Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Fathers in my life!

Happy Father's Day to these special men in my life:

My own papa who I miss very much.  I can't believe how much has happened since he has been gone.  He is such a good example to me and taught me so many things that have helped me get to where I am now.  Couldn't have asked for a better dad.    I love you daddy!

My new father-in-law who I also love very much.  He an absolute blast to be around and cares for his family so much.  I am luck to have married into the Douglass Clan.  Happy Father's Day Kurt!

       To Brooke my future step dad!  He is truly a wonderful person that I am so excited to have in the family.  He makes my mom happy and we all have lots of fun together.  And he loves Hells Canyon almost as much as us.  Love you Brooke !                                                 

To Poppy, my sweet  grandfather.  He has been battling the after effects of a stroke like a champion and never is seen with out a smile on his face.  He is one of the most hard-working, humble, and caring persons I have ever met.   Love you G-pa.  Thanks for all you do.  Isn't he so cute?

And last to my husband, we don't have kids yet, but I know he will make an excellent father.   I love how much fun we have together and am so excited to spend every minute I can with you.  Looking forward to forever with you.   Love you.

Random update

Some of the things we have been doing as newly weds.....
we ride bike, a lot.  Mountain, road, cruisers, commuters... whatever.
We love our new ward.  It is so nice being in a family ward, this is our first sunday

A cinco de mayo party with Alec, Kristen and Eric

I tried to sneak a picture out the window when Harry went to our neighbors to ask if they would help pay for the tow cost.s

Our first FHE, we made a family constitution/proclamation.... We the members of the Douglass clan, in order to form a more perfect family......

Temple trips!

These pictures don't do it justice, but we have been having a ton of fun, and even more so now that I am not working so much! We love being married!


So I FINALLY found out what the honeymoon was going to be as we drove down to salt lake to catch our flight.  We went on a cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada Mexico.  We had a great time.

First we stayed in LA for a day.  We were pretty far away from everything so the only thing we really did was go out to eat and walk down the beach for while.  

 The cruise was a blast.  Everyone on the boat was totally plastered the entire time so it was really entertaining.  We met one guy who had a $500 bar tab...after four days.  We didn't spend a dollar on food or drinks.  I prefer our way.
We had to take a ferry to get to Catalina Island.  I loved Catalina Island

We rented bikes there and rode around for a while and up to a botanical garden.  It was really pretty

 and there was this cool monument at the end of it that was huge.  It was for some guy that thought Catalina Island was neat so he wanted to help preserve its natural beauty. Good job guy.

 Then we rented wet suits (the whole cruise trip was in a little cold spell the area was having)  and went snorkeling.   The first wet suit the lady got me was really small.  I am not a small lady, its okay just get a bigger size.

This is about the only area on the island with houses.

 The biggest building, I think it is a Casino

 The water was really murky, and there were HUGE seaweed trees/monsters that were freaking me out.  yuck.

Arriving at Ensenada was cool.  You can't really tell in the picture, but this flag is the biggest flag I have ever seen. It was beautiful waving in the breeze.  I don't have any more pictures from here but Harry and I walked  down to a beach.... which was not 12 miles down the road like the bus man told us.  We could see it from the boat and had a map.  It was like a mile and half walk.  I think that guy was really out of shape.

We were pretty much the only people on the beach and the beach was huge, probably going on for over a mile.  The first place we started swimming we got in trouble by the lifegaurds because it was an undertow areas... oops.  So we moved over and were good friends with the lifegaurds after that.   We also fell asleep on the beach and got really burned even though it was cool and overcast.
 Harry took full advantage to all the free food.  Yes, three ice cream cones at once.
 So relaxing
We decided on the last day to play mini golf on top of the boat.  It was also the same time that the wind picked up to about 50 mph.  It was really fun.  At least I had an excuse for sucking so bad.

We had so much fun! So nice to get away for a while as newlyweds!

Sooo. We got married!

Ya haven't posted in while... mostly due to Pony Express Days.  155 hours in a two week period- not a lot gets done, but the overtime is great!

So here is a little update:

was perfect.   Twin falls was a little windy but it made for some funny pictures and it made sure we all headed back to Eagle on time for the luncheon!  The temple ceremony was so wonderful and it was so nice to be surrounded by so many people we love!

 So excited for Brooke to actually be a part of the family too!

 Kyl and I have been friends since we were born.  She was such a great help all day!
 My new family!

Poor brook was so cold


Amazing.  Susan made some delicious pulled pork sandwiches, salads, brownies and ice cream... the whole bit.  It was all so good.  The luncheon was a lot of fun with the honeymoon salad joke included... and we got a huge surprise from the Anderson's who found us a Land Cruiser.   Harry's second wife for the day!  It has already been a ton of fun going up to the Anderson's to work on it.

The reception location was beautiful. The day turned out to be a perfect temperature and everything looked so cute.  My mom and Susan -and the rest of the family are so great at decorating and pulling things together.   I loved it all!  Susan also did my flowers which were beautiful.
The awkward bridesmaids
 The handsome groomsmen

 The sisters
 Now the all the lovely bridesmaids
 I love them
 we can't dance
 LOVED my flowers

really love him


 The reception hall

All in all it was a perfect day.  So happy to be married to my best friend. He is so wonderful.