Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Seven Days in Paradise!

We had a lot of fun with our friends and family at the luncheon!  When it was over I was expecting to go back to our apartment in Provo but Keiton being the sneaky romantic that he is had a few surprises up his sleeve.  When we got in the car he asked if I wanted to go on an adventure, to fly to Neverland and that's when the adventures started!

We ended up in Midway (our favorite town) where we stayed in a really nice resort!

The next morning we left super early to fly to California! Where we spent a week in paradise and had SO much fun!

We hopped off the plane at LAX!  We stayed in Longbeach before we got on our cruise!

We went on a four day Carnival cruise! It was four days of all you can eat everything, sun, laughs, and so much fun! We got to be adventurous and try shark, alligator, frog legs and snails-- surprisingly we loved all of it. We got to spend a day on Catalina Island where we rented a golf cart and rode all around the island and down to the beach!

Then we got to spend a day at Ensenada Mexico.  We got authentic Mexican tacos, SO GOOD!! When we were walking around all the vendors kept yelling out "Hey! we have a BYU discount!" or "Hey we're friends of Mormons- 50% off"  We thought it was so funny they could just look at us and know we are LDS, maybe it is the fact we were dressed modestly or the fact that two young kids were on their honeymoon.  My favorite was our tour guide, as soon as he saw us he said "newlyweds?" "Yep!" "Utah?" "haha yeah!" and then he asked "how many kids do you want?" haha I joked around and said "at least 9 or 10" then we were best friends with Alejandro the rest of the trip! 

After we had eaten all the cruise had to offer we got off and spent a relaxing day in Longbeach and the magic continued when the next day we went to DISNEYLAND!! 

Being in the happiest place on earth with my prince charming was the most magical Disney experience EVER!! 

The 60th celebration was AMAZING! Diamonds everywhere, electric parade, World of Color, and the fireworks!

Our week in California was a blast, it was the best week EVER! There were no stresses just me and my best friend laughing so hard and living the dream! It was a week of bliss and we are loving living out our happily ever after together!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Our Best Day EVER!

People always say to enjoy everything that goes on during your wedding and just soak it in because something is bound to go wrong.  .  . I thought that was a myth.  Especially with how great our day started I thought we could avoid the calamities that supposedly always happen.  So our day was off to a great start, Keiton found out he passed his language exemption text and got 16 credits of Lithuanian for his transcript, blessings of working hard on a mission!!  I interviewed at the BYU preschool and found out that I got the job!!  So we were so happy and off to a good start!

Luckily our only wobbles happened before the reception started.  They were little things like: my earring wouldn't go into my ear because my ear had closed over so, my cousin Whitney put her cold hands on my ear and numbed them as she repierced my ear (successful parent trap moment):  one of the bridesmaids was really late, delaying all of the pictures, finally she came and we had to change the location of the pictures because of time, we also took groomsmen pictures without Keiton's brother-in-law, and started the line without his dad. . .

However, the reception itself was absolutely perfect! Everything was exactly what I always dreamed it would be!  Flowers, lights, pictures, maple bars, purple everywhere, beautiful cake, dancing, and lots of good treats (too bad we never got to taste any).  It was a blast to share the night with our friends and family  and we are so grateful for those that came! We definitely are blessed with amazing people in our lives :)

It was a surprise when we walked out and saw how Keiton's brothers, the groomsmen and brdiesmaids trashed our car.  We got to clean that mess in the pouring rain and poor Keit was cleaning the inside until 1:30 in the morning :/

That made our early morning come really fast and before I knew it there was a knock on our door.  My heart started to race as I opened it and saw Keiton standing there with a huge smile o his face!  With that we were off to the temple! It was perfect! Every single minute of it.  Being in the temple surrounded by our closest friends and family was one of the most incredible experiences ever.  It was the most beautiful moment of my life and it made absolutely everything leading up to that moment worth it!  We became official for all time and eternity <3 together forever!!! I am so grateful for the gospel and that I have the amazing opportunity to be with my best friend FOREVER!!!