Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Wonderful Husband

I had a very hard day today, I have caught yet another cold from my preschoolers, and then I spent the day fighting with Key Bank. I would advise no one to use Key Bank unless you like having your money stolen from you. Anyways, I was having a very hard and frustrating day and then I found out Chris was going to be home early today and was so excited that we could eat dinner together! Then he walked in the door with a dozen roses and a package of Double Stuff Oreo's. He is so sweet to me! He knew that I was having a hard day and wanted to surprise me with something special to help me feel better. After dinner he also gave me the Keith Urban CD that came out today! What a wonderful husband I have :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

It is the end....

We are going to retire the Hyundai, yes the 89 Hyundai has reached the end of it's time with the Appel family. We are going to get it put back together and drive it to the junk yard and sell it to them. We are hoping to get them to buy it from us for about $1,000 so that we can put that money towards it's replacement. We will see what happens. I wish I could say I was sad to see it go, but I can't. I am very excited to retire it. We now get to find a replacement car which I have figured out is not very much fun. Car dealers drive me crazy and I think I drive them crazy to. Hopefully we will figure it out soon, and be able to post pictures of our new car soon.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I was looking through some pictures and found some that really make me smile. Don't get me wrong there are many other pictures in my collection that make me smile. These pictures are adventures and things that represent a time before I was married. I had great friends, all of which are not pictured here and a ton of fun. I still have great friends and a ton of fun. None the less it is fun to remember!

Melissa on her first Ferry Ride! We were on our way to Seattle to play.

This is a picture from graduation in May of 2007 a few months before Chris and I were married. In the picture is Tim and Liz Roe, Me, and Chris.

Good old Melissa up to no good as always. I love this picture!

That is Becky! She is awesome and has a style all her own, she was an amazing roommate and I miss being with her and Melissa all the time! I need to fix that...

This is Heather! We were in Utah and the car was breaking down, so we stopped at a rest stop (above) and were hoping that the car would magically fix itself... Didn't happen but we rode back to Provo with a nice German family.

I am so thankful for all of the experiences that I have had. They helped get me where I am today, and understanding that really helps me deal with life today. When I don't understand, or have a hard time I just remember that all things are working towards making me who God wants me to be. I know that Chris and I can get through anything, and that is a great blessing. I thank everyone who helped to make me who I am today!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Dan and Susie's Wedding Weekend!

Mr and Mrs Daniel Appel
Outside the Seattle Washington Temple

Cutting the cake (below)

At Dinner on Friday (below)

There is a new member of the Appel family, and her name is Susie. Their wedding was an adventure, there were many events that did not go as planned, however in the end everything turned out wonderful.

Just in case anyone was wondering, in Washington you need to have your marriage licence 3 full days before you plan on getting married, and you cannot be married without a valid marriage licence. You might be thinking "Oh No! What happened?" well they were a little late getting their marriage license and were not able to be married Saturday morning at the Temple. Not to worry because the Temple President was able to arrange for the Temple to be opened up just for them on Monday the 16th at 12:00am. That is right Dan and Susie were married just after midnight on Monday before they left for their Honeymoon at 6:00am.

Even with the slight time change, the day on Saturday was still very wonderful. Dan and Susie took the schedule changes very well and were very positive and the day was as special as it should have been. I guess I will start with dinner on Friday with the families and wedding party. We had the dinner in Seattle at a Mexican restaurant, it was a full room and was nice to spend time with everyone there and Chris enjoyed catching up with people that he had not seen in years. After dinner a few people went out and did karaoke and then went back to the hotel between two and three in the morning. We all woke up early and and were getting ready for pictures, unfortunately it was raining pretty steadily and they decided that taking pictures wouldn't work. So then we headed over to Wenatchee where they had pictures taken at a photography studio and then went to the reception and ring ceremony. Bishop Cammak was there and he did a wonderful job with their ring ceremony. It was very special and really cute. Dan had so many wonderful things to say about Susie. Susie of course had many wonderful things to say about Dan (hence why they were getting married - they kinda like each other...). I especially like how Susie ended her turn with "Go Cougs" that is school spirit right there. The reception was a lot of fun and people really enjoyed themselves. They had a beautiful cake and lots of great Mexican food.

On Sunday we had a nice day, we had lunch with the family and then headed back to Seattle. It had snowed a lot over the previous 24 hours and so traveling over Blewitt and Snoqualmie took a very long time. Chris and I hung out in Dan and Susie's hotel room until they arrived to Bellevue and then we all got ready to go take some pictures in front of the Temple before their sealing. It was dark and cold, but it wasn't raining. I am very sad because not all the pictures turned out, I think the camera might have been too cold because there are many of them where we look like ghosts. It was neat being on Temple grounds at 10:00pm. While we were taking pictures one of the security guards came over and was very excited to meet Dan and Susie because being married at midnight on Monday in the Seattle temple has never happened before that anyone there could recall. However the wonderful people there did everything that they could to make sure they could get married and that it would be special. It was a wonderful event to be a part of. I don't know if there is anything more beautiful than a Temple marriage, it was wonderful. I learned a lot and was touched by the spirit of the Lord. Eternal Marriage is such a wonderful gift and I am just so happy for Dan and Susie! I wish them all the best, and I hope they do not mind that I told their story, it was a very memorable weekend for me, but I am sure that they have much more to add and many different parts that were their favorite times.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Appel's are in town!

Some pictures from Christmas! I know it is almost the middle of March but here are some pictures from Christmas! Soon I will have pictures from the Appel's visit and the upcoming wedding!

He was really excited to have some notebooks :)

Joy to the World!

The digital picture frame from Chris's Dad and Diana
Well I have been really slacking on this blogging stuff. I have been busy doing other activities. Chris and I had fun visiting with his Dad and Diana, and his sister Mandy and her kids. They are up in Washington visiting us before Dan and Susie's wedding. Sunday we had them all over to our house for dinner, it was the first time any of them have seen where we lived and the first time I have cooked dinner for any of them. It was fun and I am glad that we were able to spend some time together. Luckily we will see more of them throughout the week and then of course at the wedding.