What she lacks in subtlety, she makes up for with enthusiasm and memes. Shelby's a cybersecurity ninja at Adobe, adjunct professor at BYU, and part-time raptor at home. She's equally likely to want to play volleyball for hours and canyoneer for miles as she is to eat ice cream, roll up in a blanket burrito, and take a nap. The recipe for a Shelby calls for equal parts brains, beauty, and charity. Mix together and add a dash of thrill-seeking and nerdiness. Then let bake for hours in the sun on a tropical beach.
Codybuns is the sweetest and bestest man in the whole wide world! He's essentially perfect, a real-life example of prince charming. Cody fearlessly travels the world paving the way with his drone. He kicked off his career at ExxonMobil in Texas and recently jumped into the "fin tech" world as a technical project manager at Galileo. Cody lights up a room and can make anyone smile... and then roll their eyes and groan at his endless supply of puns. And I do mean endless.
Cody enrolled in IS560, BYU's security class for master's students. Shelby was the TA.
Shelby reached out to Cody. In that first conversation, she invited him on a trip to Orlando even though they barely knew each other. He took the bait!
An awkward side hug kicked off our nice date at The Charleston Draper. Shelby was impressed by his tidy beard.
This time, it was Orlando. Later in the year, it would be Salt Lake City (many times), Dallas (several times), St. Joseph (Missouri), Portland, San Diego, St. George, Primm, and Ensenada.
It took awhile, but was worth the wait.
Cody courageously quit his job, packed his belongings in the car, and moved to Utah.
A gorgeous white horse pulled carriage containing a giddy Shelby and nervous Cody to The Charleston Draper. Shelby was still impressed by his tidy beard and said "yes!" Or at least, she tried to through her happy tears.
Come kick off our happily ever after with us!