A few pictures from our reception the night of our wedding in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. I stole these from my sister's Facebook, so if you have more pictures from the reception, I would really appreciate it if you would e-mail them to me!
We moved into our student housing apartment 2 weeks ago. It was so sad, leaving our nice big condo for the cinderblock box, but it is nice to have a permanent home. Ryan has put a lot of work into emptying our boxes and arranging our home. I got sick, got behind on my homework, and spent a week catching up. Oh the joys of graduate school! Today we went to a special Sacrament Meeting at Primary Children's Medical Center as part of our calling as "PCMC Reps". Our stake has a branch at PCMC for the families that are in the hospital with their kids and can't make church in their regular ward. We help out with visits a couple times a month and go to church with them occasionally. Our first visit will be this Tuesday, and we are really excited. I think it will help me a lot in my field as I see what the day-to-day is like for these families, as I will be working with families like them as a genetic counselor (especially if I go into pediatrics). It's a great opportunity, and we're really grateful for it. Hopefully I will get some more pictures on Facebook soon, and when I do I will post the links here. I noticed that the last time we posted was the day before school started and Ryan started his job. Hmm... coincidence? I think not...
Last week Ryan and I took a mini-vacation to Las Vegas. We left Salt Lake after Ryan's work orientation, and arrived in Vegas around 8:30pm. We stayed at the Stratosphere, which is a neat-looking hotel. The hotel shops featured a magic trick store, which Ryan loved. The guy behind the counter was really good at magic tricks- he entertained us for a good 30 minutes. He also helped Ryan pick out some tricks to learn, which he has been showing me periodically. Fun times. Vegas is HOT- we walked along the Strip at 11pm and it was 90 degrees!! I could not ever live there. The next morning we went to the Las Vegas temple. It was so beautiful! It's one of my favorites now. On the way home, we went to the St. George temple. That was a different type of cool, because it is so old. It was completed in 1877. It even smelled old (but in a good way!). While driving around looking for a place to eat dinner, Ryan saw an In-N-Out Burger. No kidding. I'd never eaten there before, but I've heard many times how amazing it is. Wow. It was even better than the hype. Sadly it is the only one in Utah... and it is 4 and a half hours away. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Must... stop...
Pictures from the trip will be up eventually, but for now we're still working on our honeymoon trip. The pictures from our trip to Palmyra are up now: click here.
School for me starts tomorrow at 8:30am. Ryan starts work Tuesday. Exciting week!
We got a new album up on Facebook! After our reception in Pennsylvania, Ryan and I drove up to New York to see the town I grew up in. We rode the carousels, and ate spiedies, and visited our old house. Click here to see pictures from our time in Binghamton.
We will post more as I find time to get them on Facebook.
As far as updates go, Ryan has a job! He's working as a paraprofessional at Edison Elementary here in Salt Lake. He's been working at registration the past couple days, so I've been home alone. Weird. I don't start school until the 25th, so I have a lot of free time. And no, not all of it is spent reading and playing Nintendo, thank you very much.
Ryan: On 17 July 2008, we were sealed for time and all eternity in The Salt Lake Temple. My bride was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I feel so blessed to have an eternal family, and I could not have asked for a better companion. She is true, faithful, kind, patient, sweet, understanding, virtuous and lovely. I think that is a nice way to start out my first blog post! =)
I wanted to create this post so that my family and friends could have a chance to see some of our pictures and hear of our fantastic travels in the days following our marriage.
So, here we are coming out of the annex just after our sealing. You can see Jordan and Ann Dille, and Jordan's wife Maren in the background.
As we get closer and closer to leaving Fort Collins for good, Ryan and I have made a list of things we must do before taking off for Utah. Some of those things are:
Eating breakfast at the Farmer's Table (check)
going to a Rockies game (check)taking a picture with the "Joseph" statue at Horsetooth and Shields (check)
and playing in the Water Plaza at CSU (check check)
We're still looking for a place to live in Salt Lake City, but we try not to worry too much about it. We know that if we act in faith, all things will work out. So cross your fingers, pray, knock on wood, whatever- that we'll find an apartment next week.
Hi! We're The Reynolds Tribe. Ryan and Kara were married on July 17th, 2008 in Salt Lake City, UT. Kara is enjoying her (probably permanent) stint as a stay-at-home mom with a master's degree. Ryan teaches at the Institute of Religion at the University of Wyoming. Sam loves volcanoes, gravestones, and mummies. Ben likes to hide under his blankie. Amelia is our brand new princess!