Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Dear Family and Friends

This has been an exciting year for us. We kicked it off by playing Rock Band with Family and Friends on New Years Eve to ring in 2008! That is one of our favorite past times now!
Right from when Rob proposed in Reno on August 26th, 2007 we began planning the wedding. So the beginning of 2008 was all about getting things ready for April 5th, 2008.
Our families were so wonderful and so helpful with EVERYTHING. It made it so stress free. My mom and Dave did so much, I truly felt blessed, and they’ll never understand how grateful I am for that. Rob’s parents were such a huge help. They let us take over their backyard to have our wedding in. Rob’s mom, Carolyn, did all she could get the house ready and the yard and the decorations looked AMAZING. Thank goodness my dad was able to come down from Portland and be there to walk me down the aisle. I hope he realizes how important that was to me. The wedding was beautiful, everything I could have asked for. The wind had started up a little while before the ceremony and I hoped it would just go away, so both my mom and I said silent prayers and the wind stopped completely for the length of the ceremony! I was so happy!
Everything was great and I am eternally grateful for all the help we got and for everyone who was able to come or send their love. On the way to spend our wedding night in Las Vegas on the way to California for the honeymoon cruise, Rob and I just went on and on about how perfect and wonderful everything turned out. I was so glad to hear him talk about it the way he did, to know it meant just as much to him. For our Honeymoon we went on a Mexican Riviera Cruise for 7 days, which included stops in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. The cruise was the most fun way to relax after months of planning. We loved it.
Since the wedding we’ve just been enjoying married life. We didn’t get out to the lake as much as we would have liked this summer, and only one trip to Lake Powell, so we’ll have to remedy that next summer. (Which cannot come fast enough, I do NOT like the cold! I keep threatening to move to the equator. HAHA)
I am still at St. George Care Center, and in May I moved from Central Supply to doing Payroll and Accounts Payable, and I love it. With the economy the way it has been the company Rob was working for had to shut down. Construction is suffering pretty bad right now, (unfortunately that’s been Southern Utah’s staple) so Rob is trying to find something he loves as much as he loved the paver business. Rob is an amazingly dedicated hard worker though, so he’ll have no problem finding something good. Hopefully by next winter we will be in our own house where we can get a dog, and raise children, and live happily ever after!
We love all of you and miss everyone we don’t get to see often enough. Please know that our prayers and love is with you always and we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2009!!

Love, The Dammanns


Megan said...

What an eventful year! Merry Christmas!

Chris & Stephanie said...

Hey Cutie, I hope you had a great first Christmas with your hubby. It is so much fun to finally have someone to buy for even if you are broke and have to be creative to give a good Christmas.. Hope you are doing well, and I am not sure if are able to get into my blog, let me know by emailing me at Happy New Year!