Thanksgiving Challenge Day 4 - Storybook Love In Sedona

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage NRDS # 146013739

Happy Anniversery


My Son & Daughter-In-Law

November 17, 2013

Top o Bell Rock

Top of Bell Rock Club!


 My son Ricky, was a Bell Rock guide.  He would take people to the top of Bell Rock. Many of these people were conquering their own fear of heights.  Climbing rocks is involved and it is very dangerous if you are inexperienced at climbing. 

This is how he met his future wife. It was out of a storybook. Samantha was visiting from Switzerland and was only going to be here a few more days before returning home.  

She was here this same time of the year, late November, and there was little time to have a romance blossom. But the spark of love had already been ignited. 

My son, who had never left home, decided to get a VISA and visit Samantha for three months in Switzerland to see if this was for real. It was!

The decision was made to start their new life in Sedona and not Switzerland. My son left this decision to his wife to be. After all she would have to dissolve her life, leave her family and start over.

They were married

one week after she

entered the USA on

a red rock shelf of

Courthouse Butte, below Bell Rock

with me and my

husband as


This was the most

special wedding ceremony I have ever attended. There was no Wedding

Drama or hassle, just love and committment.


To Be candid...I never thought my son would ever marry. So I am

extremely thankful that

Samantha, Ricky and Tristan are

part of my life! 








Bell Rock is in the background.  This shelf of Courthouse  Butte is where the couple fell in love and wanted to be married. It was quite a hike with camera gear but well worth it!





Destination Weddings Are Big Events In Sedona 

Featured Image taken at L'Auberge de Sedona Resort on Oak Creek 

Photos by the Sperry Family


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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Wow you bring tears of joy to my eyes Sheri. Excellent story of the love of your family.

Nov 18, 2016 01:12 PM #1
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved this post, what a story, and yes Switzerland is beautiful, have been to Geneva, Bern, Basel and a few other places, but needless to say she chose well... LOVED< LOVED< this post, Endre

Nov 18, 2016 02:08 PM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

 A very cool cross continental fairy tale romance...and a great happily ever after !

Nov 18, 2016 06:23 PM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Sheri.  As the old saying goes love has no bounds and this is a great example. 

Nov 18, 2016 07:25 PM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful love story.

Have a very special weekend.

Nov 18, 2016 07:44 PM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That part of the world provides stunning views not seen in many other places of the globe!  I hope to bring my grandson there for a little road trip this coming spring.

Nov 18, 2016 09:50 PM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Sheri, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

Nov 18, 2016 09:51 PM #7
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I'm glad you shared this story as my daughter has a similar story. But first of all, when I first looked at the photos, I thought your son looked so serious and responsible. He was sure of taking on this responsibility for a wife - at least that's what I can read by his face.

My daughter was living in San Diego and fell in love with a guy from Switzerland. They lived in SD for a time and then decided to make the move to Switzerland. She has lived in Switzerland for more than 10 years and she's happy but it's hard to leave your country. Plus, she had to learn German! It was a big challenge and learning curve.

If only, our families could get together with our son and daughter and their spouses too. We'd have a lot to talk about! 

Nov 18, 2016 10:07 PM #8
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

What a lovely story Sheri.  I bet your daughter-in-law loves Sedona.  Who doesn't?   Thanks so much for sharing.  

Nov 18, 2016 11:08 PM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a nice looking couple and I am certain that is was a very scenic wedding!  Happy Anniversary to them!

Nov 18, 2016 11:43 PM #10
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

P.S. You have a beautiful family! The wedding photos are just gorgeous and you look great in that color green!

Nov 19, 2016 01:15 AM #11
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sheri, what a beautiful setting for a wedding of two beautiful people!  

Nov 19, 2016 04:08 AM #12
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

What an incredible story.  I am just wondering how everyone got to the top of Bell Rock in their fancy clothes.....   The setting is absolutely gorgeous.  

Nov 19, 2016 04:16 AM #13
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

This is a great story and certainly one of love. This post is oine that makes people happy and smile. 

Nov 19, 2016 06:19 AM #14
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That is very special and know how happy you are that they found each other. Our 43 yr. old son got married last year for the first time and we too were delighted. Now they are talking of starting a family.

Nov 19, 2016 10:24 AM #15
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