Thursday, September 29, 2011


I am hopelessly addicted to wedding blogs.
And Pinterest is the great evil.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wedding Plans

Temple? Check.
Reception Venue? Check.
Cake? Check.
Photographer? Check.
Colors? Check.
I have only been engaged 2 weeks. I am on top of things. Just saying. Now I can do my little happy dance that I got the photographer I've been stalking since.....Febraury (Don't judge.) and a beautiful reception venue.
Is it December yet?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Story of Us [The real beginning]

On Saturday I woke up far too early for a Saturday. I had to work, and when I went out to my car it was covered in ring pops.
Just a quick side note: Mark and I have always had this recurring joke that he was going to try to weird my roommates out by proposing to me with a ring pop asking me to be his ski buddy.
It was obvious that the ring pops were from him. So I pulled them off my car and went to work. About halfway through work Ashley came over and brought me a bucket full of ring pops with a note that said, "Will you....." and then when you unfolded the note the bottom part read, "Please return the container when empty. Thanks."
I chuckled a little because I knew Mark was messing with me as best he could. Needless to say work seemed to last forever.
After work Mark came and picked me up because we were going on a hike. Upon opening the car door I discovered my seat was entirely covered in ring pops. At this point I was getting just a smidge annoyed at the ring pops and his teasing so I threw them in the back of the car.
Mark drove us to Alta and when we got out of the car we hiked up to Sugarloaf lift. When we arrived he asked if I wanted to sit on the lift chair, which I of course did and we took some pictures. Then Mark said, "One more thing..." and pulled out a handful of ring pops from his backpack.
I was thinking to myself enough with the ring pops! And then he pulled out a wooden box, opened it up and said, "Will you marry me?"
It took my brain a second to register exactly what was going on. You see I had specifically told Mark not to order the ring I wanted it, as it was a ring I had custom designed, well not one to listen or wait for me to even tell him for sure I wanted to marry him...Mark had ordered the ring. My ring. I was in shock that he even had the ring and what followed was a string of nonsense, "What? How did you do this? How did you get that? Wh-How...when?"
Mark laughed at me and asked, "Are you going to give me an answer?"
I stopped for a second and realized I hadn't actually said yes, "Well....yes! But how did you do that???"
Mark had ordered the ring on August 10th so that it was ready by a small miracle when he proposed. Mark successfully fooled me. But I honestly didn't mind.

We're getting married on December 29th. And this is just the beginning of our story.

Friday, September 2, 2011


It seems like everything familiar in my life has kind of gone out the window. It makes life hard when there is so little that is familiar.
Even the things I never thought would change did.
Some of the changes are good, but some are going to be very hard to adjust to and some changes are very exciting and make me do a little happy dance.
The only constant thing in life is change I suppose, but I feel like there are a lot of changes happening all at once.
There's not always an easy way to deal with change, but everyone has to. Life is about adapting.

"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts."
- Arnold Bennett