Friday, August 21, 2009

Decorating our Apartment

Our Bedroom. The bed is MUCH too small. We are currently looking for a queen bed. Ours is a full. (its kevins old bed.) Thanks to Dave and Tana for the bed spread!
Our Laundry room is in our bathroom. Its a huge bathroom so there is plenty of space for it all.
The otherside of the bathroom.
Our kitchen. No, we have no counter space. But I still love it.
Our little pantry area. Kevins mom gave us that pantry thing.
Our Living room. I want to find couch covers for them. And- we dont have a TV yet. haha.
My favorite wall. Someone gave us that sign on top- and then his brother in law has a sister that took all those pictures and put them in the frame for us!
Our random area.. all of our cute stuff that we have no where to put. hmm...

Anyway, its all coming together. Finally! More pics to come!

Kevin's Birthday

The pictures are a little out of order I think, so I will just tell you what is what on the picture!! We had a pretty good day yesterday. I have been really sick with a bad cold/sinus infection latley so I Was hoping that I would have enough energy to help kevin have a good day yesterday. yea.. it didnt really work. But it was still fun. In the morning, I took some cake in to his work and some juice for his co workers to sing to kevin and enjoy some cake. We all sang to him and he blew out candles. I totally spaced taking a picture there, and I dont know how I did. Oh well. He only worked till noon, so he came home and we had a picnic! Anyway, here are the pics and what we did all day.
This is me, waiting for my hubby to HURRY home! Long morning.
I got kevin a custom made long board from a place called legion. Lots of money. But- he has wanted one for over a year. I also got him two shirts, and made him a candy bar poster.
I decorated our front room with a poster and balloons and the paper stuff. Kinda fun
Here is my candy bar poster, haha super cheesy
the long board close up- it has his nick name on it- momo, and a chocolate pudding productions thing. (him and his friends used to make movies in high school and publish them on youtube and they all have tshirts with the chocolate pudding design on it.)
After he got home, we went on a picnic to bridal veil falls. we wanted to try out the longboard on the trails but we had to take the long board back.. the guy messed up the bottom and I was mad so I made him repaint it. So we just walked around.
Me and kev at bridal veil falls
eating his sandwich. I packed sandwiches, granola bars, juice, bananas, watermellon, bbq chips, and fruit snacks. mmmm
Kevin when he first got home and was surprised at the decorations. He was reading the funny card I got him.. hehe

That night, we went to dinner at a Thai Restaurnt with two of his sisters and their families. After dinner, we went to his sisters house to have dessert and then just talked there for about an hour. Then, we went to his mom and dads for about a half an hour. It was an eventfull day- wish I would have had more energy to do more fun things. I hope it was a good day for him. I love him so much. Happy 23rd B-day momo, till next year!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ashley Bigler Wedding Pics

This lady in our ward (Ashley Bigler) took a bunch of photos for fun at our reception and then edited them and sent them to me and my mom. Here are a few! I just thought you all might like to see. There are some really cute ones of the little girls.

mmmm our yummy food!!
centerpieces

I love this picture of katy and Ammon!

Me and my mother! love this picture too...
Kevin holding my dress.

Thanks sarah and abbster for carrying my dress everywhere! you girls are the BEST and I love you!!!!!!!
I was so sad to say goodbye to the girls.
my absolutly beautiful sara bear. miss you girly!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'm a wife!

Wow, doesnt that seem so weird to say? I am a wife! I love being a wife. (well, so far haha) I thought I better update everybody on our life since we got married! First off, I just wanted to hurry and thank every person who helped us on our special day! I could not have done it without you. Chelsey- for the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen. Lindsey, Adrianne, and Chels for the financial help.. what a blessing that was. Jen Clark, for the countless hours of shopping and looking for my ribbons, centerpeices, and making those AMAZING cupcakes that EVEYONE loved! you are the greatest! Jen Knapp for our beautiful and yummy cake, Reva for help with paying for flowers, Mom, for ordering the food, being my mom, and returning my dress! Kaitlin, thanks sooo much for washing off my car! lifesaver right there! Man the list could just go on and on. Thanks so much to everyone. So. Lets start with our awesome honeymoon!

Kevin and I stayed in the provo marriot the first night because we drove to vegas/cali the next day and didnt want to have to go too far up north. Our hotel room was soo nice! When I walked in, kevin had had his sister go decorate our room earlier that day. It had rose petals all over the room, and hershey kisses and hugs, and a poster that said "gillian I promise to make your life a bed of roses" on the bed. There were snacks for us on the table with two cups and martinelli. It was perfect! I could not have asked for a better night. He is a little romantic!

The next day, we drove to vegas. We stayed in the Palace Station. On the way down, there was a wasp in our car and it bit BOTH of us!!! Mine swelled up and got red and his was on his ankle and got pretty red. weird! We didnt get to vegas till about 7 that night so we got settled in and then went and ate at a nice italian/pasta restaraunt. It was so good! We then went to the strip and went to the bilagio gardens and water show. We walked around town till we were too tired to stand!

We left for cali the next morning. Boy- was there traffic. we were prob stuck in traffic for an hour. It was about 6 or 7 when we got there as well. We stayed in a town called Costa Mesa (basically the same town as Newport. It was on Newport Blvd.) Our hotel was a travelodge and our room was soo big and it was pretty nice. We were happy with it. The first night we went out to Rubys on the Balboa Pier at the beach. I LOVE eating at rubys! Its so yummy! We got to see the sunset and it was so pretty! It was kinda chilly at night, and we actually turned on the heater in the car! haha.

The next day was Monday, and we went to the beach. We took our sweet time getting up- and slept in late. We went to Balboa/Newport Beach for a few hours. It was alot of fun! We then got back and showered, and got ready and went to a movie. I have been wanting to see harry potter forever so he took me to see it. BTW- I loved it. :)

On tuesday, we went to the conan obrien show! We stood in the standby line in the morning and they handed ot 100 tickets with numbers on them. We had to come back at 3 to see if we got in. So, since we were in Universal City, we decided to head over to Universal Studios. We had planned on going in to the park, but it was like 67 dollars a person and by the time we got up there, we only had like 4 hours to play.. so it wasnt worth it. So, we just walked around the city walk outside of the park and went to lunch in a mexican restaurant. We shopped a little too. It was really really hot that day! At 3, we took the shuttle back down to NBC studios and got back in line. We were numbers 85 and 86 so we obviously didnt get in the show, but luckily that day they were doing an outdoor segment with a human cannonball! So we got invited to be in the outdoor segment. Yes, if you watch the show you can see is twice in it! pretty cool! It was fun.

Wednesday we went to Knotts Berry Farm. It was only 20 mins from our hotel- so that was nice! It was way fun there! We went on alot of rides, but not too many big ones. Kevin is afraid of heights so he will only go on so many haha. jk, I actually started feeling sick so I didnt want to go on any crazy ones. We went on this one called boomerang.. wow. Its crazy. Look it up. I thought I was going to pass out. I got a sunburn in the park. It was a fun day though! We went to Laguna that night and walked on the beach. It was awesome. Such a beautiful town. We ate at a place called Harbor Cafe and it was SO yummy. IF you ever go there, you have to eat there!!!! mmmm. They have everything to eat from breakfast to chinese, to mexican, to anything american. Its open 24 hours too.

Thursday we got up early, packed, and went to Laguna one more time. We wanted to walk the beach again and get our feet wet. The waves were huge and my shorts got wet from the water splashing up on us. It was so fun. I was sad to leave Cali. Then we left for Mesquite. We stayed in the Casa Blanca. We had a really nice room there too. We basically were soo tired that we didnt do anything that night. We watched some tv and went to bed! The next morning we got up at 8 and went to breakfast at Mcdonalds and then went on our way. It took us a little over 4 hours to get home. We came home and did laundry and got our apartment back in order! Back to real life! Boy was it a short trip. I loved it though. IT was nice to be with kevin and to just relax after all the crazy planning for the wedding.

Over the weekend we spent our gift cards and took back things and exchanged things, and filled our fridge. I finally got all the boxes out of here and vaccummed it! It looks like a home now :) I love our apartment. I will have to post pictures of it now that we have things hung up and whatnot. Kevin and I went back to work on Monday. I start working full time next week. I am closing the store all by myself tonight and I am excited about it. Finally I feel like I know what I am doing at my new job. I start teaching musical theater again on the 24th. I am so excited about it! This year we are doing a theme of "music through the ages" and I cant wait to see who I get to teach this year. Well, thats all I have for now. I gotta go shower and clean the bathroom before I am off to work! :)

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