Aubrey and Matt Laidlaw and ???
Hello TMB world! Aubrey and Matt Laidlaw here! We are so incredibly excited for Ashley's upcoming season of The Mormon Bachelorette to get underway and hope you've been enjoying all of the sneak peaks at her dates to come. Matt and I are anxiously awaiting the kick-off on July 1st and know it's going to be full of fun and surprises! But before the new season gets underway, we thought we'd leave you guys with a little update from our neck of the woods...
So what have we been up to these last 4 months? Well, after returning home from a FABULOUS honeymoon to Park City where we snowboarded to our hearts content, I moved all my things into Matt's place in Glendora and have been busy turning "his house" into "our home." We absolutely LOVE being married and think it's so fun to share our story with everyone new that we meet.
Lately we've both been keeping extra busy with our jobs, Matt at Laidlaw's Harley Davidson in Baldwin Park, and me designing wedding flowers for brides all over Orange County. On our days off we've been enjoying this fabulous summer weather with dips in our pool, motorcycle rides through the Angeles National Forest, and planning our upcoming vacations to our family beach houses in July followed by Kauai in August!
There's also been some exciting buzz going around the Laidlaw household. In case you haven't already heard the exciting news, Matt and I are going to have a baby! We found out on Mother's Day and have been so unbelievably excited ever since. Baby Laidlaw is expected to join our family January 15, 2012 so we're already thinking of names, wondering about the gender, and designing a nursery for our sweet little one!
Thanks to The Mormon Bachelorette, we feel like we have had such a blessed journey and wish to thank all those who made it possible through their love, support, and dedication to TMB. This year has truly been good to us and we hope at the end of this next season that Ashley Chapman can say the same. Cheers to another successful season of The Mormon Bachelorette! We'll be watching...
Rick Buck and Melanie Carney - UTAH???
Greeeetings from the
! Where people talk about the gospel at work and random people recognize Melanie and I on the street. After Melanie made a sacrifice to move to land of Utah for a month, to keep the relationship going, it was my turn to make a sacrifice. We both moved to California so that she can complete her dream of becoming a nurse. I know, I know I am making the bigger sacrifice, but it’s worth it to pursue the girl of my dreams. Things are going great and we are falling more in love every day. It’s funny a lot of people ask us, “Why did Rick move to Utah when Melanie can forgo nursing school and just stay in California and live off his income?” It actually was never a question in either of our minds. Family and kids will come (hopefully soon), until then I want my girl to feel accomplished and confident anyway she can. Utah
Now that we are here, we are both busy. I work 6 days a week at two dental offices that are in
and Springville Cottonwood Heights . Mel is studying like crazy, but I hear she has a great tutor. Studying makes a great date…sorta. Apart from that we have gone hiking, went to a Scottish Festival, visited Utah Temple Square, and gone to rodeos and swimming cookouts with married people and their kids. Yep, we are living the Utah Dream.
So you want the nitty gritty! Dating life is awesome, but its not easy. It’s funny because I was just asked to give a lesson in Priesthood as my initiation to my new Utah Ward. The topic: The Blessing of Eternal Marriage- the conference talk given by Elder Scott. Perfect! Just the lesson every bachelor wants to hear. Amongst many points given in the talk was one about how the longer you are single the more bad habits you pick up. So true! While being the Mormon Bachelor is a great title, you don’t get to being 30 and single without becoming more set in your ways. We have definitely had some heartache over small issues that we have worked out. However, growing together and kicking our habits has taken sacrifice and has ultimately brought us closer together. Just in case you were wondering my lesson was awesome and there is now a ward in
full of mormon men now prepared for marriage. Lehi, Utah
Where do we go from here? Stay tuned! Meanwhile, enjoy some Bachelorette dating and maybe after this season TMB will be 3 for 3.
Larry and Brittany Caughlan - Remember our Camera Guy/Aubrey's date?
Hey everyone it's me, "Larry the Camera Guy". I was the one who filmed the dates, but than weaseled my way into the competition, only to ALMOST take the cake. I think the last time everyone saw me I was dressed in a shirt and tie jumping into Aubrey's swimming pool. Although at the time you may have felt angry, betrayed, sad, or even a little lost, or perhaps you were one of those who even questioned the meaning of life after Aubrey didn't pick me, I assure you just as you were able to move on (or at least one would hope) I too have found meaning again.