Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Honeymoon...

Ok so I am still learning with this whole blog thing and I always spend forever lining the pictures up exactly how i want them, then when I post it they get all messed up... oh well! So anyway, after the San Diego Reception we stayed the night in a hotel, then headed to Las Vegas. We spent a few days in Vegas and enjoyed going to the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef, Lance Burton show, dinner at the Luxor buffet, and relaxing at our hotel. Poor Eli experienced what 'real' married life is like as I was sick and slept for 14 hours one of the nights we were there.... but needless to say we got some needed R&R and enjoyed our time there..                                                




The Big Day!

I know that this post is LONG awaited by many, sorry it's taken me so long.  I have been busy trying to get back into the swing of things and get my second graders where they should be...maybe I should teach Eli how to do the blog, but I LOVE doing it so the posts will just take a little longer to appear...On October 18, 2008 Elin and I entered into the sacred covenant of eternal marriage in the San Diego Temple.  It was the best day of both of our lives so far! The ceremony was amazing and we had the great opportunity to be surrounded by family and friends.  The funniest thing to me was that we both expected I would be crying the entire time being that that happens often with me, but to our shock I was completely calm and Eli was the nervous one, but that's just fine... After the ceremony we were joined by even more family and friends and took lots of pictures to capture every moment possible. Although the sun was a little bright, the weather was beautiful and warm! In the afternoon, we enjoyed food and conversation at my parents house, then it was off to the chapel for the reception. Thanks to the wonderful planning of my mom and help of many family and friends everything went smoothly and we all enjoyed the night.  Something that is really fun now is to look back and laugh at all the stressful moments and freak outs.  But for now we'll get on to the pictures and I'll share more stories later...

Presenting the new Mr. and Mrs. Elin Abreu
     Sisters and Grandma Bird

Abreu Family, Bridesmaids, and the Bird Family

Katty, Gimena, and Yina            Sharon, Becky, Jenn and Jill 

        Bridesmaids with Eli

Just a little fun, we're not at all or in love! 

  Gimena even got my dad to dance! The cake was still a little frozen.. hence the face ;)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Bridal Pics and Fall Leaves

We had a wonderful day on Saturday! After getting everything all ready in the morning we went up Provo Canyon with our photographer to take my bridal photos. I know Eli is not supposed to see my dress, but since all my stuff is at his parents house right now, as we are between houses it's inevitable so he just came with me. Eli's parents Emiliano and Elida decided to come too, it was SO fun to have everyone there and April (our utah photographer) even took a couple of pictures of all of us together. These are the pictures Eli took of me and his parents during the photo shoot.

Location 1: Vivian Park (some random meadow)

While I was having fun posing in the grass, the Abreu's we're having a little bit of their own fun too...

Location 2: Beautiful pathway (I know Anna, I was kinda copying you... I loved your bridals!)

Location 3: Pretty River in Vivian Park, It was such a beautiful day and there were 2 other brides and a few families there taking pictures too.

Location 4: The Log (Who thought that a random log in the forest next to a fire pit would make such a good spot to take photos?! ;)

Last two locations: The grassy knoll and Area with red leaves. We wanted to find a place that had all the colors but we just had to take what we could get in each little spot.. we had a ton of fun though! I learned that is isn't as easy to smile a lot when I am just taking pictures by myself, thank goodness Eli will be in pictures with me on our big day...

Last but not least... A few pictures of Mom and Dad with the red leaves... somehow Eli didn't get in any of these pictures, but I guess he was the one with the camera... April did catch a few with him too though...We all had so much fun and really enjoyed the beautiful colors and weather of Fall... I never thought I'd be a fall bride, but dang, it sure does make for some beautiful pictures.

Sorry this post is kind of long, but I wanted to capture the day and let everyone see a variety of pictures... Maybe I'll post some of the professional pictures too when we get them....

Thursday, September 25, 2008

1 month and counting!


Time is passing by so quickly and we are getting excited for the big day! Our lives are filled with wedding plans so there is not many exciting things to write about.  I just thought I'd add a few pics we took last week just for fun.  Enjoy...


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

More engagement pics