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Thank you for your heartwarming comments. We tell people we have been married for almost five years and they don't believe us. We were married two months after she retired.
Sue taught kindergarten for 30 years. After over 1,000 students, she has quite a local following. She was known for being firm, but nobody loved their students as much as Miss Weber did/does. People moved into her school district so she could teach their children.
You may have noticed she was holding yellow tulips in the video. That is because the first flowers I gave her were yellow tulips I had picked from my own garden. Regarding her dress, that is the style she had wanted all her life, but had never actually seen one already made and had considered making her own. But not too long before we were married, she found this. She was SO excited.
I took the basic design of a ring and changed it to fit our story. The engagement ring has one dark blue aquamarine, diamonds on the halo and blue sapphires on the shank. There are two bands with diamonds. The actual wedding band has a diamond chip at the side of the band to show which is the one she was married with.
I had started out looking for a blue sapphire because she was born in September. But I couldn't find one I wanted. So I switched to the aquamarine. The jeweler described it as "The color of the aquamarine is extremely rare. Dark blue, no green in it. It is a brilliant cut. Rated AAAAA. Untreated. Natural. People mistake it for a sapphire. Jewelers say what an exceptional cut it has."
The engagement ring has four colored sapphires built into the side of the shank to represent the four colors of our dream honeymoon spot. We dreamed about staying in a cabin by a clear blue mountain lake. The brown sapphire represents the cabin. The blue is the clear blue mountain lake. The white is the snow on the snow-crested mountains. And the green is the tall evergreen trees on the mountains.
We did spend our honeymoon in a log cabin, but by a babbling brook. The owner's cat tore a hole through the window screen and we woke up to find him in bed with us!
Jeff & Sue are the proud Momma and Daddy
of our precious Benjy born 11/22/2014.