Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Save the date - June 19th!

Ok. It is official now (well it was a while ago, we just forgot to post something). You can all feel safe to mark your calendars, reserve tickets, or whatever it is you need to do. Angela and I will be getting married on Friday June 19th in the new Draper Utah Temple which was just dedicated this last weekend. Our temple ceremony will be at 9am and there will be a reception that evening in Sandy (just a few miles north).

For all of our family and extended family, we would like to hopefully have a barbecue the night before in Sandy so that our families could get a chance to meet eachother before the wedding.

As it gets closer I will be posting more information and maps for all of the wedding events.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Chillin' in Utah

I flew into Utah on Thursday and will be here until Friday the 20th. This time around we don't have as much wedding stuff to plan and do, so it's going to be a little more relaxing and fun. So far we've had some birthday fun with Chris and his family, rock climbing, a disappointing movie at the theater, a ward pot luck, and five episodes of the office. It's nice to know I'll be here for another five days, so I don't feel sad yet about leaving.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My Dream Bouqet

I was contemplating foregoing the bouquet because I am not that into flowers. But, I thought that might be going against tradition just a little too much. I thought about silk flowers, but nothing just grabbed me. And then I saw this little beauty. Not flowers, but flower ish. So pretty.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

My Favorite Dress

This is the dress I want. I love its simplicity and elegance.

The Proposal...

For those of you who follow Loyd's blog or are on facebook this will be repetitive, but a wedding blog wouldn't be complete without the proposal.

On November 26th at about 10pm Loyd knelt (on both knees) and asked me to marry him. But the proposal started the moment i saw him at the los angeles airport on November 24th. As I was coming down the escalator wearing my "I love Loydo" shirt, he smiled up at me holding a single red rose. With the rose was a note card with a picture of him printed on it. Written on the card was the line " An angela(a) twinkles in the evening sky."

I thought... "How sweet".  When i got in the car there was another card sticking out of the glove compartment with a picture of us and the second line "Shining among many, but unique in my gaze." Now I knew it was a game, and i was excited!  Over the next two days little notecards printed with pictures of us and another line to the poem would spontaneously appear in random locations. it was great fun. It was so much fun leaving the room, and finding another card in my book, or under my pillow, or in some place where I was sure to see it. Once I left for about an hour taking a shower and getting dressed that I thought for sure i would find another card. I was searching everywhere I went back into the room, but nothing. I turned pouty and said "Are there no more cards" hahaha.  I loved reading the poem over and over as I would add the next line.

Then the night before Thanksgiving, after my disappointing loss at our favorite game Settlers, Loyd knelt down, told me how much he loved me, read me his poem all the way through then put his mothers ring on my finger and asked me to marry him. I said "maybe" :) the next night i gave him a resounding YES! here is my poem Loyd wrote for me:

An angel(a) twinkles in the evening sky.
Shining among many, but unique in my gaze.
A constant fixture in the celestial deep
Providing direction and purpose,
Though separated by distances wide.
How long have i desired to reach out and hold her,
To catch this monarch in my silk-woven net.
To be with her. To be with you.
I n my dreams, in sleep and wake, I jump
And reach for the heavens
Taking this star by the hand, pulling her to me.
Wingless and haloed in beauty,
She leaves me speechless and awed.
Can I, just for a moment, or a lifetime
Be blessed with her condescension
To hold her, to feel her touch, her kiss,
Her kindness, her love.
Can I share in the light she gives.
Can this dream be lived, to open my eyes
And witness the angelic before me.
Would she take my hand and lead me,
To guide and help me.
So that together we can shine in the heavens,
A constellation of two.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm glad I didn't propose to Angela with a milkshake

"Harris did his part, hiding the ring in a Wendy’s Frosty milkshake.... Harris and Whipple had attended an LDS Institute class last Tuesday at San Juan College in Farmington, N.M., where they live. Afterward, they and a group of friends went to a Wendy’s for Frosties.... But the other women in the group, eager to hurry the discovery process, made the mistake of challenging Whipple to a race..."

Well it should be pretty obvious what happened next.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Here are some candid shots from our little shoot a few weeks ago with Nancy.