Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Countdown Continues!

Here it is everyone. Yesterday was a month until the wonderful day the two of us are to be wed. Our excitement has overcome us. A 5 month engagment is definitely way too long and we do NOT recommend it to anyone. But now it all seems to feel real, it actually feels like we're getting married! 30 days could not come fast enough. All I can say is I feel so blessed to be getting married to my best friend. I wouldn't have it any other way!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Our engagement pictures are in! These are some of our favorites, but we saved our absolute best ones for the announcement, we didn't want to spoil it! Auburn Jones took them and they all turned out so good! Hope you all enjoy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Newport Fun

Here are some pics from our weekend at Newport with his mom. She was awesome enough to take some of these and we love her for it!

The water was seriously freezing!

His mom is one of the greatest ladies I know! She has helped out tremendously for our wedding, honeymoon and apartment I don't know what we would have done without her, and surprises just keep coming! This weekend was so much fun, thank you so much mom we love you!

Monday, October 27, 2008

This past weekend Erik and I went back to Mesa High for Homecoming. Yes, I did do the Alumni dance only because my mom is trying to prolong my high school glory for as long as possible. It turned out being alot of fun! This is my wonderful Maid of Honor and best friend ever Kelly Beautiful Nicole Allen. Some of the cheer girls that I havent seen in forever! It was great seeing them again.
Oh PS, I'll try and get Erik on here sometime, he's so busy he never has time for this kind of stuff but I promise he is in on it.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Recent Adventures

Ok so our lives have been very full the past few weeks, busy with school and work but we have had some exciting parts! Tomorrow marks 71 days until the big day and we could not be more excited. Half-way there! If you would like an invitation and we don't have your address already e-mail us at Thanks!

I would now like to start by expressing my deep deep love and devotion to my favorite show in the world, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE! I was extremely privileged to attend the tour in Glendale and it was amazing beyond belief. I enjoyed the night with my sister Erica and it was the best time of my life. Gev is hilarioius and I just want to take the little Russian home with me.

A few weekends ago Erik and I did the Breast Cancer Walk in Phoenix and it was so fun! My family does it every year and we had a wonderful addition this year named Erik David Payne. Its amazing how many people wait forever just to walk a mile around the block, we'll do anything for breast cancer! My Grandma has breast cancer and she has been in remission for 3 years now and she's still going strong! Even though she couldn't be there this year we still did it for her- I love you Grammy!

This last weekend Erik and I drove over to California to take his dear ol' grandmother back home, and to meet his mom. Well I was meeting his mom which I didn't think would be that scary until I was about to meet her. I seriously almost peed my pants I was so nervous. She ended up being the coolest lady! I can't wait to be in with that family because she was just so awesome. I'll have more pics coming of the future mother-in-law, but as for now all you get is the picture of the cool tiger shark I caught on the pier.

Tribute to Fall

This is my tribute to fall with our new background and everything. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, well it is my favorite season! I only hope that everyone can enjoy it as much as I do. The wonderful weather, the smell, the music. Oh I love it! I wish everyone a wonderful Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year! There will be pics coming soon of our newest adventures!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Ok I'm super sorry I'm still trying to figure out how to use this thing so bear with me! Well for the past week and a half I have been super sick. I have hardly been able to move, and i barely made it to any of my classes. I think everyone in my classes thinks I'm a stoner or something the way I always look. Well me having the most amazing fiance ever, he took care of me the whole time. To make things even worse, I got my wisdom teeth taken out last Friday. Yes I did have them taken out while I was sick which I do not recommend to anyone, but I ended up doing ok. I really only did ok because Erik took the wonderful liberty of switching my gauze for me (thank goodness he wants to be a dentist so he wasn't too grossed out), feeding me, helping me take my pills, getting me anything I needed, and giving me a full massage of my head, back, hands, arms, feet and legs.  Wow isn't he the best.  Now my face is still swollen and it won't go back to normal, I look like a chipmunk saving for the winter! Everything is ok, Erik will still marry me-and now we're down to less than 4 months!

Thursday, August 21, 2008


This is us the night we got engaged. Hooray! I thought it wouldn't be until September, but he sure surprised me! I was about ready to give him an ultimatum (we've only been dating 2 months, what was I thinking??).  I had no idea he had already spoke with my dad and he bought the ring! I am one lucky girl!


Hello and welcome to our new blog! We are newly engaged and super excited about it! I know I'm not quite a Payne yet, but I can't wait for the day to come so I'm all marriage-trunky. January 2nd is the day, wahoo!