Well, we made it back from Arizona!!
After traveling for 14 hours (we took the scenic route) and arriving back home at 2:00 am, we were truly exhausted-- especially knowing that I would be leaving for work in just a few hours (I catch the bus at 6:30). Nonetheless, it was a successful trip: I had a lovely bridal shower thrown for me by one of my favorite ladies in my home ward, we finished up some of the little wedding details that needed to be accomplished, we did two bridal shoots, and even had time to enjoy ourselves-- hang out by the pool, get lunch, see a movie, etc.
I'm anxious to see our bridal photos. It was a lot more work than the engagement pics! I love my dress, but after a few hours of hauling it around and having Jacob help me mobilize, I was eager to retire it. Wedding dresses are not for babies!! And let's not forget that it was SOOO humid the morning we took our temple photos. The final state of my hair was a little questionable. "Fuzzy"is the word I'd use to describe it. I'm just hoping the hard work pays off an we are rewarded with a collection of lovely bridal photos to sigh over.
The thought that kept coming back to my mind was, "Next time you are in Mesa, you will be getting married." I still can't believe it. 20 more days of patience and wishful thinking.