Honeymoon

     

Our honeymoon was such a dream.

I wanted a surprise (with stipulations aka somewhere tropical) for the honeymoon, so Nick planned it all and surprised me! TBH when he told me we were going to the British Virgin Islands, I had no idea that place existed, but it ended up being a dream. We mainly stayed on Tortola, at the Surf Song Resort on Beef Island. We were in paradise! The water was warm and blue, the sand was white and soft, and the weather was wonderful. We stayed in the Treehouse room, which was our own little place (pictured above) surrounded by trees and windows, so you felt like you were in the middle of the jungle, but you were actually in a comfy room.

Things we did at the British Virgin Islands-

  • Day Sail to go snorkeling.
  • Play with Dolphins.
  • Massages.
  • A day trip Virgin Gorda, where we did a fun hike along the water.
  • Swam in the ocean.
  • Explored Tortola.
  • Took our own little sailboat out.

We also watched a lot of March Madness & Spongebob… so there is that. Haha. But seriously, our honeymoon was so much fun. We had a chef that cooked each of our meals, and I looked forward to that everyday! Mostly, I just had fun not planning or caring about anything else in the world except being with my husband. I loved everything about our honeymoon.

And NOW…. we are planning a little one year anniversary trip this weekend. Any guesses where we are headed?

Stay tuned!

XOXO,

Alyse

Our First Anniversary

One glorious year in the books, eternity to go.

It seems like just yesterday we were driving to the temple to get married, taking these photos, dancing at our reception, and enjoying our honeymoon in the British Virgin Islands! One whole year. So crazy how time goes so quickly.

Marriage really isn’t that difficult tbh, it’s mostly just the best. I think I say that for a few reasons.

  1. Nick is the world’s easiest person to get along with/live with.
  2. My expectations for marriage were realistic aka I didn’t expect it to fix anything. We are just same old us, but it totally rocks because we get to live together & see each other everyday.
  3. I’d lived on my own for a while and quite frankly that was much more lonely.

We help strengthen each other during the hard times, and enjoy being together during the good times.

I saw this little questionnaire on my friend’s Facebook wall, so let’s do this puppy:

Who’s older? Nick
Who was interested first? My sweet Nicholas knew he loved me from the start. 
Married? Yes! One year baby.
Who makes the most mess? Probably equal, but we do a dece job of keeping a clean house.
Better singer? He would say me, but he has a great voice & sings songs he makes up every day!
Better Driver? Same IMO. 
Spends the most? Him… buying things for me 😉
Smarter? Him, but hey- we are both smart in our own ways.
What are your middle names? William and Taylor
Whose siblings do you see the most? Probably equal. Mine fly for free and his live nearby!
Do you have any children? Not yet!
Did you go to the same school? Yes. We both went to BYU, but didn’t meet until Texas!
Who is the most sensitive? Me, but he is a softy.
Where do you eat out most as a couple? Cafe Rio if in Utah. Chuy’s in Dallas. 
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together? Finland, Copenhagen, Hawaii
Who is more patient? Him.
Who does the most cooking? We never see each other during the week because of work, so if we ever cook, we cook together! 
Who is more social? Well, I guess me. Although, Nick tries to claim he’s an “introvert” but frequently finds himself entertaining the group, so very unclear about that.
Who is the most stubborn? Me…and that is final!
Where was your first date? Potbelly’s for cookie ice cream sandwiches! Mmm… 🙂
Who has the bigger family? Well, we both have huge families. The more the merrier people, the more the merrier.
Do you get flowers often? Awww…yes I do!
Who does the laundry? We each do our own.
Who drives when you are together? Nicholas! If I drive, he speaks with a British accent and calls me Janet…
Who picks where you go to dinner? ME! Unless Nick vetoes it. But then I still pick.
How many kids do you both want? 4-5 
It’s been a great year, and I look forward to the future with you, Nick!
Love,
Alyse

Happy Birthday to Me!

I seriously had the best birthday ever. I was overwhelmed with how special the day was. It started with my adorable husband waking up at 4:30 AM to “work out” aka to decorate. When I woke up, a waterfall of balloons showered me as I opened the bedroom door. There was a beautiful pile of presents! My favorite deco though was the collage he made for me on the door. It had a bunch of words that describe me & a bunch of words of things I like. ❤️

Later that day, Southwest had their annual rally aka huge party where our CEO speaks to us. It’s basically a giant party with music, photo booths, and food trucks. I obviously pretended like it was my birthday party.

After that, Nick and I went home, opened presents, and ate key lime pie from Eatzi’s… yum! I got some fun presents! I really was spoiled, but so grateful.

Sorry for the hodge podge of pics, but it was such a great day that I had to share! 

XOXO,

Alyse