Thursday, April 23, 2009


Matt and I got a chance to visit his family in Iowa this past weekend. We left after work on Thursday and drove through the night. Thankfully, he drove the entire way. It wasn't until about 4:30 in the morning that we had to start jammin' to some Michael Jackson, The Cranberries and Garth! We were exhausted by the time we drove into his parents' driveway at 6:20. We got a few hours of sleep before heading out to begin our visit!
Friday we hung out with his sister, Jenn, and her family as well as his parents and brother, Andy.
Saturday we got up and got our engagement pictures taken. I am very impressed with the way they turned out! After pictures we all (His Mom, Dad, Andy, Jenn, Paige and Aunt Kristi) went to Hu Hot....the best place EVER! The boys and girls split after lunch and Deb, his mom, Jenn, Paige and I went to do some wedding planning. Later that night we went out to eat and met more family at the local bar. We had such a great time!
Sunday we went to church and then his aunts threw me a wedding shower. I will add that his Aunt Kristi quizzed Matt about himself and me before the shower and then I had to answer questions during the shower. We kicked some serious butt! There were a few things that we didn't get right about each other but we had a loooooong drive home to discuss it.
Monday we left his parent's house in the late morning and drove to Omaha. We stopped at Hu Hot for one last fix and had a chance to visit with his old friend Todd. We arrived home around 2:00 am!
We had such a good time! I wish we all lived closer so we could see each other more often!
I think this is our favorite and it was the very last shot.
We did not pick this one. It was a close up of the ring with us fuzzy in the background. It is unfortunate about my arm flab. ha ha ha
I liked this one so we got it.
We did not get this one even though the lady did crop it for Matt's Alfalfa hair!
This is another one that we bought even though my hair is out of control! It was a very awkward pose but it came out well.
We had a lot of fun with both of the 'dipping' poses. We ended up getting this one.
I love that we are both laughing is this one!
So, I was sitting on some little munchkin couch and Matt was kneeling beside me. The photographer said "embrace her face"....because Matt always embraces my face while gazing into my eyes. ha ha ha So natural!
This was okay but we didn't get it.


  1. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i love the pictures! you guys look so happy. you can tell how in love you guys are by looking at these pictures. so sweet!!

  2. I loved the pictures~they turned out great! Counting down the days...