Just to reminisce, I feel like pointing out some of my favorite things about the wedding day:
-Once I was in the temple and getting dressed in the Bride's room, all the stresses of the day were gone and it was such an amazing experience to have both my mother and my oldest sister, Julina, help me get dressed.
-There was a moment when I was in the Celestial Room with Ryan before all the ceremonial things, and we were sitting, holding hands, and I felt so at peace with everything. I remember looking at him and seeing our entire future and that, for me, it couldn't be complete without him.
-The sealer told us after the sealing had been completed to take a mental picture. I still have it in my head.
-When I put on my actual wedding dress in the bride's room, there was a large mirror and I looked at myself, decked out in everything, and was amazed that I had made it here. That I had gotten married.
-When I walked out of the temple, there were two big hugs waiting for me from my adorable nephew and my even more enthusiastic cousin, who clung to me and wouldn't let go. That was one of the best moments of the day.
-All the pictures, food, celebrations were a complete blur that day. Other moments that stood out were the ones where I got to spend a few precious minutes conversing with my new husband, just commenting on the ease of the day and how beautiful everything seemed.
-The most tears that came out of my eyes was when me and Ryan had our dance. But it was still less than I could've let myself cry.
THANK you, again, to all those that made that day as easy as possible for me and Ryan. It could've been such a stress (and getting to the temple was pretty ridiculous), but I'm so glad that I have nothing but the fondest memories of that special day.
But since then, it's also been fairly easy going. There are things that we're learning about ourselves and how we live together, but even through those minor challenges I am still thankful for the covenant I made to my husband and to my Heavenly Father.
Okay, enough of the sappy stuff and onto all the things we've been doing around the apartment. This past week (since its our last week of freedom before school starts) I've caught a domestic bug. Tuesday, especially, I didn't want to do anything except to bake and cook. And that is EXACTLY what I did.
First up, home-made white bread.
Then, while the bread was cooking, I decided to make chocolate chip cookies (I got the recipe from Ryan's uncle who makes amazing chocolate chip cookies every time we go to their house):
Anyways, the plan that we had for this cookie dough was to wrap it up in tin-foil tubes and freeze them. Then when we wanted to satisfy our sweet tooth, we could unwrap a bit, cut it up and make them in our new toaster oven (which we still need to figure out. They're really sensitive and you can burn things quite easily).
Here's Ryan wrapping them up now:
There are more pictures of our adventures, but blogger is slow in loading and I still need to shower/actually do stuff with my day.
But here is a picture (before and after) of my haircut that I got yesterday.