A N D Y

by kaylie

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Andy is literally my favorite person in the world. He's funny, charming, athletic, obviously handsome, and so talented! He makes friends with everyone, and would do anything for anyone. He's constantly making people laugh (one of my favorite qualities), he fits in with any group and can make people feel so comfortable! My family fell in love with him immediately when we started dating and they are still smitten by him. 

If I had to describe our relationship in one word, it would be "fun"! We have taken the approach of laughing through life and our marriage is definitely full of laughter. There have been hard times and we definitely let ourselves sit in those moments of sadness and disappointment sometimes but we don't let each other stay there for long and I love that about us. We can and have been able to get through anything side by side.

He's the youngest of a big family of boys and he loves them all so much. He talks a lot about the memories he has from growing up in small town Southern Utah with his brothers. Lake Powell trips, fishing, hunting, playing sports, teasing his brothers, serving his mission in Africa and spending time with his grandparents are some of his favorites. When we all get together, the brothers usually have a dutch oven cook-off and we stay up late talking and laughing! His family is out of this world amazing, I'm lucky to be a Barney and feel just as comfortable with them as I do my own family. 

Andy loves the Savior with his whole heart and really tries to emmulate His selfless loving example by making others happy, standing up for his beliefs, and welcoming people into his life with open arms. 

He is sooo cute with all kids, but especially  our daughter Lo. He loves it when he can work on projects with his little side kick and when he get so just play on the floor with her or listen to her jabber. They have this unique connection that makes me melt every time I witness it. I really can't wait to watch his relationship with her and our other kids unfold. There are so many times I stop and just can't believe how I got so lucky to have landed this guy. He's WAY out of my league!

Andy's hobbies: Date nights, hiking, lifting weights, building things, welding things, walking around Cabellas for hours on end, hunting, fishing, smoking meat, chatting with his brothers, going to concerts and playing sports and "wrestling" with Lo on the living room floor.