Well, aren’t we all a fine motley crew?
Well, here’s how it all works out: we met Heather years ago through Yvonne. Many a Colorado night has been spent with this motley crew of Yvonne, TL, me, Charlotte (my wife), Heather, and any number of various combinations of other Iowans when Heather has come to town.
Enter Matt. We first met Matt in July of last year at Yvonne and TL’s wedding.
I think the most fascinating thing about Matt is his dichotomy. “What?”, you say? Let me explain: Matt has carefully crafted a very professional and mature outer appearance, the better to serve his myriad business interests and roles. Little did I realize, when I first met Matt at Yvonne and TL’s wedding in Iowa this year, that lurking beneath Matt’s carefully polished exterior was the soul of a rowdy party-animal.
Let’s just say this: Matt can party. Not a self-destructive, bury-your -sorrows-kind-of-party, but more of a joy-for-life, time-is-short-kind-of-party!
I will leave it at that. ; )
Heather and Matt are very surprising and inspiring as a couple. Let’s face it: it takes a pretty special kind ofperson who would rather battle it out in a hockey rink on the night before their wedding. Amazing. To see Heather out there, literally body-checking dudes twice her size, with out a single care the night before her wedding, was incredible. And then Matt’s out there, taking sizzling-shots on goal left and right, skating his butt off. Neither of them holding back.
In fact, that’s the best way I can describe the essence of Heather and Matt: neither of them ever hold back. In love, in life, in joy, in celebration, in risks, in loss, in pain and in growing together… never holding back.
That’s a pretty good recipe for a successful marriage, I think.
Hell, that’s a pretty good recipe for life.