Honeymoon: Day 2

After a crazy hectic week Mr. Boo and I were able to finally relax! I don’t think I slept so much the whole time we’ve known each other.  

Today is exactly 2 years since our first date. Back then I never thought that we would be married 2 years later! 

Today we planned to go to Old Tucson before it got smoldering hot. We were up by 8:30 and out the door by 10. When we got to Old Tucson it was around 11 and the town is closed during the week days of October for their nightly Halloween show.  



We got some pretty cute touristy pictures though. For those of you who don’t know what Old Tucson is, it is a movie set that was built to look like an old western movie. A majority of John Wayne movies including 3:10 to Yuma, a bulk of Clint Eastwood movies and many scenes from classic westerns were filmed there. 

Not being on a time limit allows for a more relaxed and flexible day. We moseyed on over to the Desert Museum, which was only a few minutes away.  For being a last minute decision it turned out pretty cool! 

 We got to see so many cool animals, insects, amphibians and flowers.    (A barn owl) 

 (The American back bear… Very hard to see)  

 (Prairie dogs… Similar to rock chucks)  

 (my favorite The bighorn)  

 We got to go into some caves, see different types of rocks and different types of cacti.  

 4 hours in we still hadn’t seen everything they had open, but we decided we were tired and hungry and so we headed back home.   

I am from Battle Ground, it rains. Cacti don’t grow other than measly house plants. So seeing this many cacti in one place is like going into the forest.   

    Of course when you’re in a state that has Inn N Out, you stop at least one time.   

  (Isn’t it funny how your spouses food always looks better than you) 

  Yum. I haven’t had Inn N Out for almost 5 years, it was totally worth it! 

Mr. Boo and I came back to Grandma Merrills house and we did some swimming before we went on a drive in the neighbors golf cart.  

 As the sun sets, the wild life comes out. It was such an incredible sight watching the sun set along the mountains and all the beautiful homes lining the path. Mr. Boo has been talking all day about these Prickley Pear candies that we absolutely had to get. We came across the actual fruit.     

     (Excuse the next couple pictures, my flash broke earlier today) 

As we pulled around a corner we saw a herd of mule deer. There were 9 very humanized doe’s standing there, we were about 10 feet away from them. That’s the closest I have been to a deer in the wild ( not in a zoo). 

I promised you pictures of our new addition. Here they are! 



  She still doesn’t have a name but Audrey is in the running. What do you think? -xoxo




Arizona Here we Come! 

Thank you Sis for the awesome shirts! I know it was last minute but they stole the show today! Everyone loved them! 

Our flight left Portland Airport at 715 which meant a 645am board time… Meaning we had to leave the house at 530. I think I have been sleep deprived all week long. No joke! If we weren’t planning the wedding and doing decorations late I didn’t sleep because of my nerves. I wouldn’t of traded this whole week for the world! 

Our first flight was around 2 hours and 10 minutes and smoother than butter!  We had an hour layover in San Diego. ( thankfully it was an hour) What we found completely awkward and inconvenient, was that we had to go through security again to catch our connecting flight. It was as if we walked in off the streets of San Diego and we’re catching our 1st flight. I never plan to fly out of San Diego again! 


 Our Second flight to Tucson Arizona (our destination) was a smidge rougher and shorter! We grabbed our bags and were out the door headed to Grandma Merrills house! I’ve never been to Arizona so the sights were very new! The cacti and the palm trees all in one.  

Mr. Boo and I spent the afternoon getting some key things to prepare for the road ahead that we couldn’t pack on the flight We got to drive the new addition to our fleet for the first time tonight and man is she perty! The pictures of just her will be soon to come ( sorry for the delay, I’ll just post a few pictures to hold you over).






 Until tomorrow-xoxo 

I married my Best friend!

  So many of our family and friends joined forces to help make Mr. Boo and my fairy tale a reality! I can’t even put into words how magical the night was!  (Photo credit to Cousin Merrill) 

Everyone talks about how the couple getting married never remembers all of the details! We were lucky to have a phenomenal coordinator that made it possible for us! If I could give any piece of advice to soon to be newlyweds, GET A COORDINATOR! Did stuff go wrong? Probably, but she never told us. In our eyes the wedding was flawless! 

Mr. Boo’s absolute favorite part of the evening was when he turned around and saw me for the first time walking down the isle clutching on to my dad! He was anxious all day long and that’s all he could say to everyone! “I can’t wait to see her” 

My favorite part? When my dad handed me over to Tim. As soon as we joined hands and I looked into his eyes, all of the nerves and jitters disappeared. I was 100% lost in his eyes.  

Here are some more pictures taken by all friends and family! I love how the first dance with Tim and the father daughter dance were captured! I’m still finding the perfect mother son dance!  


And you can’t forget the decorations. Personally I think they stole the show!  

I am still searching for more pictures of my decorations! If you were there and you have some pretty awesome photos email them to me!!! As I receive them I will update!! Till then -xoxo