May 29, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Okay, I know you are all dying to get an update on how the wedding went and what kinds of fun we have had on the honeymoon and at our new home. Weel alright then, I'll update already! HAHA.

First of all, the wedding was AMAZING!!! I wont bore you with all the tiny details that I remember in my crazy head, but here are the basics! First, I would like to publically thank Jamie, Jake, Tiffany, Tracy, mom Jackson, Heidi and Josh for staying up so FREAKING late the night before putting together flowers and finishing the cake. Holy monkey, I was half delirious and Josh made me go to bed, but I'm sure the others stayed up way later... THANK YOU! the morning of Josh, Tiff and I got ready and took off to Temple Square to do our pictures. It was great and you can see a couple shots from there below. After we grabbed my favorite pebble ice and headed to my grandparents house in Bountiful for the luncheon. Most everyone was already there setting up and the place looked so amazing. It was so relaxing to sit and eat and visit with everyone. Afterwards we headed for the reception hall and did a bunch of pictures of groups and family. The ceremony was after that and I was all kinds of emotional before I stepped out there... then I saw my friends from work and the tears broke out. Thanks for coming girls!! The rest of the ceremony was beautiful and Josh was crying just as much as I was HAHA. The reception turned out really great and tons of people came to support us. I'm so thankful for all of them and thier support of our special day. More pictures are below as well as at our new shutterfly website GO SEE!!!!

The honeymoon was really enjoyable as well. We stayed in SLC the first two nights at a hotel. We got our apartment keys on the 14th and then took off for Lava Hot Springs!!! We stayed at this amazing hotel, Lions Gate Manor. I highly recommend you ALL go there! Fantastic! We hung out in the hot pools and mostly relaxed. On Friday we took off for West Yellowstone and ended up staying in this nice little place there. In the park we saw tons of Bison, Elk, and hot pots. We even saw a grizzley bear and a black bear! There was a cute little yellow fox that trotted by our car and then at another place there was a couple wolves holding an elk hosage on an island in the middle of a small lake. It was great! There was still a lot of snow on the east side of the park and Yellowstoe lake was still frozen over, but it was like 65 the whole time. It really was a really nice vacation and we had a lot of fun!

We moved everything into our house the next Monday and we are proud to say all of the boxes are gone and all of our decorations have been hung up. YAY! We love our new little home and are so excited that we have finally been able to start our life together! If anyone wants to come down, we have a pool, volleyball, basketball, tennis, kids park, BBQ pits, hot tubs, raquetball... all kinds of stuff to do! We could have a blast!

May 8, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hello All :) Well, only FOUR days to go... can anyone believe how fast it has gone by? When did I start counting down **goes to check** First blog entry was on September 20. I hadn't put a count in the body, but I figured it was 233 days to go... I like TODAY's count much better. :) Well, let me get everyone up to date. Today is Friday, my last day of work until after the honeymoon. I haven't been able to do a whole lot this week, for two reasons. Number one: most of the stuff left to do cannot be done until the night before or the morning of. and Number two: most of the things I CAN do now were taken up to Josh's house. So I dont have access to them. Shoot. All well. I officially had my first Bridezilla breakdown last night. Pretty sure I was curled in a ball on my bed sobbing through the phone to my poor Joshy. Sorry baby, I just had to let it out. HAHA. But I'm much better now, and Josh always knows what to say to make me feel like everything will be okay. And I love that. It really helped me last night. So we have our rehearsal for the ceremony tomorrow morning, and then my bachelorette party tomorrow night. As far as honeymoon plans, we may make a last minute change. It's supposed to snow in Yellowstone on Saturday... and that is NOT what I planned for my honeymoon. All I wanted was a warm sandy beach. Granted, plans change and we can't get everything we want, so I have compromised and accepted another option. However, I refuse to frolic in the snow on my honeymoon... sooo... Josh and I are brainstorming ideas. For the most part, everything else is okay. We are having trouble getting tables for the luncheon, which is kinda freaking me out right now... and Josh brought up an issue that his entire half of the guest list for the ceremony will be standing with us in our line... So now he is having thoughts that we sould invite more people. That may turn out completely chaotic because who would he pick and choose between? We cannot fit all of his aunts, uncles, and cousins in for the ceremony. There are not enough chairs (or standing room). But he can't pick two or three families and leave the rest out... this is kinda a disaster. No stress. No stress. No stress. No stress. no stress.... I need to go take a breather... Love you all. I hope I can update again before the big day. But if not, I'll see you there! Only 4 days to go!