Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Like a Dream

Every morning I wake up and look over to make sure it wasn't all a dream.

I don't know how I got so lucky.

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Honeymoon

It was so surreal.  This event that I had been dreaming about, planning for, and wishing about for years finally happened.  And not only did it happen........ it rocked.  It was everything and more.

So our honeymoon.  It started at the most delightful place I could have imagined.  We spent our first night at the Marriott's Laguna Cliffs Resort at Dana Point.  Our room had an ocean view.  It was spectacular.  But the best part of the hotel was the cute girl that check us in sent up a card with a $50 gift certificate to anything in the resort and told us we were a beautiful couple and wished us all the happiness in the world.  Darling.  We had an amazing buffet breakfast with the certificate before we headed off to John Wayne airport to head to Cabo.

Cabo was amazing.  Some of the highlights were swimming and riding with a dolphin, an excursion by boat to a bay to snorkel  the best coconut shrimp I've ever tasted, beautiful beaches and an amazing week with my best friend.

Divorce Beach :)

The Beach right next to our hotel

Our future....

Our Party Boat

One Extremely Happy Girl

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Tea Party

It was depressing… years ago when I realized all of my family would live in different places when I got married.  With most of the rest of them we all lived in or around Rexburg so we could all attend the shower.  It was then and there I told Aunt Raine I wanted to have my shower the night before my wedding.  That way everyone would be there.
Being around so many weddings over the years something that I was always bummed about was how little time the bride or groom gets to spend with people that traveled so far for the wedding.  Looking at all the weddings I’ve attended, the most memorable special moments have always been before the wedding.  I wanted to make sure that I got to spend those special moments with those people I love. 
This made the shower even more perfect!  It was just girls… girls that I love!  Without their kids, without their husbands, just girls I love.  We ate, we laughed, and some of us cried.  It might have been the most special moment with the guests of the whole weekend.

The Food…….. I know you won’t believe me, but every single bite was to die for.  (Hopefully I’ll get pictures soon)

The Menu:
Strawberry Spinach Salad with poppy seed dressing and roasted almonds.
Croissants filled with the most delicious chicken apple salad you’ve ever tasted.
Cucumber Sandwiches with Cream Cheese on Homemade Whole Wheat Bread
Orange Cranberry Scones with Lemon Cured and Bavarian Cream to dip
Poppyseed Cake
Shortbread Cookies that melted in your mouth
Raspberry Zinger Tea
Chocolate Mouse Cups with raspberries 
AND of course as an extra kicker….
Chocolate Tuxedo Cups filled with Strawberries

The Laughs:
As I opened each gift, the giver had to either give me advice or ask me a question about Jason.  Questions ranged from how we met to when was the first time I heard him pass gas…. Which when I answered I begged the girls to never repeat…. Which probably would have happened except Uncle Nils knew… and he made sure EVERYONE knew J 
The advice ranged from funny to serious but of course the most classic piece of Parson advice had to be said at least once, “If you are going to fight, make sure you fight naked.”
We Cried:
I looked around the room and saw these girls.  40 girls that have known me through the good the bad and the ugly.  I tried to thank them.  I did.  I tried.  But sometimes words just don’t cut it. 
It was so special.  It was special because of the history of the group but also because of the new comers.  Jason’s mom and sisters came.  I loved having them get to experience such a wonderful experience with me because never before and probably never again will that large of a group of Parson women get together and bond.  

I’m just so grateful that I got to be a part of it.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My Photographer Rocks...

Better than I could have possibly imagined.

When You Wish Upon a Star video


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I could get used to this...

Laying in bed as long as we want. Riding on dolphins. Laying on Lovers Beach. Scooter rides... Snorkeling in an hour and sunset cruise tonight. This honeymooning is serious business :)

But I was just looking at my blog and saw my cousin posted the first real pictures of the whole wedding day. So insane you didn't see it. Here's my darling cousins blogpost about last Saturday.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Yes.... I'm on my honeymoon in Mexico.

But I can't resist posting this!!!! Saturday was miraculous and perfect. So until there are pictures... This'll have to do.
Hopefully this link works... But who knows. I am in Mexico. :)

Our Love Story Video


Friday, March 8, 2013

My Last Day as Miss Kristin Parson

I can't believe this day is actually here.  I've dreamed of this day for so many years that it is so surreal that it is actually going to happen.  

A few years ago I wrote a talk.  Not for anything in particular.  Just wrote a talk.  (Weird, I know.  I kinda always wanted to be a public speaker)  Anyways the title of this talk was, "Being Single Sucks"  I should post it sometime.  Anyways.  

I go through the emotions of being single and how difficult it can be.  I explain it's completely normal and understandable to not be satisfied being single.  And then of course I say, "Being single sucks."

But for months I struggled with what to talk about next in the speech.  This was the part where I was supposed to give advise or words of wisdom.  But the problem was I didn't have any answers.  I didn't know how to solve the problem.  I tried all sorts of answers or solutions and it just didn't feel right.

And then it hit me.  In life you really only have two options.  Throw in the towel and give in or keep trucking.  

The rest of the talk is about how to just keep trucking.  

I look back at the last 12 years of my single adult like.  I see the rollercoaster of the highs and the dispair of the lows.  It's so wonderful like there might have been reason and purpose for it.  

Words can not express how grateful I am that I wait. I never thought it was really possibly. I get to marry the man of my dreams tomorrow. And that makes those 12 years of trucking totally worth it.

Monday, March 4, 2013


Today marks my first day to join the ranks of the world of commuters. It's funny... Maybe it's the seat warmers or the caffeine talking this morning but I love commuting!
This is a short post for numerous reasons. My new house doesn't have Internet yet. I'm up to my eye balls in busy-ness. And most important.... I'm getting married. In. Four. Days.

Currently I feel like I am in Father of the Bride. I feel like I am going a little insane.... Like I am going to go fight the grocer for 6 hot dog buns to go with my 6 hot dogs.

Good new is... The party FINALLY starts soon...