I can't believe I am sitting here today writing this post about these two people. The kind of people that come over just to hang out, call just to catch up, visit you when you live far away, plan weekend trips way in advance to make sure everyone can make it, stand up in your wedding, play games into the wee hours of the morning, dance their butts off with you at concerts, laugh until our stomachs hurt and just plain old love you. These two people are some of our very best friends and my husband and I have had the opportunity to watch them change and grow over many years only to watch them jump onto the same page one last time for good. I have known Shayna for eight wonderful, hilarious, hard, fun and amazing years. From classmates to neighbors to roommates, weekend trips, family functions, parties, late night walks, game nights and everything in between. I've never known a Shayna that didn't include a Shaunn in some way and I am absolutely out of my mind excited for them to live this life together.
When Shaunn mentioned to us way back in February that he wanted to start looking for a ring, we couldn't contain ourselves. Immediately Googling and researching and offering suggestions of where to find the exact type of ring she wanted. When he asked if we would come camping with them and be there for their engagement weekend? We were up at the crack of dawn making ferry reservations to their favorite spot in the world. Orcas Island is where they met nine years ago at Camp Orkila as counselors. It's where they had their first kiss, held hands, grew to know each other and fell in love. Shaunn proposed in the very spot they had their first kiss, Shayna cried and we got to watch it all unfold.
Shayna and Shaunn - We love you both. Thank you for including us in such a special time and know how happy we are to have you in our lives and how excited we are to watch this special time unfold. Life is always better together <3