Thursday, October 23, 2008

california wedding photos!!!

We took some more wedding photos in California when we were out there for an open house. Emma's cousin Amelia took them and they are fabulous. Thanks Amelia!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

back east

Emma and I got to go to Boston over the weekend!! We'd never been and were looking forward to learning some more American history after watching the HBO series, John Adams. (Totally recommend). Anyway, we stayed with our friends and gracious hosts Patrick, Patricia and their little boy, Alex. We took the Freedom Trail that winds its way through downtown Boston stopping at various historical places that were integral to the Revolutionary War. It was quite amazing. Patrick's going to Harvard business school, so we got to check out Mit Romney's old stomping grounds as well. I got chased by a turkey while I was there. I wasn't expecting that.

We then got to go to Rhode Island. Neither of us had ever been. It's a quaint, charming place that reminded us of Bedford Falls for some reason, from the movie It's a Wonderful Life. It was a lot bigger than that town, but it had this small-town, New England feel to it. We went out to the bay and took some tug boat pics and ate Indian food. Emma really likes Indian food--me, not so much. But we had fun hanging out in such a small state.

Now, I'm in Dallas for work and Emm'a in NYC for play, and to see plays. I'm staying at an amazing Texas-sized resort that reminds me of Frontier Land from Disneyland. It's pretty spectacular, but I wish Emma were her. :( Oh well.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pie in the Sky

While some people may have thought that I got into a car accident, or chipped it during brazilian jujitsu world championships, or defending an old lady who was getting robbed--the real culprit was pie. After finishing a delicious piece of heaven from Marie Calender's and setting the empty ceramic plate on a leather ottoman, I argued a strong point of some sort standing up. I then sat on the ottoman very enthusiastically. The opposite spot--where the plate was sitting--rapidly filled with air. It inflated so quickly that the plate was projectiled in the air and subsequently at my face. The force was so strong that it chipped my tooth while my mouth was closed. (Needless to say, it took a few weeks for my bottom lip to heal.) The blood started to flow, but luckily my dear husband was close by who helped me every step of the way. What a man, I love him. Especially since he would never make sarcastic jokes capitalizing on my misadventures. Sigh...

rock climbing

Emma and I went rock climbing with our friends Alex and Kathy. As you can tell Emma and I are a lot better. ;)

Lake Powell

Emma and I ended up in Lake Powell a week after we got back from our honeymoon. We were so used to traveling around that it wasn't difficult for us to confine ourselves to a houseboat for a week. We ate a lot of food and drank a lot of wine--everyone was having a good time...except I got extremely sore trying to wake board everyday. I'm getting old. :( Thanks Ty and Mar for organizing everything. I guess you barely topped our amazing family reunion last year, but just barely.

The Honeymoon

We went to Cancun on our little honeymoon excursion. It was quite the trip. (Btw...never fly standby on your honeymoon even if you get airfare heavily discounted.) Emma had never been outside of the country and she had this dream of going to Mexico and visiting ancient ruins, while her husband spoke Spanish to all the natives. Luckily, I fit the bill--this was a large factor for Emma in determining who to marry among all her suitors ;). We truly had an amazing time and were a little reluctant to come home and try out the real world as a married couple. But, we ran out of sunscreen so we came home.

Emma's Graduation

Emma hasn't actually graduated quite yet, but she did get to walk with her mom. This was the day before we were to be wed in the Salt Lake Temple. I know, precious.



ferris wheel