Kira was the first to fall. She actually had a steady boyfriend in high school and after some interesting drama he left on a mission with some unstated "expectations". In her junior year at BYU she was set up on a blind date with a boy named Justin Palmer. Their first date had a pirate theme to it and so pirates have a special place in their lives. Even her blog is called, www.blindpiratedate.blogspot.com. It wasn't long after Kira started dating Justin that the poor boy on the mission received the infamous "Dear John" letter.
Justin must really love Kira because he finished at BYU a year ahead of her and being in a music programKira would lose as much as two years if she transferred to a different school. Rather than put her through that he worked for a year while she finished her degree and then they went to school where he could attend a good dental school and Kira could attend a good grad school.
For those who may not know, Kira is a very accomplished oboe player. At BYU (where they don't give out many full scholarships) she had a half tuition scholarship all the way through and at the University of Florida she had a full ride with all expenses paid and some extra money to live on. Other than the fact that he took my daughter away from me, I have few complaints about Justin. Probably the only downside of him marrying her is that he is from Canada. I go to all the work and pain to move my family down here to this subtropical paradise and she marries a guy from Calgary and moves back to the subarctic. Oh well, I can tell he loves her and he is certainly very good to her. His jovial mentality is perfect for Kira's tendency to over stress some of the little things in life.
Kira and Justin have brought me two wonderful grandsons. I haven't met the youngest one yet (did I mention that his middle name is Arlen?) but I love him to death already. I can't wait until Christmas when we will all be together.
--------------------trivia--------------------French Canadians are technically Latin Americans (courtesy of Ben)