Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hello Again!

It seems like a week, turns into two weeks, and now here I am three weeks later, updating you once again on our lives. First off, Adam and I have officially been married 2 years! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

For our First Anniversary we went to Grand America to have a romantic evening! We would recommend it to anybody!

I don't know how it happened, but somewhere there was an agreement to switch off years planning the Anniversary. SO ... being that we have been EXTREMELY busy ... I didn't get much time to plan. I did however make arrangements to go to a little bed and breakfast in St. George. It is called the Green Gate Village. It's made up of the oldest homes in St. George. We stayed in the Christmas Cottage (Not as Christmasy as you may think it would be). We had our own little cottage.

It had a great king sized bed, a hot tub, and a little living room. It was just perfect, and I can see us going back there for another special occasion! First we went to dinner at Olive Garden. (trust me ... because there are really only 2 main restaurants in Page ... Olive Garden was exciting to say the least!) Sad to say, the last two weeks have knocked us out so bad, that we fell asleep at 8:00 pm. (you would think we would have been married 10 years already!) We had a great breakfast in the Lobby / house and headed to do a session in the St. George Temple. I don't think I can think of a better way to spend an Anniversary. We finished off our day with seeing Rush hour 3 (HILARIOUS!) We headed home that day after running a few short errands and spent the rest of the weekend relaxing.

Our second year was as amazing as the first. We are so blessed to be together. It seemed like yesterday we were at IHOP ... but I can say that I am more in love with this man than I ever have been, and hope that we continue to grow that love through years and years to come.

I am a little late posting our team picture of our co-ed softball team, but just wanted to give a shout out to the KNIGHT SERVICES team for an outstanding season!

Last but not least, Adams brother and sister in law gave birth to our new little niece Stella! She sure is a doll, and I happened to be up in Utah the day she was born. MAN WAS SHE DARLING! We are so excited to welcome another Douglass in the Family!

We are hoping that the end of the summer will bring more fun adventures. I have a trip in a few weeks to Minnesota and a week following that is Las Vegas for another convention. I am really hoping that I won't have to travel for a while after I get done with that!

Adam wanted to leave you with a picture of the local wildlife we came home to a few nights ago! He happened to make an appearance on our door step. Don't worry, he isn't poisonous!


Nikki said...

Mandy, I love getting updates. I can't believe you have been married for 2 years!! I remember getting your email about the story of how you met. It's crazy how time flies. I am glad you had a nice anniversary. You look fantastic, especially with a cute baby in your arms :)

Granum Family said...

I've never seen your wedding pictures, you look so pretty! You guys are sooo busy! Those little cottages are so cute, what a fun anniversary!

Downs Family said...

Mandy- It was so good to hear from you. Congrats on your Anniversary, what a cute couple. Okay I would die if I saw a snake like that at my house wow! Have great rest of the summer!!

Mia said...

Why does Adam insist on leaving pictures of creepy crawlies on the blog so that I have to scroll past it so fast?? I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE snakes. I'll take my scorpions and spiders any day over snakes, poisonous or not. And here I had some great well wishes for your anniversary and to tell you how great you look holding that baby...maybe someday we can have the chance to hold a baby of our guys are always in my thoughts! YEAH for 2 years! Our 2nd anniversary was a lot less active than the first, and the third was even less! Who knows about the 4th! 8 o'clock sounds good to me!

Beth and JC Davis said...

Happy Anniversary!!! It looks like everyday is a happy one for you guys! Oh, and I think I would have left town if I saw any snake at my door.

Andrea F said...

Hey friend. Love the blog- love the music love YOU love the cute pics and I double love how you name most of the reptiles/amphibians that you have pictures of. Youre hilarious to the max. It was so fab to go to dinner the other night with you and Jodi and then to talk to you a few time with all the job stuff. You are seriously SO sweet and it was awesome to be able to meet people with you work with and just hear them rave about you. You are so awesome and talented and I love that youre my friend. Youre the best, seriously. K well check out my blog- its nothing spesh, but its me- LOVE YA!

becky said...

so glad you came back to update happy that your anniversary was fun! you look great!

Heather said...

I LOVE the IHOP story!
Happy 2 year Anni...and that is a GORGEOUS weddding picture of you two.