Wedding Day Best Day of our Lives
On June 11,2011 our lives changed forever. We we're sealed in the Las Vegas Temple for time and all eternity in front of several family and close friends. I drove to the Temple that morning with my dad thinking, today is the day, I am getting married. I had looked forward to this day since I was 8 years old and it was finally happening. The weather was perfect it was sunny with a little breeze. When I saw John for the first time after we we're sealed and getting ready to walk out the Temple doors he was in his Tux and I was in my Wedding Dress, I thought wow that's my Husband! So weird calling him that for a while but eventually we got use to it as everyone does. I will never forget that moment that John saw me for the first time in my Wedding Dress, the look and what we shared was so sweet and unforgettable. When we came out of the temple hand in hand as husband and wife: Mr and Mrs. Carpenter, it felt amazing. All of our family and friends we're cheering for us and celebrating our special day. We had a Family Luncheon after and it was fun seeing all of our family and thanking them for coming and helping us celebrate. We drove to Treasure Island to check in to our Hotel early and it was so crowded we weren't able to check in early so we left and drove to our Reception. I still had not seen what the reception looked like, it was a surprise and it was fun that way, it made the moment unforgettable when I walked in and saw it for the first time. I started crying because i was so happy and so grateful for every one's hard work. It was truly my dream wedding. The reception was traditional in some aspects. We had a Wedding Line with our parents, we had the traditional dances. Daddy daughter, Mother son, First and Last dance as husband and wife. We had dancing and everyone had a really good time. Some of my friends said this was a fun Mormon Reception they have been too, that made me laugh. The food was so delicious, we had a summer themed menu. Chicken croissant sandwiches, different types of salads, fruit and vegetable trays, lemonade jars. We had several people come up and tell us that our Wedding Cake was one of the best that have ever had. It was 3 tiered cake that had vanilla in one, chocolate marble in the other and the one we ate and cut for the cake cutting was Red Velvet. What I wasn't expecting was while we we're feeding each other the cake John throwing it in my face. I was shocked but I laughed it off and I got even. I then threw it in his face and it got everywhere all over his face, ears and hair. We we're laughing and enjoying this priceless moment. We left the Reception and were off to Treasure Island, of course our Rouge was covered in writing, straws and other things. It was cute not trashed or anything.
We decided to stay in Vegas for our Honeymoon. We had originally planned a Mexican Cruise but it didn't work with John's work schedule. We decided to stay at Treasure Island, it's a nice Hotel and decently priced. Of course by the time we got there there was no one checking in by then it was 11pm .When we got up to our room we noticed that it was a smoking room and needless to say we we're upset. We had booked our room 4 months Prior, this was the last thing we thought we needed to worry about. So my sweet husband went down to the front desk and asked them to change our rooms to a non smoking one and they said they had no more left only one waiting for a VIP Guest. John said out of all the Hotels on the Strip we chose yours for our Honeymoon weekend and that's how you treat your guests? John demanded the manager and within a few minutes are room was changed. We had an amazing suite. Jetted Tub,2 Bathrooms, Queen Bed, and the room itself was very classy. We we're there for the weekend and we enjoyed ourselves. We layed out by the pool went swimming, went to an amazing dinner;Phil's Italian Steakhouse inside the Treasure Island, it was by far the fanciest restaurant I have ever been too. it was our honeymoon so we splurged, probably the best meal either of us has eaten. It was nice going out to eat for every meal and just enjoying Vegas. We walked the strip and felt like tourists, relaxed enjoyed being husband and wife turning off our phones for the weekend which was very nice. We had our Utah Open House the following Saturday and it was a lot of fun. It was identical to our Vegas Reception except no dancing. I was able to meet A lot of John's extended family, close friends and his Mission President who he talks about regularly, I finally was able to put a name to a face. Out of all the gifts we got there was one that stood out a little above the rest. Our Sister in Law Amy Carpenter had shorthand our Sealing in a notepad as much as she could. It was very sacred and special to us. We've now been married for 9 1/2 months and couldn't be happier.
The Most recent and Exciting News we have going on is we are expecting our First BABY as of July 8th,2012 as most of you already know .We found out on November 2nd,we came home from the Mall and decided to take a test and I left it on the bathroom counter, laid down on the bed and had John tell me the results. After a few minutes he walked over to me and said " Hi Mommy" and I said what your just joking, he said no I'm not see for yourself. So i did and I just started crying. It was both Happy exciting tears and scared and a little apprehensive tears, we had only been married for 4 months at that time. After a day or so it sunk it and we loved our little secret. We we're planning on waiting and telling our families and friends around Christmas time by then I'd be done with my First Trimester so I figured that It'd be safe but it was so hard keeping it in that we decided to tell our families on Thanksgiving weekend. I was still nervous because you never know what could happen but I knew we would be alright.We spent Thanksgiving with John's family down in Hurricane Utah which is near St George for those of you that don't know the area.
We decided to tell them that Saturday at our family pictures, what a fun way to tell them our fun exciting news!!! So we we're finishing up the pictures and had our photographer take a few extra ones just because and on the last picture he blurts out " Smile John and Patti are having a Baby.it took everyone a while to catch on, they seriously thought it was a joke and just a fun way to get everyone to smile. They realized we weren't joking when John had tears in his eyes. I was smiling from ear to ear. Their aftermath reaction was Priceless and we have it all in pictures. They were all initially shocked by the news, having only been married for 4 months but needless to say they were elated nonetheless. It was fun to finally have our secret out and have it actually feel real. The next day we decided to drive to Vegas to tell my Dad and Toni the news, they we wondering why we deiced to drive almost 2 hrs. just to say Hi when we we're leaving that day to go back home. We knew we had to think of something clever to tell them because they unlike my In laws kind of we're expecting the news. John had recently been in the Hospital for a stomach virus so john said well, as you know I was in the hospital and the results came back and Patti is Pregnant!!! Toni immediately said I Knew it, I knew you'd be Pregnant by or before Christmas. My dad was excited and asked what names we liked and said well, your belly will finally be bigger than mine, we all laughed and hugged. It was nice. After we left I called my Mom to tell her the News. She had asked me weeks prior if we we're and I told her no of course not. So I casually said mom maybe next Thanksgiving you can play with our Baby like you played with Paulo. She said what? and I said well we're pregnant. She said she kind of had a feeling that we were as well and she was so over joyed with the news. She said 2 Grand kids within a year of each other how wonderful. We knew after the first appointment that it was a BOY. We both had a feeling and we we're right All along. Despite a lot of people thinking otherwise. We decided to name him Daxton and call him Dax for short. I found the name online a few years back and it just stuck with me, before now I had never heard the name and now i only know a few Daxton's. A lot of people have asked me the meaning of his name, well here it is: The Origin of the name is English and the meaning of the name is from the town of Dax in France. I thought it was a cute name and we both agreed on it so it seemed pretty simple. I never knew what Pregnancy would be like but I have to say that it has treated me pretty good thus far.In my First Trimester I had morning sickness for only 5 weeks. I couldn't have orange juice or lemonade because it gave me heartburn. I couldn't have milk or any dairy it made me literally throw up. So for the first 8 weeks or so i had waffles with strawberries, it was good but god old after a while. My Second Trimester has been amazing. I have all my energy back and can eat anything and feel great well. Except Ice cream. I can't believe how fast it's going. I'm 24 weeks and have 14 weeks left. I can't wait to hold my Baby boy in my arms. It will be so surreal and special. Looking forward to my Baby Showers over the next few months. We feel so blessed to have dax and have him come when he did, the timing couldn't have been any sweeter.