The Holidays

The holiday season was so much fun! We started it off by decorating our first Christmas tree. While we were on our honeymoon my parents cut down a tree for us so we were ready for christmas right when we got home. I loved loved loved some stockings from anthropologie but they were too expensive.... So I decided to try to make my own. I thought they turned out pretty good. I then made the merry christmas sign from $1 letters found at target! The garland was just pom poms found at Joanns. In the kitchen we created two chalkboard walls. This way I can change the drawings on the wall for every holiday. Thank goodness for Pinterest and all the cute chalkboard ideas. Once Christmas was over I changed the chalkboard to a Happy New Year sign. 

Our first Christmas was very fun and relaxing! We started it off by spending the night at Justins families house and spending Christmas morning with them. We then headed to our house to open our gifts to eachother. It was fun! Justin gave me some cute jewelry and some new scriptures with my new name on them :) It was fun to take time out of the day to have our own little christmas. We then headed to my families house to open gifts with them and have christmas dinner. There is nothing like my moms home cooking. We then got to talk to my little brother Jordan, who is serving a mission in Texas. It was so great to hear from him. He is doing great! We ended the day by playing games with the family. It was a great Christmas for the Allens! 



Justin and I were married and headed to our honeymoon the next day. We took a cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico. It was so much fun. Here are a few pictures of our fun adventures. 
this was the beginning of our funness! we stayed in a hotel in California 

In the room we loved coming back to our bed pulled back with a cute towel animal. We also LOVED room service. We literally ordered it 3 times a day. It wasn't the best food but it was fun just having room service for free. 
these are all picttures of us on Catalina Island. It was a fun cute little island. 
We got smoothies and pastries at a local bakery. They were delicious. 
This was us at the fancy meal on the cruise. We asked some extremely drunk guy to take this picture for us. Surprised it actually turned out! It was fun getting all dressed up and eat a fancy dinner. 
We were all ready to explore Mexico 

Giant Mexican flag. Our tour guide told us it was the size of a football field. We thought it was pretty cool.
On a tour we went on we got free Margaritas! haha obviously they were Virgin margaritas. they were delicious and while we drank we were serenaded by a mexican guitar player. 
me and my hubs on a bus in Mexico. 
a zebra? 

view from the blow hole we went to. 

Authentic Mexican fish tacos. They were delicious. 
Our Cruise ship. We had so much fun! We cant wait to go on another cruise someday!

We got married

Excuse me for the extremely long post. I Just wanted to post some pictures from our wedding. November 23rd 2013 was the happiest day of our lives. We both felt an overwhelming feeling that this was the absolute best decision we were going to make in our life. We had been patiently waiting for the wedding date to come and then it came and went too fast. The day was absolutely perfect. The sealing was so great. We had a member of the temple presidency from our ward do it. I wish I could remember everything he said. The luncheon and reception was also wonderful. We felt so loved from all our great friends and family that came to celebrate this exciting time with us. 

Here are a bazillion photos from our day. I couldn't help put share so many. It was too hard to eliminate. I love our wedding :) 

I love being married. It really is the funnest thing I have ever done. I love being a wife and I love having a husband. So happy we found each other so we could start our very own life together.