June 17, 2010

I Love To See The Temple

This morning Beth and I went to the temple together for what was the first of many more times. I hadn't gone and done baptisms for the dead since before my mission so I was pretty excited about it. You see, I served my mission in the Italy Catania mission which in two weeks will no longer exist. It is being absorbed by the Rome mission for a number of reasons mainly because it's in Europe. I mention all of this because before this morning, I had never had the great opportunity and blessing of baptizing somebody. It was great to be able to share that with Beth. It makes me so excited for things to come. I loved seeing her inside of the temple and I can't wait to be kneeling across the alter from her come August 10th. Just thinking about it now puts the biggest grin on my face. I can't imagine how I'll feel then. I can't wait! I'm so glad to have finally found the woman that I will be spending the rest of my life with. I couldn't imagine it being with any other person.

Oh, we also went to a castle today. That was pretty much amazing. Now, I know I'll probably never have a castle, but it sure did make me excited about the thought of one day having a place to share with Beth. We're working on that now and hopefully by the end of the week will have that all figured out. Well, until next time.

June 11, 2010


Doesn't that just sound like the most wonderful day to you?  Well... it does to me!  August 10th, now less than 2 months away, is going to be the best day of my entire life.  I can't wait to kneel across from my honey in the temple. I've been reading a temple book that my momma got me a little while ago.

It's really good and I'm learning so much from it.  I love calling Brian in pure elation because I've discovered something new and exciting about the temple.  Oh I'm so excited to go.

So I am NOT a fan of receptions.  I don't want to stand in line for 3 hours and paste a fake smile on my face when really all I want to do is sit down and enjoy some of my wonderful, delicious food.  So that's what I'm going to do.  Brian and I are just going to have a dinner the night we get married.  Our sealing is in the afternoon in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple and I'm so excited!  Hopefully Jon will have his mission call by then and then my WHOLE FAMILY will be in the temple together for my sealing. It's been a goal of ours for several years and HOPEFULLY it will happen!

After the temple, there will be some pictures and stuff and then we'll go to the ballroom of the Provo City Library at Academy Square.  It is absolutely gorgeous and it will host out dinner.  The dinner is only for family. There will by a reception in Texas that his parents are throwing us, but as for Utah.... we wanted it to just be very small and intimate.  DON'T WORRY THOUGH... we plan on throwing a party at our house (wherever we end up living) for our friends to come party and celebrate with us.

So there you have it.  As Brian mentioned earlier, we are working around the clock NOW to do wedding plans so that when August 10 FINALLY rolls around, we will be as relaxed and de-stressed as possible. Oh I'm so excited!  (Oh and Brian says he's excited too!!!)

June 5, 2010

The Perfect Preview...

I may be a little bias, but I think my photographer is a miracle worker!  Brian and I had so much fun with Angela and we'd recommend her to anyone who need a good, fun and CREATIVE photographer.  She did a little preview on her blog that ya'll should check out.  When we met with her I was really impressed because she had done her research and read "our story" on our blog and really tried to get to know us.  Brian and I had joked about doing pictures in the newsroom, but when she suggested that it would be fun we decided "why not?!" Also, she came up with the orange orchard idea as well.  Oh I just can't wait to see how our bridal/groomals turn out!  I'm so glad I'll have these picture to remember our special day.  THANKS ANGELA!