Sunday, January 23, 2011

Being Married Rocks.

So we had a pretty fun week this week. There was no school on Monday so we went on a little date for FHE to Outback. It was delicious. Then we got The Social Network from redbox and watched that. I liked it. I thought it was interesting and cleverly made. On Tuesday we went to the social security office and I changed my name! That was our one month anniversary of being married. We went to the BYU basketball game which is always fun to do but I wasn't feeling too well so we just sat in the chairs across from the student section. It was still fun especially since we didn't have to stand up the whole time. It was Jackson Emery night and he is my favorite. On Wednesday, we had the opportunity to go to Costa Vida and the Jordan River temple with some of our friends. After eating wayyy too much at Costa Vida, we headed to the temple. It was only my second time at the temple and it was really awesome. Thursday night Michael was gone at his Barbershop chorus and it was pretty lonely at home. I had planned to get a lot done but I just talked to my mom for awhile and played some scrabble on my ipod haha.

 I was so excited when Friday came around. I downloaded a new To-Do list app and so I got all excited to get stuff done before the weekend. We stayed on campus to finish a lab and some homework that were both due Monday. Then we got home and finished two homework assignments that were due on Saturday and then I cleaned the bathroom and tidied up our room while Mike cleaned the front room. We were having some people over that night to play games and my brother requested chocolate chip meringues for the treat haha. So as I made those, Michael did the dishes. On Thursday I had found out that one of my very best friends from when I was 10 years old was now in Provo and so I invited her over too. It was so awesome to see her. There were 6 of us and we played fastrack, one of our newest favorite games, and hand and foot. It was so much fun catching up and playing games.
Jamie, Zach and Me after about 9 years...
Chocolate chip meringues. so delicious.

We stayed up way past our bedtime until 1:30. But on Saturday we got to sleep in. We hung out all day and relaxed together. It was so awesome. We got our wedding pictures back so I spent quite some time looking at those. We had planned to go ice skating with the Bertoch's and Whitney and Erik that night but when we got there it was super crowded so we left and went to Nickel City to played all these arcade games for nickels. We found some pretty fun games there to play. Afterwards, we went to Farr's and ate some delicious frozen yogurt. I am dumb and forgot to take pictures at either of these places :(

Church today was so good like always. And Sunday has been so awesome again. I love relaxing all day with my hubby and eating delicious Sunday dinners. Tonight it was beef stew and homemade bread. I'm soooo full.

Ready to start another week, at the end of which we'll be going to Las Vegas for Mike's first barbershop competition! Woohoo. Hopefully this week will go as fast as last week did.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Husband and Wife at last!!

Well... we've been married for three weeks now and after a week of honeymoon, a week of family and receptions and a week of unpacking, moving, decorating and shopping for our new apartment we are slowly getting used to the married life. We love it though. A lot. Here's a little bit about our wedding/honeymoon/receptions..

December 18, 2010
Best day ever. Seriously. Everything was perfect. We arrived at the temple an hour before our sealing and went to go change and get ready. We were blessed to have a full room of people that love us in the temple and a lot of family waiting for us in the waiting room. When we came out of the temple we were greeted by many of our closest friends and family and it was really just perfect. We are so grateful to everyone that came to support us and share the most special day. Taking pictures was pretty cold and my dress got soaked but that couldn't have got me down. We had so much fun with our amazing photographer Ashlee (you can see her blog here; she has posted one wedding picture with more to come soon). After getting the keys to our room for the night, we went to Wendy's before our reception. Our reception was beautiful. Our family and friends did an amazing job at decorating and making everything perfect for us. We had a photobooth at our wedding and it was so much fun. My sweet new husband and some of his friends from his Barbershop club sang to me before we cut our cake. We even had Michael's brother who is serving a mission in Brazil there :)
Here are some more pictures from our perfect day:

Our Honeymoon: Huntington Beach, CA 
Our ENTIRE 11 hour drive was rainy and dreary. As was most of our week in California. Some of the people at the hotel who have lived in CA for many years said it was the longest storm they had ever seen. Awesome. 
This is the amazing view from our hotel balcony thanks to my dad who hooked us up with an amazing deal at the Hilton. Luckily it was still pretty in the rain...

On Thursday, we finally got some sun and we went out on the beach!

It wasn't too windy but we did a little kite flying.

On Friday morning we woke up to this... a beautiful sunny day to send us back to cold, snowy Utah.

Bye California...

We had a really special opportunity on Tuesday to go to my best friend, Chandra's, wedding. All our prayers were answered that it would stop raining just long enough for their pictures. It was beautiful. 

Best Friends :)
So happy for my second family.

Whitney is next!! Her and Erik just got engaged yesterday! :) :)
No longer the newlyest weds :( 

Our Christmas "Break:" 
Christmas Eve: 10 hour drive including a stop in Vegas to some really last minute shopping, arrive home at 11:30 PM, open presents from UT reception, pack, go to bed
Christmas day: wake up at 7:30, flight to WA at 10:45, arrive at noon, skype with Jeremy in Brazil, 5:45 PM Tristan and Jana arrive (who also just got engaged on Christmas Eve :)), presents, games, movie
Sunday: church, lots of games, great food, lots of it, hot tub, another movie
Monday: set up for reception all day
Tuesday: reception #2, presents, try to fit all presents in suitcases, late to bed again
Wednesday: wake up at 3:00, drive to airport, attempt to get all 8 bags through the airport to the Southwest counter, arrive in Texas, surprise Mike (father) with Michelle who decided to fly in to help with the reception and see her family, shop for next reception, drive 3 hours to Brownwood, do more preparations for reception, games
Thursday: reception #3, presents, movie
Friday: finally able to relax, went golfing but left early because it was too cold, pizza buffet, games all night, watched the ball drop and went to bed
Saturday: found lots of games to play, Grandma's fried chicken, more games! 
Sunday: church, packing, drove to Dallas
Monday: flew out of Dallas, arrived in Salt Lake, went to eat with Zach, unpacked, tried to prepare for school the next day
Our apartment decorations thanks to the Morgans (handiwork of Kayla and Michelle) :)

All of the Morgan family on Skype together for Christmas :)
Christmas with my family.
Our MV reception looked SO good thanks to my wonderful mom and dad and family that helped out.
Michael found all the games his family owns haha

Look at that form.. yeah, that's my husband :)
My amazing (lucky) drive which let to a par for this hole.

I'm going to stop now because I'm sure you get the idea that we had quite the busy week... 
Classes so far are fine, no big homework due yet. 
Church today was so good. We are in a married student ward so our whole ward is young married couples just like us, with a few kids scattered here and there.

Back to school tomorrow! whew.. that was a long post. Hopefully I'll keep up better so next time it won't be so much.