Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Oh Happy Day

So it happened, I'm ENGAGED!!! I am so so so happy right now I can't believe I'm marrying someone as amazing as Grant. We've been dating for nine and a half months and now I get to be his wife, I'm so grateful.
20 reasons why I want to marry Grant:
1. He makes me smile and laugh all the time
2. He teaches me so much everyday
3. His love of God
4. His willingness to change and grow
5. He never settles
6. He's organized... (I'm not! At all)
7. He treats me better than he treats himself
8. His strengths are my weaknesses
9. He lets me lean on him for the strength that I don't have
10. He's HOT!!
11. He works so hard
12. He doesn't judge anyone
13. He's sensitive
14. He has the most amazing eyes
15. His family is incredible
16. His testimony
17. He makes me feel like I'm the most beautiful person alive
18. He's open with me
19. His sweet ride :)
20. He supports me

Ok so I'm sure your dying to know how this happened! Here it goes. It started Saturday... we had a date planned and he was going to pick me up at 3:00. He brought me a dozen red roses, the most beautiful roses I've ever seen, I wish I had a picture cause I can't describe them well enough. So he took me to the Thanksgiving Point gardens, one of the prettiest places! This is the best picture I could find online!

After we went to eat at Cheesecake Factory, the yummiest restaurant! This whole time I'm just waiting for him to propose, I knew it was happening! Then we go carve pumpkins, mine was hideous... I wish I had a picture of that too. Then we went and looked at the stars in a park... then he took me home! That was it! I was a brat that night and was so frustrated that he didn't do it and all my roommates assured me that he just chickened out or something.

Monday roles around, I'm wondering if I just made this whole getting engaged thing up, maybe he's NEVER going to. I knew I was being impatient but I had been wanting to marry this boy since summer! So Monday after school were just talking and he has the idea to go on his motorcycle. I didn't think anything special of it cause it was a GORGEOUS day and we go riding a lot. He took me up the canyon to this park that we like to go to. It was the first place we talked about marriage, we argued whether or not we would have a dog. Side note: that conversation was months ago and we still haven't compromised on that decision! So we found this trail along the creek that runs through and hiked up it. We found a bridge crossing the creek to sit on and were just talking and enjoying how stunning it was in the mountains with the yellow trees and leaves falling. It was perfect! In my head this whole time I was thinking maybe... maybe... and then I told myself to stop it because I always let my hopes get too high and then nothin happens. Grant said hey I found something along the trail I want to show you. He moves over and I'm just sitting there, then I look and he's on his knee!!!!!!!!!! I think the biggest grin just flashed over my face at that moment. He told me he wanted to marry me and that he wouldn't be perfect at it and would need to lean on me at times and he loves me. Then came the words every girl dreams about hearing, "will you marry me?" I've never felt so much joy and gratitude! I feel so grateful to get to be with him! Here are some pictures from our day together!

I made him get on his knee so I could have a picture... I think he's begging!

I think I must be happy!

Of course I had to take a picture of the ring... I don't deserve to wear something so beautiful, it's perfect!

Sunday, September 28, 2008


I love Sundays!!! This week has been... good in most ways, a little trying, a lot tiring, but good. It's been one of those weeks... you know those weeks when you feel like you have more weaknesses and issues then anyone on this planet. Yup, I'm feeling that for sure. I'm beginning to realize that I'm my own worse critic, but at least it keeps me striving and working right? Although sometimes I feel like I have so many weaknessess it doesn't seem possible to fix them all. One at time... it's a good thing I'm a positive person, otherwise I might feel a sense of "doom" lurking over me! And it's an even better thing I have the Lord to help me out and to lean on. The gospel gives so much hope! #1 reason I'm grateful to have the gospel this week is hope. The world just seems so crazy and bad things happen to so many people, but I have such hope that Christ will come and make it all right and that makes life sooo good! It gives me something to live for, and that is a great blessing.

So this week school has been taking over! All my first tests are within the next few weeks so wish me luck! I already took a physical science, the class has seemed easy all semester, but then they go and put the test questions in the strangest context. I'll just say all the studying in the world couldn't have prepared me for that test. Better luck next time, Grant assures me that I'm not stupid... as much as somedays I'd like to debate otherwise. Statistics is coming up on Monday, wish me luck! Then come American Heritage, which I hear is a killer. The good thing is I love that class so incredibly much. So my recommendation to everyone is watch A Man for All Seasons. But get the clean flicks version if you can cause I think it's rated R. BYU got the rights to show the clean one on campus every year I think and I'm so grateful! I've never learned so much from a movie before. I made Grant watch it with me and we both walked out of it wanting to be better people. We had like an hour conversation about it after... so watch it!!

I realize I have no pictures on this blog so I'm probably pretty boring to most people! So for a little visual stimulation I'm gonna post some pictures from my best friend Jordan Turnbull's wedding, which was one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever seen, I'm so happy for her! I was lucky enough to be a bridesmaid and get my own custom made dress... ya there were no limits to this wedding, she's the only daughter and the first child to get married. So here's my absolutely gorgeous friend Jordan and her new husband Bridger married August 23rd!

The Gorgeous Bride!

Just married, Boise Temple!Adorable Flower Girl

The Bride and her Bridesmaids!