Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Beginnings

I am over the young women ages 12-18 in my church (ward). I absolutely LOVE it and double-y love MY girls! Every year we have what is called a "New Beginnings" where we are reminded what we do in the Young Women's program as well as upcoming goals for that year.

This years the girls on the planning committee came up with the idea to do an "Up" theme. So balloons we did. We did it in the YW value colors. It was such a fun night! and turned out so cute!  And even better, was all the help for the adult leaders...many hands makes less work!!
 The "Podium". 
Each girl was responsible for introducing another girl and also for explaining and speaking about a value. They all did great!

The yummy and adorable dessert table!

Our departing gift...

Our theme was "Arise and Shine Forth", so I had the girls think about what they could do to shine. They wrote their idea on a sky lantern and then we let them off and watched them shine. It was the highlight of the night! Literally! :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The First Anniversary

I got to cross something off my bucket list for our first anniversary.
We got a room at the Bellagio!!

I was so excited, but I really wanted a room with a lakeview.
So, I asked how to get one and someone told me to "slip the reservations guy $20 and ask".
And so I did.
And we got out room....easy peasy! Gotta love Vegas!
But I was SO nervous about it!
Josh knew how nervous I was and I'm pretty sure he was more excited about watching me ask than actually staying in a "lakeview" room.

 I was so excited!!
Here was our view that night...
It was awesome. Our TV had a channel that we turned to and it played the music that was being played at the water show! Loved it!

That night we went to Buca di Beppo

 One year later....

When  we got back to the room, we had a special delivery
a handwritten thank you note and truffles! 
I love being upgraded!!

The next morning we went to the fancy gym! We both loved it!
Ate breakfast and walked around the pools and conservatory. 

Such a great way to celebrate and absolutely amazing year together!

Without getting too mushy or personal...I'll just say that marriage is BY FAR the best thing in the world! It has FAR exceeded my expectations. And it is worth the time I had to wait and all the bad dates, lack of dates and awkward situations I had to go through. This year had renewed my testimony of trusting in Heavenly Father's plan...His vision is ALWAYS beyond description better than what I could've come up with!