Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

So Christmas was AWESOME! I genuinely enjoyed it. It was the year of clothes, coach, and remembering what family and religion is all about. I realized quickly (starting New Years Eve) that I am loved. I had to opportunity to be surrounded by 18 people who love me. We all wore our best and chatted quite a bit. I got to talk to everyone at some point and genuinely enjoyed catching up with everyone. My favorite food of the night was baked brie (sp?) it was amazing!! The next morning we opened presents, the highlights of Christmas #1 (my family) was the dishware that we got from my parents and the coach purse from my grandparents. Luckily, ALL of my family came over before Adam and I had to leave. Adam loved all of his presents that I gave him and it was fun to be able to give them to him. I made pajama pants (Yes, I sewed them with help from my grandma) for my two sisters and I'm very proud of them.
Christmas #2 began as soon as we (Adam and I) got to Carlsbad. I have gotten to spend time with the Figgats for the last two and feel so incredibly blessed to be marrying into such a wonderful family. We opened presents and Adam gave me a beautiful robin's egg colored coach purse. I felt totally spoiled to have gotten such an awesome gift from an awesome guy. I got to spend time with Jason and Lora (soon to be brother and sister in law), Grandma Norma (Adam's grandma), and Adam's parents. I felt so loved; I'm genuinely looking forward to being an addition to their family.
Finally, I want to mention the "true meaning of Christmas". I know that everyone says it, but I took some time early Christmas Eve morning to ponder Christ and his the great importance of his birth and life. I read "The Living Christ" ( It reminded that He is eternal and gave all, not only for me but for all of humanity. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a member of the LDS church and have the sure knowledge that Christ lives. I'm grateful for the opportunity to remember that.
Merry Christmas everyone!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Leaving the decade of "teens" behind...

So I cannot say I feel any older, but I can say that I am officially twenty years old as of yesterday. Despite the fact that it felt like any other day, I do feel that the day does merit quite a joyous note. The day was perfect. I got a mani/pedi combo then proceeded to do one of my favorite things... (drum roll please)... get tea with one of my best friends, Kimya Sadaghiani (For all my nosey Molly Mormon friends, don't worry it was herbal). Then ( YES, there is a then) I came home to not only my wonderful family, but also to the world's sweetest and most incredible fiance, Adam Figgat. I have to admit that I absolutely adore him, maybe even love (shhhh don't tell ;) ). We headed out with hungry stomachs and got Lucille's for dinner. I am not so proud to say that I ate a whole half rack of ribs while there (St. Louis style, they were irresistible). Everyone, seemed like they had fun- Adam loved his fish and shrimp. Then of course upon arriving home I got to open presents. Present number one... BOOTS!!!! and not any boots, but BEAUTIFUL and tall Steve Madden boots (one of my three true loves: Steve Madden, the color pink, and Tiffany's). These boots are gorgeous-- They are knee high, brown, riding boots from mom and dad. AND it gets better... I opened the next gift and got a blue blazer (sweater like material) from Cerissa. The following gifts were two books (Mormon novel and a biography of Thomas S. Monson- both of which I plan to read). I received from Adam my favorite bath and body works "sleep" body spray and "stress relief" lotion. Then from his parents, as the finale... this super duper cute blazer from anthro. I know I am one lucky girl and there is nothing like a birthday to remind me how much people really do love me. Once again, I love my life.

Monday, December 6, 2010

102 days

So if you are around me you will notice that, well... I'm a bit wedding crazy.
I am just way too excited to marry my best friend.
I have officially accomplished the following:
I am having my reception at The Renaissance Hotel in Aliso Viejo

I'm having Flour and Flower Designs do my cake. (I still need ideas for what it should look like!!)And may I mention Davlyn Howland (cake decorator) is the sweetest!

I'm having Lisa Webb do my photos.
and we are having our good friend Natalie Affleck help with flowers.
Oh! and did I mention our colors are pink, grey, and cream. It is going to be great!
Things are finally starting to get rolling and I am getting more and more excited.
After fifteen months of dating, I really feel like I know Adam better than basically everyone else (maybe not his parents). Adam really is the greatest guy and I am so excited to be his wife, forever. If anyone has any ideas for the wedding let me know!!