Friday, December 27, 2013

6 year anniversary (actual vs. celebrated versions)

My dear friend Michelle and her sweetie Rob got married on our sixth anniversary. The night before we went to their wedding dinner in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. It was beautiful. We're so happy for them.
 It was really special for Chuck and I to be in the very temple we were married in EXACTLY 6 years earlier. It's been the best six years of my life! He's such a sweetie. I definitely married the man for me. He keeps me centered and grounded. He knows when to help me laugh it off. He's kind, generous, yet a silly goofball at the same time. He's brilliant, driven, and such an amazing father. We are equals and have such an open, loving relationship. He is my best friend and I am so grateful for him.
 My friend Paula and Erica came into town for it too. They are sisters and so stinking cute. My camera phone wasn't working so we got kinda random shots of the three of us. Paula, Michelle and I were all roommates at Ricks College SIXTEEN years ago! We go WAY back. These girls and I have all kept in great touch through the years and have remarkable connections. I love Erica too. Erica, Michelle and I all road tripped it out to SD umm... 11 years ago??? for Paula and Chris's wedding. LOVE these girls.

 Sisterly love!
The happy couple!!! We had Michelle and Rob over for dinner a couple of months ago. It was great to meet Rob and see how loving he and Michelle were together. They were so comfortable and themselves around each other. After that night Michelle had my full support. Rob is a catch! I'm so glad they found each other. 
Us girls! LOVE them!!!
 It was snowing THE most perfect little star flakes. Can you see them? They were adorable!
In between the sealing and the reception we ran home and grabbed our babes for the yearly Syme Christmas luncheon in Magna. It was smack dab during our poor babes afternoon nap. If you know me I'm a strict observer of naps but we made an exception. Needless to say they were a little grumpy when meeting Santa. I think they would've been fine otherwise. They were really pretty good considering they went without a nap though (when we were holding them). We went home, attempted giving them a chance at a nap they didn't take, and rushed over to the reception that night. BUSY, BUSY day!
 Paula and Erica meeting my sweet babes at Michelle's reception that night.
 Paula's youngest (of four) is just two weeks younger than the girls.
Since our anniversary was so crazy and didn't consist of us actually celebrating our love at all my folks were total dears (again) and offered to babysit but this time they offered overnight! It was our FIRST overnighter away from the girls since they were born. We didn't worry at all. We knew my parents had seen their nightly routine enough that they were prepared and fully capable to take care of our sweet babes while we were gone.
 We went to dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse. We called ahead and only waited five minutes instead of thirty. Awesome! The food was DE-licious!!! The only problem was I couldn't breathe through my nose and had to get up to blow it twice during dinner. After dinner instead of going straight to the hotel we made a couple of stops getting me drugs, tissues, and losenges to make it through the night comfortably. Being sick is the worst.
YUMMY dinner!
  Our room at The Grand Hotel. It was indeed GRAND! Man! We could both get used to that kind of living. Someday I'd love to stay in the Presidential Suite. Man that room looks Ri-Diculous!

 The view from the 15th floor. We were in room 1592.
 Our room service breakfast. MMM!!!
 The lobby checking out the next day.

 A view from the outside.
 We headed home around noon and found our babes rested, and fed. Thank you mom, dad, and Charisse for taking such good care of our little miracles!!! First overnighter was a TOTAL success!!!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you guys had a great anniversary. Here is to many more!