Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hello and Goodbye

I am sad to say but this will be my last post as the "cwgrl." I am saying hello to married life as Mrs. Phair and goodbye to the single life as Alli the cwgrl.

This blog has been one of laughter, tears, good times, but most of all a blog about my single days. My single days are over and I'm moving on to the married days. Thank you to all who have seen me through these days and have been on this journey with me. This journey continues on with another person added to the story, my husband Nic (I don't think I'll ever get tired of saying that I have a husband - yay!). Come with me and get a taste of our experiences at: http://thephairestlove.blogspot.com

Hello married life, Goodbye cwgrl!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Officially official

That's right - Nic and I are married and loving the married life. I think it's safe to say that we are thoroughly enjoying the married club - you're right family, it's the best club. That's what my mom always has said to me - that married life is the greatest. She's right - it's the GREATEST!

I think I am safe to say that I have decided to cancel this blog and just use the phairestlove blog (www.thephairestlove.blogspot.com). Keep your eyes peeled for pics from our wedding and honeymoon on that blog. I just wanted to let you know that I am one happy married Phair gal. I love being married to Nic. Real life hits us on Monday, so you might not here from you for a little bit.

A special shout out to my family - I can't express to you how grateful I am for all of the hard work you did for me to make our wedding day the best it could be. I can't thank you enough! A special thanks to my mother - you are amazing. This wedding wouldn't have been what it was without you. It was everything I dreamed of - it was better. Thank you dad for passing the checks over (haha). I really appreciate your hard work at your job and your calling - it blesses our lives in more ways than I can count. THANK YOU!!! I love you all!

Friday, December 5, 2008

The good ol' days

A huge, ginormous thanks goes out to Gayle and Kellianne for throwing me a bridal shower. Kellianned and I had a blast down at Next of Kiln painting 2 travel mugs and a bowl/platter dish. They turned out really well. Kellianne and I have know each other for years upon years; we haven't seen each other since we graduated from high school 3 1/2 years ago! It was so great to catch up with her. It brought back memories of the good ol' days of painting random, bizarre things for our families - mostly they just turned out not so cute.

Here she is working on the bowl/platter. It turned out amazing. Love the colors and the writing.

After Nic pulled into town, he even came down and helped out as well. He has a natural talent for painting.

The artists - so cute! I can't wait to use them!

Huge THANK YOU Gayle and Kellianne!!!
The finished products - His/Her mugs and a bowl/platter that has the chorus from the song Nic sang to me when he proposed.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The awaited video...

video

Monday, November 24, 2008

O Say Can You See and a surprise package...

What an event filled weekend I had...to recap.....Tabatha and I got ready on Friday night to head to the OIT boy's basketball game. Go team! We won! Might I say that we looked especially fine.

Full body shot of 2 fine looking owls

Self-portrait

And a close-up

Saturday was spent cleaning and just trying to pick up my room and bathroom. Confession: I did laundry, cleaned bathroom and room, and vacuumed all in my wedding shoes. haha I was trying to break them in. My mom and I were planning on heading out around 2:30 to run some errands...or so I thought. I changed plans and decided to head to Tab's house to help make t-shirts for the other boy's bball game that night. Around 2:30, I told my rents that I was going to leave. They were like "No, Alli. Give us 15 minutes to talk about some Christmas things and then we need to talk to you as well." Why? I asked myself. Just let me go. They get done talking and then my dad asks me to go help him with some Christmas ideas for Nic. I help him and I'm thinking just let me leave, honestly. haha Boy am I glad that I didn't leave. I heard a familiar noise of crutches clicking towards the door to the computer room and lo and behold, Nic is standing there. Yay! He decided to surprise me to hear me sing the national anthem (yeah that's right) and at branch conference. He also surprised me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. What a sweetheart!
We headed to dinner and then to the game. Sadly, he left around 5:45. (Sorry Nic for making you late to rehearsal!) What a wonderful surprise package I got.
The National Anthem...I was asked to sing it by Bert King. I have always wanted to sing it at a basketball game, but never had the courage to ask anyone if I could. It's even on my bucket list. It went really well and I got lots of compliments on it. Saturday night's game was packed! It was a huge game for OIT to play - a division 1 team that were the 2008 national champs for that division. OIT were the 2008 national champs for division 2. I was a little skeptical, but we won by 13 points! It was an intense game to watch and so muc fun! HOOT!!! PS I will post the video of me singing in the next post because A it's taking forever and B I have to go to class.

The beautiful bouquet my loving fiance gave me

We bust ours...

To KICK yours (names and jersey numbers of the team)

Me and my man - isn't he amazing!?

Bridal of the Shower

In behalf of the future Mrs. Phair...

The photographers

Cherise, Michelle, and Rita (a few of the Phair women)

Grandma Phair

The amazing woman who put on the bridal shower (aka my mom) - who is that handsome man in the background? Oh yeah! That's my fiance!

Me opening a few presents from the video "game"

Sorry I haven't posted about the amazing bridal shower my mom put on for me on November 1 (I know I'm a little late in posting, so sorry). I had so much fun. I still can't believe that the bridal shower was in behalf of me. It was a brunch and there were people from church, few friends, and some of Nic's family there as well. We ate some delicious food, opened presents and a video my mom put together (without me knowing). My mom would ask Nic a question and then would video tape his response. During the bridal shower, my mom would ask me that same question and then I would have to give the response that Nic would have said. For every one that I got right, I got a prize. :) She also mentioned that I if I didn't get any right, we couldn't get married...good thing I got them right. ;) A few of his answers were debatable, but for the most part, I got them right. It was a fun filled day. Thank you for all of your hard work that you put into making this an amazing bridal shower. Love you, please.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

it doesn't stop until the early morn...

I am sitting in the library surviving...barely. I feel like a semi-truck has hit me. By the time I went to bed, it was somewhere between 2:20 and 2:30. I could have gone longer, but I decided that I really should probably get SOME rest. I think I would have been better off not sleeping, to be honest with you. I think sleeping for 4 hours made me more tired. Oh and well. I got quite a few things done though, so I shouldn't be complaining. I don't think this will be the last time I do something like this - it will happen again in the near future...
On a more exciting note, I'm playing Bunco tomorrow night. I am on a list as a permanent sub. I got involved all thanks to Molly. There are a group of ladies that get together once a month and have a Bunco night. I went once a few months ago and had a blast. I guess this is becoming quite popular (a mormon thing? I don't know). The last time I went, I told them to put me as a permanent sub. The Bunco night rotates each month as to whose house it's at - pay $10 for food and the prizes that are handed out at the end of the night. My question for you: do you Bunco?