Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wedding Extravaganza

What a summer it has been! Regretfully, this is the first post I’ve made all summer, but I blame it on the hard drive crash we had removing all wedding pictures from my life. Yes, that’s right. We lost the drive with all our professional wedding pictures on it. That is the delay of my blogging…

Did I make your heart stop yet? Truthfully, the drive did crash, and took 2 months to recover. But it is fully recovered. So now I can blog. Sorry for the delay… and for making you feel sorry for me.

Mat and I have been married for 3 months today, and it’s been a great 3 months. All our friends are right. Married life is SOOO much better than the single scene. It’s so nice to have your best friend with you all the time.

The ceremony itself was amazing. We had both of our immediate families there and the sealer was inspired and perfect for us. He said some things that will help us throughout our lives and throughout our marriage. And, not to be sappy but, I’ll never forget kneeling across the altar from Mat. It was the best moment of my life. And on top of that, it was the first time that all 5 kids in my family and their siblings were in the temple together. It was a cool experience. Love you fam! I look forward to Kaysie’s marriage so the Taylor family can experience that.

Take a look at all the pictures to the side. Don’t we look like a happy couple? We had a lot of fun things happen that day. While we were waiting to take the ever-so-common-and-impossible-to-see-anyone-picture-in-the-stairway of the Salt Lake Temple entryway, I looked at the group before us and spotted one of my old mission buddies, Emily Carlson Hartvigsen! She was there for her cousin’s wedding. It was the craziest coincidence.

At the luncheon all of our siblings and parents had the chance to stand up and say something nice about us and it was fun to hear stories of the things that our siblings remember and love. Mat learned that our 4-year-old girls will have the capacity to order pizza and I learned that Mat will be carrying me to bed every night… just because he can.

It rained on our parade mid-day, but my family were troopers and rolled with the punches… and the thunder. Thanks for being so flexible and doing pictures later fam!

The reception was great, my feet hurt like the dickens, and we actually got a little of the food. (Mat and I had heard horror stories of how the bride and groom never got any of the food and we just wouldn’t stand for that so we asked friends to bring us food. Nope, food doesn’t drive our lives at all, not at all… Mmm...carrot cake…salad…)

We spent the next week on our honeymoon on a Mexican Cruise, which was a blast. Again, eating and no responsibility… more eating.. Nope food doesn’t run our lives at all…

We got home on Thursday, drove to Moscow on Friday and had another reception on Saturday, which was wonderful. Mom had the backyard decked out (bless her) and we felt so blessed by all the people that came to congratulate us.
Well, that’s about it for the wedding. It’s been an amazing 3 months. Mat and I have found out new things that make us perfect for each other and realized every day how perfect we really are for each other. Toon in for more blogs on the last three months.