Sunday, April 14, 2013


It seems as if it is time for something new.
Big changes have been happening.
And while this blog has been lovely,
It's definitely time to move on.

Follow my new musings here:

Here's to married life, and all that comes with it!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Wedding Stuff

I am getting married in one week from today.


I'm so excited. People ask me all the time if I'm getting excited.
Oh people...
I've been excited since November!
I don't think there is a word that describes how excited I am!

I am marrying the best man in the world for me. He is my perfect match, and truly my better half, and I believe that with my whole heart. I only wish that everyone in the world could feel this kind of love. I think if they all did, lots of bad things wouldn't exist.

I am head over heels. And ready to go!
Engagement has been fun. Waiting is long and hard and dreary and exhausting. Marriage is the best.
(I'm just assuming on that last one... I don't really know that quite yet.)

Get married people.
Word on the street says it's the best thing you can do.
I haven't even done it yet, and I already agree.
And the craziest part?
I didn't want to get married until I was 30! Sheesh what a silly little kid I was.
Falling in love and finding the person you want to spend forever with is worth any sacrifice, any hard thing you have to go through, and every single heartache you suffer from. I promise.

I found my forever, and I am so happy that in 7 little tiny days I get to start a new family.
Life is good. Love is great.

And just because I know Tyler will never be able to find this blog,  I will show you a peek of my dress. He hasn't seen it. It's a big ol' secret. So if you see him, tell him it is purple and has wings, okay?

photo by: Renee Bath Photography

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Marriage Article

It is rare that something moves me to blog.
And even rarer for me to actually post that idea on the blog (since most of the things that move me to blog are irritations I have with society, which are generally unacceptable for anyone to hear except for my fiance because everyone would think I am a crazy cynic).

However, I found this amazing article which is even more amazingly written by a non-LDS person that truly gave me a big smile of hope for society.

This is the link to the wonderful article. Please, please, please read it.

This is my favorite quote from it:

"Imagine coming home every night to your best friend, your greatest fan, and your number one supporter. She (or he) makes each good day better, and each bad day good again. Every day, you get to live what is essentially a 24/7 sleepover party with the greatest friend you’ve ever had."

39 days until I get that. Time cannot go fast enough til I marry that insanely cute man!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Things That are Important

Just so I don't forget:

I have an incredible, supportive, loving family who will be there for me for anything.

I am working to gain an education, which is a blessing in my life (even if I hate it sometimes) because it is helping me become a better person. It is helping me gain knowledge, refine my people skills, and learn how to work hard.

I have a testimony if the living Christ, and the restoration of His church on the earth today, and His atoning sacrifice for me personally.

I met the man of my dreams, fall more in love every day, and am going to spend the rest of every eternity with him. Thank goodness. I couldn't spend it with anyone else.

I am surrounded by people who love me and support me because they know who I am and they know my intentions.

Heavenly Father is the true and only judge with Christ as his mediator.

Things that are not important:

Everything else.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Oh hey...

So that cute boy and I are getting married a bit earlier than anticipated. Earlier like March 9th. Woo!!

We just couldn't wait, you know?

So... That's exciting and fast and I don't think I've a conversation not about the wedding since we set our date. Whew! Exhausting, but so so fun.

Life is good. Life is so good!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Can I Tell You Something?

I just have something exciting to say, and I wanted to say it here.
I know that the only people that read this are those who already know the big things in my life, but that doesn't matter. Because I need to do this for me.

I am marrying my best friend in the whole wide world. That's cliche. I hate saying cliche things. But ah it's so true. Sometimes I sit back and think about my life without Tyler, and I just can't. I literally cannot see myself loving anyone else ever. I don't ever want to love anyone else. I have never met someone who understands me as perfectly as he does (you know... minus my parents who raised me and all). And this is cheesy and so, so, so not like me to write or even say, but it's so true. I am happy with him, all the way down to the very tips of my toes.

Sometimes we have to sit and wait out some pretty stinky situations. Sometimes we don't understand why God leads us down paths that are hard and sometimes mountainous. Sometimes all we want to do is ask why, and sit down and cry our little eyes out because it's just too hard. But then, at our lowest moment, Christ picks us back up and sets us gently on our feet. He says "No worries, I've been there too." Then He takes us by the hand and shows us a somewhat hidden path that will lead to the most amazing view. And sometimes it takes us a long time to get there, sometimes just a minute or two... But when we reach that view, it's easy to look down at all we have accomplished. It's good to look down and realize the reasons why everything happened the way it did, and why Christ didn't show us the hidden path until we were ready to see it. Revelation doesn't come in a big shining flash most of the time. It comes in little bits and nuggets along the pathway, reassuring us that what we are doing is okay. It's just important to keep that faith that will lead you to the top.

I love Tyler. I had to get through some pretty rocky spots on my little pathway to be able to sit here and write that. But I look back at those hard, hard moments, where I stopped on my path because it was just so discouraging, and I just didn't know any reason why... And I am grateful. Because each and every one of them led me to the perfect man for me. Each little moment led to this ring on my finger and a wedding in May that just can't come fast enough. I never saw this in those moments. I could never see this beautiful bright view because I wasn't supposed to. But Christ could see it. And He can see all the even better ones to come. And in time, I'll be able to see them too.

Faith really does work. And everything sorts itself out in time. Oftentimes trivial things consume our thoughts so much that we forget about the truly important things. Like thanking our Heavenly Father for our blessings. Like working towards a temple marriage. Like leaving room for the Holy Ghost. And those trivial things push out anything truly worth thinking about.

I am in love. Head over heels. And I can't wait to marry my sweetheart in the temple. It is going to be amazing. And while I had to make a lot of very tough decisions, it got me here, and I am happy. Truly happy, deep down in my soul. And now I can see the view, and everything is okay.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Half a Year

Today was Tyler and my 6 months of dating day.

I'm pretty dang lucky to have a guy like him!

Just so you know.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rainy Day

Today was a hard day.
But sometimes hard days are important days.
Sometimes they are the days where the best lessons are learned.
Sometimes they're the days that lead to self discovery.

Today was a hard day.
But that's okay.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Happy and Busy and Happy

So my brother is home. That is really good. Really really good. I feel like a whole person again. Like every part of me is finally all back in the same little box for now.

I am also in the midst of exams and projects and essays. But it's okay, you know? It's all okay.

Here is a little minute of pictures.

Oh and ps... I'm dating the cutest boy to walk this Earth. And I don't care if everyone knows it.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Life is Really Good

You know... Life has its bumps, and sometimes I stress out of my mind. But life is amazing. I am just so happy with where my life is. I have experienced some really great things. I am a member of some pretty amazing organizations. Life is so good. I am so grateful for all the opportunities that have come my way. I am so happy, despite the rough spots. Life is amazing.

Oh p.s. Jeff comes home in 4 and a half hours :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Life Lately

We went to a parade to watch both brothers...
And met the Menchies Man!

I blew a tire in my car.
And learned how to change one.

My job started finally!

I visited Mantua for the first time.
I have more friends on facebook than number of people that live in that town!

 We went on a summer stroll up the canyon.

Cinnamon french toast from Kneaders...
Breakfast of champions!

We saw a moose on the side of the road!

 We went to the tiny zoo in town.
And saw an albino porcupine.

 I live off of frozen yogurt.

Working with this little lady every day.

Spent some QT with the cousins

 Visited the brand new H&M.
It took all my self control not to buy something.

Temple trips.

And spending lots of spare minutes with this cutie.

Life is super great.
Living the high life in the beautiful summer time.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Sorry, but I am super bored of this place.

I just am so not caring about my blog any more.
Maybe one day I'll revamp it and make it a little more fun...
But for now it's just too much grief.

So I'm not going to post for a while.
Maybe I'll come back soon,

But don't be sitting on the edge of your seat.

All one of you out there.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


More Letters
   Less Facebook

More books
   Less t.v.

More listening
   Less talking

More optimism
   Less discouragement

More serving
   Less gossiping

More loving
   Less criticism

Less bleakness
   More hope.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Just a Little Update

I don't feel like I have much to say...

But for future reminiscing purposes...

One of my best friends from high school got married two weeks ago.
It was so nice.
She's so happy, he's so happy.
I really, truly am so happy for them, even if it freaked me out a bit.

I passed-ish all my exams.
Three in one week,
Two in the week before.
That was nice.
It was a whole big bunch of studying, which was exhausting and stressful,
But it's better than being bored, 
Which I am right now because that's what happens the week after every one of your classes has an exam in them.

Kyle and I got back to the friend stage.
It was a rough time getting there,
But we made it.
I mean... As close as we can get.

I went to Spokane for the very first time.
It was a really good break.
If I don't sit in another car for a few weeks though,
I would be very okay.

I got some letters from some great boys turning into men.
I'm in the midst of writing a few letters,
But sheesh! It's hard! I mean, it's almost exhausting to keep up with.

I've come to realize simplifying my life means more than just doing less.
It means focusing on important things,
And letting all those other, silly things fall away.

I'm trying to work on not judging and loving everyone.
Also forgiveness, patience, and cheerfulness.

I'm a work in process.
But I'm learning to love every minute.