! I look forward to spending the rest of my life living this out with you.

10 comments:

ErinOrtlund said...

What a neat slideshow! Happy February 4! You have so many great photos of the two of you together.

Ray Ortlund said...

You are a wonderful couple. God has so blessed you. We love and are so proud of you.

Eric said...

Wow, Stacey, GREAT slide show! You are awesome. Dane is lucky to be married to you! Thanks for putting that together.

Esther said...

I loved this! Awesome slideshow and what a cool song! Happy February 4th to both of you!

Jani Ortlund said...

Happy Feb. 4th! I loved the slide show. God has blessed you 3 and I am so grateful to know you up close.

love you! mom

Ray Ortlund said...

Stacey, has anyone ever told you that Julia Roberts looks almost like you?

Ray Ortlund said...

It thrills me to see our kids IN LOVE!

ErinOrtlund said...

PS. I had forgotten about that car! LOL.

krista said...

I love it! Where was the picture of you two on the "horse" taken?

The Zarlenga Family said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! SO fun! Love and miss you guys!