Monday, April 27, 2009

Ginger and Curtiss' Wedding!!

So on Sat. April 25th, TJ's sister, Ginger married Curtiss Smith!! They got married in the new Draper Temple and even though it was pretty cold and rainy (I'm such a whimp when it comes to cold so it probably wasn't as cold as I thought it was) it was a beautiful day and the whole wedding was wonderful!! Ginger looked absolutely gorgeous and Curtiss was so happy! The only bad thing is right now they are on their honeymoon in Mexico.....swine flu!!! Ahh!! But anyways, it was so cute to watch them and almost felt like a practice round for us!! People kept making comments about our turn next and that we're "on deck"- haha. After they would get through the line with Ginger and Curtiss, they'd come up to us and so it felt like we had a mini-reception ourselves! These were the bridesmaids' dresses. It was a lot of fun to be bridesmaids with TJ's sisters. It was so great spending the day with TJ and his family. They all have welcomed me with such open arms and couldn't treat me any better or any more like family! Ruth, TJ's mom, says how she now has 6 daughters and that I'm not any different. To be in all the family pictures and introduced as family was so sweet of them and means so much to me. I am soooo blessed to have such wonderful in-laws and they've become no different to me than my own family! Next up....OUR WEDDING!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

My turn!

So TJ posted like all of our kissing pictures! For some reason, it seems as though he likes those ones the best..... haha. I'll have to add some normal ones! So life is good!!! We are both getting so excited as our wedding day gets closer and closer!! We really are pretty close to being all done with wedding plans!!! Yay!! I never realized how much work and effort it is to get married- I totally understand the whole elope to Las Vegas idea! We've been tempted a few times....haha jk. Our moms have been so wonderful at helping and suppoting us in all that we do. We're really grateful for both of them and the rest of our families. Recently, my little brother Dallin, went into the MTC so the fam drove up here for a few days. We had a big Wengert/Hendriksen Family dinner- it went sooo well and I absolutely LOVED having all of my family together!! This past weekend was great too. Besides General Conference (which was wonderful!) the Hendriksen family threw Ginger (TJ's sister who is getting married the end of April!) and I a bridal shower! It was a lot of fun and I appreciate all of them so much. They are so good to me and I love them as much as my own family! We also took another trip down to visit my family in Arizona for Dallin's farewell. We went to my younger brother and sister's huge piano recital as well as the Mesa temple. My youngest sibling, Tanner, LOVES TJ!!! He's a very big 7 year old but always wants to sit on TJ's lap- poor guy. When he sits on you your legs start to go numb and you loose sensation and perfusion to your toes so it's a little risky. :) He's the sweetest little boy though and I love the kid so much! My little sisters also adore him. Me too!

We also had the chance to babysit our nephews a few weekends ago! I'm the oldest of a bunch so I've always known I'm going to be an aunt someday but not for a long time. I think one of the reasons why I'm even marrying TJ in the first place is just so I can be Aunt Tara!!! :) haha. My 3 nephews are Easton who's 5, Cole, 3, and Peyton, who is......18 months, I think? Hmm...I'm not proving myself to be a very good aunt if I don't even know their exact ages! Their mom, TJ's sister, Dezi, is 7 months pregnant with little boy #4!!! They are the cutest kids and make us laugh sooo much! They made us an April Fool's Day card that was taped shut so we couldn't open it. They fell on the floor laughing when we tried to open it! My favorite thing is when they randomly call our cell phones to say hi or leave a message. :) It takes an act of congress to get them to all smile and look at the camera at the same time but I tried to get some of them! We made homemade pizzas with them.

TJ and I also had fun registering at Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond! Well, mostly it was me telling TJ what to register for - I let him hold the scanner and push the button at least! :) He's so much fun to be around and makes everything in life so embarrasing, I mean enjoyable!!! Haha jk T!

Engagement Pictures