Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Wedding

The morning of September 16, 1988 was beautiful. I remember walking to the Logan temple and being completely in awe over where I was and what I was about to do.I was in the right place with the right guy, and it felt wonderful! I was ready to become Tom's wife.

My mother worked as a cook at the Old Rock Church. One of the first churches built in Cache Valley. Part of it had been converted to an assisted living place. They kept a section in its original, old charm and rented it for receptions. My mom made a deal with the owner so we could use it. She also happens to be a cake decorator so I got a sweet deal on my cake. (free) Thanks Mom!

There were a couple notes of interest on our wedding day. Things that happened that need to be learned from.

  • A nervous, frazzled bride should not be entrusted with anything important such as a temple recommend. She will look frantically EVERYWHERE and not be able to find it. She will have to call the Bishop to get her into the temple for her wedding. (She will find it a few weeks later, in her purse ((imagine that!))
  • When the wife of one of your favorite cousins calls asking if she can drop something by your apartment, DO NOT leave the key for them. After the reception, you will walk through the door to find toilet paper strewn everywhere, shoes in various places filled with rice, notes on the mirror with lipstick, kool-aid in the shower and an alarm clock under the bed that goes off at 3:00 a.m. And don't believe them when they vehemently deny doing it. A few years later, when you stop by to visit, they will be watching home movies. You will stare, open mouthed, at giggling relatives throwing toilet paper around your old apartment on the screen.

To Tom:

It has been twenty years since I leaned over that altar in the temple. In many ways, it seems like it wasn't that long ago, yet I feel as if you've been a part of me forever. I can't imagine my life without you, ever. I love you more.



::DANDEE:: said...

You are so beautiful! Happy Anniversary to the two of you!

Heather said...

Ha! You really shouldn't have left they key, but I probably would have done the same thing.

terramisu said...

Lovely! That was lovely and you look beautiful!

meohmyers said...

Awwww... you are a gorgeous bride! I love the collage of pictures! What a great story and memorable wedding day.

Another thing in common: I had the crystal cake topper of the Seattle Temple on my wedding cake!! I think we're soul sisters or something!

Nicki said...

Happy Anniversary. I bet the next 20 will be just as great.

debsters said...


I love the gorgeous pictures and I can feel your emotion as I read your words.

So what are you doing for your anniversary this year?

♥The S Sissies♥ said...

You guys are a cute couple

Sonja said...

What a cute couple you make!

tharker said...

I am loving this week on your blog!

What a sweet couple. I love these pictures.