Thats right! I got married to the love of my life, Nick Ostler! It has been such an amazing journey getting to find this wonderful man that I can call my husband. He has been a great example and he treats me so well.
My entire family was able to come out for the wedding and I was so surprised when my sister's Aubrey and Laura showed up and announced that they are both pregnant! (Aubrey showed more with her stomach than words!) And I was so excited that my 3 best friends came and shared that amazing day with me! And Nick's family were able to come out as well! I was able to meet some family members that I hadn't met before. We had a fun dinner at The Pizza Pie Cafe in Provo eating and mingling and reminsing!
That night I went up to Salt Lake and stayed in a hotel with my bestie Whit and my parents stayed next door. I hardly slept that night I was nervous but excited at the same time. That morning I woke up to get ready for my makeup and hair dressers. They were 45 minutes late and I had a little bit of panic going through my mind but they came and it all turned out ok. Then Nick was late to the temple, that didn't help my stress for that morning but all turned out ok, he came and he looked so handsome! My escort was Pres. Hinckley's daughter, Virgina Pierce, what a wonderful woman she was and helped keep me clam. The ceremony was so special, I am so blessed that I could have my family there and that I got to be sealed to my sweetie for time and eternity and that our friends got to be there as well.
Then the rest of the day was just pictures, going to lunch, more pictures, walking around in awe that I was married!!!
Here are some pics fromt the day!
All in all, it has been the best day of my life! And my life continues to build off of that day! I love my life, my family, my husband!
Yes!!! I am engaged! I can't believe it! It is more than I could dream of and I am so happy! So I am writing this because I have the details fresh in my mind and I want to share the story, so here we go!!!
First to give a little backround, Nick and I have been dating for 2 years and we met through a mission friend of mine back when she was my roommate and it was her birthday. I asked to go on a ride on his fancy motorcycle about 2 months after I met him and the rest is histoy! Since in the past while of our dating spree I have been wondering for the longest time when a particular question would be asked, I would give him little hints like saying, "If you ask me a question I'll say yes..." or "You want to take me to a really pretty place this weekend and ask me a question don't you!?"...I almost got to the point where I was like, "While you are doing lunges why don't you stay down awhile and ask me the question!"...But he just loved teasing and dragging it out! By now we were used to the question, "When are you getting married? Is this your wife? When's the big day?" The answer would usually result in a "someday" or "soon". And for some reason I knew that he would get me by surprise because I wanted to be surprised! And we didn't really look at rings together becuase I wanted that to be all his choice and so that I could be surprised!
So today we go to church and it was just a normal sunday, nothing very different. Then we went to his house, ate lunch, watched Night at the Museum 2, took a nap, played with his remote helicopter, ate dinner. And then he asked if I wanted to go on a motorcyle ride, I said "Of course"! And we have taken his motorcycle out on nice rides before so this wasn't anything out of the ordinary. So we are riding and there is this amazing lightning storm off in the distance! And I always love lightning storms because they remind me of when Nick and I first started dating, when we rode on his motorcyle and there were amazing thunderstorms. So he asked if I wanted a better look at the storm, and agreed. So we go to this look out in Orem above the Cemetary and it was where we kinda had our first date (he was recreating the whole thing down to the weather). So we go there and there are 2 amazing storms just to look at from the view. I asked if he wanted to sit on a rock and so we sat there just looking and talking about who knows what, and then he got up because he needed "gum". And while he was getting his "gum" out of his motorcyle he was directing my attention to the lightning the other way. He then came back over and was kinda shifting his feet a little bit and he was telling me how much he loved me and asked if I loved him back, and I said a lot! And he led into, how much and I said 10x10! Then he said "I love you this much" and he pulled out a special box and I was in shock! I was shaking and I thought that I would cry but I was so happy and I couldn't believe it that I was hugging him and he pulled back and knelt down and he said my full name and asked me to marry him, and I said a big "YES!", and he stood back up and kissed me and hugged me and then I said "I want to see it" and I then looked at the most beautiful ring and he put it on my finger and then I kept hugging him and then I cried! I am the happiest girl and I get to have the love of my life and my best friend in my life forever! We then called my parents ( and I later found out that when Nick was on the phone with my dad my mom was already on the phone with my 2 state side siblings), and then we rode home and told his parents and the rest of the world!
Zoobies? What does that mean? Well I will tell you what it means, and no it doesn't refer to a BYU student, it refers to my work! I have started working with a new office and they manufacture blanket pets called Zoobies! They are so much fun and super, super soft! I have a few and my roomies and Nick love them too! So if you need a good gift idea for a baby shower or birthday its a great gift to give! Their website is simple enough www.zoobies.com
So, in all my years of living I have never been to Idaho. I have been to northern Utah, but never across the border. But this past weekend I got invited to go there for Nick's family reunion. I had nothing else to do, so I thought, why not! It wasn't going to be a long trip but I didn't know what to expect. He said something about a ranch so I was expecting it to be like a ranch, well it kinda was but not exactly. It was more camping than anything else, but praises there was at least bathroom! I love camping don't get me wrong, but I love running water and sanitary things too! So off we went on Friday evening to go! We hadn't gotten anything yet for food and what not so we decided that outside of Salt Lake we would stop and get stuff. Since neither one of us know very much about northern Utah Nick asked me to look up where Walmart was to stop there and get food etc..So I got my phone out and looked it up and then the next thing I knew my phone's screen went black! I got my iPhone just a few months ago and it has never done that to me before! I didn't know what to do, I pushed buttons, I tried charging it, nothing was working...great, went through my mind. Because of that event I couldn't take any pictures which I was planning to! I was so bummed but I put it to the side since I couldn't really do anything about it. But we did find a Walmart in Brigham City and Nick almost had a heart attack because of how much we spent on food, which I also do have to admit was WAY too much for 1 day! He's an over-planner. So after his anxiety attack and dinner at a very questionable Burger King, our next desitnation was Idaho! It was only about a 2 1/2 drive all together without counting our stops, so not too far. The Ranch that we went to was just outside of Malad outside the border, and I couldn't believe how green it was, and so many hills! They all said that usually it is really brown but because of all the rain its super green. Then we arrived at the ranch and I met all the extended family on his dad's side and I let Nick answer all the questions about him and I, but suprisingly we didn't get too many! I just love families and to see families get together. My family is all over the world and I don't have the privilege to be with all of them very much so I always enjoy when I get to be with my amazing family or with Nick's wonderful family! It was everything that you could think of a reunion having, one sprained ankle, a campfire, children falling in dirt, the boys firing guns (I did it too!), 4-wheelers, food galore, and so many wonderful people! Fun times! On the way home I had to drive part of the way because my boy was so tired so I relieved him for a little bit, and we was out! But we made it home and then I fixed my phone, yay! So it was a great first time to Idaho!
So...Nick...he and I have been dating now for a few good months!!! That is why I haven't posted anything on this for a long while now. I met him last May at my friends/roommates birthday party, and then he would come over every now and then. Since it was during the summer I was running all the time. I ran 2 sometimes 3 times a day, and he would see me after my runs, and even then after I was all gross and sweaty and probably didn't look the best, he for some reason still had interest in me. Then as time went on we started texting and then I went to California for the 4th of July with my family and I received a text from him wishing me a Happy 4th of July. During that vacation I was in and out of cell phone service so it was hard to text him back, but I remembered in that time that Nick had a motorcycle and I really, really love riding on motorcycles. So by this time I was in Chico, and I had full cell phone coverage and after texting for a few days I asked if we could go riding together sometime. He said yes. I got back into provo a few days later and he texted me again asking when I wanted to go, I wasn't doing anything that night so he came over and off we went riding on his oh so nice motorcycle!! SOOOO fun! He was all flirty and cute and I was shy and not very talkative. Well I could go on and on about our first kiss (Bridal Veil Falls), his family (who are amazing), so many, many stories I have learned so much about myself about life about a lot of things. He is great and I am curious to see where this part in my life will take me!
So the weather was a little frightful yesterday! It was kinda funny because a few days prior to yesterday (Sunday), we had all these warnings about a blizzard that was going to come through and that we were to prepare for it. Guess what, nothing happened. Well at least in Provo nothing happened, I guess there was some type of a storm more north of Salt Lake. I have seen white out conditions from serving in freezing (but wonderful) upstate New York, and I was ready to see some of that, but nope, nothing. It was cold for sure, and still is, but again nothing compared to that bitter, bitter cold in New York. I only spent one winter there, but it was one to remember. The below zero temperature, the hem on my skirt would freeze, my comp and I trying to make ourselves feel better by saying that "at least we aren't in Russia". Don't know why but it did make me feel better, maybe because I knew that Russia would be a little colder. But I also remember that day because it was one of my favorite stories to tell about tracting in the snow. I was serving with Hermana Whitney Nielsen and I love her, and she is such a good missionary. Anyways, so we are tracting and we have a goal of so many contacts before the week was over and this was our day to fulfill that goal, and it was snowing, HARD! But we were determined little sister missionaries and off we went! Door after door we were shut down, and then we see this man jogging, and we have to talk to everyone, so we started to talk to the man and then as we were talking he was still kinda jogging and said "I'm not gonna stop". So as he is running my companion starts running beside him and I am trying to run but my skirt that I was wearing that day was a little restrictive so I couldn't go that fast. But I was so impressed with my comp and her determination to share the gospel while running. I think that he took a referral card! I loved my mission and I am so grateful for it everyday! There has been no other greater joy than that of the gospel in my life. Even in the freezing winter cold, and the hot desert sun, the gospel is true, and our Savior lives. And that is the greatest message that we will always have to share!