Thursday, May 20, 2010

Three, Two, One...MARRIED!

Because things got so hectic before the wedding, I wasn't able to blog the last three days before we were now that the honeymoon is over, I'll blog about it. I pretty much spent the days before the big day in a whirlwind. I was busy making cakes, packing, spending my last minutes of single adulthood with my family, and just trying not to let my head blow up with the enormity of what I was going to be doing in the next few days. Even on the wedding day, it didn't seem like it was really our wedding day. Daniel and I both agreed that it felt like we were throwing a big party instead of actually tying the knot.

Before the big event, I found myself enjoying moments like this with my sister, my mom, and my niece Gracie. Daniel was out at the apartment cleaning while I stayed at home and made cakes and packed. We all got a little side tracked for a bit and all four of us ended up on the bed just laying there talking about life, giving advice to the newlywed to be, and enjoying the smiles and squeals of the little one.

I love these photos. I love my family. I'm so grateful for them! That was the extent of what I did before I was married to the most wonderful man on earth. I'll blog about the wedding next time.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Is it really Tuesday already? This can't be! I'm not ready!

I started out the day right by going to the Temple again with my mom, brother, and sister-in-law. It was wonderful. I was able to handle the stress much better, and get stuff done without being exhausted and warn out all the time. I love the Temple. I know the more I go, the more I'm going to love it.

Afterwards, I came home and made another cake (and came home to one Kenz had made while I was at the Temple...I LOVE her.) Linds, the other love of my life, came over and helped make the last cake. Yep, the LAST one. It was a big accomplishment. And the other love of my life (yes, I have many), Nicole, came over and helped make frosting, clean the kitchen and just keep me fun company while I cleaned and stressed over cake stuff. Thanks for the help ladies! It was probably my last girls thing before I go off and get married. Weird.

Daniel had a bachelor party tonight and apparently was "rockin' out." He deserves to have a little bit of fun after all the wedding stress. I'm glad he got to have some. Well that's pretty much it. Now I'm watching American Idol and choosing pictures to be printed for the luncheon. It's been a good day.

Monday, May 3, 2010


Now the madness begins.

Daniel went back to St. George this morning in order to help in the yard and study for the one and only final he has tomorrow. I asked him not to go and gave him the sad look...but it didn't work. I made another cake today...making 11 or 12. (I really should count again.) And then, I started making lists, packing, and started freaking out about how much I need to do. No seriously, this wedding is going to be pulled off by all those around me who are helping me. There is no way I could do it on my own.

My mom and I met with the decorator and the florist today. Afterwards, I came home and fell asleep for 4 hours. That's how tired I was. And I miss Dan. That's all.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


My brother's cat has six fingers on three of her paws, so consequently her name is Six.

Today was pretty uneventful, for once. Daniel and I just chilled all morning long and finally got ready for church about half an hour before it started. (go figure.) After church, we had a great dinner with the fam and then headed on over to visit a family from Germany that was in a ward Daniel taught in while on his mission. I was the only one there that didn't speak German, so I felt kind of dumb, but I enjoyed seeing Daniel speak his mission language with people that loved him so much. When we were about to leave, the mother of the family hugged Dan, looked at me and in broken English said that Dan stays in all the ladies hearts because he's such a good boy. (I thought she said that all the girls stay in his heart...ya, freaked me out for a second. Good thing I had Daniel to correct my understanding.) I'm glad I'm not the only one that sees how special my future husband is.

Oh, and Happy Birthday to Lindsey Poo!

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Today was a very special day. I did two very big things that I've never done before. Kenzie and I woke up early to run down Provo Canyon which turned out to be around 7 1/2 miles. Yes, I, Amie Purles (soon to be Spear), ran more than 6 miles today. It was a big accomplishment for me. It was beautiful, hard, and snowed for the last 40 minutes. But it was wonderful. Thank you Mackenzie for having the confidence in me that I never had myself. I love my sister more than she'll ever know, and I think I'll always be indebted to her for everything she's done for me, including putting up with my kicking in the night when we slept together as youngins.

My old Draper ward threw me the most amazing shower today. I loved seeing all my old YW and Relief Society leaders along with the women I used to babysit for. It was truly wonderful. I received amazing presents and I'm even more excited to start my new little life with Dan.

Tonight was probably the most wonderful, yet intimidating experience of my life. It was something I've prepared my whole life for, and finally came. Today I went through the Draper Temple with my family and loved ones. I was so happy to be there with them and to see their support for me. I love my family dearly. It was also an amazing experience to be there with my future husband who loves me so much.

When Daniel and I got home from the Temple, he pulled out a box from his truck, and told me it was a present he had made me. He also told me that all that TV he'd been watching when I called him on the phone...hadn't really been what he was up to. I opened the box to find the cutest quilt! Dan works at a quilt shop (or I guess I should say, he did work at a quilt shop), and this is what he had been working on for the past couple of months. I told you he was wonderful! I totally cried and felt bad for getting after him for watching so much TV. Man, I can be heartless sometimes. He was so happy to give it to me, and I was so grateful to receive it. I really am marrying the best man out there. Sorry ladies, I got the best of the best.