Friday, November 2, 2012

And just like that, I'm Mrs. Christensen.

So the last time I blogged was in April. 

Let's just say that between April and November, a lot has happened.
Basically the most life changing few months of my life. To say the least. 

I can't believe where my life is at right now.  Again, if you saw me a year ago, and told me that in 365 days from now I would have been married for 5 months to David Christensen, I wouldn't believe you. 

But I am so, so stinkin happy. All I can say is that LIFE HAPPENS. Whether you're ready or not. 

Here's the break down of life since MAY 2012.

#1 - I got to go through the Temple for the first time on May 25th, 2012. This has been a day I have prepared for my entire life. Many (not all) of my very close family and friends were there, as well as the love of my life. It was a glorious day that opened the doors to many amazing blessings ahead.

#2 - May 31st, 2012, No big deal, just the day I married prince charming in my castle. Seriously the best day of my whole wide life. Never been happier to be sealed for time and all eternity to Mr. Christensen. Remember that post about how "I found him" well, I wasn't lying, cause we tied the knot. For eternity. Not only was it 78 degrees with the prettiest blue skies EVER, but I got to be in the Salt Lake temple with a lot of amazing people that meant the world to me, as they witnessed me bawl my eyes out as I agreed to be Mrs. Christensen forever.

#3 - June 1st - June 22nd. First time out of the country. My partner in crime, Mr. Christensen, took me on the greatest honeymoon in the history of forever. We spent a couple weeks in the Caribbean. We visited 11 different islands. Unfortunately I still came back white, but that's OK. I just listened a little bit too closely to my grandmas advice of making sure I had a lot of sunscreen on. I have many, many stories of our adventures in the Caribbean. Anywhere from running over toads, to talking my way out of a ticket to a cop that didn't speak english, to loosing our rental car keys and costing us $1500. The list is endless. But all in all, it was a glorious, some days hectic, 3 week honeymoon. Details later. Promise.

#4- We spent 2 weeks in California with the Christensen family. We got to stay in the family condos for a reunion in Lake Tahoe. SO beautiful. But so cold. I inherited 5 new nieces and nephews that I'm stinkin crazy about. Cool how over night I become an aunt to not just 2, but now 7 woooo! We also Got to visit Seattle and see all of my favorite people that I grew up with. And they got to finally meet the Hubs. Thanks for the many people that supported, or bunked us in your house.  Sorry for our inloveness. But not really that sorry.

#5 - We spent our first month back from our honeymoon living with my parents. Fun, awkward, cramped, and awesome. Love my parents, so grateful for a month of free rent, love my mothers amazing cooking, and my dad's weird stories, but it felt like I was trying to live with my boyfriend in my parents basement. Not the norm.

#6 - August 25th we moved into our first cute little home! 2 bedroom 4-plex on the South side of Provo. I love being a wife, love decorating (Mr. Christensen comes home to decor changes almost daily), and cooking for my husband that eats more than the average man, times 2. Or 3.

So this is our happy little life so far. On Halloween we celebrated our 5 month anniversary. Marriage is a blast. I'm learning so much about myself. How to grow up, how to love, serve, agree to disagree, and enjoy this life together as a team. 

On May 29th I was Loriel Jenson. 
24 hours later, I'm Mrs. Loriel Christensen. So cool how that magic works.

I'll update this thing more often now. I promise.