Sunday, August 20, 2006

Pre-Wedding Vacation - Hawaii

Emily and her parents have been planning a vacation to Maui Hawaii for almost a year. What they hadnt planned was her engagement to me and our wedding 2 weeks after Hawaii. So, Bob/Carol (out of the goodness of their hearts, and a little obligation because I am soon to be part of the family), invited me to go to Hawaii with them. I had a PwC week vacation in Disneyland Florida, and then flew to Hawaii to meet them.

Maui is incredible. We stayed at the Welch Trademark place, Napili Kai. It was heaven on earth. It was so much fun to relax on the beach, snorkel, drive our Mustang Convertible on the Road to Hana, hike Haleakula, go to a Luau, drive to Iao Valley, eat Hulu Pie, and play in Lahaina. It was the most relaxing, best vacation ever! We had so much fun. Definitely one we will never forget. Thanks Bob/Carol.

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Summer 2006 Engagement

1 week after getting engaged, I had to leave for New York. I accepted an internship with PwC in the Forensic Auditing group, called Dispute Analysis and Investigation. I lived in Washington Heights, in upper Manhattan. I think the area is also considered Spanish Harlem. There were 3 BYU guys living in a 1 bedroom apt. It was quite an experience.

It was hard to be away from Emily for the summer. She had to stay in Provo because she did the Spring semester at BYU, and then was a Sports Camp Counselor at BYU. The good thing about it was that my good friends Taylor Jones and Jaren Nichols were also in NYC. We had a great time going to Broadways, Mets/Yankee games, Washington D.C., Philly, Boston, and even to Six Flags New Jersey. It was a fun summer. And the best part, I didnt even have to do any wedding planning! :-) Thanks Carol for all your help.