Thursday, June 30, 2011

When All is Said and Done...

Holy wow, I am back home after the most awesome week of my entire life! And whoa, does it feel good. I can't believe how much I missed Utah and my little one-bedroom apartment!
And guess what! I'm married!! I am still a little in shock that it is all over. Let me just say, the wedding was gorgeous. More than I ever could have hoped for. I just hope that everyone who made it happen knows howblown away I was by all the hard work and I am officially eternally grateful. And big thanks to Mother Nature for holding back on the rain and giving us a beautiful, sunny day! The whole day is slightly blurry (since it just went so fast and I was SO happy!), but I distinctly remember walking down to the ceremony with my mommy and we kept saying to each other, "Don't you dare cry"! But the instant I walked down the aisle on my dad's arm and saw Brad fighting tears... Wow. What a moment. Of course, then my eyes flooded over and we are both crying tears of joy. It was amazing.
The reception was so fun! I got to see all our family and friends and that rocked. We cut cake and I got icing on Brad's cheek. :) hee hee And we got to dance to our song. I loved every minute of it. I hope everyone else had as much fun as I did!! I can't wait to post all of the pictures. There are a ton: engagements, bridals (groomals), and the actual wedding day. That will be a blast.
I'll do a honeymoon post later, cause NYC was the bomb. But for now, I'll just say that it was amazing and so much fun! But I am now exhausted from it all (in a good way).
Tiredly and happily yours,

Monday, June 13, 2011

Cheesy or Not

I've been told many times (too many to count, believe me!) that I am cheesy, or mushy, or dumb. I'm not shy about telling people that I believe in true love! I get the eye rolls and the contorted faces, but over the years, I've pretty much given up caring. I do believe in happy endings (or beginnings, since every ending begins a new chapter).
Two years ago today, Brad and I "officially" became a couple. And yes, if you think I am cheesy, that's OK. But these last two years have been amazing, crazy, challenging, and the best years of my life so far. It's hard to imagine another person who can so compliment yourself, but when you find that person, it's wonderful! Brad is everything and more I ever dreamed for in a man. Our first two years together have been absolutely fabulous, the stuff love songs are made of.
I cannot believe that a mere nine days from now, I will be saying, "I do." I get to walk down the aisle in my white (or ivory, technically) dress and see my one true love waiting there at the end for me. I have never been more excited for anything in my entire life! Not even Christmas when I was five, or my first musical in eighth grade, or making Encore in high school, or going to college can even compare to the excitement I have for next Wednesday. It will be my fairy tale ending, but also the opening to the next chapter in my life. I am so ready for it!!
P.S. You know he's amazing when he gets you a present like this. :) Ah, he knows me so well!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Decisions- Wedding Edition

I think the hardest part about growing up is making decisions. Remember when we were kids and the hardest decision we had to make was PB&J or grilled cheese? Sneakers or sandals? Barney or Power Rangers? Honestly, I miss those days.
Getting married comes with a TON of decisions! And here is a little not-so secret... I am very bad at making decisions. Ask me a serious question and it will literally take me ages to come up with an answer. Ask me what I want for dinner and watch me struggle to come up with an answer! Needless to say, making all of these wedding decisions is super difficult for me! There's the easy stuff, like the wedding cake flavors and flowers (Note: I love love love sunflowers!!). But then there were some harder decisions. I wont go into detail, but suffice it to say, I really don't like choosing and being the one to say yes or no. Occasionally, I can buckle down and be a good decision-making leader, but honestly, most of the time I am just a good follower. I am so very excited to get married, but I can't lie, I am just as excited for the decision making to be over!!!
Undecided-ly Yours,