Sunday, January 11, 2009

I do...

Well, it's official. We were married on November 1, 2008 in the Oakland California Temple. It was a cold and VERY Rainey day in Oakland but we were determined not to let that ruin our day. We had a lot of support from family and friends who were positive even though they too were completely soaked. Todd was able to have 3 of his 4 siblings there which was great. His sister was expecting a month later and was advised not to travel out of state but she was there in spirit. Whitney had 1 of her 2 brothers there (Justin). Unfortunately Justin's wife and daughter couldn't make it on account that she too was expecting and due the same day as Todd's sister and couldn't travel. Whit's other brother and family sent their love from Australia where they live. We joke because it rained on his wedding day 7 years ago so he just sent the rain to let us know he was there in spirit. Luckily we were able to get a few breaks in the downpour to get some amazing pictures.

The reception later that night was at Whitney's parents’ house in Turlock. We lucked out and didn't have any rain until we were driving off after our reception. Everything turned out perfect and we were so happy. There were a ton of people who came to support us which we are so grateful for and feel so blessed.

After the reception we headed off on our honeymoon. Todd's parents lent us their time-share and we headed up to Lake Tahoe for a week which was such a great way to relax after 2 months of wedding preparations.

Now the wedding is over and life has begun. It has it's been a wonderful 2 months and we can't wait for what’s more to come!