Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Best Friend's Wedding

My Best friend Autumn got married last Saturday in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Autumn and I have been best friends since we were about 13. Autumn's mom and step-dad moved to Raleigh and we were in the same ward and high-school growing up. We went through everything together. We were inseparable until college when Autumn went to school in Florida and I went to school in Utah. It was a wonderful wedding and everything went perfectly. The wedding was outside and the weather was almost 80 degrees and gorgeous. It was way better weather than the snow that Utah was having. Below are a bunch of pictures from the festivities. We arrived in Grand Rapids on Thursday night and Autumn picked us up from the airport and took us to the hotel that most of the people from the wedding were staying at. James and I got in late so we just went to bed. The next morning was the bridal brunch at the Garden Cafe. Later James and I did some tourist things and went to the Frederick Meijer Sculpture Gardens. They were really cool. That night was the wedding rehearsal dinner and the next morning was the wedding. It was such a fun but fast trip. I hope we can go and visit Autumn and her new husband Ted sometime again.

The Bridal Brunch

Sculpture Gardens

Rehearsal Dinner

Our Young Women's leader and close friend from when we were growing up

The Wedding

Autumn and Ted

Me and Autumn (I put this pic on my desktop at work and so many people thought we were sisters. What do you think?)

The delicious and beautiful cake

Friday, October 3, 2008

Anniversary Inn

So we are really bad at updating this blog. We have some back tracking to do, but I had our most recent adventure pictures on my work computer and had some extra time, so I'm blogging about our trip to the Anniversary Inn.

It all started a few months ago when James and I were doing dishes. I like to listen to the radio while doing chores to make it more fun. There isn't one radio station I listen to, I just scan until I find a song I like. We were listening to FM 100 at the time and they announced that caller #10 would win a weekend getaway package. I never win these kinds of things but I thought I'd try my luck and I was caller #10!!!!!! We won a free night at the Anniversary Inn in Salt Lake City. They have amazing rooms. Check them out here:

James and I figured we'd get the lowest possible room as always happens when things are free. So I called to ask and we could stay in ANY room for free. We chose the top one that is 319.00 a night. It was amazing! We got free sparkling cider and cheesecake when we arrived and free breakfast in the morning. Here are the pictures! (I also got my hair cut and dyed...I have bangs now.)