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Mesa Temple Easter Pageant

Last night, Lance, Cori, and I went to see the Easter Pageant! It was so amazing! I made Swedish pancakes to bring and Lance saved us second row seats! I have never sat so close before!
Cori brought her camera so all the pictures are courtesy of her! I love these flowers she snapped a picture of!
All excited for the show to start! We love Corister!
I always love the angels!
He lives and He loves us and this is what Easter is all about!

Double Date with the Heyers

On Thursday Evening Lance and I had a double date with Justin and Charlotte! We got to meet little baby Miles for the first time! He pooped on me and Charlotte said that he has only ever pooped on her before so that must mean he loves me already. We played with him and fed him all night. For dinner we had some Buffalo Wild Wings, which gave me flash backs to Lance and my first date. Then they started teaching us how to played a card game called "Hand and Foot" which was waaay fun! We finished off the night by watching "Tron" and I was so glad we got to see them! I wish I had remembered to take a picture of all of us, but I did snap some of Lance and Miles. :)
SO cute :) He and Miles had some serious staring contests. We love the Heyers!

Bridal Shower

So last week was my bridal shower and it was very fun! I felt completely overwhelmed by the many lovely women who support me in my life! Sam carried out the games at the shower that Amber had planned.
My Grandma Gardner made chocolate covered strawberries that matched my blue theme for the wedding!
Dina even went to IKEA and got Daim for the treats!

Everything looked beautiful!
Terri, MaryJo, Grandma, and KineBritt...
Kandy, Natalie, Jennifer, and my Mom...
Wow I was just so amazed at the things written in cards and the love expressed through gifts to help us get started...
My friend, Heather, who I have known since kindergarten even came and I loved seeing her!
My mommy and Lance's mom...
We played this terrible game where I had to answer 30 questions that Lance had already answered. Each one I got wrong, I had to put a piece of Double Bubble Gum in my mouth... I ended up choking, I mean chewing, on 11 pieces! The questions were rigged! Who asks, "Name every state your fiance has been to," at a bridal shower?!
Sam was merciless...
Shantil made a bouquet for me out of the bows from the gifts!
Linda (Lance's mom) made us a book decoration with our invitation inside. We made a special one for her because we knew she would do this. It looked wonderful!
We played a game too where people had to hold a piece of paper against their forehead and draw what I would look like as a bride... ha ha ha! That turned out funny!
We also played a game called Bridezilla! This little dinosaur got passed around. If it was handed to you, you had to hold it for at least five minutes before passing it off to someone else. At the end of the night Sam stopped the game and the person who had it was named Bridezilla! The winner was... drumroll please... My MOM! :) Ha ha ha!
My moms and grandma :)
Sampson and Cori made the shower so fun!
And super huge thanks to Dina and Amber for setting it up and hosting it!
I really had a wonderful time and am so very grateful!

I Don't Know What I Did...

I know it sounds cliche, but I don't know what I did to deserve this boy. Really! He is the most amazing person I know and when I think of being with him, forever doesn't seem long enough. I am constantly astonished by the selfless love, attention, and friendship he gives to me. He is truly the champion of my self confidence and the one that brushes my fears aside. I am so blessed to have him and I will always strive to be deserving of his love.

Cali Trip to see the Baxter Fam!

So a few weeks ago we flew up to Oakland for the weekend to go see family, have Lance's Bachelor party, and have a little shower for me to meet all of Linda (Lance's mom)'s friends. We hopped on a plane on Friday morning so that we could spend the day in San Francisco with his parents.
When we arrived we had Swedish pancakes at their house and there was a letter waiting for us addressed to "Mr. & Mrs. Lance Baxter." Linda handed it to me and I glanced at it, saw "Baxter" and handed it back. She said, "I'm not Mrs. Lance Baxter." Then I read it again and realized that it was me. Woah! It was our first letter with that address :)
We headed out after breakfast to see the sights of San Fran with Lance's parents. Lance liked this sign :) May is a wonderful month!
Just hopped out for a picture with this lovely view of the bay!

Yes... he can fly.

It was my first time seeing GG Bridge! Amazing!

There was some really pretty architecture downtown as well!

I get to marry my best friend!

We stopped by this lovely place and got some chocolate samples!
We also checked out China Town :)
Very colorful and very fun!

"You think you're sooo funny!"
After the sights of the day, we headed to stop by the Oakland Temple :) Like the Mesa Temple, it has no Angel Moroni.
I love the engraving on the front of the Savior and his apostles...
Wow... I get to marry that hunk!
Trying for a rooftop picture :)
I also took a lot of pictures of Lance's parents which turned out great! :)
That night we grabbed some Taco Bell and had a movie night at home. :) We all watched the new movie, Tangled. It is awesome! The next morning we got up early (so as to get back in time for General Conference) and went over to Mt. Diablo. We drove all the way to the top and the view was like nothing I have seen. The clouds literally rolled over the mountains below...

It was chilly, but we had a great talk and certainly shared a good time!
After General Conference was over, I went with Laina, Lindsey, and Linda to the shower. it was nice to get to meet so many ladies who love Lance so much. They certainly bragged about him a lot, which is not difficult to do. :)

Laina's little girl JonniLee (I hope I spelled that right) is so adorable and was the life of the shower!
Later that night while the boys went to priesthood session and then to Lance's bachelor party, I hung out with Laina, Lindsey, Linda, Avery, Ella, and JonniLee. This was them doing a train and singing, "We are family! I got all my sistas and me!" So fun! Love those girls!
Overall it was a fun weekend! I learned more about myself, the strength of my relationship with my sweetheart, his family, and loved hearing the words from Conference!