Monday, July 27, 2009

Marriage life has officially begun...

So between last night and this morning, we experienced our first taste of being married and having an apartment. Yesterday, Kate and Brock came over for dinner and a game. It was great fun! I made a roast with potatoes and carrots and it made me feel like a real homemaker. Well while I was preparing this meal on Sunday morning, the side of our sink with the garbage disposal got clogged. So all day we were trying to figure out if the problem was simple enough that our (and by "our" I mean Marcus') basic plumbing knowledge would be able to fix. So late last night, Marcus got under the sink and unscrewed the pipes to see if there was a clog. And sure enough, he found the right pipe and lots of nasty dish water mixed with carrot peels came pouring out. So the clog turned out to be my fault. Who knew that carrot peels wouldn't work down the disposal? They always did growing up. But then again, we are in Provo housing...

Well we thought that was the end and we were pretty proud that we were able to solve our first apartment problem with pretty little trouble. Then this morning, Marcus comes home from work and informs me that we have a "bit" of a problem in our kitchen. Apparently, the cold water valve under our sink decided it no longer wanted to function properly and preceded to completely flood the kitchen and part of the carpet in our eating area. What made it even better, was that we had two brand new red rugs in the kitchen that bled like CRAZY. A good part of our carpet and kitchen floor now has a nice red tinge to it. And it's amazing how that red water got EVERYWHERE. It got on the fridge and even on some of the walls... Well Marcus rushed off to Target to get SHAMWOW towels. He was actually very excited that he now had a reason to buy these-he's wanted them ever since he saw the commercial for the first time. And they lived up to their name. They really did work great at soaking up the water from the carpet. Unfortunately, the red tinge is still there...

But, thanks to great managers-a plumber made it out to our apartment this afternoon and fixed the problem. So it turned out to be a not-so-simple problem but one that has made us love marriage a little more...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Wedding Pictures Slideshow

Our photographer made a slide-show with some of our wedding pictures. We love, Love, LOVE our photographer. Her name is Terra Cooper and her business is Magnifique Photography. We HIGHLY recommend her! Here is the slide-show she made:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


We got married on Saturday, July 11, 2009 and it was the most wonderful day ever! We were married in the Draper, Utah temple. There really is nothing better than being married in the temple! It was a little windy outside the temple but it was overcast, which was great for the pictures. We haven't gotten our pictures from our photographer back yet but here's a sneak peak of some pictures taken by family members:

Our colors were red, black, and white. We both agree that those three colors together are very classy. Everything was just so beautiful. Props to Stephanie for making my beautiful bouquet! :)

Marcus really likes this picture. He thinks it's because the angle is really cool. It does give you a feel of how big and amazing the temple is!

Who wouldn't want to get married? Seriously, I think it's the best thing I've ever done. I'm so excited to spend eternity with Marcus!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Family and Wedding

My Mom and sister came in town a couple weeks ago to help finish all the wedding plans. And then Marcus' parents came in town on July 3rd for 4th of July festivities and, of course, the wedding. So for the 4th of July, Marcus and I went to his aunt and uncle's house in Centerville. His Mom, Dad, and sister met us there. We went to a concert in the park on July 3rd. The Band was a group called the Beach Toys. I know, it sounds weird but they really weren't bad. They did cover songs of the Beach Boys (which Marcus LOVED), The Monkey's (which Marcus and I missed because we made a trip to Target so Marcus could get away from the Beach Boys songs), and The Beatles. After the band, there was a fireworks show that was really fun! Then on Saturday morning, we went down to Main Street to watch the parade. It was a really fun 4th of July weekend. Especially considering the fact that I can't even remember what I did last year for the 4th of July...

Something exciting that has happened recently is that we were able to start moving stuff into our new apartment. It's really nice to be able to get all of our stuff moved in so that after the wedding we won't have to do any unpacking. I'm really grateful for being able to do that.

Well the wedding is in 4 days. I know, CRAZY! It's weird because when I remind myself that it's only 4 days away, I can't believe it's so close. But at the same time, it feels like the wedding day will never actually come. But it will probably come sooner than I realize. Marcus and I are ready to be married. This intermediate phase is not very enjoyable...

Another exciting thing is that lots of my family comes in town tomorrow. Grandma and Grandpa Smith, Lori, Kelly, Brent, Bryce, Dad, Kendall, Tristan, and Leah all come in tomorrow and I'm SO EXCITED!! It's been months since I've seen any of these members of my family and I can't wait to see them again!

All in all, we have a very exciting week ahead. Between family coming in town, going through the temple, setting-up for the wedding, and then the actual wedding...we will be busy! YAY for getting married!! :)