October 25, 2013

Let Them Eat Cake.. and Pumpkin Bars

While we were in Mesa, we were able to devour our year old brownie cake!
We have really great facial expressions. Our kids are so lucky..

Mmmm.. sooo good

I received a Birthday Card from my favorite Missionary in Texas, and it was the best present ever. I just love her.

Marrisa Shai.. what a wonderful name!

On Tuesday, we had friends over for soup, Pumpkin carving, good music, and pumpkin bars! It was a blast!

sometimes, my husband is an Asian freak.

could you just die over that white pumpkin!?

Just preparing to be a dentist family..

It was a great time to say the least!

October 23, 2013

Our Anniversary: Park City

Last Saturday, was our Anniversary. On Friday, Tanner has early class, and I had slept through my alarm (as usual), so when I got to my phone, there was a text with a list of items I needed to have packed and ready by 4pm. I was shocked! And so excited! I started to think of where we were going, and figured it was Park City, or Downtown.

Luckily, I was working at my boss' house that day, so I snuck out a little early, and waited for Tan to get home from his test! It was a little later than we had planned, so we were both starving, so we sped to the destination! Our friends' dad is the GM and part owner at Hotel Park City and so he sure hooked us up! We were able to get updated into the "cottage" which was amazing. We walked in to a full kitchen, family room, huge bathroom, a 3-way fireplace, a hot tub on our balcony, and a view that could take your breath away! We sat and enjoyed it for a second, but were both starving (did I say starving? more like HANGRY as Tanner would say), so we rushed to Main Street. 

The moon was so pretty on our drive!

We resulted in going to Bandit's BBQ where we always get their chicken & tri tip nachos! All the other places were pretty packed on a Friday night, and let's face it...too expensive! We also shared some salmon, walked around a bit, but ran back to the car because we were freezing! 

Then we headed back to the Hotel, and went into the Ruth's Chris they have, and got some dessert! Not the prettiest picture, but it was a delicious molten cake with caramel and strawberries. A perfect dessert in my opinion!

This is what we got to wake up to! I mean are you kidding!? So beautiful. 

We watched lots of movies and enjoyed the fireplace way too much!

We went to a breakfast place on Main Street that was a.maz.ing. It was my first time getting egg's benedict, and I want it every morning for the rest of my life...mmmm!

We headed back to the room to watch yet another movie before check out, take a nap, have some sparkling cider, enjoy the fire, oh, and die at that view again!

We decided to stop on the drive home and walk around the pretty, fall trees, and it was well worth it!

Later that evening, we went to SmashBurger, and saw Captain Phillips. That's right..not a dollar movie! He said I would have made fun of him for the rest of our lives...who...me!? Noooo. 
And, Captain Phillips was amazing. Seriously go see it right now!

funny story:
On our way out of Park City, there was a motorcycle cop. We knew he had radar'd us, or whatever it's called, and isn't that the worst feeling? When your heart just drops as you see them quickly turn to chase you down? So we pull over, and the guy was questioning Tanner's CA license, yada yada, and we give him the "it's our anniversary, that's why we were here" line, and then he sees the bottle of Martinellis by my feet, and says, "Now, that doesn't happen to be an open bottle right?", and Tan and I just bust up laughing saying, "it's cider". So, luckily he noticed that we were great people, and just totally in love, and he gave us a warning! Yahoo! 

So grateful for that fun memory we now have, and that my sweetheart was able to treat us to a fun weekend! 
There really is nothing better than spending a whole 24 hours with the one you love! 

October 20, 2013

Our Anniversary: The Wedding Day

Tanner and I were married one year ago on October 19th at 2:15pm. The week started out very stressful, as I had to go on a Z Pack because I got so sick, and had the worst cough of my life. My father in-law had to go to the Emergency Room because of his kidney stones. Our landlord got the carpets cleaned, and it was scheduled for the day after Tanner left, which resulted in us walking into the house with the couches in the middle of the family room. But, when the day came, it was a beautiful day. I was able to sleep in until 8, and relax a little. I was still coughing a lot that morning, but had my cough drops ready to go! I was so excited to see my almost husband! After getting my hair and makeup done, Tanner arrived to pick me up, and we were both so giddy. The day was here, and it felt so surreal!

We drove to the Mesa Temple, where we were to get married for eternity, and I couldn't believe it was really happening. The day that I had dreamed about for my whole life, walking up to the temple doors, with my dream guy, was really here! As soon as I walked into the temple, my cough was gone, and I felt perky. As soon as I walked out, I was back to feeling pretty gross. A miracle, I tell ya! After the ceremony, we were welcomed by all of our family and friends... and a little bit of heat! Pictures didn't last too long! :) We then headed to the Country Club, where we were getting ready for group pictures. The sunset that night was amazing, and I'm glad we got some of that light in the pictures! By the time the reception started, the night had cooled down, and it was so nice! The chefs made Tanner and I a few plates before we had to wait in line, and that was the first thing I had eaten all day! I think I ate 4 rolls. 

Although lines are annoying to sit through, I've always liked them because you get to see everyone who has come to support you. My DJ new he had to announce the ending of the line at a certain time, and it worked out perfectly. We then ate some brownie cake, danced the night away, left with a sparkler exit, and left in a vintage, white, Rolls Royce. It was so magical! Our driver didn't say a word the whole car ride to the Phoenician, and didn't have the AC on, and the windows were closed. I thought for a second he wanted us to die on our wedding night! Tanner finally popped open the back window, and we made it to the hotel safely!

3 main things that I've learned after this wonderful, first year of marriage, are:
  1. Say, "I love you" more
  2. Be quicker to say, "I'm sorry"
  3. And, don't only pray for your relationship, but for your spouse alone. 

As you date, and finally say the "L word" it's sort of fun to tell each other you LOOOVE each other! But, after you're married, things get real. Watching Titanic makes you both hug each other a little tighter at night. Going through trials makes you realize you wouldn't want to go through them with anyone else. Getting in arguments make you both grow and realize how much you love them-as dumb as that may sound. Going on trips alone reminds you again how much it sucks to sleep alone, and how scared you can get at night.. we all know me:the scaredy cat. That even though you just saw each other at 6am, you can't wait to see each other 12 hours later.

Just so everyone knows...Tanner made me agree not to shove the cake, because he thought it was stupid. The only reason I did, was because he did first! Sucker.

I could go on, and on. But, this first year has really taught me a lot. About myself, how to love more, and try to serve my husband more. It really is such a transition, especially because your friendships are never going to be the same.  Sure, you can still hang out, and be so close as couples, and still as girlfriends, but really.. nothing else matters in the world, compared to your eternal companion. I know Tanner would do anything for me, and I will do the same. It's an amazing feeling to know that I can be with my best friend forever, for life, for eternity. I never want to spend a day without him, and I can't wait to see what our future holds!

I love you so much Tanner!