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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Things I'm Looking Forward Too

1. Nursing school being over for the semester. I have only two more clinicals, two more tests, one more paper, one group presentation, and hopefully I pass with enough points to go on! Then I have to buy my books and everything for next semester. Fun.

2. Thanksgiving. This year Chris and I are going to be able to go to both of our families Thanksgivings. We are very excited!

3. Finals to be over. The day after finals are over (luckily I only have one because I'm only taking one really hard intense class, but Chris isn't so lucky. He has 5 finals. Yikes! Glad I'm not in that position anymore!!) We are going to Mesa to go and pick up one of Chris's friends that he met in Brazil is coming to stay with us for a few days in December.

4. Temple lights!! I love the temple lights at Christmastime. This year, Chris and I are going to take Monique, the girl who will be staying at our home for a few days, and I invited Anna and Tracy and Jared and Deandra! It's going to be a big fun family party in Mesa at the temple in the middle of the week! I think it's going to be grand!

5. Christmas!!!! Christmas is probably the best time of the year. I'm so excited for Christmas Eve parties and Christmas lights on people's houses and the spirit of friendliness that is abundant everywhere! I love seeing people's faces light up when they open presents. I love watching Christmas movies and putting up the Christmas tree and the decorations. I love just this time of the year! It is definitely "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year." I LOVE Christmas music! That is probably the best part of the Christmas.

6. Our honeymoon. Hopefully we are going to be able to go on our honeymoon because Chris just got promoted to full time and he is going to start full time hours as soon as finals are over. So I'm praying he will be able to take a few days off, if not than I guess we are going to have to wait for that also. Or we will go to Mesa for a day and go do something together.

7. November 28, because that means my talk in church will be over! Yes, we have been married for a little over a month and we have already been asked to speak. The fun thing is my brother will be speaking with us so it will be like a family sacrament meeting! It's going to be fun!

8. Possibly blogging more. Does anybody even read the blog anymore? I know I've been really bad about it but I have been doing my best to keep it updated! It's hard when I don't have internet at my house, or I lose the camera cord. Anyway, there is nothing too much new going on! Just getting excited for the holiday season!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pulling Weeds

We went over to Chris's parents house to help them pull weeds. Since Chris's dads' transplant, he hasn't been able to do yard work and when Chris moved out, nobody did it, and with the rain, the weeds kinda got out of control! This was a tumble weed Chris chopped in the backyard. When he was on his mission in Brazil, lots of people that he taught and talked to would ask him if "those things that rolled across the road" really existed. So when he pulled this week, he had to get a picture to prove that they really do exist in Arizona!

Wedding Night Story...

Chris and I didn't have time to go on a "honeymoon" so we stayed at a hotel in town for the night. We were supposed to have a honeymoon suite thing where the hotel leaves sparkling cider and chocolate/snack stuff in the hotel room and it was supposed to be decorated all cute or something. I'm not really sure because when we got there, it was a regular hotel room. Nothing special about it. So in the morning at breakfast, we went and talked to the receptionist about it and she felt so bad! We weren't mad or anything and she gave us the stuff that was supposed to be in the room anyway. So when we went back up to pack all of our stuff and check out to go home, I hurried and decorated the table. We are going to go on our real honeymoon hopefully in December to California! That's the plan anyway!!

The Car.

Of course you can't escape away on the wedding night without the car getting all decorated! Chris's siblings (and I think my brother) all decorated my car. I told them they could do whatever they wanted as long as they didn't put anything underneath the handles. They complied! They wrote a bunch of different sayings with cheez-it crackers and put oreos and marshmallows all over the car and windows and there was toilet paper EVERYWHERE! I forgot to get a picture of the inside, but they wrapped it around the head rests and the handle bar things in the backseat and put it around the handles on the outside of the car. It was fun though!!

 The End!!

Wedding Pictures

These are just a few of my FAVORITE pictures that were taken by the amazing David Palmer. To see more of his pictures go here. Our day was perfect! Even the weather was great! Hope you enjoy the pictures! There will probably be more to come also, I have more on a different camera, but I forgot the camera cord somewhere and I can't remember where I put it!

Coming out of the temple as Mr. and Mrs. Carrell.

 Cheyenne ran up to Chris and I right after the sealing. She asked me, "Andrewa, why do you have flowers?" And I told her, "Because I'm a princess today."
Then later, she saw a picture of Chris and I in our wedding clothes, and she told her mom, "That's Andrewa as a princess, and Christopher!" I love that little girl!!

Everyone that was there!

My side of the family

Chris's side of the family.

My parents and my mom's parents

My parents, Chris's parents
Me with my mom and sisters! They are the best!

Me and my father!

What daughters do best right?

My parents

Me and my mom.

My dad, brother, and husband

My wedding cake turned out BEAUTIFUL!!! And it was delicious also!

So, just now I realized that we didn't get any pictures of Chris with his parents, siblings, grandparents, ect. Dang! I guess its a good thing we took Carrell family pictures earlier that day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I promise new updates are coming soon!!! I have been super busy with school and trying to find time to clean the house so any free minute that I have is either studying, doing homework, and cleaning the house!! But I have some fun updates coming soon! (Hopefully!)