We met on a blind date right after the 4th of July, we got married two days after Christmas—same year.

My mom always said it seemed like I'd found my long–lost best bud. And I think that's about right.

After graduating from BYI-Idaho together we scurried to sunny Southern California where Jason began optometry school and I put my degree to use and launched Photo by Geri.

2012 was a shocking year for us—in February of 2012 we learned that Jason's Cystic Fibrosis had progressed to the point of needing a Double Lung Transplant. By July of 2012 we had moved across the nation to Durham, North Carolina to be under the care of Duke University Hospital. In September of 2012 we got the call and Jason received his transplant under their excellent care.

Almost exactly a year later, in February of 2013, we made the trek back across the US to California and began our lives again, post transplant.

Now we've joined the ranks of the PNW Proud peeps, making the Vancouver, Washington area our home. Yay!