We’re MARRIED!! and we went on a honeymoon

We finally got married on Friday November 16th 2012!!! We both agree that it was the best day of our lives. Everything was better than I could have ever imagined. The temple, family, friends, the weather, the reception, the decorations, the food, the cake- everything was perfect. Can’t wait to get all the pictures back!!

We spent our wedding night at the Grand America (best hotel ever) and Saturday morning we had Kneaders famous french toast before starting the drive to San Diego. We drove half way and stopped in Vegas at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club. I’m not a huge fan of the strip so we stayed in, ordered pizza and watched the Oregon vs. Stanford football game. (We LOVE football!)

 Sunday we drove of the rest of the way to San Diego. Our first stop was Walmart for groceries for our beach shack. Our Beach Shack was awesome!! It was only 3 blocks from Mission Beach and was just so cute. Sunday night we went to Old Town San Diego for Mexican Food by the fire and shopping.

Monday we got up early and drove to DISNEYLAND! 
We had quite the adventure before even getting into the park. It involved picking up tickets from a crazy Irish lady that were possibly not legal. Once in the park we had tons of fun! Our only wish was that it would have been less crowded. The lines were a little crazy. We thought it would be cool to get our silhouettes cut out and they look nothing like us! haha. We got to make it onto all the best rides in Disneyland before heading over to California Adventure. Scott had never been there before and I wish we would have had more time there. We waited quite a while for the Tower of Terror and it was well worth it!! (my favorite ride) Scott scared some kids in line when he said that only a few people had died- it was hilarious. Our last ride of the day was California Soarin’ and then we headed back to San Diego.

Tuesday we slept in and then headed to La Jolla cove to go ocean Kayaking. This was SO much fun!  The seals were swimming all around us and were sometimes a little too close for comfort. After kayaking all around the cove we attempted to “kayak surf” (or ride the wave into shore while still in the kayak). The first time we were successful but the second time we flipped- we love these kind of adventures. Then we went on a beautiful scenic drive, had lunch at In-n-Out Burger and watched the sunset on the beach. Tuesday night we decided to go to the San Diego Temple and it was AMAZING!

Wednesday morning we went on an awesome run/hike. We ran until we hit the surf break which is like a pier made out of rocks and then we hiked 1/2 a mile over the rocks to the end. It was an unexpected adventure and we both had a lot of fun.

Scott made THE BEST banana pancakes I have ever had for breakfast (seriously, they were so good). We played some Yahtzee and made a much needed Costco run to get the needed Thanksgiving Day supplies.
We tried to find a cool restaurant on the beach for dinner and I accidentally took us to a bar. I was ID’d for the first time ever. Eventually we found Luigi’s on the Beach and had some awesome pizza.

Thursday was the most different Thanksgiving both Scott and I have ever had and we loved it. We watched the parade and some football. Made cinnamon rolls on the stove since there wasn’t a rack in the oven, went on a long walk along the beach and then we were crazy and got in the freezing cold ocean! Even though it was so cold we had a ton of fun.

We made an awesome thanksgiving dinner in our little beach shack! We really surprised ourselves. We did cheat a little. We did have a bird, that we called a turkey, but it was really a rotisserie chicken from Costco. It played the part well though.

We listened to Christmas Music, called our families and watched one of my favorite movies of all time- Fun with Dick and Jane. We attempted to watch Elf but fell asleep in the first 2 minutes.
Friday we went on one last good run along the beach, cleaned up the beach shack and started our drive back home. It was the best week ever! Marriage is awesome and we’re really excited for all the other fun adventures we’re going to have in the future!

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