Tuesday, February 24, 2009

So maybe it wasn't as set in stone as I thought

May have hit a little snag. Hopes are still for the 19th, but we may need to reschedule for the 12th.

Frustrating, I know.

Monday, February 23, 2009

June 19th Draper Utah Temple

Okay. The date remains the same, the location has changed. We will now be getting married in the Draper Utah Temple. We have the time reserved, so it is a set and solid date.

We interrupt this broadcast...

I just went to the website for the Jordan River Temple to get the number to schedule our wedding and discovered that the temple will be closed from June 15th to June 29th for maintenance. So it looks like our options now are to either move it up to our original date of the 12th or move it to another temple (possibly the new Draper Temple?).

The Jordan River Temple had some sentimentality attached to it for me, but frankly, I just really want to marry Angela, so wherever we do it is good enough for me. I prefer not doing it at the Salt Lake Temple because of the rushed aspect of it (not too mention it is overdone now).

More news to come when we figure things out.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

June 19th

Okay. We have a solid date set finally.

Angela and I will be getting married in the Jordan River Temple on Friday, June 19th. We will be having a reception that night in Sandy at either Chris and Nancy's backyard or in the church pavilion across the street from their house.

There will also be a reception in Ruston, LA in one of the following weekends after. No date has been set for that yet.

Hope you can all be there.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


One of the nice things about having a longer engagment is that it gives us more time to plan and enact things. However, as I am a terrible procrastinator, having more time for me is usually more detrimental than it is beneficial. Last night I had a dream that began about 3 weeks before our wedding. As dreams rarely make chronological sense, in the next moment of my dream it was the morning of our wedding and we had almost nothing ready. We hadn't even sent out invitations yet!

I think this was meant to remind me (and Ang) that while we have plenty of time, if we don't use it wisely, we'll have none left before it's too late. With me being in California at times, it makes some of the planning much more difficult, and I'm probably not as involved as I ought to be. We are trying to have me fly back to Utah once a month so that we can plan things better, but after being away from Angela for a few weeks, I think we'd much rather play and enjoy each others company than sit down and plan more things. Luckily, I'm starting to enjoy planning things more (I had a blast taking photos on Monday) and hopefully we'll be able to kill two birds with one stone (such a violent - and awesome - image) by having fun while we plan things out.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Planning A Wedding

This wedding thing is exhausting! I am excited to be married, I am excited to introduce Loyd as my husband, I am excited to lock him out of the bedroom during a particularly heated disagreement, but can't I have all that without planning the wedding?

As a little girl, teenager, young adult, and all the moments in between I have thought and rethought, planned and re-planned my perfect wedding. What I failed to understand is that...yeah! ya actually do have to make the plans and make the decisions! And pay for them. Somethings just don't work out, ideas constantly change, and much to my chagrin, the perfect wedding was not one of Loyd's first and favorite day dreams.

Luckily, I am not overly picky about what will and will definitely not work, I have amazing family and friends and future in-laws that help and want to help with everything, and I have a fiance that honestly is trying to think about our wedding as much as I have always thought about it. And we have more time than most couples (in this area).

Here are some of the basic things that i have thought about and the decisions are pretty much made. but like i said, it seems like things are always influx!

Theme: antique
Colors: brown, cream, gold
Dress: WHAT? no idea!
Temple: Jordan River June 12th (we think!)
Reception: outside at my future sis and bro-n-laws backyard
Cake: red velvet with cream colored cream cheese icing
Grooms cake: his childhood favorite: mud pie
Food: ??? that's up to Loyd
Center pieces: vases with prettiness inside with candle
Music: that's up to Loyd
Photographer: have an idea of who we want, but not booked yet.

so there are a ton of things i haven't even considered yet, but luckily I have a great crew that is helping me out! Planning a wedding is tiring, and with being in school, and Loyd being in Cali, it is challenging. But I am excited to celebrate our big day with everyone that we love and care about. Its gonna be a party!

How We Met - Angela's Version

All thanks must go out to Bobby, Loyd's brother, because Loyd was such a hermit and recluse that if it hadn't been for my friendship with Bobby, Loyd and I would have never met. So...

Thank you Bobby! 

I went over to Bobby's place one day because i was bored , but the only person there was one of the roommates sitting in an easy chair, reading, and wearing an orange beanie (in the summer), turns out it was Loyd. I immediately thought he was cute, and I thought he was half Samoan, which made him that much cuter to me. So, I stayed and we chatted for a few minutes about school...ya know small talk.

I never talked to him again after that.

I remember us disagreeing on something in church, and me getting the last word, but thats it. I did go by his apartment once ( to see him, not Bobby this time) but he wasn't home and since he was such a hermit and recluse, he faded out of my mind.

Then like 3 years or so later, I saw him at UVSC and I thought, "Hey, i know that guy." So one day while I was on the phone with my mom he walked by me and i said, "I know you from Raintree. Aren't you Bobby's brother?" And  yes, he invited me to his office, he asked me on a date, and after a 2 year rollercoaster ride, here we are.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Thanks Nancy!

Angela and I went up to Sandy today (with the help of Angela's sister Sylvia) and took some photos together with my sister-in-law Nancy so that we could get some ideas for our engagement photos, as well as have some nice photos of us together.

Here are a few that Nancy quickly touched up today.

Thanks Nancy!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

How we met (Loyd's version)

So technically... we met in a singles ward.

Yeah. So cliche.

About five years ago, we were both living in the Raintree apartments in Provo. However, we only spoke to each other a couple times. Once was in church where she was trying to disagree with a comment I made in Sunday school (she was soooo wrong). The other time was at a small gathering in my apartment. I remember her telling me that she was studying history and thinking, "Wow. Smart and beautiful... Way out of my league." I dejectedly decided to not pursue her.

What I didn't realize was that she was totally infatuated with me after that moment, and even came over to my apartment to see me, but gave up as I was never home (I was both going to school and working fulltime and turned completely anti-social at the time).

We soon both moved away and a year went by.

And another year.

In the fall of 2006, I noticed someone flagging me down in the hall at school. It was Angela - apparently she had not been able to get me out of her mind after a few years. We chatted for a few seconds before her class, and then she came by my office to talk with me some more later. After those few minutes, I knew I had to take her out. I asked her for her number, and then called her the next day to take treat her to some dinner and a late-night walk (she rejected the latter, and instead exchanged it for a movie at my place and some late night... talking).

That date led to another, which led to another, which led to another, which led to us breaking up 3 months later.

We unsuccessfully tried the friend thing over and over again for about 8 months and then decided to just make a complete break from each other.

Well... Angela just couldn't say goodbye, and in January of last year (after a few awkward encounters), she sent me a little text to talk. We had a lunch at school, played catch-up for the previous four months, and left with the decision that it was best to just part ways again.

Well, it turned out neither of us wanted to say goodbye, and a few days later we decided that we just enjoyed each other's company too much. A few weeks later we were dating again. A few months later we were in love and strongly considering a life together. And here we are now planning a summer wedding in the Jordan River Temple.

A crazy ride, but I don't know if I would have it any other way. I love her so much and am excited to have our story continue on forever.


Angela and I are getting married! We've set up this blog to share our experiences as we plan our summer wedding, and to provide information and keep everyone up to date with our ever-fluctuating plans and ideas.