Monday, December 22, 2008

Reception Pics

Are you sick of wedding pics yet?! This is the last one to endure so stay calm!
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado Reception

We woke up to find out the yearly balloon festival was that morning. What a treat! I've never seen one!


For such a small town, Pagosa holds some pretty cool events!



Then we went and watched his brother Ryan run in his cross-country race.



Before the reception, we had a photographer come and take some pictures. I loved the rainy day pictures but it was nice to have perfect weather too and get some different shots! It was nice to have Aaron's family come from all over Colorado to celebrate with us.



I loved the bouquet. It was so gorgeous. (Definitely a perk of a three week wedding! Three bouquets, three times to get all dressed up, etc!)



I love the picture below!



Inside:


This little one is Aaron's cousin. She was funny. :) You can tell she wanted to be the center of attention! I love this picture of her... it totally shows how she acted all night!



Aaron's aunt catered meatballs and smokies and cheesecake. Aaron loved the cheesecake! This is what we call a 'groomal' pose. (Same idea as a bridal...) :)



A lady in Aaron's home ward made this cake. It was beautiful.




And it was DELISH!




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West Jordan, Utah Reception


Photography done by Pattyanne. (http://www.timelessbypa.com)/

Typical flower picture. :)


For those who didn't make it, but wanted to... a personal walk-through. :)

Welcome!





Enter the doors and watch the fabulous wedding video. Aaron used the stuff off our parent's camcorders and made a fantastic video. Fantastic price too. :)


Now leave us a little note and your name!

Look at the pictures...



And then join the line.

Maybe you'll stand next to someone fun like the Jenkins!


Meet my parents. Doesn't my mom look super pretty?

Give us a hug. (This is the best I look in any of the pictures... yikes!)

Meet my gorgeous bush. :)


Meet Aaron's parents.

And his Grandma Vera. She was such a trooper. She came to all three events!

Gaze at the cake. We totolly forgot to cut it until after it was over. We're still eating it... :)



Now the reason you came: the food!

Which kind of pie would you like? Talk about delish.

I love this pic of the girls.


And a little treat to take home! They were good too... Swedish fish, cinnamon bears, Twizzlers, chocolates, and peppermints.

Enjoyed by the young...
and not so young! :)
Now that you've got your food, why don't you sit down?
Enjoy the centerpieces... (these were the worst for me; they fell through like seven times)

And once I finally got them to work, this is what they looked like the day before the Utah reception! AHH! Obviously new flowers were a must! Luckily Home Depot refunded my money for the first batch.
Back to the reception! While you're eating, enjoy some nice tunes from Megaroni.

And enjoy some nice company!
Here's Kroten J.


And Baby Kate.
And Kristin!
And my grandparetns. I love this picture... totally shows their personalities!


Thanks for coming! Hope you enjoyed yourself!

As for us, we're off to drop into bed after three weeks of wonderful insanity! With a quadratic equation on the front window. :)


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Gift Ideas

The wedding reception pictures are coming very soon, but in the meantime I thought I'd share some of the wedding gifts we received that we just couldn't have expected nor could we have been happier about.

Do enjoy... but please keep jealousy to a minimum.
These towels just radiate their beauty in that comforting gold and rust that flood you with memories of your Grandma's house. The different color weave on each side adds the needed versatility every bathroom needs. Spring or fall, they conform to whichever mood you're in. These are musts for all homes.




And here:
The perfect glasses for all occasions. That summer party. That craving for pink strawberry milk. Or just that needed cheer-up on a cold day. They're bound to be the needed spruce-up on any table.


And last:
These sassy kitties are bound to make doing the dishes more fun. Just seeing the cute little kitty all dressed up in her various outfits will put you in a good mood. Is it prim-n-proper day, a walk-in-the-park day, or cute-and-shy day? Your dishes and mood will sparkle as you use these.

THOU SHALT NOT COVET!!!!
Let's hear about your awesome gifts!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Little BYU Lovin'

Getting married caused Aaron to forfeit one of his favorite things... BYU season tickets.

We did go to the last home game though. We played San Diego and won by quite a bit. Nice fro, eh?



We met up with Alan and Alicia and had a jolly time. We also took Brad with us. It was just a week or so before he left on his mission so it was fun to spend time with him.



I think one of my favorite things about BYU getting a touchdown is that these "George Q. Cannon Crew" peeps go out and do pushups for every point we have at that moment.



And here is our last family picture taken a couple days before Brad left. He's going to the Connecticut Hartford Mission. Tongan speaking. I think he actually flies out there today! P.S. just kidding about the Tongan part.





My family is pretty great; I can't lie.