Sunday, February 27, 2011

A weekend in Colorado!

Woody and I met up in Colorado last weekend. It was so much fun! I got in on Thursday night, and spent Friday looking at flowers and running errands with my Mom. Friday night was my bridal shower! It was so much fun! Emily, Jessie, and Lonnie planned it. We had cupcakes, fudge, brownies, a chocolate fountain, and ice cream. I liked them all! Woody and I have a pretty stocked kitchen after this. It was a kitchen themed shower, so we got a lot of utensils and appliances for which I am so grateful for! I'm so excited to cook and to use them! Everyone brought their favorite recipes too, so I am excited to try those out. I also got 2 aprons, and I LOVE aprons. I'm excited, if you couldn't tell.

After the bridal shower, I was going to write my thank you notes while I waited for Woody's plane to come in, and then go down to Denver to pick him up. At 9:00, he notified me that his flight, which was supposed to be landing in Denver at 11:40pm, was delayed an hour and a half. This would put him in at approximately...1:10am. First off, I was sad because I wouldn't get to see him for even longer, and Second, because we had a to-do list that was 7 feet long for the next day, so we needed sleep in order to survive. But alas, I continued to work on my thank yous. At 11:45, Woody told me he had boarded the airplane, and was taking off soon. At 12:35am, Mitchy and I left our house and drove the hour drive to Denver. Woody still hadn't landed. So we waited at the deserted airport. Then I realized I had to go to the bathroom REALLY bad, so I went inside, but I was too scared to go because there wasn't hardly anyone in the airport, and I knew that some rapist/murderer/zombie was waiting in the bathroom for some unsuspecting victim. I waited at the top of the escalator where the arrivals filter into, and finally, at 2:04am, Woody's face came into view. It was a really happy reunion! Of course, since it had been more than a month since we'd seen each other.

The night wasn't over yet though, Woody stood guard while I went to the bathroom, and then we went to wait for his luggage. It took a while.

At 2:40am, we finally left the airport. It was close to 4 when we got back to my house, so we went to sleep asap. The next morning, we left my house around 10 and went to look at wedding bands, then we went to the church to visit my mom at a Relief Society thing and introduce Woody to lots of people, then we went and celebrated Valentine's day by getting Big City Burrito(which is amazing) and going to a park and eating it. While we were eating, a black man walked by and started singing "Isn't she lovely?" 

After that, we went to Goodwill and found Emily a really cute(ugly) sweater for her birthday. Then we went and found Woody a tux(not at Goodwill), and did other things on our list which I can't remember because I was too tired.

We ate dinner, then watched Dumb and Dumber with Matt. We were super tired still, so we went to bed on the early side.

Sunday we went to church, then went and took pictures with Mom. They were a lot of fun to do, especially when we kissed and she'd say "Okay enough of that." What a silly. We got some pretty good ones though! We also went and mapped out how we want the reception set up. 

Monday morning at 5:30, Woody and I left to drive him back to the airport. It was a fast goodbye, and a hard one, but exciting because the next time we will see each other will be in April!

Lynetters still had a lot of stuff on her "To-do for Presidents Weekend," list, so after I tried recovering from my 4 hours of sleep, we were back out running errands. That night, the fam all drove down to Denver with me, and we had Panda Express before they dropped me off at the airport. The "hot donut," sign was on at Krispy Kreme, so naturally we had to stop.  My flight was supposed to leave at 9:35, but we didn't end up taking off til close to 11. I arrived in Idaho Falls after 12:30, thankfully didn't have to wait for checked baggage, and then strolled off the plane into Marisa and Taylors waiting arms. They must like me a lot to wait that late at night for my plane to land ;) ALSO, on the flight, the boy next to me kept falling asleep on my shoulder and talking to me, which I wasn't really liking that much.
Anyways, we got back to Rexburg at 1:30, I went to sleep, woke up the next day for work at 8, and then survived that week up until this point. I can't believe a week has already passed. What a crazy life!
I don't know why this flipped...but oh well! 41 more days :)