It may have taken me a year and two months to put our wedding book together, but I finally made it happen! Our photographer gave us over 500 photos from our special day and it was quite a feat to select, resize, and organize some of our favorites into a memory book. I hope one day our kids stumble across this book in a similar way that I stumbled across my parents’ wedding album when I was a little girl. I remember that moment feeling completely magical- like I had found some secret treasure where I could visit that day and imagine what it must have been like. I know that’s totally the romantic side of me talking, but how can you not get a little over sentimental when you’re talking about weddings and love? Gah! ;-)
I used Artifact Uprising to pull this book together. I loved how easy the website was to use, how personal the whole experience of using this company felt, and of course how the end product turned out. My completely honest opinion- two thumbs up!
There are many things to love about Zion National Park. I love the fact that one can get an overall sense of the park and see a lot of the scenery by just spending an hour in the car driving through. However, if you’re more of an adventurer, there are also many areas to explore on foot by way of trails. Omar and I had read that the traffic and parking within the park can get pretty horrible (there’s only one lane with very few pullouts) which is why they have a tram to take you into the park. We found that traffic was minimal during the early morning hours in the off season. It’s pretty cold, but still bearable ;-)
On our short trip we tried to do a little bit of everything. We took a drive into the park before sunrise so we could watch the sky change colors against the massive canyon walls (fyi- it’s really hard to find a good place to watch the sun come up when you’re in a canyon! Ha!). Then we took some time to drive through the whole canyon, stopping along the way to take pictures and touch the canyon walls. We also went on a hike after getting some advice from a local shop clerk (and avid hiker!) as to where the “if you could only hike one trail in the park it would be ___” trail was.
Taking a trip through Zion is a really fun experience. The natural setting is eye candy and you just might see a deer on the side of the road if you’re lucky :-)
Cheers to this Monday morning, when I’m celebrating the fact that I have a new laptop power cord and trying to forget the fact that I missed out on a day’s worth of work because my computer couldn’t charge. Cheers to writing a real time blog post because I didn’t have something ready to go this morning due to previously said fact. Cheers to waking up at 5:30am and celebrating with a girlscout cookie. Cheers to being okay that life is never a smooth course, but you can learn to kick butt at taking on the bumps . . . that sounds like a quote I read somewhere. I think everyone needs their own personal cheerleader on Monday morning saying, “it’s Monday, but you got this!” Let’s find little ways to celebrate this Monday. You got this!