Grinning uncontrollably from ear to ear

July 2, 2007    By: Geoff J @ 3:02 pm   Category: Life

Fifteen years ago on this date I found myself grinning uncontrollably in a sealing room of the Seattle Temple. I must have looked utterly ridiculous to the large-ish group of (mostly) strangers who were there looking on. I wanted to act solemn and sober and all but I couldn’t help myself — that giant goofy grin just would not go away.

But I have an excuse for looking like a clown that day… On July 2, 1992 Kristen J and I were married. Those of you who know Kristen can understand why I am still grinning from ear to ear about that event.


  1. The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: female!

    Haha, just teasing. Congratulations on 15.

    Comment by Jacob J — July 2, 2007 @ 3:14 pm

  2. Yay!! Congratulations you two!!

    Comment by Jamie J — July 2, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

  3. Congrats man. Cheers!

    Comment by Rusty — July 2, 2007 @ 6:35 pm

  4. You’re giddy like a little school girl…how cute after 15 years!


    Comment by PJ — July 2, 2007 @ 9:47 pm

  5. I was thirteen at the time, but I do remember you looking goofy. Congrats.

    Comment by Spencer J — July 3, 2007 @ 7:46 am

  6. Congrats!

    Comment by danithew — July 3, 2007 @ 8:07 am

  7. You must have married up…congrats

    Comment by don — July 3, 2007 @ 11:24 am

  8. Congratulations!

    Comment by Marie — July 3, 2007 @ 11:57 am

  9. Funny, I didn’t even check out this post until the 4th of July. I remember my parents commenting on how sweet it was that you were smiling so much. They figured it was because you were so in loooooooooooooooooove! They were right too!

    Thanks for a wonderful 15 years, here’s to an eternity to come.

    Comment by kristen j — July 5, 2007 @ 12:17 am

  10. Aw, you guys are so cute.

    BTW, I drove through Phoenix on my way to Tucson the other day. How can you stand it?

    Comment by Susan M — July 5, 2007 @ 6:43 am

  11. I met my wife 25 years ago on June 14th – and I also have been grinning ever since. It really is a cool thang to be married to your best friend. Congratulations!

    Comment by Ray — July 5, 2007 @ 7:44 am