So, mason and I are finally married now! :) Its amazing to feel so happy and content all the time! Getting to wake up next to my best friend every morning is the best gift I've ever been given. God is teaching me how to relax and be open to new adventures, so far.


We went to the Inn at Parkside Spa & Bed and Breakfast, in downtown Sacramento, California for our first two nights. What an amazing find! :) Mason did great!!! We had the attic room- they call their "Happiness Suite." Jacuzzi tub, huge shower, king size bed, and decorated so peacefully- it was very relaxing! The wedding was 5-10pm on saturday- and we got to the bed & Breakfast after grabbing a quick bite to eat at our favorite joint...
IN & OUT BURGER! Yummy!! We went throught the drive through...the high school employee thought we faked all the decor & (me in a gown that filled up the car in addition to mason in his tux...WITH THE CAR VERY MUCH SO DECORATED!)....yup- we faked it all......there's no way. :) haha...Anyway...on with the adventure.

Monday afternoon we checked out of the bed & breakfast, and went camping at Sardine lake! (skipping over the drama of bears in our story-) Sardine lake is beautiful, and I only wish we would have found it before we set camp up at Diablo campgrounds (less than 2 miles from Sardine lake). We cut the trip short, (very short) and visted Rocklin, California--the family-- for a night.

Then, we moved into our new home, in San Luis Obispo! :) We are within walking distance of Downtown San Luis Obispo- its amazing. Now, I'm just searching for a low-key family-friendly job. Mason took the job offer with Perry Smith Accounting Firm just yesterday... it won't begin until next August, 2009. So- until then-- here is our home sweet home! :)

Nearlywed, officially :)

Hi Friends and Family! I've decided to start a blog, because its much easier to write in one place than try to keep up with everyone :) I hope its more convenient for you as well.

My one and only...Mason, and I have been engaged now for 6 months already!!!!! Six months from the sixth of this month...we will be saying our vows! Its going by so fast. At the same time, our year-long engagement has allowed us to grow closer and prepare ourseleves. I feel like a little girl, waiting for recess ... this engagement has been alot of work! Two of our good friends, Laura & Stephen Jones (newlyweds as of October 2007!), told us that they felt like every married couple HAS to go through an engagement..."its a right of passage....that IS difficult." They're right. Its a bitter sweet transition.

Oh, and I just started working at "Vons"...the Southern California version of good 'ol Safeway. Its funny to talk with the people that come in... working with a variety of characters is interesting (especially when most of my co-workers are under 16 yrs old). I wish I walked around with a notebook, tallying how many times I hear the meaningless filler-word "like" in one shift. :) I'll try to post a picture of my sweet new apron. :) I love wearing aprons.

Oh, and here are some of our favorite engagement pictures!! SAM POTTER PHOTOGRAPHY... he was great to work with, he'll be doing our wedding too!!!! We can't wait!