Friday, March 2, 2007

Thank You!!

Amanda - What I gave Chris' mom was a necklace. I wore the necklace in the temple and gave it to her when me and Chris walked out of the temple as I explained earlier. There's an overwhelming number of comments and questions and I am having a hard time answering them all, seeing I got sick and Chris has been taking care of me, what an amazing husband.

THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!!! My mom, Juliann, was worried about the impact of the show on everyone and reading all your lovely and encouraging comments made her day. There is nothing better than making the mother of a lovley bride cry. She gets emotional anyways but she appreciates all of you and if she could hug you all I bet she would. I wouldn't put that past her.

32 Comments:

At March 2, 2007 at 11:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is so sweet of u to give his mom the necklace you wore the day of ur wedding!!

 
At March 2, 2007 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey it was nice of you to let them have another type of wedding it was nice you didn't have to but you did becaise you love his mom and they probably thank you and you are grateful for two new sisters that are probably how old are they? well you are probably lucky to have a husband too he probably is wonderful. I wish you the best of luck and make a show if you start to have kids!!!lol yeah you were great

 
At March 3, 2007 at 12:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG you guys are such a great exaple to me and to other LDS kidz out there you guys should me how its suppose to be thanks alot!!! Love
Alejandra Rangel

 
At March 3, 2007 at 2:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When do you guys want to start having kids?

 
At March 3, 2007 at 3:34 PM , Anonymous Kirsten P. said...

I thought it was soo cool that MTV aired your episode. I wasn't able to watch the entire thing, but what I did see I loved. I'm a recent convert, and plan on marrying in the temple to a guy who has a member family. It was nice to see that I won't be the only one doing this. And good to know it's not just my mom freaking out.
Stay strong, and stay true. Thanks, I loved it.

 
At March 4, 2007 at 12:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amanda,
The way you included your mother-in-law was so cute. I bet she just loves that necklace. Another thing I wanted to comment on was your bride maids dresses. They were so beautiful. I love them. Best wishes to you both!

 
At March 4, 2007 at 6:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i,m so happy for you two. You are so not to young to get married!

 
At March 4, 2007 at 9:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amanda, I think you are an amazing woman for your age. You are attentive, sensitive, show empathy and are mature. Good Luck with your marriage. PS I love cooking for my husband and family too.

 
At March 4, 2007 at 9:34 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think that was great that u gave her that necklace since she could not be their and sh wished that she was their but i think that was so sweet of u to do that

 
At March 4, 2007 at 9:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just saw the episode on mtv. Chris' mom was quite mad about the whole temple marrage. but it was your dream. and your day. not hers.

 
At March 4, 2007 at 9:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you gave the necklace after your cermemony what did you give her 1 month later????

 
At March 4, 2007 at 7:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like your husbands lisp ;p

 
At March 4, 2007 at 10:31 PM , Blogger Austin said...

You handled the issue with Chris's family not being able to attend the temple ceremony very well. You showed love and respect to both sides of the family, which is the way it should be. You both seem like you have your heads on straight unlike some of the other couples we see on this show. Good luck!

 
At March 5, 2007 at 8:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amanda and Chris,
I too was married in the temple when I was just 19, my husband a little older. Ours families are both active members so we did not have that problem. You are very strong and what a great example you have set for other girls in the same situation. I enjoyed the show and made be think back 7 years to my wedding day. GOod luck and talk with you soon.
Amy

 
At March 5, 2007 at 10:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow i think it is so nice to give your necklace to your mother in law and i think you guys are perfect together

 
At March 5, 2007 at 10:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey i wish the best 4 u and chris u'z r a cute couple

 
At March 5, 2007 at 11:06 AM , Blogger meg said...

Ok So Amanda, I never write anything on here. But I felt I had to since we pretty much hen through the same thing. On December, 28th 2006 I got married but before all that I had to set up the temple date, and a ring ceremony for my family. But doing this in two different countries. My family had no Idea about the Temple and it freaked them out just like it did Chris's mom. I don’t know about you, but the ring ceremony felt really weird because we were already married. but I knew it made my family happy. It turned out all really well just like it looks like yours did. I ended up loving the untraditional ring ceremony. Because It made my wedding different from most LDS weddings.

Hope life is good for you two love birds!

 
At March 5, 2007 at 11:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really think that was big of you to have another ceramony for his family to be there. I and anyone could tell that it was hard for you to do that. Making sacrifices like that is what is going to make you'r marriage last. You two make a awsome couple, don't let anyone tell you different.

 
At March 5, 2007 at 3:41 PM , Anonymous Becky R said...

Loved the show.
You make a cute couple.
Stay true to your faith.
Say I love you everyday.
Have a fun fun first year.

 
At March 5, 2007 at 5:13 PM , Blogger Charlene said...

I think that is great you both know what you want. I to was married early at the age of 20. We would of been married 5 years before he passed away. I will never regret meeting him and being his wife and the mother of our 2 wonderful children. Be kind to one another and cherish the time you have

 
At March 5, 2007 at 6:11 PM , Anonymous Uncle Al said...

Amanda and Chris;
It was fun to see you guys on MTV. We moved away before Amanda was a year old, so we really didn't get the chance to know her very well. Never the less, we had a lot of great family time together before we moved. Ask your Mom and Dad about some of the old family outings, we always had a lot of fun.
Amanda; We can see that you found a really great man. Chris seems like the kind of guy that any dad would be proud to have as a son-in-law. He has a very nice family and we can tell that they spent a lot of time raising him right.
Chris; We hope to get to know you a lot better over the coming decades. I married in to your wifes family thirty years ago. I can tell you that they are really great people and will stand by you in thick and thin. I can also let you in on one other bit of wisdom. While you did get married very young, finding your best friend so early in life is one of lifes greatest joys. It's very risky to marry so young, but when it works it's great. Tell your Mom I know how she feels about all things Mormon. My kids are raised and married and I missed their temple ceremonies as well. Over the years her disappointment will fade and she will appreciate all the good things that a strong faith brings to a family.
I have a couple of questions for the both of you. First, what on earth inspired you to do this show? Second, tell me the truth, was this Juliann's idea?
Best of luck, Uncle Al

 
At March 5, 2007 at 7:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't usually watch mtv, or that particular show, but flipping through the chanels I heard something about the temple I thought it must be good. Im about to get married in the temple myself. I think it was great to see a LDS wedding on mtv of all places. You guys did great. I wish the best of luck to the two fo you in the future.

 
At March 6, 2007 at 7:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amanda you are adorable

 
At March 6, 2007 at 4:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amanda,

i completely understand how you felt with all the stress towards the end..you just want to be married already! my wedding isn't until 2009, and i'm wishing my fiance and i were married by now! although i'm not a LDS member, i greatly admire the strength and religous conviction you have as a couple. what you said about not letting anyone change your mind about getting married the temple hit home for me. my future husband and i are getting married in our church, and not going to let anyone else change our minds about it. you two will make wonderful parents someday! good luck!

-Laura

 
At March 6, 2007 at 5:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, being a fellow LDS...I loved your show!! My wedding in the temple is like the ultimate dream!! Are you guys gonna start having kids any time soon? How many do you want to have?

 
At March 7, 2007 at 4:19 PM , Blogger Audrey said...

Hi Amanda and Chris -
You guys are my favorite couple so far! I'm not sure if you're still answering questions, but I LOVED your dress. I'm not LDS, but I think modesty is especially important on your wedding day, and I would like to wear an LDS dress (getting married in May!). Can you tell me where you got it? You were just gorgeous! You two have nearly convinced me to convert! :)
Every best wish for your forever family,
Audrey

 
At March 10, 2007 at 8:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris,
It made me so happy to see how much you stood up for your mother and making her feel apart of your wedding. Compromise is the first thing you learn in a realtionship and I'm just so pleased you both did make your family feel they were apart of it.
Congrats!!

 
At March 10, 2007 at 6:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just saw the show for the first time this morning. I wish that they had this show almost three years ago when I got married! I was 20 and my husband was barely 19. What an adventure it has been and the time has gone by really fast. I wish you the best of luck. I would not have changed a thing. It can be hard work but so worth it.

 
At March 12, 2007 at 5:55 PM , Anonymous Hailee said...

I absolutly loved your episode of Engaged and Underage. I think that you guys are such a cute couple. I think that is so sweet of you to giv e anecklace to Chris's mom, it shows how much your eally care about her. In the episode you kind of came off a little bratty about that, but now I realize that the stress of it allw as tkaing it's toll. Well I hope you and Chris have an amazing life together. God Bless you both.

 
At March 15, 2007 at 10:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is so nice of u to give the necklace to his mom i hope all goes well with your new family!
i love watcing the how it is very exciting to see all the happy familys!

 
At March 24, 2007 at 2:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if I agree with not having his mom see you getting married I understand your religon and belifs are very improtant to you but you also have to consider his family and there feelings. But I do wish you a happy and healty marriage.

 
At May 16, 2007 at 9:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that this comment is kind of late, but I LOVED your episode and I watch it every time that it comes on. I know that sounds a little weird, but for me it's really hard because I am in the process of converting and my Fiance is a member of the church. We keep trying to think up ways to ease my family along and help them to understand what will happen once we do get married. My family really does love him, but they think that it is unfair and think that we need to come up with a better way so that they can all attend a "wedding" and nothing else. Every time I watch your episode I cry my eyes out hoping that my family will finally understand what my beliefs are and not give me such a hard time. My fiance has been really supportive and so has his mother and father. I'm just trying to grasp the idea of not having my family in my life, b/c they say that they would never speak to me again... I love his mother and father, but to know that I'll never be able to allow my kids to know my side of the family, scares me just a tad... So your story just inspires me to have hope through prayer and my faith in God that my family might see the light and just agree to be civil and accept the decisions that I am making in my life. Wel good luck and God bless!
~B-dub~

 

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