Since the Staples center was only 3 blocks from out hotel, Derek and I decided to scalp some tickets and go to a Lakers game. It was so much fun. It was a very intense game which makes it even better. The Lakers trailed behind the Knicks almost the whole game, but pulled through in the end.
We had such a fun time in Hollywood. We got to see and do a whole lot. We went down the Walk of Fame and toured Hollywood hills. We went to the Kodak theater where they hold American Idol and the Academy Awards.
Derek and I decided to go to Los Angeles for a couple of days. It rained the majority of the time but we had a ton of fun. We went to Venice beach and rode bikes, went to Hollywood and did the Walk of Fame and then saw some Stars houses, and also went to a Lakers game. Derek also had the opportuinty to take an amazing aptitude test. It turned out to be a great experience for him. On our way home we hit a major storm and ended up having to stay another night. We were stuck on the freeway for 6 hours only moving a mile. It pretty much sucked, but other than that the whole trip was a blast. Im so happy we got to get away for a couple of days.
Derek and I went to St. George to play with Mike and Jess. We all went to Zion and saw Twilight, for the third time, on the IMAX. After the movie, Derek and Mike thought they were Edward and were running around like crazy guys. Then they got fresh with an indian statue. We went back to Mike and Jess's house for a game of American Idol. One word describes our husbands... Amazing. Jess and I refrained from the singing and became the cheerleaders. It was a super fun night.
So the other day I had my Pine candle on the candle warmer on the edge of my kitchen counter. That was mistake number 1. Then I decided to take the trash out and I knocked over the candle which was mistake number 2. It spilled all over. I didn't know if I should cry or scream. Derek and I just stood there in shock. Three hours later the floor was clean.
We started dating in May of 2006, right as Derek got home from his mission and I was graduating High School. His sister set us up on our first date. After that we hung out EVERY DAY! On August 25th, we went up to the cabin with our families for dinner. Derek and I saddled up the horses and went for a ride. We came to a tree with a rose hanging from it. Tied to the rose was my ring. He asked me to marry him and of course I said yes and we were married for time and all eternity in the Temple on November 24, 2006. It all happened really quick, but we knew we were meant to be.