Mar 21, 2011

Plano, TX

We decided to do Summer Sales this year in Dallas.  More specifically, we will be living in Plano.  

 Yes, his old stomping grounds. 

and we will be living here

Don't be jeal 
In fact, you should probably just come visit.
Alright, I'll save you a spot next to me by the pool.

Mar 18, 2011

One year

A year ago Randal proposed.  I honestly can't believe it has been this long.  This time last year I knew Randal had the ring and I couldn't wait to see how he would propose.  He invited me to go rock climbing earlier in the week and I thought for sure he would propose then, so I hiked up Rock Canyon excited beyond words, and I saw him and his friends and a photographer.  It was happening!  Turns out, it wasn't.  It was just some random kid.  I was so disappointed.  

A few days later I was leaving to visit my friend in Hawaii and I didn't want to wait for another week.  Randal took me to the airport early in the day because my dad insisted I was there a few hours before my flight.  As soon as I left Randal at security my dad called to chat.  I remember hearing his cell phone beep with a new text message a few times as we chatted, but I didn't think anything of it.  The gate agent announced that we could begin boarding soon so I stood in line and as I gave my ticket to the gate agent, someone tapped me on the shoulder.  I thought it was another passenger, so I turned around to see Randal, trembling, on one knee, asking me to marry him.  I was so confused and I didn't say anything, my body just started shaking. haha.  I wish I could have been a fly on the wall.  The gate agent gave Randal her intercom radio and said, "maybe you should ask her again".  He asked over the intercom and everyone started clapping.  Not even a minute after the ring was on my finger, Randal took off and told me he was flying to Las Vegas.  Clearly a lie, but he just needed a ticket to get past security.  Turns out, Randal had been creeping on me in a shop next to my gate trying to work up the courage to come over, texting my dad and everyone he knows the entire time.

I love thinking about how nervous Randal was then, compared to my confident goofy husband now.

Exactly where Randal proposed.  When I got back from my trip, I made a man take my picture.

The ring.  Taken as soon as I sat down on the plane.


Mar 17, 2011

Tuesday Picnics

Since it has been so warm this past week, Randal and I have made a point to be outside more.  Lots of walks around our neighborhood, playing in the park with Randal's brother and his family, and Tuesday we went out to Utah lake for a picnic after Randal's late class.  My camera isn't working, so here are some old pictures.

photos circa March 2010 at Utah Lake

Spring is my favorite season, but I can't wait for summer. 

Mar 4, 2011

Husband for sale...only 50 cents

 What do you do when you can't find your wedding ring?
After 7 months of marriage, Randal has lost his ring.  It has been about a month since we last saw it. We have both looked everywhere.  Multiple calls have been made to family checking if they have seen it and there is no news.  
Do we get him a new ring?
The problem is that he doesn't like the feel of it on his finger (no that isn't a warning sign that he wants to keep the bachelor life) so he is constantly taking it off.  I know it is probably placed on a cupboard or bookshelf somewhere, but we don't know where else to look.
He feels bad about losing it and has promised he will wear it from now on.  I even used to steal his ring when I saw it lying around in an attempt to make him think he lost it so he would panic and then I could pull it out of my pocket and teach him a lesson, but I truly can't remember if I did that this time.

Where is the best place to look for a ring?

ps.  I'll be impressed if anyone knows what my title is referring to.

Mar 3, 2011

part 4: the couple

These are just some of the little things that I loved from our wedding.

My hairclip that worked for pics taken the day before, but broke as we walked into the temple the day of.  typical.

Notice the heart locket cufflinks.  My gift to him for the wedding.

Mar 2, 2011

part 3: the people

We were lucky enough to have so much support from both of our families and friends.  They helped with everything and we are so thankful for them.

The Olinquevitch's: Randal's sister Calisa, Christian, and their son Chase

My sister Desiree and Justin.  She is pregnant here and they now have little Baby Scarlet.
The Loud Family

My Mom and Dad
The McMahon's.  Randal taught them when he was on his mission in Kentucky.

My best friend growing up.  She came all the way from Hawaii.  She is a true friend...and is single, holla

The Clayton Family

The Clayton sisters: Calisa, Katy, Jacy, and Katie

The Clayton nieces and nephews.

Randal's brother Bob and Katie and their girls.

Uncle Randal and Braeley at the temple.  so cute.

My niece Aubrey at the temple.