Friday, January 11, 2013

just when you thought I was done with wedding posts...

So I promise I am almost done with posting about the wedding... But I just have to post pictures from the actual day! It was the most perfect day. Great weather, (maybe a little too hot since I was dripping sweat taking pictures outside of the temple....) a great ceremony, but most importantly marrying this guy! Lucky me, he's mine forever. I still don't know how I tricked him into marrying me.


 

{all pictures taken by abbey kyhl from www.akstudiodesign.com}

Monday, January 7, 2013

the best of breaks.

This Christmas break has been so amazing for me. Last break was great too, because it's where I started to fall in love with the best guy in the world, but this break, I got to spend almost every moment with my husband & that in & of it's self was the only thing I could ask for. I love the time we get to waste together, somehow everything is better when he's around. We successfully watched all of the Vampire Diaries series up to date & played a lot of games by the fire. It's these simple moments that I am so grateful he is in my life & I look forward to our life as it progresses. I have a big feeling this semester will be so much better than last because I don't have to wake up before six o'clock each day (that really did a number on me). Plus we have spring to look forward to, I am getting pretty sick of being stuck inside all day... But until then, I'm going to soak up as much time as I can sitting by the fire & sleeping with a million blankets on my bed. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

two thousand twelve.

This year was one for the books. It has with out a doubt been the most amazing, exciting, life changing year of my life. It's the year I fell in love, got engaged, and got married. Those were huge events in my life, but there were also some smaller but still note worthy events as well. Let's do a recap shall we...
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JANUARY
January will always be special to me because it's the month I fell in love with my best friend. This month mostly consisted of us transitioning into an actual couple and meeting each other's families. 
In January, we decided we wanted to get married.

FEBRUARY
Taylor turned 22! We celebrated his birthday with some Nickel Cade dancing.
I woke up early to this guy in my kitchen making heart shaped waffles on Valentines day. That night we went to Chili's and The Vow.

MARCH
We tried to fill balloons with paint, but due to the cold weather we miserably failed. We also got into spray painting a little bit...

APRIL
My parents were out of town over Easter, so I broght Jax to Taylor's grandparents for the annual Easter Egg Hunt.
I finally hiked the Y with my roomates after two years.
Taylor & his dad went to Guatemala for humanitarian work. He was gone for a week, but of course it felt like much longer since we weren't able to talk. This week was basically torture for me. 
While Taylor was gone, I bought my wedding dress. Before we were engaged. It had to be done because of the shipping and alterations... 
We got engaged. It was so perfectly planned & executed, I was totally surprised.
We announced our date that had been planned for months.
MAY
Taylor started getting really good at his art, making most of the decorations for our wedding!
This month and the months after were mostly filled with wedding planning.
Each day this boy made me the happiest girl in the world. He bought me so many shoes while we were engaged the amount I owned doubled.
JUNE
My little sister graduated... Making me feel so old!
We got our engagement pictures taken.
We babysat our nieces which was fun and exhausting at the same time.

JULY

We spent the fourth of July in Park City with my family.

We got so spoiled at all of our bridal showers. And loved being engaged, but were so ready to be married!

AUGUST
I had to quit my job that I had had nannying for almost two years.
I went through the temple with my family and Taylor's whole family. Needless to say it was amazing. 
We got our bridal pictures taken. It was so hard not getting my dress dirty!
Our wedding dinner was the night before our wedding. This was a pretty emotional day since I had lost my passport that morning, but Taylor calmed me down & made everything better by singing me a song, even though we never found it.

We got married. Best day of our lives!
We honeymooned to Idaho after I lost my passport.
We saw Aladdin in St. George.
We started to make our house more homey.


SEPTEMBER
We went to do baptisms with Jax for his first time.
We went to a Real Salt Lake soccer game & shattered my phone.
We took a gorgeous fall hike.


OCTOBER

I turned 21 in St. George where we watched his sisters run the marathon.
I got my face carved into a pumpkin.
We went back to our honeymoon place.
We went on a hike with my family.
Our Halloween costumes were non-existant this year... We'll do better next year- I promise.


NOVEMBER
We took our niece and nephew to see Wreck it Ralph.
Taylor trust me enough to cut his hair.
We put Christmas lights up on our house.


DECEMBER
Went to the Festival of Trees with my family.
We said good bye to these two cuties who moved to Illinois.

We endured the cold long enough to look at the lights at Temple Square.
Taylor opened his own Etsy Shop
We celebrated Christmas together and combined traditions of both of our families.
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2012 has left me feeling so blessed and grateful. It gave me Taylor and for that I will always love it. 2013 has big shoes to fill, but I can't wait to see what it brings us.