Sunday, August 3, 2014

Our Wedding

Oh dear... our wedding.  We were married May 24th, 2014.  I love the date because 0+5x2+4=14. Yes, I'm a nerd.  Our wedding was busy, peaceful, loud, beautiful, and fun.  I loved that all of my siblings and their spouses were able to make it.  My two brother-in-laws had never met until then and that was a big deal for us.  Here we all are:
Yay! We did it! Hopefully we can make this happen more often.

A few highlights of our wedding:

My bouquet, dress, hair, and makeup were AWESOME

My talented family and friends that helped with hair and makeup, DJ, photography, video, and live music (cello and violin for our first dance) 

The photobooth (I LOVE looking at all the photo strips that were put in the scrapbook!)

How personal the reception was; I used 6 of Bach's Preludes and Fugues, music I've played in                                                                 school, as placemats

Our cake that literally had chocolate dripping off of it

My husband quoting Harry Potter a few minutes before being sealed (he's only seen them once so of course I'm very proud!)

Most importantly, the sealing in the temple

I could go on and on about the details of our wedding, but they really don't matter. The only absolute, guaranteed perfect part of a wedding is that at the end of the day, you are married to your best friend, and that's all that matters.  

I am so grateful we were able to be sealed in the temple for time and all eternity.  After we die, we are still married.  How awesome is that? I would've waited forever for my husband - he is so perfect for me.  

Here are a few of my favorite wedding photos:

We love being married and we are so excited to spend eternity together!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Why have a blog?

It is important for me to have some sort of journal.  I want to have a record of important (and weird, silly, sad, random, awesome, and probably boring) events that happen in our life, and especially since we just got married it's a perfect time to start.  No one has time to physically write in journals, and with websites that make blog books to keep a physical copy of these entries, life just got so much easier! I am SO excited to put my favorite entries into a book accompanied with photos capturing those events.  

President Kimball, the 12th prophet of the LDS church, explains the importance of journals perfectly.
"On a number of occasions I have encouraged the Saints to keep personal journals and family records. I renew that admonition. We may think there is little of interest or importance in what we personally say or do—but it is remarkable how many of our families, as we pass on down the line, are interested in all that we do and all that we say."

(I know there are many more amazing quotes on the importance of keeping a journal but I want to keep this first post short.)  

Oh, and the scriptures are journals... pretty much the best journals ever.  What would we do without those?!

I have seen photo albums of my parents' lives, but it is hard to understand what happened without the words.  At this point I don't think they can even remember most of the details.  My siblings and I also have photo albums my parents made, but it's difficult to remember anything without a written explanation.  Words are important.  I want to know the feelings, quotes, and details of every event I want to record.  That's why I want to have a blog and have specific entries printed in a book. 

My husband doesn't understand blogs, but he understands handwritten journals.  I know that once we have kids and I blog about all the gross and awesome details of raising them and print them in a book with the photos, it will totally be worth it.  I know we will both enjoy looking back at our adventures and I am so excited to get started!