November 22, 2010


Our hearts are so full right now, not only because its the week of Thanksgiving, but we just feel so blessed in so many ways. First of all, we have each other. We are getting married in 25 days! How time flies. Thats less than a month! Its hard to believe. I'm so happy! I feel like my happily ever after is just beginning and its just going to get better from here. How awesome is it that I get to be sealed to my best friend for time and all eternity!?

Second of all, we both have AMAZING families! This past weekend we got to fly up to Spokane to see our families. I'm so grateful for the parents I have and for all they do and have done for me. I almost shudder to think of how disrespectful and ignorant I was as a teenager (I guess I still am a teenager...) But during high school I mean. I'm only starting to get a glimpse of all they've done for me and their love for me and I'm just overwhelmed. And they're still doing a ton. My mom is doing so much for the wedding and my dad too and I'm just in awe. I love them so much and I wouldn't trade them for the world. I'm also grateful for Jeremy's wonderful parents. I feel so blessed to be marrying into a family with the same standards as us and who have so much insightful advice to give us. Plus my in-laws play games all the time so of course I'm making the right decision - I wasn't doubting, for the record.

I'm grateful that we have the opportunity to attend BYU, and to be members of this Church. I'm grateful for a good car, and that we're both healthy and well. I'm so grateful for the Temple and that I get to go through for the first time this week. I just am overwhelmed with all the blessings God has given us. Life is good. I don't know why I complain all the time. I have been blessed abundantly and in ways I probably still haven't recognized. I hope that all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and travel safely to wherever your special day will be.

November 11, 2010

A little summary of the past month

Well the past few weeks have been busy ones - surprise I know. Thankfully we made it through most of our midterms and did fairly well. By fairly I mean by taking an average of Jeremy's excellent scores and my mediocre scores we did 'fairly' well. I'm constantly amazed at how much of a genius my fiance (soon to be husband) is! I mean how many people get a 93% on a Anatomy Lecture test and are only barely satisfied??? I'd be doing cart-wheels.

Other than school, we've been working and continuing on wedding plans. We got our announcements from the printer last week and are proud to say they are all in their envelopes. Now we just need to seal them, label and stamp them all.

Last Sunday we got to do some light traveling. Sunday morning we followed my mom's cousins, Scott and Jennifer Johns (Widdison) up to Pleasant Grove to see their oldest brother Nathan bless their new little boy, Carter. Then we drove out to East Carbon City, Utah (literally in the middle of nowhere) to visit Jeremy's adorable Grandmother and his sweet Aunt Rayleen. It was so much fun meeting them. Rayleen was kind enough to feed us dinner and send us home with leftovers as well as some chocolate covered oreos :) My favorite! We visited for a while and had a great time. I really enjoyed getting to know more of my soon-to-be family. I wish I had gotten to know Jer's Grandpa, but he passed away about a year and a half ago. Even though it was a long drive home, I really enjoy driving places just the two of us. It gives us a great chance to talk about our hopes and dreams, plans and what we see of our future family - I'M SO EXCITED!!! :D

Only 37 days to go until our wedding! We are so excited. Its gotten to the point that we always eat dinner together, shop together, pretty much do everything together except live together. Does that make sense? I guess we're just excited to have our own place to call home - instead of going back and forth from each other's apartment and all that stuff. I'm really excited to have a kitchen thats all mine (ours but...) like not having to share cabinet space, and just having an organized kitchen that I do all by myself and yeah. Not that my roommates aren't great! They are, I'm just ready to have our own place. Even if it is rather small, it'll be so nice to really start our lives together. Or rather, have one life together, instead of trying to mesh two. Maybe I'm just blabbing and this makes absolutely no sense... I'm starting to feel like this is more of a journal than a blog. I apologize. Well our lives really aren't that interesting right now. Maybe in a few years when I have cute pictures of our kids to put up it'll really be something worth keeping up.

Happy Thanksgiving! Most likely I won't post for a while - but who knows! I might surprise myself haha