In my attempt to make our apartment a home, I decided to start with the front door. I happened to have a few bunches of hydrangeas (my favorite flower!) lying around and didn't want to do the usual by stuffing them in a vase for a centerpiece. Instead I made a wreath and love how it turned out. I hung it with burlap to add some texture. 

Next was the bedroom. I wanted something fresh, soft and relaxing. Thanks to my new part-time job at Pottery Barn, I was able to furnish our bedroom (thank you discount!). 

Next stop: OFFICE! So excited I can hardly wait. I ordered an office desk set from Pottery Barn and it should be delivered within the next week. It's about time I have a room just for teaching! 


So I lied...I thought we didn't take any pictures on our honeymoon but found a few! 

We went to Ruth's Chris for our first time and I must say, it was delicious! 

Kory and Ashley were kind enough to give us their season passes to the San Diego Safari Park. It was a nice relaxing day in the beautiful weather of California. We would LOVE to move there some day. Anything to get out of this southern sauna!

This rhino was huge - definitely bigger than it looks! As you can see, Tyler was very graceful in his attempt to sit on top. 

For some reason I have an obsession with cotton candy.  If I see it I HAVE to buy it. This indulgence must go!

With me trying to eat gluten free, finding a restaurant with a gluten free menu is so hard. So I decided to google gluten free restaurants in San Diego and found the Trails Neighborhood Eatery. We decided to go there for breakfast (my absolute favorite meal!) and give it a try.  I ordered a delicious omelet while Tyler splurged and got the cinnamon roll pancakes, packed full of gluten. Thanks a lot Tyler! Of course I had to try some and break my gluten free streak. SO GOOD! Definitely made my top 10 list of the best foods ever tasted. 

Wish I had more pictures! Don't worry, I'm learning my lesson. New Year (or mid-year) resolution: TAKE MORE PICTURES!


Our Wedding - Temple

August 6th finally came!! Tyler and I were married early (and I mean REALLY early) Saturday, August 6th, 2011 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to be to the temple by 7:30. And believe it or not I was late! I didn't show up until 8:15. Tyler was sweating bullets. There were no cold feet, I was just having too much fun getting dressed up like a princess (as my nieces called it). We had a beautiful sealing and were surrounded by 45 of our closest friends and family. It was such an amazing feeling walking in to the sealing room seeing everyone who came to support us. Our sealer was Derrill Richards,who just happened to be somewhat family! (ok, saying he was family is a little bit of a stretch but he is my cousin Kimra's grandfather-in-law). Regardless, small world!

My two precious nieces were one of the first to give Tyler a great big hug! They love him already!

The whole crew!

Chamberlain siblings

The Kofoed Family

Grandpa and Betty Chamberlain. No clue what Tyler was doing!

Best picture of the day. Colin and Aiden, who usually are the most well behaved kids, thought all these pictures were torture! Their faces are priceless and says it all. On the contrary, the 3 girls thought this was the best day ever and could have posed for the camera all day! 

Can you tell we're related? Like mother like daughter :)

The girls!

The Boys - Of course we couldn't get all of them to cooperate

Our Wedding - Luncheon

Tyler and I chose to forego the traditional Utah wedding reception and had a little luncheon instead. We only invited our families and a few of our closest friends. Best idea ever! We were done and finished with the day by 3:00. Here are a few of our favorite pictures...

Tyler surprised me and sang Honeycomb - an old song by Jimmy Rogers. He wanted to show the Chamberlain family his impressive musical abilities...

 Brian demonstrated Tyler's hairstyles throughout the years. Funny how they were basically identical from Tyler's childhood pictures! 

We were attacked by birdseed on our way out to our  sweet ride - a 1957 T-bird

And there is our day in a nutshell. We loved every moment of it and wish it didn't fly by so quickly. We went on our Honeymoon to San Diego, California and surprisingly enough didn't take any pictures! I think we were a little burned out from the day before and left our camera behind.