Monday, July 28, 2008

We're Baaack!

I can't say that I was ready for it - but here we are... back from the honeymoon.
Seriously - I could have handled another week on the cruise.
The wedding and honeymoon were both awesome and I will post pictures of both as soon as I get some time to upload them.
If you have never been to Alaska - GO! Seriously, it's incredible.
As you all know we bought a house and we closed escrow less than a week before our wedding. We were pretty bummed since it needed a lot of work done and so we thought we would end up living in a house with popcorn ceiling and gross carpet, walls, and well everything else for a little while till we could get it all fixed up - that was until we mentioned this to our family.
The next day there was a cleaning crew at our house (at least 20 of our family members)
We got everything cleaned, the popcorn ceilings removed, new toilet seats, walls washed, fans down, bathrooms cleaned... in less than half a day. It was awesome of them to all come out and help. Then while we were gone on our honeymoon, the drywall men came and repaired the walls and ceilings, the new carpet was installed and our parents went in and cleaned everything (again) and painted the WHOLE HOUSE!
They also cleaned the new bedding we got and set up our bed so we would have something to sleep on when we got back. She also got a few decorations to put around the room to make it a little less bare.
Totally unexpected and totally amazing of them. It felt great to come home to a house that was clean and actually felt like a home!
I love my house more and more and can't wait to get everything moved in!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

so long, farewell...

it's official. I am swearing myself from this blog until this whole wedding deal is over. too much to do in the next three days. see you all when I return.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

almost there!

Yes, only two weeks away!
I am excited - and stressed beyond belief.
You see when we started talking about our wedding months ago we decided that we were going to do as much of it on our own as we could.
Sure we rented the location for the reception and they are taking care of centerpieces but everything else is all us...
Luncheon location, decoration and food.
Reception food, dessert, music and yes - even our cake.
Flower girl dresses and flowers.
It seemed like a good idea at the time, and honestly, I am happy that everything will be exactly how I want it - but holy cow.
I had no idea how much work this would all be. Benson and I both decided that we're never getting married again haha.
And on top of all this we are closing on our about stress.
Eventhough we have all sorts of things we need to get done, Benson's family was able to convince me to come with them to Mexico (a yearly tradition) with them this weekend to relax a little before the big day.
Relax? HA! I don't know if that will happen when I know of everything that will be waiting for me when I get home...Hopefully I will at least get a little color added to my pasty white legs before we go on our cruise :)
p.s. Benson and I had our Temple interview with our Stake President last night. He talked to us for a long time about marriage and said some really neat things. I am so excited to go through the Temple on the 12th!