April 10, 2014

About Being in the Ensign

Last January, on the day that one of my best friends, Christy, got married, I was posing out front of the temple in my own wedding dress. Why? Because we were asked by one of the church photographers to be in the Ensign. If you're unfamiliar with the Ensign, it's a monthly magazine that is sent out by the LDS church. We were told it was going to be a really great experience, and something our whole family would treasure for years. It was all fun and games until we realized that Tanner didn't have his gel, or a suit, that I had to wear a jacket and a flower in my hair, that we would be looking directly into the sun, and that we would potentially be seeing friends waiting for Christy. It was also just a little awkward being in my wedding dress at the temple again, taking pictures. It just was

We signed the agreement, and were told it could never show up anywhere, it could be in April's Ensign, or it could be blown up in a visitor's center, 20 years down the road. We had no idea when or if we would ever see a copy of the picture.

Last April, we received a picture message from my mom informing us that we were, in fact, in the Ensign. We started to receive texts, emails from missionaries, Facebook messages, the whole nine yards. It was funny, it was kind of exciting, and I think Tanner was starting to feel like a celebrity.

A couple weeks ago, we received a picture in a group message of the same ensign picture, and we assumed it was just from last years. But, they "renewed" the picture, and even made it bigger, without us knowing! This issue has been even more embarrassing because it's a lot larger, people have posted to our walls, constantly been texting us about it, people comment to me at work, and someone at Conference even recognized us. Ha, just kidding, that would be so funny though, right? 

We are really thankful that we got that cool opportunity, and that we can tell our future kids that we were in the Ensign. But for now, we are still a little humiliated with how we look. :) 

And for those that have asked, I'm just reminding you that it is not one of our Bridals!


1 comment:

  1. Haha I'm laughing that they made you put on a jacket and flower!! You guys are cute though and that's a fun experience!