So obviously life has been crazy busy the last couple of months...I don't even remember the last time I posted. This post is going to be a quick (ok maybe not so quick so if you don't want to read a novel stop reading now) update on the last two weeks of my life (they have been BIG ones!)
First of all I am now Mrs. Leavitt! Ummmm I love the sound of that. I was married to the love of my life on April 24th at 12:20 in the Salt Lake Temple and it couldn't have been more perfect. I was surrounded by loved ones, in a holy place and being married the way I have always dreamed of doing it. One of the highlights of the day was the fact that now husband and I got to sit in the Celestial room for awhile (seemed like forever to us. I mean come on we were getting married and we were a BIT anxious!) but it was so nice to sit in that beautiful sacred room and just think, ponder and quietly talk with one another. It was a very special moment indeed.
All week I was freaking out and worrying about getting rained on. I just prayed that it would hold off for two hours while we took pictures after the ceremony. And guess what!? It did! It was really windy when we first came out but after everyone left and it was just Husband and I the wind died down and we were able to get some great shots and no rain!
One of my next favorite moments was when our photographer and videographer left and Husband & I were walking back to the temple to change it hit me...I was married! I turned to Husband and said "We're married!" LOL! It was the first time we had a chance to really think about the fact that we were now husband and wife. We left Salt Lake and headed to Bountiful for the reception. We stopped at Subway in Bountiful to grab a bite to eat. Husband got us free drinks because he told the girl that we had just gotten married. I thought that was so cute!
We arrived at the reception center, got ready and began taking pictures. I really enjoyed taking pictures with all the people I love so much. We had a really good time. Everything turned out beautifully! The flower arrangements (done by my most talented cousin) were gorgeous, the cake looked beautiful and with some pictures here and there I thought everything turned out so nice!
Six thirty hit and we were in line and we didn't leave that line until 9:00. We had a solid line for 2 1/2 hours! It was crazy and wonderful to see so many people I love and care about. I was overwhelmed by the support Husband and I received. Not going to lie though I was SO done by the end. Whew! We cut the cake, threw the bouquet (twice) and then the dancing began. I had the dance with my dad that I have dreamed of since I was a little girl. It was very special and I will always remember it. Then I got to dance with my sweetheart, my husband. That was another special moment I will NEVER forget! Dad and I swung danced a little (yes, totally did it in the dress and did pretty dang good if I do say so myself) and then collapsed on the floor and ate cake.
Once I had enough energy to get up Husband and I went and changed and made our grand exit! The family had a tunnel of sparklers ready for us as we ran to our car (in the rain) only to find it Saran wrapped about a gazillion times with HEAVY DUTY Saran wrap! We stood in the rain and ripped and pulled (while everyone laughed at us) and finally got the car unwrapped only to find that our car was jacked up! I was laughing so hard. Husband's brothers got it back down for us and we were able to FINALLY get in our car and make our not so quick getaway.
We honeymooned in St. George. It was fabulous!
We slept one night at Uncle's house. That was interesting.
Moved into our new apt. That resulted in lots of crap everywhere and a very late night.
Next day got everything put away. That felt very good.
On the one week anniversary we opened gifts from the wedding. It was like Christmas and probably the best Christmas we will EVER have. People were so good to us.
Moved the rest of our gifts down to Provo. So nice to know we were done MOVING! Enjoyed dinner with the parents as well.
Attended our first Sunday in a married ward. To state the obvious there were a lot of couples.
How is that for two weeks. Needless to say I am really enjoying finally being settled and getting into a routine. Oh how I love my routine and have missed it so.
I have big plans to be a much better blogger in the future and I think that I can live up to that now.
Below is a sampling of wedding pics. If you really want to waste a lot of time you can go see all the pictures at www.swensenphotography.com. Under proofing find my name and then enter my email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org. I would recommend going to the end to see the reception pictures to get to see Husbands and I's adorable families.
Hope you enjoy!
Me and my sweet brother. I really love him so!
I absolutely LOVE this picture of my dad and I. Captures our relationship perfectly.
How beautiful are the cherry blossoms surrounding the temple!?