Thursday, December 14, 2006


So, the invitations are out, and for all those who read this blog and didn't get an invitation, I'm sorry. We'd ordered 400, but ran out. I'm looking into getting more invites, but who knows if they'll be out on time? So, here's the best i can do for now:

Print that off.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Dum Dum Da Dum

Holy Moses. I had no idea that planning a wedding could take so much out of someone. Mom and I spent about 5 hours last night working on getting the invitations addressed and ready to mail out. My thinking is that 5 hours is probably really fast for this type of thing.

Today I had my hair dyed so I can be way sexy for my wedding. Not that I'm not sexy right now, but this color makes me look even better (except for the baggy eyes - the color doesn't help with those).

Jo at the dentist's office was singing Christmas songs in the shower this morning.

That's all.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

What are the lions? They are the worst of the three. Finals. They're the type to hide in the background, quietly sneaking up behind you, then all of a sudden they jump on you from behind! And they always kill the one who is falling behind the rest of the group. Isn't that interesting?

What are the tigers? I have no idea.

But the bears are wedding plans. From a distance, and when stuffed, they are cute, cuddly and friendly to all the little children. In reality, however, they are big, scary and mean. So, wedding plans aren't necessarily mean, but they do take quite the effort. For instance, bridal registries. How much stuff do you have to register for? It all. What a task to tackle, huh? Lucky for me, Mom is doing most of the other planning (bless her heart). I can't even imagine at this point all that she's done for me. Again, lucky for me, I'll be planning my daughters' weddings, assuming I have daughters.

So those are the lions (tigers) and bears of life in Logan. Hopefully I'll get the pictures from our friends of our past activities so I can post them. Otherwise, you're all missing out!

27 days!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006


It has been an awful long time since i've put any pictures on here. So, here are some from the past little while.

This is Emma. She's one of Mark's nieces. We met while Mark and I were in Spanish Fork the weekend we had our engagement pictures done. Emma is about 2, and doesn't have a vast understanding of questions, so when you ask her how she's doing she says, "I don't know. I'm two." She was so fun to be around.

This is my ring! Most of those who read this blog have seen it already, but for those who haven't, here you go.

Aunt Carrie already posted some pictures from when the boys were up here to visit, but I had a couple cute pictures that I can't help but put up.

And last, and certainly the best, are some pictures of my best friend ever, my fiancee.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Holy Moses

My goodness has it been a long time since I've posted something on here, or what?! Well, I guess there's a lot I could say, but I don't have much time before my next class so I've got to make this kind of quick.

Life is beautiful. Have I ever told you that before? Granted, it's overcomplicated at times, but when I stand back and look at all of the many many blessings God has given to me, I'm overcome with feelings of gratitude and happiness. I'm grateful for Mark. Although I have only known him a short time, I feel like we have been best friends for years. He knows my thoughts, my moods, what I'm going to say next, and what I ate at my last meal (we were probably together for it anyways). There is no other person I want to spend eternity with. (Good thing, too, since we're getting married in 32 days!!!) He knows how to make me happy when I don't even want to be happy. Can I say it again? Mark is amazing.

School is getting crazy right about now. Classes are coming to a close, final assignments and final projects are getting close to being due, and final tests are the week after next. These things stress me out beyond belief. But there is one thing I learn from this: knowledge is worth working for. If everything I know was handed to me on a silver platter, would I appreciate it? Likely not.

And so it goes. My life is amazingly busy but is the best it can be. Mark and I are going on a date tonight to the Cherrie Call Christmas Concert. We're also making gingerbread houses. Hopefully I'll get some pictures of that up on this thing tomorrow or the day after.. or next month. I guess it all depends on how I feel. Until next time...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Fiance FAQs

Where did you meet?
Math class; Differential Equations and Linear Algebra, to be exact.

What is he like?
Well, what do you want to know? Obviously he's cool, or else I wouldn't be marrying him.

Have you set a date?
January 3rd for the wedding. The reception will be the night before, as it is less important.

How long have you been dating him?
He proposed to me exactly one month after our first date.

How did he propose?
Through a fortune cookie. If you check earlier on my blog, you'll see that our first date was at Panda Express (also his favorite fast food place.)

Where does he work?
He's one of the managers at Domino's.

What's his major?
Electrical engineering.

Where do you plan on living?
To save money, we're going to live with his mom in his brother's house (his brother is currently in Washington DC), at least until May. If we decide to move out after that, then so be it, but for now, we're living there. It's a nice house, and we like it.

Where do you want to be married?
We're getting married in the Mount Timpanogos temple, but I'll be recieving my endowments in the Logan temple.

Don't you think it's too fast to be getting married?
I personally don't think it's fast enough sometimes, but when it's right, it's right. We don't see the point in waiting. We have eternity to get to know each other, but for now we're committed to each other and we're willing to work together to fight anything against us.

Do you have a ring?
No, we haven't yet found what I'm looking for, but we'll be getting one soon.

Well, I can't think of anymore questions off the top of my head, but if you think of any I should add, let me know and I'll update soon. Thank you for all of your support! We love you!

Before the Pains of the Flesh

Chris, Laura, Mark and I went hiking last week, and I forgot to put up some of the pictures we took. I also forgot to tell everyone that Mark brought me a dozen roses last week on my lunch break for no reason. He is so sweet! Here are these awesome pictures.

I got a haircut today! It's pretty cute. I think there was one more thing, though... Oh yeah. I'm engaged.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Pains of the flesh

I got my wisdom teeth out this past Thursday, and haven't been able to update my blog until just now. Well, I have been able to, but have chosen not to. The pain didn't actually start kicking in until Saturday, but it's been getting worse by the day. Hopefully my cheeks will start feeling better soon. Whoever had the camera at the dentist's office got some pretty sweet shots! I was awake the whole time, on pain killers and laughing gas. Don't ask me why I think not sneezing is hilarious. I think it was the drugs. Here are the sweet pics!

That laughing gas is too much fun.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


Sorry Mom. I mean to call, I really do. I also mean to update my blog on a regular basis. However, most of my time is spent studying, working, or being with Mark.
For all those who don't know, I brought Mark home with me this past Saturday to spend some time with my family. It had been a while since I saw them, so I wanted to go see them. We had a great day. The drive down and back was great because we got to spend the time getting to know each other better on a very personal level. Things seem to be going great, and I'm very happy.

Saturday was spent with all of my favorite people (that is, if I had favorite people, these would be them). Except that I didn't get a picture with my darling mother for some reason. Next time for sure. We are looking a lot alike these days.

Aren't these kids cute?
Thanks for the reminder, Mom. I love you!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

So Here's the Thing...

I know, I know. It's been a really long time since I last posted. But here's the thing: I've been way busy.

Since the last time I wrote, I've been on two dates with Mark, visited Fisher in Ogden, and General Conference happened. Plus, I took a couple tests and turned in some homeworks, etc.

So, G.C. I absolutely love G.C. All of the talks were so great and wonderful that I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to. I love listening to our prophets' voices; they truly are the voice of God on the earth today. There is no doubt in my mind that this Church is true. I'm so grateful for the guidance the Lord is blessing me with throughout my life, especially at Conference time.

Visiting Fisher in Ogden was a great way to prepare myself for Conference. She is my best friend, and I rarely get to see her. I love spending time with her, and I'm so glad that she is my friend. She is too good to me, and I don't know how she puts up with me. Thank you babe for letting me come down! I love you!

Lastly, the two dates with Mark. The first one (technically our second date) was on Conference Saturday. We went hiking up to the Wind Caves in Logan Canyon. It was so beautiful! The leaves are changing colors right now, and it was great to be up on the mountain where I could feel the spirit of God's nature. He and I had a great time hiking up there. Definitely recommended. I'll see if I can badger him into sending me the pictures we took so that I can post them for you all to see.
The second date (technically our third date) was tonight. Homecoming is on Friday, but since we both have to work on Friday, Mark had a great idea to dress up really nice and go out to eat. After that, we went to see the Ten Tenors, an amazing singing group from Australia. It was a great concert. (Hey, Mom.. if you're wondering what I want for Christmas this year, their CD's (plural) are a GREAT idea!) After the concert we went to Cold Stone for ice cream. It was great. Here is a picture from tonight:

Don't we look good? I think so.

That's all for now! Hopefully I'll get some more good pics to put up here. It's getting boring.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Days Go By

I've been waiting to put up pictures with this post, but I haven't taken any all week. What have I been up to? Well, I've been spending some time with Mark. He's a pretty cool guy. On Sunday evening, Natalie and I went over to his house and played some board games. Tonight he's making an Argentine dinner for me. I'm way excited! It should be really good. Saturday morning we're going to the wind caves. I know, I know; it's General Conference. Don't worry; he's recording what we miss and we'll watch it on Sunday.

Changing tracks now, my best friend, Steph, is trying out for a dance company tonight. It would be great if anyone who reads this would pray for her. She is an amazing person and deserves to have some fun in her life!

Hopefully I'll have some more fun pictures by the end of the week. Have a good one!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Another Quickie

Here are some pictures of the things Jeff brought home for me from Washington. What a sweet kid!

Just a Quickie

Yesterday I woke up and it was snowing. This is me looking out the window dressed in black, mourning the loss of my soul.

This morning I woke up and went to babysit Wyatt! He's such a cute baby. We had a great time. Thanks to Tracy for calling me to babysit!

Well, I've got to run for now; Jeff's home from Washington so Jodie and I are going to go visit. Have a great day!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Great Date!

The roommates did it once again! We had another great time. Way to be!
We had tonight what we like to call a "roommate date", where the roommates do a group date. Sometimes we find a group of boy roommates to go on the date with, but for tonight we found our own dates... Kind of. So really that means that two of us were on a blind date, set up by other people. Long story short, we had a hard time finding people to take last minute since most of our dates backed out without much notice, but by 5:30 we'd found them. (We were planning on starting the date at 6:00, fyi.)

For the date we had a progressive dinner at different restaurants around town. We drew out of a hat in which order we'd eat (dinner, appetizers, dessert, and drinks) and at which restaurants we'd go to for each item. For dinner (which was first) we ended up at Panda Express. Next came dessert at McDonald's. Drinks were at Pita Pit (which became a whole story in and of itself, but we tipped and got a dance from one of the workers). The plan was to go to a sandwich/pizza place for the appetizer to finish off, but we were all full and ended up playing Catch Phrase back at the apartment. (Don't worry; the girls really won. The guys had to cheat to win the second game.)

These are each of the couples at our last stop: Pita Pit.

Definitely a recommended activity!

Friday, September 15, 2006

A Little Late Night Fun

Well, by the end of today it was still raining. I watched a movie with Tina (new nickname for roommate) and Josh, but afterward I got a little hyper. Well, last week there was an 80's dance and Tina bought this amazing shirt and altered it a little. Here's how it looks on me! (Special thanks to lil' sis' for the shorts - powell ones, Tina for the shirt, and Nasty for the wicked shoes!)

Isn't college fun?!

Nasty doesn't like the fridge tonight.

USU Dance symbol for "Love you!"

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Tut Tut Looks Like Rain!

After the stress of my classes were over and most of my homework was done, I looked out the window and realized it was raining. This summer I went puddle jumping with my old roommate Shelby, but she moved to Idaho. My roommates now were all "too busy" to go (their excuses were good, though) so I had Josh come play! Josh is a friend in my ward. We were only outside for 15-20 minutes and check this out!

We were drenched! So, you can't really tell in the picture, but you could ask Michelle about it! As we drank hot chocolate in my apartment we dripped puddles onto the kitchen floor. It was way fun. I love the rain!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Roommate Fun!

Tonight we went to Cafe Rio because we wanted to eat somewhat healthy and none of us felt like cooking. It was exciting! But first, get a load of this:

This is us at Cafe Rio. Some girls who thought my hair was awesome took our picture. From left to right, these are the roommates: Me, Jodie, Natalie and Michelle. We have so much fun together!

Not much else exciting today.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Everyday Heroes

On a lighter note, there was a boy on the bus who risked his arm to save a tree. Not kidding you. The back door of the shuttle caught a tree in it when it closed, so the driver opened the door, and this guy risked his arm to make sure the tree made it out alive. It was pretty entertaining for all those who were on the bus.

On a not so much lighter note, I want to thank those who are serving our country. As everyone knows, today marks 5 years since the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Centers. I remember that awful day. Being in 9th grade, I didn't understand what was really happening, but I knew it couldn't be good. Once I realized what the Trade Centers were and who blew them up, my heart went out to those inside. I remember the newscast when the WTC crumbled to the ground. The one year anniversary at Hunter High was emotional as well. We had an assembly on the football field where we let up hundreds of balloons in memory of 9/11. On September 11, 2001, the United States became reunited.
Today the United States are back in old habits of radicalism and prejudice. No longer do we mourn for those who lost their lives in the attacks on Pearl Harbor, the WTC, the Pentagon, and many other incidents. No longer do we pull together with all of our might to stop terrorism. It is now, "Let our troops go! They're useless!" and "We are self-reliant and can't afford to help anyone else!" My question is this: do these people realize how many times we have been helped by other countries? Do they realize that all humans are the same species and God loves us all? Apparently not. I say, "Hold our flag and our country high. Help all those who need it." So what if we don't have all the resources? Encourage other countries to pitch in some more too. Maybe if we all work together, we can overcome war and hatred. We can become friends, creating pathways to success for all those who want to take it. We can be together as one.
I thank God for the knowledge I have that one day there will be peace on earth. One day we will live to serve other people, and nobody will be without. Poverty and hunger won't exist. Children will play in a den of lions without a trace of fear. In fact, fear will not exist, because love cannot abide in fear. I pray for those who lost their lives 5 years ago today. I pray for their families and for all those personally affected by the tragedies that have occured because of this war. I pray that America will have a change of heart and begin reaching out to one another again, not just in times of need, but at all times. I pray that God will not be omitted from our society because without Him we will fail.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Party Time!

The roommates and I decided to throw a "sweet swap" the other day. A sweet swap is exactly what it says. Everyone brings a sweet and swaps them, so you get to eat a bit of everything. However, it didn't turn out. We had about two people show up. It was still fun, though! We had a chocolate fountain (which was the biggest pain ever, but tasted good anyways). I hooked up my awesome speakers (thanks Mom) to Natalie's computer to play some tunes and we spent the time pigging out and dancing. It was a good time!

This is some random kid eating a chocolate covered grape. He was one of the two that showed up.

And here is something my Mother is not proud of, but excites me. I forced my hair into a ponytail! It's been a while, and for those who have seen me lately, my hair isn't exactly long. It was an exciting day for me. Plus, I was happy all day which made it a good one. (Excuse the sleeveless shirt; I was getting ready in the morning and didn't think about it. My longsleeve was black, and I didn't want hair all over it.)