Thursday, June 18, 2009

A couple more wedding pics

I am very, very, very happy to be married to Eric. I love him dearly.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I am so lucky to have known him

Ryan James Close, age 23, gracefully concluded his final set on June 4, 2009. He was born November 25, 1985 in Mission Hills, CA, the youngest of 6 children, and the only son of Rebecca Wilson and Richard Close. He is survived by his eternal companion, Sara Rawlings Close of Orem, UT; his parents and stepdad, David Berg; his sisters Tami, Melody, Suzanne, Wendy, & Marilee; his grandmother June Close; his step-sbrothers Brandon and Nick Berg; his adoring nieces & nephews; and many cousins, uncles, and aunts (Go, Spider Cheryl!).

Ryan received a life-saving transplant when a sudden illness destroyed his heart at age 5, followed by a second transplant at age 14. Because of those two immense gifts, he declined a place on the transplant list when his heart began to fail once more, believing it was someone else’s turn. He was a proud organ donor, hopeful of paying forward the opportunity of life twice delivered to him.

Ryan was the poster child for the American Heart Association in 1991. His story has continued to inspire others through the years. He was courageous and gracious to the end, continually winning the hearts of nurses and doctors and even the hospital cleaning crews where he spent the last few weeks of his life. Ryan graduated from Folsom High School in 2004. He will never be forgotten by his numerous friends and acquaintances.

Ryan’s clever wit brought laughter to all who were smart enough to appreciate it. He enjoyed writing music, playing his guitars and singing, and playing on the floor with his nieces and nephews. He loved life and Thursday tamales. Above all, he adored his precious Sara.

Services will be held at Wheeler Mortuary in Springville June 13, 2009 at 1:00 pm.

"Getting Ready for Church" photo by Sara Close
Our Favorite Uncle
Ryan & Sara and kids

Thursday, June 04, 2009


June 2, 2009
Eric and I slept in. We then went to lunch at The Atlantic. That's were we went on our first date. After that we got dressed and headed to the courthouse. We met up with all our family in a small little room. Everyone cried, except the tuff men of course. We were pronounced husband and wife, then we kissed. We are married. 

From there we went to Liberty park and my mom took TONS of pictures.  After that we had dinner at the Spaghetti Factory with all our family. It was a great day.

Andrea, Eric and I went to our friend's house. We shared a toast with all our friends and then walked down to Urban Lounge to see the AMAZING Camera Obscura. Oh, I love them. I never knew who they were until I met Eric. We danced and had fun. Although some stupid couple got mad at me and Eric for dancing and accidentally bumping them. They remained pissed the rest of the night. All our friends stood up for us. It was cute. Anyway, Eric and I went and got our album signed by the band. And then our friend Colton who got us into the show for free also gave us another signed album. Drunken drama aside, it was the best wedding day ever. 

Eric and I are currently in the process of buying a house. We are both very excited. The inspection of the house was on Monday. We met with our realtor yesterday. If the seller can fix what was brought up during the inspection then its a go. Cross your fingers. 

My friend Sarah has gone missing and I am worried sick about her. I cant stop wondering what happened to her. We have been friends since 2001. We bonded over adoption experiences. I am praying that she is ok. Here is the story on ksl

Also, my good friend Ryan passed away this morning. He was waiting for a heart and kidney transplant. He had had several heart transplants before. I guess his body couldnt take it anymore which is frustrating because he was so full of life. He was the funniest person and I have so many happy memories of him. I am having a really hard time with this. I miss him.