january 2017

january… sheesh…

it was a good, long, draggy month filled with wedding countdown, throwing money every which way to pay for said wedding, and only a couple meltdowns on my part! it was kind of like clearing a huge hurdle some days, but i did some great things, as made evidence by the following!

here’s some highlights:

HOMESTEAD CRATER! for my sister’s birthday we went swimming in some thermal waters in midway. tyler refused to wear a snorkel but we had a good time! fun time with the sisters and my mom (who couldn’t get in the water because of dumb surgery. UGH next time)

SO MUCH SNOW! ok this isn’t really a highlight after christmas, like, let’s get honest it just gets in the way of life, but we survived it, and it made for a good trip to see the temple lights the night before they were taken down! yes, i live a 5 minute walk away from the lights… but it was actually a better idea because there were probably 10 people there. win.

BRIDAL SHOWER! some of my best friends from my years at byu threw me a great bridal shower. we ate, laughed, opened gifts, and played games. my friend kelsey recorded tyler answering a bunch of questions about our relationship, which was really cute and pretty funny.

TRIP OUT EAST! two weeks before our wedding, i went to see friends in DC and take a final trip to new york before becoming a mrs to see HAMILTON! tickets are generally difficult to snag, so we felt pretty dang lucky to snag these tickets for a saturday matinee last january! haha it seemed so far away when we purchased them! time flies

and now for the good posts! WEDDING TIMES!!!! stay tuned.

december 2016

december was a really good month for so many reasons. christmas (duh) but also i was able to spend a lot of time at home with my family, wedding plan, go to the temple to become endowed, and eat good food, which super important, obviously.

we got the cutest christmas tree on december 1. it was kind of a sadly decorated tree at the beginning, so i strung popcorn and sliced oranges, which made it pretty legit, i might say. and then tyler brought his ornaments from growing up, and then it was really legit.

my mom had surgery on her shoulder during the middle of the month, so i went to be her personal nurse for a week, and go to the temple. it was great. i went to a chinese buffet with my dad and i didn’t die, or worse, get food poisoning. pre-surgery, my mom and sister threw me a bridal shower, i saw some friends, and i got to sit on a comfortable couch for a week! it was great. poor tyler had to go back to work… and finish school… and tow my car to california to get fixed while i was gone, so i’m sure you are wondering who had the more relaxing week!

for christmas, we went to boise for about, 12 hours. i had to work christmas eve night, so we left at noon christmas day and were there that night, given all the snow and treacherous roads. i’m over winter. it was a great christmas, though. we celebrated early, as seen here with some cheesy pajama tree christmas shots and presents.

new years eve i was supposed to work, but i got a surprise day off! we got thai food, saw manchester by the sea, and fell asleep by 11:30. party animals!

engagement photos

this is just a selection of some of our engagement photos, i’m sure people are sick of seeing them. and if you want MORE go here

we went to a lot of cool locations for our photos, including the santa barbara courthouse, the mission, and the beach. and, of course, it rained the day we were scheduled to shoot. in santa barbara! where it rains like, maybe 7 days a year. i was a basket case of nerves with frizzy hair, but whatever, it worked.

35 days to go!

november 2016

we like to play a little game every day called, “there are x days until we are getting married, and this is what we were doing x days ago!” guys. those “this is what we were doing x days ago” things used to be a glimmer in the past, but now they are days that happened in november! and that means i am really behind!

anyway, without further ado. NOVEMBER! aka, …still engaged. feeling like we might be engaged forever.

lots of fun things happened this month. we joined a gym (lol). we go to planet fitness and gym-timidate everyone there, especially when we coordinate our outfits. i got my engagement ring, which i am pretty obsessed with, so good job, tyler. wow that was a lot of commas. tyler had my ring custom made off a photo he found on one of my pinterest boards i showed him one time during the summer. he is the best. it is perfect. for thanksgiving we went to santa barbara to see tyler’s family and take our engagement photos. it was really fun to be somewhere warm again, and santa barbara is a great place. we hiked and went to the beach, heck, i even came home with a new car. we came back to utah with the harsh reality of snow and work and real life… but had fun nonetheless.

october 2016

another month marches on, and i am still late on posting!

here are some photos from october, which truly was a great month. tyler and i went home to see my family and we took some really quality photos with the help of a selfie stick (yikes) i also bought us matching flannels, which we have been wearing with pride since.

kourtni came to town, and i suckered her into competing in a crossfit competition with me. we lost, but we had so much fun! and she did pretty awesome, too, considering her 1st comp was only her second day of ever going to crossfit! we bought matching outfits to mark the occasion… ok really it was just a good excuse to buy new lululemon shorts.

tyler and i spent most of the month looking at eachother and thinking, holy crap! we are ENGAGED and then me getting pretty overwhelmed with what we needed to do… but then quickly just returned to that annoying-lovey state. yep! we spend a lot of time at the laundromat, cooking, and to maximize our time together between our clashing work schedules. we make it work!

this was october.

october 2016

honestly at this point the months run together and i am labelling everything until february 10 as just “engaged” because it is the longest, shortest, busiest-yet-not-sure-what-i’ve-accomplished time.

in october, we planned. venue, photographer, plane tickets, lodging, etc etc etc my brain kinda hurt but i only had one meltdown! it is worth it though. the short of it is we are getting married in costa rica! and we collectively racked up nearly 100 dollars of international charges on our phone bill! yay! save-the-date

october was a good time. fall in utah was really nice and mild this year, so we got outside a lot, i worked a lot, and my heater didn’t work at all! fun! i was finally put on a different schedule, meaning i didn’t have to work every weekend, so we finally go to go on some some trips. we spent conference weekend in scofield, utah and a friend’s cabin, then went to boise another weekend to see family. kourtni and i did a crossfit competition, i had to be a nurse for halloween (ugh night shift i tell ya) and really, it was just a nice pleasant month.

lhere’s some photos if you’re wanting to take a look. some real gems, in my opinion.

hope you are happy and healthy! and honestly, if you read this, thanks.

 

sept 2016

i’m behind. ooooooops

september was really great! i took a couple weeks off work and headed back east to see friends, go to a wedding, and see adele in concert. tyler came with me for a minute so i could indoctrinate him on the greatness that is washington, dc.

in the early part of the month, my family showed up on one weekend. they tend to do that. this is the good thing about living close by… lots of surprise visits. we hiked up to donut falls with just about every other breathing individual in salt lake city? anyway, lots of photos happened, obviously.

then we went to washington, dc! it was so good to be back and see my favorite people. we went to my friend from nursing school’s wedding in maryland, ate at all my favorite restaurants, rode bikes around the national mall, kayaked around the potomac, and took a little trip up to philadelphia to get a cheesesteak and see the magic gardens. it was a great trip

after dc tyler went home and i went to florida to visit diana in her paradise wonderland home of miami. we spent lots of time on yelp finding good things to eat, went to south beach and used a ton of bug spray because ZIKA, paddle boarded, played kickball and karaoked, AND i was in bed every night by 10 pm. it was so great.

last but not least i flew up to new york city to meet with a couple friends to see adele. new york in the fall will always be one of my top favorite things- perfect weather coupled with good company, great things to eat, and a hustle atmosphere. i am very into it. adele was so, so so so so good. she is an angel. plus i got to sit a lot during the concert. i might be old, but i think sitting at concerts is my love language.

and then i came home to utah and got engaged…. so yes, i will chalk up september as being a pretty great month. pics below. not for the faint of heart! there’s a lot of em! godspeed!