A Night at the Carnival: Rexburg, Idaho Engagement Session
Meet Morgan & Cody
I met Morgan a few years ago, when we were back in college. Her and her husband were a videographer team. (And really, really good ones at that!) We met at the East Idaho State Fair, and before we started shooting, I downed an entire Indian Taco and my husband got the Bullseye burger. Guys- it's a burger with a donut for a bun. It's everything you're imagining and more.
While I was shooting, I got a chance to really get to love up this awesome couple and get to hang out with them! We got food, did our shoot and rode all the rides.
I asked Morgan to tell me more about their story together, and she sent me some great stories!
How did you guys meet?
Cody and I met in college during 2015, and he was honestly my saving grace at the time. About a month into the semester, I had hit a really rocky point with some roommates and had about had enough of what was going on around the apartment. So I moved out. Moving into a new apartment meant a new Family Home Evening, (which is like a church group, usually abbreviated as FHE) and that’s where I met Cody. He became one of my best friends.
This new FHE group was a super athletic bunch and I’m the most uncoordinated person you would ever meet, so I would often sit to the side and just be the cheerleader of the group. More often than not, he would end up sitting out to be my buddy and chat. I was interested in him that whole semester, but he was kinda dating someone and I was kinda dating someone. The semester ended and I didn’t think I would see him again. He was planning on studying abroad in Mexico the following semester and I was hoping to leave on a church mission soon.
One thing led to another, he didn’t go to Mexico and I had prayed and received the answer over the summer break to still prepare to serve my mission but be willing to date, and even date seriously (I had about had enough with boys, so it was an answer I wasn’t too thrilled about. I digress). First Sunday of that Fall semester we ran into each other at a friend’s Sunday dinner party and were pretty much inseparable after that. We even had classes together that semester. It took him 5 DATES to kiss me! I never let him live that down.
How did you know he was the one?
I knew he was the one pretty soon. We just clicked. He fought for me in ways no other guy I had dated did. He was cautious and he made an effort on the little things. I knew he would be it when he was helping me take engagements for some friends of ours (who actually ended up helping Cody propose). I looked over to him and it just made sense. It felt good and like home. I love that we share similar interests. It helps lead us to our goals.
What's the funniest experience you've ever had together?
Funniest thing ever is probably the most embarrassing thing… when we first got married, I somehow darted up in my sleep and screamed loudly and then fell back to sleep. It was the weirdest thing ever and he was so worried, but we laugh about it to this day.
What's your favorite trip that you've gone on together?
We got married in the middle of the semester in May 2016 and didn’t end up having the time to go on a honeymoon. Instead of rushing it, we saved out pennies and went to New York City for our anniversary and it was hands down the best thing ever. We went hard and walked like 6 miles a day around the city but it was so worth it.