Sunday, August 17, 2008

And They Lived Happily Ever After

We finally began our lives together, riding off into the sunset with coke bottles exploding like fireworks. After an exciting trip to Los Angeles for our honeymoon, we finally have one of many long awaited posts.

Saturday, August 9th
We headed to Los Angeles. My dad let us borrow his car, and thank heavens, because we took full advantage of the Avalon's GPS system. The GPS has been named "Judy," and we were sure to include her in the pictures.

Sunday, August 10th
We decided to take it easy and head to Venice Beach. I always tell people if I could go anywhere in the world, it would be Venice. Even though we weren't in Italy, this Venice was a blast. The beach was beautiful, and we met quite a few interesting people doing just about anything to earn a buck.

Monday, August 11th
DISNEYLAND! Disneyland rocked the house. We did a park hopper pass, so we went to Disneyland and California Adventures. We stood outside the door of Club 33 in envy, we ate at the restaurant inside of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, and we watched the best fireworks display ever at the end of the night. Oh yeah. And Disney supported our marriage with some sweet "Just Married" buttons.

Tuesday, August 12th
We went to the Los Angeles temple. It was gorgeous. Then that night we went to the Dodgers game and saw the great Manny Ramirez. The Dodgers won and our seats were in the 9th row right behind home plate.

Wednesday, August 13th
We went to Hollywood and Zuma Beach. Hollywood was pretty lame, Zuma Beach was pretty but not really good for swimming. The sand was very coarse.

Thursday, August 14th
We went back to Venice because we loved it so much. Jeff was in one of the street shows. Some break dancers jumped over him and 4 other people. We didn't take any pictures this day, though.

Friday, August 15th
We headed back to Cedar after the most perfect Honeymoon ever.

Saturday, August 16th
We moved in. I had to work, and Jeff did a ton of work around the house while I was gone. And thanks to all of the gifts from the wedding, our apartment is starting to feel like a home. So thanks to everyone who helped us out. We really appreciate all the support of people who traveled to come to all of the festivities and made our wedding perfect.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

The Days Before the Big Day

We had our pre-wedding open house this week. Jeff's family came up to Bountiful for it, and it was fun to finally see everyone in their wedding attire.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

No News is Good News...We've Got News

Aye Yi Yi! Nobody said getting married was easy. We have hit a couple rough patches over the last couple of weeks.

The Bad News:
Last Friday, exactly one week before the wedding, my mom went into surgery for her barely functioning gal bladder.
The Good News:
She can sit instead of stand in our line.

The Bad News:
Our hotel room got "over-booked" at Lake Powell. Everywhere else is sold-out. And Jeff still isn't up for the Dude Ranch idea.
The Good News:
We are going to Disney Land now! And we are paying the same price for a way nicer hotel. And we don't have to switch hotel rooms. And we are trying to get free rooms out of the hotel that kicked us out a week before we got there.

The Bad News:
My family is suffering from bee stings, sunburn blisters, and other visible injuries.
The Good News:
I will be looking really good next to them.

The Good News:
Even with the little bumps along the way, the wedding is still on!
And our picture was in the newspaper today, so I guess there's no turning back now.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

The Sound of Love

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. ~Alphonse de Lamartine

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. ~Confucius

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. -Aldous Leonard Huxley

Music is Love in search of a word. -Sidney Lanier

Music is the universal language of mankind. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Okay all you loyal blog-readers, I'm in need of some help. With less than a week before the wedding, there is only one more item of business on my to-do-list. I still need to make a couple CDs for both receptions. I have been stressing about this for two months, and this is my last hope. I know the guests at our receptions probably won't notice the music, but just in case they decide to tune into one of the songs, I want to make sure it's a good one. So I'm letting our Lucky Number 8 fans be the wedding DJ. Let us know your favorite wedding appropriate songs, and you just might hear them at the parties!