Friday, April 16, 2010

Nearly Four Months Now

Today is April 16th. Another three days and Matt and I will have been married for four months. I know, it sounds like an extremely short amount of time to all the veterans out there, and I agree, these four months have raced by. This really has been the fastest semester I have ever experienced.

Well, Matt suggested we start a blog. So, here I am. Hopefully we'll actually stay current with it this time. I've tried in the past, and it has never worked out.

But here's a recap of our first four months as a married couple.

Wedding Day Pictures
All of these wedding photos are courtesy of Nick Sorensen,, he's absolutely amazing.

Our wedding day was one of the best days of my life. I still find it amazing that I'm married to my sweetheart forever. Life's great.

Honeymoon Confusion

Our honeymoon was one adventure after was fantastic! Our original plan was to spend a week in Spain (yes, the Spain). But due to weather we were stuck in London for three or so days...London! Seriously, you couldn't ask for much better.

We saw Big Ben and the infamous telephone booths.

Buckingham Palace.

Took a stroll through Kensington Gardens and saw the Peter Pan statue.

Solved the mystery of where the Sherlock Holmes Museum is isn't actually at 221 Baker Street.

And one of my personal favorites, went to Platform 9 3/4 where we tried with all our might to access the magical world of Harry Potter.

You can't really tell, but we're ice skating just outside of the Tower of London. Considering we both ice skate, we couldn't really pass up the opportunity. I had to sneak my camera onto the ice, which is why we don't have a better shot.

And then when we finally made it to Spain, I showed Matt all my favorite places in Madrid. La Mallorquina makes phenomenal napoleatanas.
And then we made it to our original destination all along, Malaga, right on the Mediterranean coast. It was absolutely gorgeous.

Normal Life

So, we came home from a whirlwind of wedding and honeymoon adventures, and then started normal life. I go to school everyday, Matt does his online classes and writes for several websites. He even was asked to do a daily blog by, Seven Minutes or Less a "blog by the fans for the fans". Check it out.

And then he interviewed and is now a stringer for the Daily Herald, the local paper for Utah Valley. He goes to high school and college sporting events, writes about it, and loves it.

I'm studying in BYU's accounting program and am just about to finish my first year. I've applied to the Masters program, so keep your fingers crossed. I'm currently enjoying the craziness and stress of finals week. I just keep saying...two more tests, that's it, only two more and I'm done.

I recently started my first accounting job. I saw the advertisement, applied that afternoon, got a call the next morning for an interview that day, and got the job that evening. It happened pretty quick, and I'm excited about it.

Local Adventures

Matt's birthday was in January and we went to the Suns vs. Jazz game in Salt Lake. Matt is a huge Suns fan...seriously, that's the majority of what he writes about, so this was awesome. Our seats actually had a bunch of Suns people around us, so Matt's heckling wasn't alone. The Suns played great...until they fell apart and the Jazz won...that wasn't so fun.

In February we went to one of my friend's wedding. Two week engagement...and the craziest part was they pulled everything together beautifully.

Matt's parents and brother came up for Dawn's birthday. We went skiing near Cedar City at Brian's Head. That was only the second time I've been skiing...the first terrified me completely. But this time, I loved it. I've decided skiing needs to become a family tradition. When I get those pictures, I'll put some up.

Tuesday I went with Matt to a UVU vs. BYU softball game that he was covering. It was absolutely freezing...frigid. We were huddled up under our coats and blankets just holding our hot chocolate trying to warm up our hands. And poor Matt, he actually had to take notes on the game, so he couldn't keep his fingers hidden!

Now that I've got you all caught up on the last four months, hopefully we won't have to go through any major recaps again.


  1. I'm glad you guys started the blog- welcome to the blogging world. I love following friends on here. Its hard now days to keep in touch at times, and this is definitely a way to still feel connected to friends!

  2. I'm so glad you started a blog! You guys are so cute!!