Our year (2011) in Pictures

January 2011
Jake and I started dating again. For the third time

this picture described my life best

Feb. 2011
Jake and I spent our fourth Valentine's Day together
He got me a Journey DVD
(he really knows the way to my heart)
The company I work for, also changed their name
We went from APX Alarm to Vivint

photo taken on my iPhone

March 2011
Sunday adventures came to be. I loved being on outings with Jake
(always taking pictures with his sister too)

Picture below is us at Little Sahara
photo taken on my iPhone

April 2011
I decided I was inseparable with Jake
I flew home for about a week & had fun with my family and Kellie
(We went to Magic Mountain)
I photographed a wedding at the San Diego LDS Temple
Jake and I also went ring shopping
and spent our first Easter together

taken on my iPhone

taken on my iPhone

photo below is the beginning of spring

Magic Mountain with best friend Kellie

Photographed a wedding at the LDS San Diego Temple
(photo taken on my iPhone)

Tulip Festival 
and the day we went ring shopping
best date ever
we were together all day

May 2011
Jake and I celebrated my 25th birthday with friends
We also went home (Oroville) Memorial Day weekend
We had so much fun in Nor. Cal with his parents

Feather Falls in Nor. Cal with Jake's parents

June 2011
Jake and I celebrated his 27th birthday
and got engaged

photo taken on my iPhone

July 2011
Jake Johnannah and I drove home to CA for the 4th of July
we spent time with Jake's family and my family

photo below is right before we left UT for the long car ride

4th of July in Cali
my parent's backyard

photo taken on my iPhone

August 2011
Jake and I move into our first place together
My mom flew up from CA to go wedding dress shopping with me
Jake and I took our engagements on our engagement-versary
I also celebrated my third year working for Vivint

photo below is of our kitchen and flowers that Jake bought me

Photos by Alicia Jane Photography

September 2011
We took our bridals/wedding photos a month before our wedding
Our good friends (Jon & Ashlee) got married

photo taken on my iPhone

Bridals/wedding photos at Temple Square
(where we'd be married 30 days later)

Photos by Alicia Jane Photography

October 2011
Jake and I got married 
and left for our cruise/honeymoon to the bahamas

November 2011
Jake and I spent our first married Thanksgiving together

photo taken on my iPhone

We went to his best friend (Kyle's) sister's house for Turkey Day
The Johnson clan was all there, including Grandma Johnson
Howard and Suzanna Taggart
and yummy food/fun games

I also picked up on some shooting in November
photo taken on my iPhone

December 2011
Jake and I spent our first married Christmas together
We just stuck around Utah
real laid back & real nice
Next year we might have to visit our families in California
I got home sick for the first time this year. Jake did great tho

I also started making Christmas crafts during the Holiday season
Our house is now filled w/personalized crafts. Not just for Christmas

Even though this is the first year Jake and I have been married
we've still shared many things together and I love that. It's been so nice to look back and reflect on the different things we've done, throughout these years, even though we weren't married to each other the whole time. Journal entries have definitely been fun too! I have a feeling 2012 will be great and that life only gets better from here!



We took a cruise for our honey honeymoon to the Bahamas
We've both cruised before but never on NCL
we loved it
They do what they call freestyle dining. It's great!
we didn't have to be at a one restaurant at a one time

Here's a view at the top of the cruise ship. Bon voyage!
Beautiful Miami 

Our cruise was for five days. It was perfect
Three is too short. Seven is too long

We saw a rainbow when we were leaving land one day. Beautiful

My mom saw this on Pinterest and wanted us to do this
Mine didn't come out as cute. You get the idea though

Norwegian Cruise Line
Leaving the big island- Nassau 

After our cruise docked back in Miami (Fri. 11/04) we stayed in FL
it was so nice to just relax for the weekend
this was our view from our hotel room window

Since Jake and I are both from CA we're definitely beach people
we walked on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale FL every day
the pier was one of our favorite places

We were told this ice cream shop is awesome. So we went
and we went back again
I was in love w/their cake batter ice cream. The best ever
we even brought back some fudge as souveniers 

We took a water taxi one day while in FL 
so cool
We got to see all the water front homes. Beautiful!

It was such a nice honeymoon. It was hard going back to work
and coming back to the cold weather here
But we're excited to go back. Yes we're planning another trip
we want to cruise again w/this same cruise line just a diff. ship



Aubre and Jake
married 10.29.11 
In the Salt Lake City Temple
at 8:20 am
(photo taken on my iPhone)

Our friend Ashlee did our flowers. Love them all
my bouquet consisted of:
 white & green hydrangea 
coral dyed spider mums
and fern curls
my bouquet was wrapped in lace
which went along w/the vintage theme

The bridesmaid's bouquets consitsted of:
coral dyed spider mums
and hypericum

this was Jake's boutonniere and it consisted of:
and a fern curl 
it matched my bouquet of course 

the mom's and grandma's had corsages made of:
dahlias and stock

the groomsmen dad and grandpa's had boutonnieres 
made of:
cream dahlias and hypericum 

We had at our reception at Provo Library
It was a beautiful ballroom. Wooden floors. Grand piano
our reception was from 2-5
everyone got out of there early
including us
it's nice having an early reception 

maybe I made these signs for our engagement pictures
they were also on our sign in table at our reception

some of the centerpieces 

yes Jake cut out the centers of these lightbulbs
we used the extra flowers (from our wedding) for the food table
I just cut out strips of scrapbook paper to place the bulbs in
(our reception definitely had that vintage feel)

These jars were placed on the grand piano. With extra flowers 
These are just cheap Mason jars, spray paint and puffy paint
I love the way these jars turned out. I still have them
They make for great home decor later. Ours are on a book shelf
(you can paint these any color {matte or satin} and use any text)

This was our present table. I made the banner
The cards were placed in an old vintage suitcase I randomly had
Suitcases lined w/vintage lace. Same lace as sign in table/piano

Yes I made all the crafts/signs for our wedding. I loved it
It made it that much more personal to be that much more a part of our big day
I love crafting. It's my happy time. 
it's great to personalize things how you want them
Everything that I made for our wedding, I'm still able to keep/use

I will be keeping my old blog (AubreScraps.blogspot.com) for crafts
To see exactly how I made all these crafts, visit my blog/Pinterest

for now, this is our beginning of forever