Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Temple Sealing and October coming to a Close

Snow!!! Yes I said it snow! It is falling from the sky coming down and probably screaming my name to torture me! I do not like snow, don't get me wrong it makes things beautiful but the thought of having to drive on it seriously gives me a stomach ache! Driving in it makes me sick and by the time I get to my destination I am so sick to my stomach I have to spend 30 minutes in the bathroom because driving had worried me so much. This year Daniel went and had snow tires put on my car for safety purposes but I just want a new vehicle. I want a SUV preferably a Lexus RX I probably wont be getting it but I can wish right? We do plan on getting me an SUV before we have kids but that isn't for a couple years. Anyway, enough about me being terrified of the snow.

Daniel and I were sealed on October 17, 2009. We were so grateful that we were finally able to go through the temple together. There were so many loved ones there to share the experience with us. We are now stuck with each other forever :) We wouldn't have it any other way. We just got the pictures back from the day we got sealed so I decided I would post a little about the day and put up the pictures. There are many more pictures on my Facebook account then on here since I try to limit the amount of pictures I post on our Blog. Daniel's Aunt Helen came in from Louisiana for our sealing and we were so blessed to be able to have her there. There was quite the turn out at both the sealing and the dinner of both friends and family to support us. We are very grateful to those people who were able to attend and who did everything they could do to spend that day with us. It is such a special time for Daniel and I and for both of our families because now I am eternally linked to his family and he is eternally linked to mine. We will be forever with each other and with the others families. Pretty special huh? We missed all the people who could not attend and we know that there were many people with us that day in spirit. We have some pretty awesome friends and family!!

Here is a group picture of most of the people that were at the temple with us, some people bailed before the picture was taken.

This is Us with Daniel's sister Nicole. She drove from Ephraim to be here for us on this very special day and we are both grateful she showed her love and support by being at the temple that day.

This is us with my siblings My brother in law: Kelly, Sister: Jelaire, Brother: Chaz and other brother: Brock. Their ties are pretty cool huh?? Meant to match :)
This is my family with my Grandma Helen outside of the temple after our sealing.
Once again my family but this time with my Aunt Susie and Cousin Nathan
Daniel's Family: His Aunt and Uncle with their children
I love this picture of Daniel and I It will probably be our Christmas picture.
The dip :) LOVE!!!

This day was very special for Daniel and I both and we are happy it could happen. Since then we have been continuing with our daily lives with work and school. Daniel just finished midterms last week and he is now back full time at Wingers with me. He is a trained Manager and will be able to step in as a manager whenever needed. So he is a server full time and a fill in manager which is perfect for us because then I don't have to transfer Wingers. If he was a full time Manager then we would not be able to work with each other. Wingers is getting busier and we are loving that. Halloween is Saturday and the costumes are coming along. I still have a ton to do for both of them so I am praying I will finish in time for Halloween!! I will post sometime after Halloween. Until then have a great week and a fantastic Halloween!! :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

California, Sealing and Such

Home sweet home! Can I just say how much I love being home!! Don't get me wrong I love vacation but as much as I love vacation I love being home in my own clean bed even more. So Daniel, My Family and I left for California October 10th. We stopped in Vegas on the way down and Daniel and I got some pretty sweet deals in the Hurley outlet store. When we got to Cali we checked in to our hotel and we all had to share a two bed room until Daniel and My room was available the next morning. It was a pretty tight squeeze for seven of us to fit in a pretty small room but we made it work. While in California we hit up the Orange county Swap Meet; we went to the Dana Point Harbor; spent 3 days in Disneyland with a park hopper pass for California Adventure and went to the San Diego Temple. At the Swap Meet Jelaire and I saw two contestants from America's Next Top Model. Their names are Amanda and Michelle and we were so excited since we are practically obsessed with the show. They took a picture with us and were way nice. The next event would be the Dana Point Harbor which is my favorite. We met my Aunt Susie and Cousins Chelsea and Nathan there and we went to Girl in the Curl which is a small surf shop near the harbor and we went and looked at all the shops on the harbor. It was such a blast and after that we went to a little Mexican restaurant that I thought was pretty tasty...no one else really liked it that much. I love Mexican food though; I could seriously eat it every day. Then, Disneyland, the happiest place on earth! We spent three days hopping from Disneyland to California Adventure Land. We went on every ride we wanted to go on and some of them twice! My favorite Disneyland ride is Peter Pan and Daniel said he likes all the Mountains (i.e. Space, Splash and Thunder). Then in California Adventure my favorite ride is The Tower of Terror, you practically lose your stomach on that ride and I love it but Daniel is not too fond of it. His favorite ride in California Adventure is California Screamin' which is a big roller coaster so that is pretty typical to be his favorite. We of course saw Minnie and Mickey Mouse they were all cute in Halloween Costumes because this time of year the Disney villains take over Disneyland and everything is Halloween. It is my favorite time of year at Disneyland since Halloween is my favorite holiday. On the 13th we celebrated my dads B-Day and Disneyland gave him a button to wear he thought it was so cool that everyone wished him a Happy Birthday. Spending three days at the parks was a new thing for me and I absolutely loved it. I am used to a one day trip to Disneyland and you have to rush around like crazy people. I love Disneyland! Once my family headed back to Utah Daniel and I had a day to ourselves and we spent that day going to the San Diego temple. It is my favorite temple and always has been. It is beautiful on the outside and even more beautiful inside. We were able to do a session and I loved it! It was my second time ever doing a session and we were asked to be a witness couple which is pretty special I thought....a bit nerve wracking at first but I loved it! Also, a distant relative was there and I didn't get a chance to tell him who I was but my mom will call him so that made the experience even more cool! Our experience was absolutely wonderful overall! I loved California and in a whole it is a blast and has a special place in my heart probably since I was born there but there is no place like home! I was craving the dry air of Utah by the end of our vacation. The day after we got home Daniel and I were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple and it was such an awesome experience to share with loved ones. We are so grateful to those who showed us their love and support by coming. I will write all about it in my next blog since I am still waiting on pictures :) Until then have a wonderful time with life!!!

Driving to Cali with my little brother in our car
Daniel and I at Dana Point Harbor
Waterfall in California Adventure
A Bugs Life 3D and we are buggies!
Us being cool fish
The family at the entrance of Disneyland
The Family with good ol Mickey Mouse
Our little family with Mickey
Toon Town is my favorite place in Disneyland
Daniel and I have older pics like this
This is one huge Candy Corn in C.A.
Halloween Minnie
and Halloween Mickey
The family next to the giant pumpkin Mickey head
then the two of us!
We think we are so funny!

The side of the temple that faces the freeway
This temple was incredible, in and out!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Temple Experience

My Handsome Prince with me in the Jordan River Temple
So Tuesday October 6, 2009 I went through the Jordan River Temple for my endowments. It was an awesome experience with a ton of information to take in. Its all good though because it didn't scare me away. I am adjusting to the garments and let me tell to it is not an easy adjustment. I think I have finally found some that I can tolerate...yay! It is quite the relief since we are going to Cali and Saturday I have to go bunches of the type I like. So many of my loved ones were at my endowment session and I would like to thank them for being there and supporting me. I missed everyone that couldn't make it, but I hope to see everyone the day Daniel and I get sealed. Daniel and I leave for California on Saturday and oh boy do I have lots to do before I leave Utah!! It is quite exhausting thinking about it. Like I said in previous posts we will be going to Disneyland..the happiest place on earth! Daniel and I will also be going to the San Diego Temple to do a session. It is and always has been my favorite temple and I am beyond happy to be able to go there. It will be quite the drive for us since San Diego is about an hour and a half away from Anaheim, but it will be worth it. Well, I am super happy that I was able to go to the temple this week and I am looking forward to this next week I get to spend with Daniel. Have a good week and I hope to see everyone either at our sealing, our dinner or both! :)

We are in the Temple after the session.
Daniels Aunt and Uncle kinda goofing off...
My parents.
The whole group of loved ones that were the the
temple with me that special day :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009


October is finally here, the long anticipated month has finally arrived!!! October is my favorite month, I love fall and I love Halloween. This year I have decided to be The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Daniel has chosen to be The Mad Hatter also from Alice in Wonderland. These are not simple costumes; as a matter of fact looking at them stresses me out because of how complex they are. I know what you are thinking and they seem like they would be simple throw a bunch of hearts on a dress for me and have Daniel wear a funky top hat. Well, we are going to try and mimic the Tim Burton style of Alice in Wonderland. The characters are so extremely unique with a creepy twisted look that we love. I of course will do my make-up cuter than the craziness in Tim Burton's character, but I am hoping everything else is similar. I am probably going to have to sew my dress and I found a pattern online that I like, but man is it detailed and I have to add a collar to the pattern. So as you all know I work all the time so I have no time to decorate for Halloween and it is finally that time of year to do so! I should have decorated in the middle of September so I could enjoy the holiday a little longer. I will be finding time to decorate this weekend and I am planning on pulling a few things out tonight to celebrate October 1st!!! So, since this is my favorite month I have generously decided to pack our lives full of events so we can live October to the fullest. My activities start tomorrow night with tending Daniels cousins. I am so thrilled to do so, they are the best in-laws I could ask for and I am so thrilled I get to spend some personal time with the two youngest we planned on painting nails and being total girls during the time we are together. Then Tuesday October 6 I get my Endowments at 6:20 in the Jordan River Temple. That will be an eventful day and I am looking forward and am anxious for that day. Then October 10 we leave for California. We will be going to Disneyland on the 12th and also on the 13th which is my dad’s birthday and one other amusement park we have not yet decided on. Then we will of course enjoy the beach and harbor. I believe my Aunt Susie is coming back with us to Utah so she can be at Daniel and my temple sealing which happens to be the day after we get home from our vacation. We will be getting sealed in the Salt Lake Temple at 3:00 on October 17 then we will be having a celebration dinner after at 6:00 in the church we were married. When we get home Daniel could possibly be starting to work at Wingers again with me. The Olive Garden isn’t all they make it seem and even though he is making good money there are more perks to working at Wingers. We will see what his final decision is after tonight I believe because he has to let Wingers know if he plans on returning. That is pretty much all for now, but I will be back soon to post about vacation and our temple experience! Have a wonderful October!!