I will start off with Cami’s wedding! It was so much fun! I love weddings so much, especially this one. On November 21st Cami and Alex were sealed in the Logan Temple. Bracken and I were able to go up there and be apart of their sealing and their special day! I am so grateful for that opportunity. It was so neat to watch two of my very best friends be sealed for time and all eternity. We have pretty much grown up together, it was always us girls and the guys. And they were all there. It was so neat, I cried! Ok, I bawled.. It was just so sweet and so special. The rest of the day was so much fun too. The luncheon, reception, pictures, dance, food, I loved it all. It was also fun to see my little Haylie and her hubby Jarett! I miss them so much! They still live in New Jersey right now, so it was fun spending the day with them. Bracken and Jar really bonded ;) haha. Cami looked so beautiful, she was such a pretty bride. I am just so happy for them and glad we could be apart of their special day.
We also took our family pictures with my family this month. That was a lot of fun, well not for the boys, but I enjoyed it.
Now December: The second week of December is always going to be a busy one for us, especially Bracken. He did a great job this year though. The first part of the week we both had finals, then Wednesday the 9th was my birthday, and Saturday the 12th was our anniversary. He really spoiled me. First on Sunday we celebrated my birthday with both of our families down here at his parents house. That was a lot of fun, and so good to have everyone together. I got some really fun things too. Then Wednesday morning I woke up to a wonderful surprise. Bracken woke up super early and made me breakfast in bed. Not just any breakfast either, he cooked shrimp and marinated chicken the night before. I had no idea! He knows I am not a huge fan of breakfast food, and I LOVE shrimp! It was awesome. He also made me a birthday cake that morning, all before we left for work at 7:30. He kept asking me when I wanted to open my presents from him, and I kept saying Thursday after my final. I was so stressed the week of finals I didn’t want to think about anything else until I was finished and knew I passed. So Bracken surprised me with my presents that morning too, he was too excited to wait. And now I know why, he gave me an iPod touch, which was such a big and great surprise! I have wanted one for so long and didn’t expect to get one yet. I was just going to look around for a while and look for a good deal, then think about buying one. But Bracken is so sweet, he found one for me and really surprised me. I could not believe it, but am so happy! He is the best husband ever, just so thoughtful and so much better than me at giving gifts.
Bracken also did a great job making our anniversary so amazing. He told me we were going up to Logan to go to the temple and then out to dinner, but wouldn’t say what we were doing after that (he wanted to surprise me again). So we made it up there around 3:30pm through a huge snowstorm. The roads were so bad, especially through the canyon, but we were able to test out our new car J. As we were parking and getting out to go into the temple I realized I didn’t have my recommend. I usually keep it in my wallet, but had taken it out to go to Cami’s wedding. I was about to cry, because I thought we were not going to be able to go in. But we found out they can look up my record in their system and they actually called our stake president to see if it was valid. It was so fun to go back to the place where we were sealed together one year ago. The session was so awesome and brought back so many memories. Having all of our family and closest friends there with us last year was so amazing and special. I am so grateful for the temple and the opportunity we have to have them so close and convenient and for the blessings we can receive from attending them. After the temple he took me to Olive Garden! That was an experience in it self. The service was way bad, our drinks were completely empty, it took a half hour to get our salad and breadsticks, and 30 seconds after that we got our food. It was just terrible, and we couldn’t figure out why our waitress was so slow and why we hadn’t seen her in like 25 minutes. Then the manager comes over to us to check on our drinks so we asked him what’s up. We were not trying to complain, we just wanted to figure out why she was so slow on our table. I guess some of her food was dropped on a previous table and that put her behind. It was understandable and we were not rude or anything. Then we told him that we were there to celebrate our first anniversary and just wanted to have a nice dinner together. He said well thank you for choosing Olive Garden, choose a dessert of your choice, and I will let your server know. So that was very nice of him, then unexpectedly he comes back ten minutes later to check on us and says well I have not bought very many people’s dinner today, let me buy your dinner. I tried to tell him that wasn’t necessary, but got cut off by Bracken saying okay, thank you so much! Haha, so that was a very nice treat! After dinner Bracken asked where I wanted to stay the night, he let me choose between the Best Western, Econolodge, and Anniversary Inn. I really didn’t care, but he was teasing me because he had already booked a room at the Anniversary Inn. It was so fun, we stayed in the Lake Powell room. I wanted to go somewhere warm for our anniversary so that was as close to warm as we could get this year. The night was very fun and romantic, but I will spare you the details. Everything was perfect, but later in the night I got way sick, it almost felt like food poisoning. That lasted a few hours, I was miserable, but was able to fall asleep around 2, and woke up just fine. The whole weekend turned out so perfect and Bracken did it all. He is the most amazing guy I know! He is so good at surprises and making every date or special event even more special. I love him so much! Thanks for an awesome weekend babe!!