August 22, 2016

Hola From our Honeymoon

// highlights from our honeymoon to Cancun//

Hola! We returned from our honeymoon a week ago, and I already wish we could take another one! We spent a week in sunny, beautiful Cancun Mexico and it was the vacation of a lifetime. 
Here are some good things about our trip: 

Making it through the airports with only a few tiny incidents! 
Flying for the first time
Going out of the country for the first time
window seats all the way 
king sized beds
fluffy white robes
being able to sleep in
ocean + pool view out our balcony
cinnamon french toast for breakfast every day
ocean water that is as warm as a bath
getting sunburns the first day 
peacocks and iguanas everywhere
drinking smoothies in the pool
rooms that are air conditioned so we could get away from the humidity
dulce de leche ice cream 
live music during dinner
24 restaurants to choose from 
watching the olympics in spanish
hopping on a random bus and hoping we made it to downtown cancun
getting ripped off by mexican store owners
wandering through little shops and finding treasures
mcdonalds ice cream cones 
mariachi singers on the bus ride home
dinner at Cocoa.... aka the best grill and seafood restaurant known to man
fake cheesecake 
watching shows in the pyramid at night
waking up early to walk the beach
** when its actually 5:30 am and you didn't realize that's why the beach was empty
attempting to snorkel off the shore
jumping waves for hours
tropical storms
only getting 1 picture together where our eyes are opened. #photogenic 
being known as "Coke and Sprite" because we were the only ones not drinking alcohol
surviving a whole week without ice 
not having to worry about wedding plans
spending a whole week with my husband (!!!) 

We absolutely loved our trip and are so grateful to Colten's parents for sending us on such a beautiful vacation! Marriage started off spectacular, and it has only continued to get better! This new chapter of life is full of lots of growth, learning, and fun, and I think I snagged the best husband around. 
Love P


There's nothing like waking up and knowing that in a few hours you get to marry your best friend and love of your life. On August 6th, Colten and I were married in the St. George Temple for time and all eternity. The day was so special and I have tried to burn into my mind every detail from the day. Some of them are too special to share here, but I can honestly say that it was the happiest and most exciting day of my life. We were married while surrounded by loving friends and family, and the spirit inside the sealing room of the temple was something I had never felt before. Feelings of pure joy filled my heart as I knew that the handsome boy kneeling across the altar from me would be my companion for the rest of our lives. Every effort and bit of patience that it took to make it to our wedding day became instantly worth it. As we covenanted, with tears in our eyes, to love each other and always be there for each other, I knew that there wasn't a better place to be in the whole wide world.

Afterwards, we left the temple to join the rest of our family and friends and the celebrations began! Colten's family put on a delicious luncheon, and our parents all took a few minutes to give us some advice about marriage and welcome us to the family. Later on that night, we had a reception in our backyard to celebrate with friends and neighbors. Even though it ended up raining for a few minutes, the reception was even better than I thought it would be. All of our hard work paid off, and it was a beautiful night to celebrate love.

Colten and I are so grateful for our parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who helped us pull this wedding off. There were late nights and stressful moments along the way, but when the day came we couldn't have asked for better. We love and appreciate our neighbors and friends who came to celebrate us, and missed those that couldn't make it. Marriage has been one of the biggest blessings in my life already, and I can't wait to celebrate more in the future!

Hey Colt, let's get married everyday?
Love P

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