Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Late Night Snack

PJ and I went for a run, this evening, and came home to my first bread machine loaf! It was cinnamon swirl bread, as per Peejs request. I must admit it was delicious! 

Sweaty PJ loves this bread!

Bread Maker Success! 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Oh the Places You'll Go!

For our honeymoon Peej, being an adventurous spirit, planned our trip through Europe! It was a whirlwind vacation full of magical surprises, great food, and hilarious accidents. There is just not enough time to explain every heavenly detail so here are a FEW of the highlights! (I tried to cut down as much as I could)

  5 hour delay in NC = Free CPK! and they still fed us 2 meals on the flight!

 Notre Dame

 The Louvre


 Climbing and Picnicking at the Eiffel Tower 

Found Giant Puppets in an alley in Barcelona  

 We Spied Joseph Smith at a Street Fair! Can you ?

Sangrada Familia and many other Gaudi wonders

 Our fanciful hotel in Rome

The Colosseum!

 Trevi Fountain 

 Our Little Roman Bike Ride 

Vatican Museum  

Hiking through the Cinque Terra  

 Wandering the sights of Florence

 The David - words cannot describe! 

Scaling  to the Top of the Bell Tower 

Watching glass blowing in Murano not to mention their incredible glass sculptures around the island!

 Eating Dinner on the Waters Edge in Venice

Strolling the sights of Vienna  

 Shonbrunn Palace Gardens Exploration

The Best FrankFurt I Have Ever Had   

 The Best Hot Chocolate!!

 Sound of Music Tour!!!!

 Neuschwanstein Castle! Seriously the craziest and most fanciful place! 
 Mama Mia in London!!!

 PJ Joining the Beatles 

 Buckingham Palace Tour! Seeing the Royal wedding exhibit just added to the excitement!

The Tower Bridge!

I could go on and on about all of these wonderful things and the countless other sights, museums, and random found moments we had! I feel so blessed and couldn't have a better lifetime travel partner. We are both looking forward to our next adventure, even if we just get the ones tossed at us by life! 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Just Hitched!

Well I guess it isn't quite "just" hitched anymore but it's been a little over a month since the big day and we are loving married life! One of our favorite pastimes (or my favorite - since I'm jobless) is looking through our wedding pictures. I love seeing every one together and having a blast- so to extend my fun a little bit here is my short recap of the day! Warning: I may go a little crazy with the pictures here but I'm just obsessed with them! Ken Kienow is the best!

After a very short night of sleep I woke up and started getting ready for the day! All my sisters and Jaicy were there and I felt like a princess getting my hair and makeup done. I was totally calm until the last half an hour. Peej said the same thing, he even forgot how to tie his tie! How adorable is that? Anyway he came and picked me up and we headed off to the Oakland Temple. It was wonderful to have that time together before our sealing. Soon after we came out of the temple Man and Wife and couldn't have been happier! The day seemed to accelerate from there. We felt so much support and love from all of our friends and family who came to meet us at the temple! We took so many pictures and then had a snack break before heading off to the school house.

All of our amazing friends and family had gone straight from the temple to the school to get it ready. By the time we arrived we were absolutely stunned by how perfect everything was! 


The whole ring ceremony and reception were perfect! We had so much fun talking, dancing, laughing, and doing all of the traditions right. It was such a party and way better than we had ever imagined and we were so well taken care of! 

The night ended with a sea of bird seed and a tandem bike ride! We are so thankful for everyone who helped make our day perfect. The list is truly endless and we are so blessed!