Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Lot To Catch Up On.....

I know I havn't updated in forever, so I'm going to do a quick post of our last 5 months. Doran and I had a wonderful summer planning our wedding and getting excited to start our lives together. We were married and sealed forever on September 5, 2009 in the Salt Lake City Temple. It was a beautiful day and we were so grateful and blessed to have so much family in town for the wedding. It was the perfect day! We spent the rest of our weekend at the Little America hotel in Salt Lake. It was so much fun. However, we had to back at school on Tuesday so the Honeymoon was short lived.

Since we got married, we've been enjoying every second we've spent together. It's really hard to spend lots of time together with both of us going to school and working. So for my birthday weekend (November 1) we spent a couple days at the Zermont Resort up in Midland, UT. We really enjoyed our time together and a weekend away from Provo. The highlight of the weekend was going snorkeling in the Crater. The Crater is a natural hot spring inside a cave. It was so much fun to swim around and watch scuba divers below us.

Thanksgiving break was WONDERFUL! The day before Thanksgiving we went to the David Archuleta concert in Salt Lake. It was a birthday present from my wonderful husband. We both loved the concert and loved the start of a wonderful break. We spent Thansgiving and the day after with all of Doran's family at his sister's house in Midvale, UT. We had absolutely wonderful food and were showered with gifts of homemade jam, homemade spaghetti sauce, apples, and many other goodies. We got to open our Christmas gifts as well which included a beautiful wreath for our door. Doran and I both participated in Black Friday and were able to get decorative pillows for our bed and a new plasma screen TV. I would say we were pretty successful, but tired. We very much enjoyed hanging out with Doran's family and with all our wonderful nieces and nephews. On Saturday and Sunday we hung out with my family. Doran was able to finally meet my Orme grandparents and we enjoyed cheering on the cougars during the long football game. We love our families and feel so blessed to have them in our lives.

Until Christmas, we are just finishing up our classes and praying that we do well. We only have one more week of classes and then finals. We can't wait until Christmas and to see my family again. So until then, Merry Christmas to everyone and I hope you are all doing well! Love ya!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What Happens in Vegas....

This past weekend Doran and I went down to Vegas to visit some of my friends and to get away from the rainy weather Provo had been experiencing. Doran had never been to Vegas so I made sure he got the full tourist experience. We hung out in Henderson, my home town, on Friday and I showed him around there. On Saturday we went to a buffet, went to the strip for some shopping, rode the New York, New York rollercoaster, watched the Bellagio fountains, went to the Bellagio gardens, and visited M&M World and the Coke Factory. We were pretty exhausted by the end of the day, so we went back to my friend Natalie's house where we were staying. Doran enjoyed playing video games with Natalie's husband Austin, while Nat and I caught up on girl talk. Sunday we went to my old ward to see some old friends, took a quick nap, and drove back to Provo just in time for me to go to work at midnight! It was a busy weekend, but so much fun!

In the pictures you will notice that my hair is a little darker than usual. I got it done this past week by a friend. I told her to dye it a little ligher then my natural color, however it turned out nearly black. It has faded a little and i'm starting to get use it being dark. I hope it looks ok for our engagement pictures this Saturday! :)

We continue to count down the days to our wedding. We still have lots of plans to go, but we are enjoying every minute of it. Doran started a new, 2nd job at the Cinemark Theaters today so we are going to have to get use to not seeing each other as much as we have before. It will be good for me to start school next Monday so I am busy while he is working close to 70-80 hours a week. It really makes me cherish the times that we do get together and makes me so excited to be able to live with him so I am always there when he gets home! We love being engaged, however I feel we will love life a lot more once we are married! 82 days until the best day of our lives!

Us at Caesar's Palace. Doran loved the Roman statues and loved telling me all that he knew about the ancient Roman Gods.

A good picture of my dark hair! It's fun! I'm definitely getting use to it.

The Strip from one of the walkways. It was such a beautiful day!

At the Townsquare Shops!

The adorable strawberries Doran bought for me. I just love him.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Make Me Babies!

One of my friends told me about this website where you can put in two pictures and it will produce a child using the two faces. I thought this would be a fun thing for Doran and I to do together, because who doesn't want to know what their kids will look like. It was so hilarious! haha. Some of them turned out cute and the other ones.... well... it made me a little nervous to reproduce. Haha. Anyways, I thought I would share with you our Sorensen children. Enjoy! The website is

Friday, May 29, 2009

Night at the Museum....Literally

So we went to the Bean Museum here at BYU and no, its not about beans, but its a natural history museum. We started off just having fun with the stuffed dead animals, taking funny pictures with them involved. We then moved on to the bugs.... and if you didn't know Doran is afraid of spiders. Well conveniently there was a video on about spiders so we sat down to watch it. During the movie he put his arm around me and while he did that I softly rubbed my fingernail on his hand making him think it was a spider. I thought it would make him just jump a little bit...nope!!! He almost broke the glass display behind us with his elbow!!! It was really funny to me, but he didn't find the humor in it. But the coolest thing happened we sat down and watched a live display about invertebrates. The guy doing the show had a tarantula and the worlds biggest species of cockroach; aka the Madagascar hissing cockroach! He asked if we wanted to hold them, and after some coaxing and motivating we were finally able to do it. It was pretty gross and scary, but at the same time it wasn't as bad as I thought. After the presentation we were talking about the other shows and he took us down to the basement and showed us all of the other cool animals. We were able to even hold a 6'6" boa constricter snake!! That's 2 inches taller than Doran!! It was a great night and intellectually satisfying as well!! What a great date! And it was free! :)
As for the wedding plans, they are coming along great! Every plan we make is one more step closer to getting married. We can't wait to get married!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

We're Engaged!

Hey! I'm so excited that we are engaged because now we can have a married blog! I've always wanted a blog, but felt it would be boring and pointless if it were just me, so hopefully the two of us will bring enough excitement to fill up one blog! Doran and I met on January 23, 2009 on a blind date. We hit it off that night and have seen each other every day, except for 2, since. We got engaged on May 2, 2009. He proposed in the cutest way possible. He had my roommates take me out shopping at Smiths. While I was gone he snuck into my apartment and put a rose and a note on my desk. I was way shocked to see it when I got home. I knew he was going to propose on Saturday but I thought it would be later. But on the note he said we had had a perfect relationship and the symbol for perfect was 10. So he picked out 10 places for me to go to, to recount our relationship. At each place a note and a rose was waiting for me. The note talked about all the great memories we had there. At the end he said that we were going to get married for eternity so we would always have something else to fall in love with! So to go along with that idea he had me go to a new spot. A park with a cute gazebo!!! I got there and it had purple balloons on it, which is my favorite color, and in it was a single rose in a vase with a little Hershey Kiss path to the rose. There was one last note that said, "I know we havn't been here before but this is a place we will always remember and think of as special, because this is the place that I propose." I looked up and he was walking toward me! Being me I started to cry as he got down on one knee, he looked up at me and said "Jill Ashley Orme, Will you marry Me?" I was still crying I could barely say yes! It was perfect! I am so excited to marry him!

So here is our cute little married blog! I'll post wedding plans and stuff as it gets closer, but as for now, we are engaged, so in love, and couldn't be happier.

Here are some pics of the proposal sight, us, and my beautiful ring!