Steve & Jeanne Beckley |

Steve & Jeanne Beckley

Post Independent/Kelley Cox

Name: Steve & Jeanne BeckleyHometowns: Jeanne – Bloomington, Minn.; Steve – Cortez, Colo. How long have you been married?: 11 yearsAnniversary: Aug. 27 Children: Shane, 7, and Stenar, 5Where were you married?: The Lodge at Breckenridge, outside on the deckBest wedding day memory: It had rained all day and the wedding was supposed to be outdoors. The rain cleared for a half an hour allowing us to perform the ceremony outside. At the very end of the ceremony a bald eagle flew by and circled around the deck.Honeymoon: Fiji scuba diving on a dive boat for 10 days. We also stayed another week in a treehouse on the Cook Islands. Very romantic.Where did you meet?: In a beginners scuba diving course at the scenic Aurora reservoir.What was your first date?: A night dive at the Aurora reservoir. Visibility (under the water) was about 2 inches, so we had to hold hands.Most memorable date: One of our first dates was caving in Fairy Caves back in 1992. This is most memorable because it was our very first experience going through the Jam Crack (a narrow, 30-foot vertical fissure) and seeing the two large rooms in the lower level. It was magical! (Except Jeanne was sore for the next two weeks and vowed she would never do that again). Little did she know…..How did you know he/she was the one?: Steve knew Jeanne was the one after she told him the “skunk joke” and he laughed so hard he almost fell off the chair lift. Jeanne knew Steve was the one after he went on vacation with her family to a cabin in northern Minnesota and survived the experience.Best Valentine’s Day gift: Our son StenarIs Valentine’s Day special and why?: The meaning of Valentine’s Day changed for us 5 years ago when our youngest son decided to arrive in the world five weeks premature on Valentine’s Day. Now we celebrate his birthday as a family.

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