It's his birthday!! I'm by far the luckiest girl alive, and I love him more than anything.
We did lots of things to celebrate including: (but not limited to) -Seeing Scott Pilgrim vs. The World -Eating at Rice King -Shopping (but only as much as a man can handle) -Eating at Chilies -Relaxing -Wearing the big cupcake at church -Opening presents -Breakfast in bed -Spending time with family
Sometimes I pretend I can cook. Ha. You know, I boil water and then pour a box of noodles and flavoring stuff in. Easy. Then I look at the clock and think- 'OK MUST GET THIS OFF HEAT BEFORE THE BIG HAND HITS THE 3!' CanDo. Then I get on my computer and start looking at pictures or blogs. or both. Relaxation. Then I hear weird sizzling behind me and realize my food is done. Panic. It's been done for 15 minutes actually. Instead of cooking it for 20 minutes, I guess I decided that 35 would be better. Wonderful. So things are nice and stuck to the bottom, there's an awkward smell throughout the apartment, and there's some noodles that are much, much darker than the others. Awesome.
Why yes, at this moment I'm eating it anyways. Delicious. (or not)
(p.s. someday in the future I'll blog about the way WE make smores. Gotta do what cha gotta do.)
To everyone who made our most important weekend the most amazing weekend ever.
Thank you to Daddy Harris, who helped in every aspect of the reception and wedding and gave me his only daughter.
Thank you Mommy Harris, who planned every detail and made sure moment by moment was perfect for everyone, but especially us.
Thank you Mama Raynes, for putting together the luncheon and taking big rocks off our backs to create a wonderful day.
Thank you Father Raynes, who although he was sick needed bed rest, worked tirelessly on our special day and apartment to make it a wonderful experience we will remember forever.
Thank you Kyle, who worked hours and hours to put together our dream wedding.
Thank you Gavin, for always being available to help with anything and everything.
Thank you Connor, for helping everyone with what they needed right then.
Thank you Raynes siblings, your help and support through the last year has gotten us to where we are today.
Thank you Leah, who put together the bridal shower and worked at Sydney's side throughout the most difficult times. For being the best friend anyone could ever ask for.
Thank you Brylie, for being my cuz to the end. Listening to me jabber on and on through the entire semester about the pointless stuff.
Thank you Hilary, best boot buddy of all time. I can always count on getting a smile from you!
Thank you Jon for giving me a great man night. We did man things. It was awesome.
Thank you Derrick for being willing to take on anything we threw your way.
Thanks to Denise and Sammy, Stef, Nate, Alice, and Scarlet, Alexa and Derrick, Penfold family, and Uncle David, Bixler Grandparents, Gordon, and Price family for all traveling so far! It meant so much that you would take that time to travel for us.
Thank you momma Becky for being the go-to girl for any and every wedding question we possibly had, for doing the flowers, helping with the shower, helping with the cake, and everything in between.
Thanks to everyone that came to the church all weekend long to help get things ready. Especially to Bryan who made the reception possible.
Thank you to Corina who catered the delicious food for entire lunch-in.
Thank you to so many others. We know we could never possibly name everyone, but hopefully this is one, (small) step closer. We love you.
It's pretty much all I think about lately... Like here's the list of where my mind has gone in the last ten minutes: -cupcakes -lights -tablecloths -my dress -their dresses -tuxes -gifts for my gals -fruit cabobs or just fruit? -do I have to serve carrots? -do out-of-towners have places to stay? -how do I not send that particular person an invite? -what if it snows (thank you Utah.) -gazebo -need a box -sign in book perfection
So in order to get everything done, I've sorta kinda come up with a timeline-ish (in my head). I need to sit down and write it out because it figures I should get the invites out before I start cutting pineapple. Goal of the week: Get invites out ASAP! I thought I'd have them out by last Friday, that didn't happen for a long list of reasons. Now it's Friday again, and 90% of the invites are still here. Oops. I blame myself completely on this one! Anyways, these should be getting out sooner or later. (Hopefully before the wedding at least.)
Last night me and Connor spent an hour and a half stuffing 500 envelopes. At first I was hesitant to let him do it, but I got over that quick when I realized my stack. We actually had a great time doing it! We chatted the whole time about everything from school to wedding to how awesome David is to soccer. It was great to connect with him again and spend some one-on-one time with my little bro (while getting some wedding help too!)
Here's a picture or two of how we did it:
This is Connor smiling about to fill that last envelope...
Then I showed him that was only one brick... We were half way done instead of totally done... I told him to smile, but he said this was a better face. Haha I couldn't agree more.
This is me imagining the amount of paper cuts I was about to get. :) I'm very happy to report we're all paper cut free! P.S. please ignore the laundry in the background. It's the last week of school for both my parents-- if you have teachers for parents you know completely what I mean.
Also my wonderful friend Hope came and helped me with the last pile! So nice of her!! Sadly I didn't get a picture of her doin it... But I'm sure she's more than ok with that.
All in all we've got them all stuffed!! They all just need: licking (gross), labels, return address labels, a swirl in the back, and a handful need some inserts.
And that's my update to all on the Good Time Happy Fun Blissful Joyness of Wedding Planning for the day!
Syd and I were just walking through Roberts looking for wedding stuff and over the intercom we hear that the next person at the customer service desk with a pink boa wins a prize. As quickly as Syd could point me toward the aisle, I was sprinting through Roberts with a hot pink feather boa in my hand. As I came to a stop I realized I was the only person slightly interested in the competition and that every second I allowed that effeminate scarf tickle to tickle my hand the longer I was unable to call myself a real man. I won a card creation set, enough to make two cards and as I carried that trophy around with me, a part of me died. I'm not such a fan of Roberts anymore.
After years of preparing I pushed myself to my brink and I finally did it. I can now say I have the accomplishment of the Sensuous Sandwich Challenge under my belt. That's 24 inches of bread, meat, and cheese and I did it in 23 minutes.
Oh, and I finished my Bachelor's Degree.
I'm so relieved to have that off of my back now. I keep thinking I have something to work on but I can't think of anything. Here is a list of what I will be doing with my free time:
1. Learn a language or two: Buenos Dias, NeHowMah, Sup
2. Read books all the time. My book shelf is full of books I've been ready to read, but never had the time.
3. Get Netflix. I'm a big boy now!
4. Go Camping at every opportunity. Anyone interested? (not you Sydney, not til after June)
5. Take the GMAT... Someday
Sydney was so amazing to me today. She convinced me we were having a dinner just the two of us in Heber, but somehow got me to drive to La Dolce Vita in Provo where my family and friends were waiting to surprise me. Thank you everyone for coming, it meant so much. I love each and everyone of you, Yes you Ryan, Sydney's cousin I met just today.
But mostly, I love Sydney. She coordinated this with everyone, got me a beautiful watch, and she's so dang beautiful to boot. She's so wonderful and I am the luckiest man on earth to have her all to myself. Thank you Syd, you're the best.
I've been meaning to post this for a week... ok two...
We totally went to MUSE! And yes, it was AMAZING! Here's a picture tour of the trip:
On the way up we hit some traffic... So while sitting in traffic we took a picture. This is how excited he was!
This is the side of the freeway that we stared at for count them: 80 minutes. 80. Although we did miss SilverSonPickups-- we had a good time chatting and discussing this complex:
We figured out exactly where the best apartment is in the whole complex. You can't quite see it in this picture, it's a little farther to the right than this picture shows.
This is a man that was peeing. On the side of the road. While we sat in more traffic. I took a picture of him on here so that we could publicly make fun of him... classy guy.
This is what we saw when we got to our seats. I don't know how we got such amazing seats! Low enough that we felt right close, high enough we could see over all the gen.adm.
First song! Mind blowingly awesome.
Pictures and smooches during the show. :)
We know you're jealous... Maybe you can come with us next time they come around? The entire night they didn't talk hardly at all, they said thank you a handful of times. The only other thing said was something by the drummer-- it was a little hard to understand but we're pretty sure he said that he loved Utah and had been looking forward to this show since the last time they played in Orem!
I'm pretty sure this was during Feelin' Good (favorite song of mine personally!)
Right as the show ended we took this. Guess he was sad it was over. As you can see I couldn't do anything but smile as big as possible.
I love his smile.
One of the first dates David and I ever went on was to the Muse concert 3 years ago. He was supposed to go with his sis (Dani) but she got sick that night. Surprisingly, my parents let me go! I didn't even know the band, we sat in some seats towards the back of the hall and all I could do was stare. Honestly, I probably made him a little upset because I couldn't concentrate on anything but stare at that concert. Good thing I got another chance! :D
Everything is exactly placed as it was when I left it April 1st, at 10 PM, except for the fact that it was on the other side of the building. Matt Thacker, the Graveyard Team and my dear frienemy Candice Linford orchestrated this little prank. I spent an hour walking back and forth resetting everything as it was and my lunch break plotting my revenge.
...I should have known should have known should have known again. But here it goes again.
So yeah-- I love music.
I'm gonna guess most people do. But really, I'd like to think that I love music a little more than most do. Here's the thing: very few love OKGO the way I do. I've loved their music since I heard them over 10 years ago at a TMBG concert.
They are known to be one of the most initiative bands on the face of the planet. Mostly with their music videos; you know the ones-- the backyard dancing video, and the treadmill dancing.
THEY. HAVE. DONE. IT. AGAIN.
And as if one wasn't enough?? They did two. Of the same song. BOTH are incredible... Watch both immediately.
The other video isn't allowed to be embedded so here's the URL:
Yeah, I know what you're thinking, "WHAT?! WHY HAVE I NOT BEEN LOVING THIS BAND ALL ALONG?!? THEY ARE AMAZING! I MUST NOW WATCH ALL THE VIDEOS THEY HAVE AND CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE!" And soon you will think, "WHEN CAN I SEE THEM LIVE AND HOW FAR MUST I TRAVEL?!" To all this I would reply: Yes yes, they are amazing. I love them too. Luckily for you they're coming to SLC on April 13th!! The venue is a beaut' only 300 people are allowed in. This concert is going to be FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC. Why is it not sold out? Tickets don't go on sale till March 5th (at 10 am). Why am I not going? ... It's a 21 up venue. How old am I turning in less than a week? 20. Missed it. By a year. Thank you mom and dad. I blame them for waiting that full year. (haha)
So hopefully you want to get me a fake ID? Then we'll go together!
In the family home evening system, adventure based activities are considered especially stupid. In Lehi City, the dedicated participants who challenge each other to these vicious pastimes are members of an elite squad known as Leah, Syd, and David. These are their stories...
Who could have Supercalifragilisticexplealidocious as his middle name?
Who? Who? Who? Truly a Mr. Incredible!
(yes, I suck at poetry of all kinds and will give up now...)
YES! He got the promotion!! I did a nice jig the moment they called and have been doing one in my heart ever since!
And although my week nights are going to be mighty lonely without him... I'm super proud!!
He's currently at work, so since he hasn't posted about it yet I decided to.
He'll now work 1:00-10:00 Monday through Friday. It's tooons better than the graveyard shift. Not to mention this all means BiG promotion! He's now a TL (team lead aka boss) and takes care of his team of about 20, give or take a few.
I'm so proud of this best! I'm absolutely his number one fan!