Monday, February 22, 2010

Valentine's Day

So, this Valentine's day was mine and Brandon's first together. We (alright me : ) wanted to make it really special and romantic for that reason. However, we ran into a few problems. The first being that the big V day was on Sunday. The second being that Brandon is so absolutely wonderful and thoughtful to me ALL the time that neither one of us could really come up with anything that was out of the ordinary to celebrate. The third, was that Brandon's idea of romantic is not really the cliche version of it, and neither is mine for that matter. So, we did our best putting together a super fun Valentine's weekend and had a great time!

Friday February 12th:

-Girls night for me with my awesome sister in law Lauren, including cookies and "You've Got Mail".

-Boys night for Brandon playing Left 4 Dead with some guys he'd never met and a work friend. (Aren't I the best wife ever?!)

Saturday February 13th

Slept in until noon and then went to all you can eat sushi (my favorite!) at Sushi Ya. It was fantastic and we both left stuffed!

Then we got all dressed up and met some friends at Spaghetti Factory for dinner. I opted for a dessert only meal : ) After that we headed to a stake dance, which was worth going to just to see all the married men who know longer care what other girls think of them dancing like complete dorks! My darling husband included : ) We finished off the night by watching a happy medium chick flick, "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days".

Sunday February 14th

Just spent the day enjoying each other's company and playing Scrabble. I made garlic shrimp with rice for dinner and an extremely rich and chocolatey cheesecake, which is Brandon's favorite dessert.

It was a great weekend. Then last but not least Brandon gave me the most funny and wonderful Valentine. It was these two funny little monster looking things giving each other pounded fists and it said, " We make an awesome team Valentine!", and I laughed out loud at Brandon's wonderful personality and sense of humor, and I realized how much that little Valentine meant to me. We do make an awesome team.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Wedding

Wow, where to start? What a wonderful day it was! It was the most gorgeous day full of the most beautiful moments. Everything was perfect. Not in a flawless kind of way, but perfect anyways.

Like any bride I was up at 4am unable to sleep and full of excitement. I drove to the temple with my parents, we just chit chatted. I don't think we talked about anything important but I remember feeling that those moments would be some of my last quite and alone ones with my mom and dad for the rest of my life.

Like any good groom : ) Brandon was waiting for me outside. He looked absolutely wonderful, so handsome!

What followed as we went inside the temple and then to the sealing room were the most beautiful and precious moments of my life. They were the start of our life together and of an eternity of love.

After the sealing we took lots and lots of pictures and enjoyed a fantastic luncheon at Olive Garden (my favorite restaurant!). The reception was up in Fort Collins and it was stunning! I can thank my mom and sisters for that! So, thank you Mom, Beth, Katie, and Meg! We had a dessert bar, which was perfectly fitting for me considering my love of chocolate and dessert as a meal. Brandon and I didn't get to eat very much, but we had plenty of time to visit with family and friends and to dance.

One of the only things I had ever actually pictured for our reception was our "send off". I wanted a lit walk way as left and absolutely NOTHING tacky about the decorations of our car! I had to beg my brother to work with me on that one, but he came through : )

We left for our honeymoon to Hawaii the next morning!

"Real love stories never have endings."