Thursday, June 26, 2014

Family Reunion = Test

Erik invited me to go to his family reunion in Jackson Hole Wyoming.  I guess he had never brought a girlfriend to the family reunion before so of course everyone thought this was a BIG deal.  Little did they know that we had already talked about getting married and I even had the date in mind.   
The drive to Jackson was beautiful.  We had some serious storms.  
 I didn't realize that this was a bit of a test.  A road trip is a good test.  I guess I passed ... and so did he.  
 We had a great time.   We hiked to the beautiful lake.  E and I even swam to a rock out in the middle of the lake.  We drove by the Tetons.  Very cool!  
 We "camped" outside his sisters house.  That is MY idea of camping.  
Erik kept asking me if I was doing ok.  I had to remind him that I have known and been friends with his sisters longer than I have known him.  How great is it to marry into a family that you are already friends with!  
What Erik didn't know was that the girls kept sneaking into the house and looking at wedding stuff on Pinterest.  I don't think anyone was very surprised when we got engaged a couple weeks later.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Dave and Stacy Get Married and My Summer Vacation

In between finishing school and starting my new job I took a ten day trip to California (June 2013).  My real reason for going was for Dave and Stacy's wedding (it is super awesome when friends marry each other!).  I took advantage of my trip and had myself a little vacation.  I totally think I deserved a little break (I had been working so hard!).  Of course I planned the trip before Erik and I were dating.  No worries, we talked every day!
I love both Dave and Stacy!  I take A LOT of credit for them getting together.  It was a great day!
You may recognize Stacy from my cruise pictures.  That is how we became friends!
She was such a beautiful bride!
Weddings are soo fun!  Look how much fun we are having.  (totally posed)
We had a little time between the wedding and the reception so we headed over to Watts.  Ya, Watts, Los Angeles!  It was a little scary I won't lie.  But seeing Watts Towers made it so worth it.  If you are going to LA you should put this on your list.  What a wacky place this is.
You know that Jennie Doezie is one of my favorite people.  We spent lots of time at the beach and I loved it.  
My last day there we went to Glen Ivy.  It is pretty much one of my favorite places.  (who doesn't love a day spa in So. Cal.?)
I drove back to Utah with Jennie.  I don't love road trips .. but this one is ALWAYS fun with Jennie D.  
It was a much needed break!  It was a great way for me to decompress after a very stressful month!  But I won't lie, I was excited to get home to see E.  I totally missed him and I am pretty sure he missed me!
Two days later I started my new job.  Not the summer breaks I am use to that's for sure!