Thursday, October 29, 2009

Summer Happenings

What a fun and memorable summer. Here are a few of the highlights (besides getting married). Shane Graduated for UVU with his Bachelor's in accounting!

Happy Birthday Jesse!!!

I graduated from BYU in Family Science

While I was graduating Shane had the opportunity to go to NYC to meet with the big 4 accounting firms and network with some of the LDS members out there. What a great experience!

My Grandma and Grandpa Heninger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary! Congratulations! We love you! Thanks for a fun 50's party.

This is Shane's Sister Stacee's "serious" Boyfriend Tyler. We asked him what he could do to impress the family... He told us he had a really big mouth. So the mean brothers made him show us really how big. 42 grapes later we believed him. What a sport :)

We went to the Keith Urban concert and had a blast!

Lake Mead

After being married for just two short weeks we took a vacation to lake mead with the Rowley Clan. The water was beautiful and looked like glass the entire week. It was about 110 degrees, so we played in the water constantly. I learned to ski too... thank you Shane and Robert for the coaching :) And thank you Kim for the fun pictures. We had so much fun in the sun!
Playing Backgammon on Grandpa and Grandma's Boat

Shane getting ready to show off for the brothers :)

Me trying to get the hang of it.

And both of us skiing together, and holding hands... romantic right?!

Making crepes for dinner for the party of 21

Friday, October 9, 2009

A Happy Hawaiian Honeymoon

We stayed at Stein Erikson in Park City for the first few days. It was so pretty and the weather was amazing. I'm just glad we made it there in one piece. Imagine this, "car sick Jena" winding up the mountain trying to find the resort, then realizing that we were seriously about to run out of gas, so we wound back down the mountain, coasting to get back to a gas station. As we rolled in we had about a hundred people staring at us and giving us funny looks and thumbs ups. Again we started back up the mountain and after passidng the same biker for the third time we decided to stop and ask him for directions. After the funny encounters and upset stomaches we finally made it and had a wonderful three days in the the beautiful Utah mountains.

The Alpine Coaster

Then off to Hawaii for a few more days of fun in the sun!!!

We stayed at the Fairmont Orchid... definately fitting with the wedding theme.

When we got there they told us they had a surprise. They upgraded us to the Presidental Suite. Our suite was 3600 sq ft. Crazy beautiful too! I wish the pictures did the 360 view justice.

A glimps of our living room. Shane played the Steinway piano for me every morning.
Bliss in full force :)
This was our suite, the whole top floor.
We also got some perks that came along with the room... Shane enjoying our private cabanna on the beach with a cooler full of treats they brought to us every day. I never knew Shane could pack so much Dr. Pepper, and I think he was also surprised by how many cookies I ate:)

Dinner at Ruth's Chris with our favorite Tennis Pro.

And of course the Pina Colada's!
What a fun week in paradise! As Shane says, "We got hooked up fatty!" If you are looking for a great getaway, try The Big Island, it has so much to offer.

We're the Rowley's Now

So... We have decided to officially enter the blogging world. I did a little bit of blogging as a "single girl" but i never was very good at it so maybe now that I am married we'll fit in and really get the hang of it ;) We've been wanting to get this going for a few months now but somehow time has just flown by, catching us in the whirlwind! Three months has passed just like that... you know how that is. Our first post...

07 08 09 Our wedding day!!! How exciting it was. Our wedding was a just like a fairy tale. There are so many people that made the day perfect for us. Thank you thank you thank you! Our favorite part was sharing the becautiful occasion with our family and close friends. We still talk about how everyone went out of their way to do extra things for us. Our next favorite part (well mine for sure) were the purple orchids that were everywhere... literally a dream come true for me:) I knew I had to have them the day I pulled into the Hanapepe Orchid Farm in Hawaii. Here are a few more of the highlights...