26 June 2014

...party time (long awaited pt. 3 of my wedding)!

After our wedding ceremony, we went straight into our reception. Our family and friends had slaved all night and morning to set it up, and it was better than I could have ever imagined it.

Dancing Shoes - Green River Ordinance

Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman

The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

To this day, two years later, our friends and family still call it the "Pinterest wedding." Everything was made by me or one of Kendall's wonderful family members. It was intimate, casual, and personalized for the two of us. It was the most magical night, filled with Italian soda, cheesecake, country tunes, sparklers, and the greatest love I've ever known.

I'm still obsessed with everything about that night. I wish I could relive it everyday. It was the start of our lives together, this great adventure we've embarked on. And to me, the party still hasn't ended.

15 April 2014

It's been a long, long time.

A year. A year since I took an unintentional hiatus. A year since I last poured my soul onto these pages. As I sit here recovering from my 2nd surgery of the year, I can't help but think about all the things I've missed this past year. The things that my future children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren may never know because a year has passed.

I don't want another year to pass.

I want to be better about documenting my life. The further I go in discovering my family, the more and more disappointed I become that my ancestors didn't think it was important to write about their lives. I want to know if that southern gentleman was in the civil war, and I want to know why my great, great, great, great aunt married 4 times. Their lives are important to me, and no matter how small or unimportant a story may seem, someone, somewhere in my family will think it's important. Someone will relate to it.

I'm easily swayed by what is "hip" and what others see as cool, but no one ever did anything important doing what was "hip" and "cool." My plan is to update my last year and to continue to update the adventures that Kendall and I embark on, so that someday our great, great, great granddaughter will know where she came from, why she's a mormon, and that her grandmother had great conviction and unending love for her family.

Welcome back, old friend!