Saturday, December 5, 2009


Well It has been a while since our last post. Things have been crazy with both Natali and I working 2 jobs, school, and finals coming up. But for Thanksgiving break Natali and I went on our HONEYMOON!!! So this is going to be more of a picture book blog because Pictures do a way better job describing anything than I can.

So We went on a Cruise on the Crown Princess. Here is our ship. We left Saturday Nov 21 and we came back Nov 28.

Day 1-2: At Sea
We got upgraded from an obstructed view to a room with a balcony! That was nice. I enjoyed sitting out on the Balcony and listening to the ocean and eating or just getting some fresh air right there by our room. The first night we had Lobster claws and shrimp at the buffet and I definately took advantage of that!

Day 3: Cayman Islands
We went and took a twenty minute boat ride to a sandbar where we swam with stingrays! Natali was crazy. She was chasing them and diving for them trying to touch and pet them! They were just swimming all over. The water was an amazing blue color.

After swimming with the stingrays we went to a reef to do some scuba diving. Here we are in our stylish scuba gear.

Day 3: Roatan Honduras
This was probably our favorite place. There were less tourist things there and more culture. It was a beautiful island with mountains and lots of little shops ran by the locals.
We went to the Beautiful Botanical Gardens. It was a place with a bunch of trails and beautiful trees and flowers. There was a trail to the top of the mountain but we didn't have time to go up to the top. It was a beautiful place though.

After walking around the gardens we went and played with some Monkeys!!! This was so much fun. There was a cage with about 6 monkeys. They would just climb all over you and swing from one arm to the other. The first thing they would do though is go through your back pockets, as you can see in the picture. The people were giving them Pepsi and fruit loops. No way that would happen here in the US with animal rights. It was great though.

Here are some other monkeys that we fed a banana to them. There were two big monkeys and a baby attached to the mom monkeys back.

Day 4: Cozemel Mexico
Here we were waiting for the taxi to take us around the island and it started POURING. It rained all day.

We went and saw some of the Mayan ruins. They weren't the big ones because that was an hour boat ride, then an hour bus ride, and the weather just wasn't good so we didn't do that. These ruins were pretty cool still

Cozemel was probably our favorite place to take pictures but it was probably the most touristy of all the places we went. Beautiful place though.

Day 5: At sea
We just hung out, watched some movies, and then that night Natali di the Princess Popstar competition. She made it to the finals and got to perform the last night of the cruise. She was great. She would have won but there was a guy that sang that put on a comedy show pretty much so he got the crowd vote. It was fun to watch her though.

Day 6: Princess Keys... Not
Well that is where we were supposed to go but it was too windy and rainy to go to the island so we just set sail for Fort Lauderdale. We just enjoyed the ship, going to the hot tub and watching movies on the big screen.

Day 7: Fort Lauderdale and Home
Well overall we had a really good time. Thanks so much to Dad and Mom for making it possible ofr us to go. It was so so so nice to get away from school for a break and just relax. The Caribean was great besides the two days of rain.

Now it's back to school and preparing for finals!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We are Married!!!

Well, after all the planning, we are finally married! It's crazy how much stress went into that one day of our lives! But it went perfectly. My family was joking that I always get my way...Even the sky was my wedding colors :)! Haha. The reception was sensational, my mom is a dream decorator. My lovely sister Randi did my hair beautifully, she should seriously start a business just for beauty do's. And to top it all off, I ended the day in the arms of the best guy in the world! Reed and I are extremely happy but really wishing we had more time to enjoy our newlywed bliss. Between school and work, we barely see eachother :(. My only proof that I really am married is that their is boy stuff in my bathroom haha. Although I think Reed is purposefully leaving the shaving cream and razor out on the middle of the counter...he is pretty obvious. All he needs now is to leave a "please use" note attached and maybe I will take a hint :). Come on baby, I shaved on our wedding day, I'm not due for another week :-P haha jk jk. Anyways, Reed gave a beautiful family night lesson on love and the pure love of Christ....and I'm on strict orders not to tell anyone that he shed a couple tears. But it was so great to see how passionate Reed is when speaking about his Savior. I love Reed so much. The impression I had while listening to his family night lesson was that I finally truly understood what the phrase "a heart full of joy" means. We are so happy together. Yay for eternity!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thank-you Reed

I've just been feeling so appreciative of my wonderful fiance lately that I needed to write it down. I have been extremely sick the last couple days and absolutely miserable to be around I'm sure. But Reed has stayed by my side as much as he possibly could. Bringing me medicines, making me soup, buying me anything I thought I could eat, rubbing my back while I cried etc. The other night, neither of us slept a wink cause I was throwing up and Reed didn't want me to have to be alone so he stayed up running whatever errands he could for me. He finally collapsed in exhaustion right before he had to go to school. When I woke him up for school the first thing he said was "Do you want some breakfast baby?" Reed is quite the catch. Thanks sweetie for taking such good care of me. I love you.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Welcome to our blog :)

So Reed already stole my thunder on our first official blogpost but I will pretend he didn't :). Things are really busy up here. I just took my LSAT yesterday but I won't find out until like the week of the wedding how I you won't need to ask why I'm grumpy in all the wedding photos haha. Reed and I are running a million miles an hour right now. Just finalized our wedding invitations, took our bridals (which turned out stunningly), working out dinner details, wedding video details etc... It's kinda crazy. Plus I'm working two jobs and Reed recently started one that's keeping him pretty busy. He gets to be a TA for one of the best engineering prof's at BYU! School is tough as well...both of us signed up for pretty intense schedules before we realized we would be getting married mid-semester haha. But we are up for the challenge. We had a great date the other night! We went to Trafalga and spent 5 dollars on tokens to play arcade games. Reed kicked my butt at Dance, Dance Revolution (which is kind of embarrassing) but I beat him at air hockey so we are even :). You should all see Reed rocking DDR! He was doing spins, jumps, cool hip actions haha...he is quite the dancer. Well I'm gonna go start Sunday dinner. Less than a month before we are married! Wahoo!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The dangers of BYU!!!

So I just wanted to show everyone how dangerous it is up here at BYU. Times are crazy. So I was reading the BYU newspaper (the Daily Universe) and the police beat caught my eye. Here are a few real things that have been happening here at BYU this past week.

"A hot air balloon was reported floating over campus. The officers responded and confirmed that there was a hot air balloon, but as BYU does not own the airspace no action was taken."

"A caller reported there was an injured duck in the intersection of East Campus Drive and 1060 North. An officer arrived and took custody of the duck, gently removing it from the road. The officer called Provo Animal Control and they came and picked up the animal."

"A 3 year old between the HFAC and the HBLL was giving high-fives to everyone he met. The child did not seem to be accompanied by his parents. When officers arrived, the child could not be found."

"A resident of Budge Hall was walking through the hall at 1:30 AM yelling. When police arrived, the suspect said he was giving Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech. He was told to stop."

"Two Males were hiding in the bushes near the Grant bulding and jumping out and scaring girls as they walked past. Offecers searched the area but no one was found."

"A male has been calling students claiming he is conducting a psychology experiment involving hypnosis. The caller says that he is able to hypnotize people over the phone and then attempts to hypnotize the victims. This is a recurring problem."

So this is what I learned today from the newspaper:
1. If I am in a hot air balloon, the police can't do anything because nobody owns the airspace.
2. Injured ducks can make it into the police beat.
3. Don't give a high five to crazy three year olds walking around campus. They just dissappear into thin air.
4. If someone jumps out of the bushes and tries to scare you, call the police immediately because the police have nothing better to do unless a duck has been injured.
5. Don't let someone try to hypnotize you over the phone... hang up.

I hope this was as insightful to you all as it was to me.