31 December 2010

Resolutions and hopes

Yeah I know,
it's another one of those posts that everyone is writing.
But it is the start of a new year
and therefore time to think of starting fresh.

As I thought of this past year,
a lot has definitely happened.
A lot of big things too:
-moved to Cali
-worked at Disneyland
-met so many wonderful people
-got engaged
-got my two jobs back
-met another wonderful class of kindergarteners whom I love
-moved out (again)
-got married

Now for 2011 I want to:
-go on at least 3 vacations with my husband
-learn to decorate better
-start cooking and baking again
-read more new books
-go to the temple often
-think better of myself
-go on dates often
-become a mother
-become more involved in volunteering and serving others

My hope is that if I am able to do these things
my life will be better,
my testimony will grow,
I will be able to touch lives for good,
become a better person,
and Andrew and I will grow closer to each other and to God.

What's on your list?

29 December 2010

Christmas!

Ok so it's kinda like Christmas and wedding stuff together
but more Christmas ;)
So I was gonna take my camera and take pictures of
what we got and everything and
I left the battery in the charger, not the camera......
Yeah I know.
Smooth.

Anyways!

So from Haley we each got a smell.
Andrew's is this:And mine is this:


And they both smell delish!!
Which is a big deal where Andrew is concerned cuz cologne
does NOT mesh very often with him.

Who remembers these???

Probably one of my favorite parts of Christmas.
These things are yummy beyond all reason
and Andrew and I both got one.
SCORE!

Gift certificate to my favorite restaurant!


Ok my mom got the stuff but I got the bag!
It was Bath and Body's special bag this year.
It's actually a lot cuter in person promise.


My grandparents gave us a piggy bank full of money!
It was awesome!
($104 of awesome!)
We counted it on the floor and everything



We got a popcorn popper for our wedding!
Woot!


I basically have enough bakeware to start my own bakery
YES!



A kick butt Shark iron!
Woot!

And pyrex!
Always good for baking and cooking fun things ;)


We got so many wonderful gifts and ornaments!
I'm so grateful for those that gave to us
and are helping us start out ;)

How was your Christmas??


28 December 2010

God's Creations

We recieved the DVD:
planet earth by Discovery
and I watched it today and was amazed.

Just think of how many creatures
are here on this earth.
In the ocean, the jungles, the mountains,
in the hills, and all over.

It amazes me how Heavenly Father created
all these animals
for us to see, to study, to understand.
And how they all have their own place
in the chain of life.
Everything in its place,
and living its purpose.

Whenever I look at the ocean or mountains,
I always feel so small.
But at the same time, I feel closer
to God by those big places
because I know He created them
and He knows little old me
even standing next to a giant mountain
or the endless ocean,
He sees me and knows my name.

I know this is kind of a weird post but
I just felt like I needed to
express my awe and gratitude
for God's creations.
Including myself, that He loves me enough
to show me all kinds of life,
and such majestic places for me to enjoy.

27 December 2010

Honeymooners!

Ok so we're officially married!
WOOT!
Basically best day ever ;)
But I don't have many pictures yet so
THAT post will have to wait a little.
BUT I have stuff from our cruise!
We went on a Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Inspiration
to Grand Cayman and Cozumel Mexico.
Super fun!
Here are a few pics to entertain you all ;)


The "levels" or decks ;)


The "Empress deck"


They apparently really wanted to try to be a Disney cruise
fake hidden Mickeys all over the place hahahaha


Andrew and I flat out guffawed over this sign


On our tender to Grand Cayman


A shot of where we would've come into port if possible


Cozumel Mexico

He was pooped out after all our runnings around
and apparently I was taking up too much space on the bed
hahahahahahaha

My wannabe GQ husband hahaha so handsome

Room service!

Our "window"

The view from our hotel room ;)

The sunset in Tampa ;)


We had so much fun being together and spending time in
these fun places!
I look forward to more vacations together yay!

We're an old married couple now ;)

16 December 2010

Today is the beginning


Basically today my happily ever after begins ;)

I'm so happy already it's hard to believe
I will receive more happiness in the next life.
I love my Andrew and he is my light and life.
Thank goodness for family and friends keeping me sane
through the waiting of his mission and this little
interlude of time of the engagement.

It's time to ride off into the sunset with my prince
and start our life together as husband and wife.
It's gonna be weird being called "Ali Mills".
But I have been waiting for this day for 3 years.
And now it's here!
I love my family, my friends, and my dearest one Andrew.

I love my Heavenly Father and I can't thank
Him enough for the opportunity we have to be
sealed together for time and all eternity.
And that we can be sealed to our children also.
A forever family,
that starts today at His holy temple.

We're getting married!!!!!!

That's right, this part of the best blog post
of this eternity is coming from Andrew himself.
I love Ali with all my heart and we're finally there!
For those of you who follow her you already know...
But she is the most amazing woman in the entire world.
(and don't let anyone say otherwise,
even her, she's just humble)
Thanks to all, and to all, say hello to the new Mrs. Mills

We're getting married!!!!!!!!



06 December 2010

I've been feeling creative

So I've been really wanting to do something creative.
Then at my bachelorette party my friend Noelle
gave me this awesome vase thing
that would be awesome to do something with.
And then an idea struck me as I was walking around Wal-Mart today.

I walked by the Christmas stuff
(waiting for the pharmacy to re-open had to kill time)
and saw these cute little ornaments
in different colors but I loved the red and silver the most.
And then it was a light bulb came on inside.
I could put them in the vase!!
And then I saw this really cool white flower thing that worked wonderfully
for the middle of the centerpiece.

And lo!
Here is the finished product!
I'm so proud of myself and I'm gonna make it a goal
to try to fix it up with new arrangements every so often.
Yay!!

a better angle on the flower

And it was super cheap too!!
The little ones were $3 and the bigger ones were $5.
Ribbon was $1 ;)