Thursday, August 21, 2014

Reception Pictures

Just a few more of the reception...

Sealing the Deal...

Dallin and I were married August 15, 2013 in the Salt Lake Temple.  I was the second bride to be married that day and it was just so peaceful and wonderful.  We visited together in the Celestial Room, waiting for our turn, and I remember just pacing around the room.  I was too excited to sit!  Our sealing was perfect.  We had a lovely man who was funny, but not too distracting.  I remember the room being filled with everyone that we loved most.  It was such an awesome experience.  Afterwards, it almost didn't seem real.  (Even to this day, I will wig out occasionally because we are ACTUALLY married!  Like, for real. Haha)  It was a special experience though, and I am so glad that we went to the temple together and were sealed.  I love Dallin with all my heart and soul!  I couldn't be happier with my choice of a mate! ;)

After the sealing it was a perfect summer's day!  We were married earlier in the morning before the temperature was ridiculous.  Our reception was held at the Wight House in Bountiful.  It was simply beautiful!  I loved how everything turned out!  I am pretty sure I did not stop smiling the whole night.  We were overwhelmed by the love and support of everyone who came to see us.  It was such a great night!  Definitely one I will always remember.

You may now feast your eyes on a few of my favorite pics.  And I'm not sorry that there are so many...haha.

Husband and Wife!

Love my Mom
My Pop

Silly siblings.



Cousins :)

Mother and son.
My BFF Jessica

Oh baby!!
... :)

In the moment.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Dating: A Time to Become Best Friends

On July 1, 2012 Dallin asked me to be his girlfriend.  So we officially became boyfriend and girlfriend AND he kissed me that day for the first time.  It was a good day. :) :)

Overall, we had a lot of fun dating.  We did all kinds of fun things: hiking, the State Fair, movies, concerts, Festival of Trees, Temple Square, and much more! Of course there were several ups and downs, but we learned so much about each other and from each other.  While in the moment we may have wished for some things to be different, but in hindsight, we are so grateful for what we went through.  We both would agree that we would not be as happy as we are now or as close to each other if we hadn't gone through those trials and experiences.

It didn't take long for us to decide we wanted to get married.  Dallin proposed on September 28, 2012.  Sorry ladies...he takes the crown on this proposal.  Haha.  He woke me up super early, took me to Park City, got us some McD's breakfast and surprised me with a hot air balloon ride!  When we reached the highest point of our journey (1500ft.), he had everyone "sing happy birthday to me," but really he was just throwing me off his scent.  He had been shaking the whole time, so I knew something was up.  Once everyone had stopped singing, he knelt down, pulled the ring out, and asked me to marry him.  I was so excited that I remember grabbing the ring myself and he had to take it from me so he could put it on my finger! Haha :)  I said yes and everyone was clapping and congratulating us.  It was a great day.  We got some fresh peaches afterward and then took a well-needed nap.

We continued to date and plan the wedding.  After a bit of strife we finally picked a day.  We were to be married August 15, 2013 in the Salt Lake Temple.

The Mish

Dallin left for his mission on May 26, 2010.  I was sad to see him go, but also quite excited to write him!  We would both agree that during his mission we both grew by leaps and bounds.  Dallin learning so much about the Gospel, putting his trust in the Lord, and listening to the Spirit. (Among other things.)  I learned to rely on the Lord and I began to understand and know just how much I loved the Gospel and how grateful I was for it.  It really was just a great time in both of our lives.

At his farewell.
And his homecoming.

Over the two years we wrote and sent packages and pictures.  It was so much fun!  I literally would read every letter I got to just about everyone in my family because I LOVED getting mail from him!  I can honestly say that I grew to love him more through our correspondence.  And he...well he was focused on his mission.  Haha.  I do know that he thought of me often!  And his companions knew who I was ;)

Dallin with the Campos family!

With a birthday package from Dallin. (He sent lots of "hugs!")

Dallin returned on May 30, 2012.  I saw him that night.  It was crazy!  I had had butterflies in my stomach all day long!  Just waiting to hear from him was traumatic! Haha.  We got to spend some time together that night and then the journey began!