Monday, June 9, 2014

Hello there.

Wow its been a while since I posted. I decided what the hell, might as well do a catch up post! Mostly because I never posted about the Holidays, which is a bummer since they were awesome this year. I never posted about Halloween, which was fun because it was the first one in our house. I didn't go all out because we were so focused on the wedding and stuff, but I have big plans for next year!

Thanksgiving was pretty low key this year, my mom and sister went back to Montana to be with my Dad so it was just Chris and I and my Grandma and Bonnie. It was still fun though, and dinner turned out great.

We had everyone over to our house for Christmas this year, we hosted brunch. I really liked doing something early so Chris and I could just relax and enjoy in the evening.

All decorated for Christmas.

Awesome Christmas party with friends.

Sad face reindeer puppy.

New Years was fun, we spent it with Ashley and Andrew playing games and eating delicious fondue.

Bosley turned One year old in January! So of course we made him a cake and sang happy birthday to him!

Then in February we had a huge snow storm, we actually got about 5 inches of snow, it was a lot of fun! Not so much for me, because I had my wisdom teeth taken out that same weekend, but at least the snow was pretty to look at!

Our little leprechaun.

And our big old Easter bunny. Look how big he is compared to last year! Sad face.

And now, here we are again, about to start another summer. We have the garden in, windows open and it is great. I really used to hate summer, but it is certainly way more fun in  our own home. I hope to come back and update here more often. No one reads this, but it's really fun to look back at, even if it's just for me!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Our Honeymoon

Chris told me, even before we got engaged, that he would rather do some sort of really neat road trip instead of just a week on the beach somewhere. I agreed, not only because I don't like swimsuits, but because we get bored easily. The only problem was, he wanted to do an epic trip to Yellowstone park... which closes down in September. Opps. A downside to getting married in October, it's still mild in Oregon, but it's pretty much winter elsewhere. So we thought about it and a big part of why I wanted to get married in October was so that we could go to Oktoberfest in Germany as a honeymoon. Kind of a big dream that turned out to be difficult as new homeowners, so we worked out a plan to go to the beach (Astoria, which isn't actually on the beach FYI but just as beautiful) then spend some time in Seattle where we have some great memories, then finally head to Leavenworth Washington so we could still go to Oktoberfest. It turned out to be a really fun trip, we spent a night in Astoria, 2 in Seattle and 2 in Leavenworth. In hindsight we really wished we would have spent another night in Astoria, there was a lot more to do than we thought and our room was incredible. We might be going back for our one year anniversary though, so even though we didn't get a lot of time there on our honeymoon we can always go back! It was a great week, filled with a lot of memories and fun, probably one of the funniest memories being that on our way back home, we were about 2 or 3 hours from home, our truck transmission stopped working. We had to be towed to the nearest town where a friend of ours picked us up. Certainly a week full of memories!

The view from  our hotel room. Love it.

Chris was super excited that this car took us to dinner that night. It was really fun and Pam was an excellent driver!

The hotel we stayed in. Can't wait to go back!

Sunset from our hotel room. Want to go back!

Astoria Column. Next time I will climb it!

The Goonies house! Not as cool as I thought, but still neat. But the owners regret moving in this place.

Chris LOVES sea lions. Seriously there are least 50 more pictures like this on my camera. He stood there for like 30 minutes.

Goodbye Astoria, sad face.

Space Needle, always love that place.

This time I took Chris to the Science Center in Seattle, hands down, way better than OMSI. It's smaller than I remember obviously, but still way cooler!

And Chris doubted me. How silly. He was here for 20 minutes playing with the water guns.

Top of the Space Needle.

As we left Seattle for Leavenworth, we made a stop at the Jimi Hendrix memorial. It was really neat.

The scenery in Leavenworth, so beautiful.

I didn't get as many pictures of Leavenworth as I thought, I was too busy shopping I guess! But it was a really beautiful little town.

So there you have it, our epic road trip honeymoon. It was so much fun, a week I will treasure for our lifetime together.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

October 12, 2013

I struggled with even posting this, apparently people are over blogging but no one even reads my blog so why not right? It's been almost 3 months since Chris and I got married and it turned out to be a wonderful day. Just like everyone says, it went by in a blur and I didn't even get a chance to say hello to everyone!
It started off with my maid of Honor and I getting ready at my house. I can still feel how nervous I was, not to get married, but that something would go wrong or that I would fall down walking down the isle! Anyway we got ready and headed to McMenamin's Old Church. We all did a quick run through of the ceremony, then went our separate ways to get ready to go. Oh my goodness was I nervous! We all got ready to go, exchanged some gifts and Chris and I exchanged notes. He didn't see me of course! That's bad luck. I remember taking a few pictures then finally getting up the Church to walk down the isle. My Dad walked me down the isle and then Chris and I had our wedding ceremony. It was such a blur. I'm so glad we got video of it because I was so nervous I had a hard time remembering what even went on!
After the ceremony we took a TON of pictures, then came back in to eat. The Best Man and Maid of Honor gave their speeches, Chris and I had a little thank you speech, then we cut the cake. More pictures, then it started to wind down and a lot of people left. Around 8pm everyone had pretty much cleared out. The great part was that our close friends stayed and we ended up hanging out until around 11 before Chris and I left for the night, with a burnout of course! All in all I would say it was a wonderful day.

There are so many more pictures, all together I got about 650 pictures from our wonderful photographer Kim. I love how she got a mixture of candids, funny pictures and really beautiful ones. I was skeptical about having a wedding in the first place, but it did turn out to be the best day of my life. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful family to provide such a beautiful wedding, and to have such a wonderful man to marry.