Yeah I know, it's another one of those posts that everyone is writing. But it is the start of a new year and therefore time to think of starting fresh.
As I thought of this past year, a lot has definitely happened.
A lot of big things too:
-moved to Cali
-worked at Disneyland
-met so many wonderful people
-got my two jobs back
-met another wonderful class of kindergarteners whom I love
-moved out (again)
Now for 2011 I want to:
-go on at least 3 vacations with my husband
-learn to decorate better
-start cooking and baking again
-read more new books
-go to the temple often
-think better of myself
-go on dates often
-become a mother
-become more involved in volunteering and serving others
My hope is that if I am able to do these things my life will be better, my testimony will grow, I will be able to touch lives for good, become a better person, and Andrew and I will grow closer to each other and to God.
What's on your list?
Ok so it's kinda like Christmas and wedding stuff together but more Christmas ;) So I was gonna take my camera and take pictures of what we got and everything and I left the battery in the charger, not the camera......Yeah I know. Smooth.
So from Haley we each got a smell. And they both smell delish!! Which is a big deal where Andrew is concerned cuz cologne does NOT mesh very often with him. Chocolate oranges are probably one of my favorite parts of Christmas. These things are yummy beyond all reason and Andrew and I both got one. SCORE! Gift certificate to my favorite restaurant - Olive Garden! Ok my mom got the shower gels and lotions but I got the bag! It was Bath and Body's special promo bag this year. It's actually a lot cuter in person promise. My grandparents gave us a piggy bank full of money! It was awesome! We counted it on the floor and everything! We got a popcorn popper for our wedding! Woot! I basically have enough bakeware to start my own bakery YES! A kick butt Shark iron! Woot! And pyrex! Always good for baking and cooking fun things ;) We got so many wonderful gifts and ornaments! I'm so grateful for those that gave to us and are helping us start out ;)
How was your Christmas??
Ok so we're officially married!
Basically best day ever ;)
But I don't have many pictures yet so
THAT post will have to wait a little.
BUT I have stuff from our cruise!
We went on a Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Inspiration
to Grand Cayman and Cozumel Mexico.
Here are a few pics to entertain you all ;)
The "levels" or decks ;)
The "Empress deck"
They apparently really wanted to try to be a Disney cruise fake hidden Mickeys all over the place hahahaha
Andrew and I flat out guffawed over this sign
On our tender to Grand Cayman
A shot of where we would've come into port if possible
He was pooped out after all our runnings around and apparently I was taking up too much space on the bed hahahahahahaha
My wannabe GQ husband hahaha so handsome
The view from our hotel room ;)
The sunset in Tampa ;)
We had so much fun being together and spending time in these fun places! I look forward to more vacations together yay!
We're an old married couple now ;)
Basically today my happily ever after begins ;)
I'm so happy already it's hard to believe I will receive more happiness in the next life. I love my Andrew and he is my light and life. Thank goodness for family and friends keeping me sane through the waiting of his mission and this little interlude of time of the engagement.
It's time to ride off into the sunset with my prince and start our life together as husband and wife. It's gonna be weird being called "Ali Mills". But I have been waiting for this day for 3 years. And now it's here! I love my family, my friends, and my dearest one Andrew.
I love my Heavenly Father and I can't thank Him enough for the opportunity we have to be sealed together for time and all eternity. And that we can be sealed to our children also. A forever family, that starts today at His holy temple.
We're getting married!!!!!!
That's right, this part of the best blog post of this eternity is coming from Andrew himself. I love Ali with all my heart and we're finally there! For those of you who follow her you already know... But she is the most amazing woman in the entire world. (and don't let anyone say otherwise, even her, she's just humble) Thanks to all, and to all, say hello to the new Mrs. Mills!
We're getting married!!!!!!!!
So I've been really wanting to do something creative. Then at my bachelorette party my friend Noelle gave me this awesome vase thing that would be awesome to do something with. And then an idea struck me as I was walking around Wal-Mart today.
I walked by the Christmas stuff (waiting for the pharmacy to re-open had to kill time) and saw these cute little ornaments in different colors but I loved the red and silver the most. And then it was a light bulb came on inside. I could put them in the vase!! And then I saw this really cool white flower thing that worked wonderfully for the middle of the centerpiece.
And lo! Here is the finished product! I'm so proud of myself and I'm gonna make it a goal to try to fix it up with new arrangements every so often. Yay!!
And it was super cheap too!! The little ones were $3 and the bigger ones were $5. Ribbon was $1 ;)
Here you will find love, magic, bookworm favorites, Disney tips, and a family on their journey to Happy Ever After!