Wednesday, October 30, 2013

the hardest goodbye

it was the hardest thing we have ever done. i don't think either of us have ever cried so hard. we'll miss each other like crazy.

our goodbye was bittersweet
bitter, because i will miss my best friend
sweet, because i am soooooo excited and proud of him

even though i will miss you more than you can imagine, i wouldn't want you to stay.
i am extremely proud of you tyler, and i love you with my whole heart
good luck in AZ kid. i will see you in 2, i promise.

 i love you.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

wednesday is coming way too soon

spending every last minute possible with my best friend. school is now out of the picture.

we have been really good about making this the B E S T last couple days.
we haven't been sad, we have been doing everything we love and loving every minute we have together.

but, it has hit us now, and it's harder than ever.
the tears hit us randomly, and it's really sad and hard for us.
it's hard to fathom what we will do without each other for 2 years.

24 hours left until it's goodbye for now, my love.
let's make it the best.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

six months

my other half. 
my very best friend. 
my whole heart.

the best thing that has ever happened to me, and my favorite person in the whole wide world.
you'll never know how much you mean to me, t-money.

happy 6 months and 1 week left 

i love us.

Monday, October 21, 2013

october the 20

yesterday was this handsome elder's farewell talk. he did an amazing job and i swear every woman in the room was in tears... (even my mom! THAT'S how good of a job he did.) he is going to be one awesome missionary and i can't wait to see him succeed :) i am extremely proud of you, my love.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

i know it. i live it. i love it.

^^^ taken General Conference weekend. temples are insanely beautiful.^^^

i am a Mormon. i absolutely love The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. i don't talk too much about this, but it's a big part of who i am and what i believe. because The Church is such a big part of who i am, i want to share it with everyone. it has made my life wonderful and i want it to bless others lives as much as it has blessed mine. the Gospel has helped me grow, i want to share it with the world

earlier this year i thought about serving a Mission. it was always in the back of my mind and something i thought about quite a bit. after i got at job at the SHC i also got the opportunity to work at the MTC, and seeing all the missionaries there really makes me realize how real a mission is, and how happy the missionary work makes me! i also started dating Tyler, who is extremely excited to serve his own mission. 

anyways, after praying for months about what to do, i decided 

i am serving a mission.

i will be turning in my papers January 25, 2014 and i couldn't be more excited :) the giddiness gets to me every single day, and even though i just started school at BYU, there is nothing i want more then to drop everything and serve the Lord for 18 months. 

so there you have it.
the future Sister Horton! (the sound of that..... i can't even wait.)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

for the love

all things // love stitched

more of these pictures? excessive. i know. but i found them today and realized they never got posted... soooo why the heck not

+ sitting on my couch next to my favorite person in the world
+ watching my favorite show {the office}
+ eating one of my moms best desserts {pumpkin bars. soooooo fall}
+ procrastinating every bit of homework that i have
+ spending all my time {literally} with and feeling totally thrilled about it
+ getting all giddy about the weekend coming up

it's a really good thursday

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

the college days

since tyler has been back from NYC i have spent all my time with him and haven't really focused on anything else! except school, of course. it's pretty selfish, i know, but i want to spend 100% of my free time with my very best friend before he leaves. i cherish our last days together

so because of that, i haven't really been blogging. here are some pictures of things i have been up to lately!
^^^ utah in the fall is really the prettiest thing in the whole wide world.^^^

^^^ reunited. and it feels soooooooooo good.^^^

^^^love my little mini me Kylie.^^^

^^^at the football game on saturday! i finally sat in the student section for my very first time. hiiiii crazyyyy.^^^

^^^my cute brother Marcus won student body president and gave a speech to the whole school! what a STUD.^^^

^^^sister time = the best time.^^^

^^^drinking hot cocoa to welcome in the cold weather with my love.^^^

pretty random stuff, i know. but life is good and i am a happy girl :)

happy wednesday!

Friday, October 11, 2013

october 11 ♡ tyler's birthday

H A P P Y    B I R T H D A Y    M Y    L O V E
my 19 year old birthday boy :) i wish i could be with you on your birthday tyler! new york better be giving you a pretty sick party today... really they better. and if i was with you today, i would give you a million hugs and kisses, because i want you to have the greatest birthday ever! and 19 is kinda old... but look now i am dating an older man ;) 

you are the greatest thing that has ever happened to me tyler. see you real soon birthday boy.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

fall means change

which is why i decided to do a little redecorating. welcome to my new blog! i have been trying to get around to this for a few weeks now, and i finally found an hour or so to spiffy up the place. i'm kind of in love.

AND a change in the leaves. which i am obsessed with. BYU campus is absolutely gorgeous and i love being able to walk around and look at these mountains all day! tell me you don't just fall in love with the place when you see this...

UNREAL >>> fall, you have been a good thing so far.

and hello wednesday. i always tell myself that if i can make it through you, i can make it to the end of the week. and i have made it through classes today so the future is bright my friends! now the only thing that will make this wednesday better is hearing from my favorite person in NYC. if only i could be there.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


^^^ that T necklace. in love with it. ^^^

top 7 best things i did this weekend

1  general conference. was it not the best? i love being able to wake up and just watch it in my jammies. Tyler and i laid around with our families while we listened to the general authorities speak to us. it was the greatest thing ever. and even though we did attempt to drive up to SLC one day and go to the sunday afternoon session and didn't make it in... we still loved it.
2  my mom's homemade cinnamon rolls. yes i had 2
3   shopping outing with Tylers mom + sisters + my sister along with every other girl in orem, utah; thanks to the priesthood session. it was simply perfect because i don't remember the last time i went shopping!
4   having my little cousins over. their parents are out of town (in florida! i am beyond jealous.) so they get to stay with us for a week! little cuties.
5   sleeping in. BEST THING EVER. also in my own bed at home, that was nice.
6   giving tyler his birthday presents. pretty sick all black watch...if i do say so myself. and a book i have been working on for weeks. believe me when i say it's the cutest thing you ever did see
7   finally feeling somewhat "caught up" in all my school work. yeah that ended today but it felt nice for those 2 days babbbaaaayyyy

said goodbye to tyler last night. he is headed to NYC to spend a final vacation week with his family before the mission. i am super jealous because i am stuck here in school, and saying goodbye for 6 days (wasn't that hard... in comparison to what 2 years will be like) is just a taste of what life will be like in about 3 weeks when he really leaves... for his mission. i miss him already.

Monday, October 7, 2013

love stitched photoshoot

LOVED doing this shoot for love stitched. and i am totally in love with how the pictures turned out. the girls are gorgeous and we had so much fun modeling all the clothes for this awesome new online clothing boutique! and even though we all got attacked by mosquito's like crazy.... it was totally worth it.

^^^ the girls! and in the middle, the owner // Brittany ^^^

soooooo cute right? they were so much fun! and that motorcycle? we can thank some random dude driving on the road by the lake for that. seriously made these pictures. these clothes are the most amazing thing ever. those black pants i am wearing? probably the most comfortable piece of clothing i have ever put on. i NEED those jeggings baby. 

make sure you visit love stitched | HERE | and while you are at it, take a look at our photographers blog | HERE | her name is Ashley (she took my senior pics!) and she is fabulous!

happy monday!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

a birthday celebration

Tyler and his family are leaving for NYC on Monday night, which means i won't be with Ty on his birthday (Thursday the 11th.) we decided to celebrate early, and i planned quite the night for us last night!

to start off, Tyler and i went to the temple. it was particularly cool because Tyler was Endowed (more info, HERE) 2 nights ago, which means he got to baptize me. it was one of the coolest things i have ever experienced. he is amazing.

i made a massive fort in my basement with lots of blankets hanging from the ceiling // dangling Christmas lights // cut out white stars hanging from the ceiling // & a nice round table in the center with some lit candles. we had a homemade meal served by my siblings. he loved that. we opened presents and even had his very favorite cake + candles for him to blow out! my 19 year old (well, soon to be!)

after dinner, we bundled up and headed up to Cornbelly's! they have a really scary haunted forest (well, i think it's scary. supposedly Tyler says it's nothing compared to other haunted houses) and we also walked through the corn maze. it was freezing but we loved it

 happy birthday, love

Friday, October 4, 2013

sneak peak + 10 things

OH HELLO. yeah i realize i fell off the blogging world again. but i am not going to lie. blogging has been at the very very bottom of my to do list. we can all give my tough classes a thank you for that

earlier this week i was lucky enough to be photographed for Love Stitched, (pics by Ashley) an online boutique that is opening shortly! they have the cutest clothes. {literally. i took a million pictures and everything they would dress me in, i fell in love with!} there are tons of pictures coming, but i thought i would give you a little sneak peak since i haven't blogged all week long!

 ^^^ FAB, right? just you wait till i show you all of them. ^^^

1  //  my week has consisted lots of homework and studying. but after hours of dedication i can finally say i have taken ALL my midterm exams. finally. and even though i did fail one. and didn't do that well on the others, i can actually say i studied my hardest {8 hours... hardest.} and did my very best. this is a hello to the college experience. not always getting an A. and YES, i think college is hard.
2  //  parenthood started back up last week. my parents and i LOVE it. looking forward to that thursday night tv show baby... woo!
3  //  tyler went through the temple last night. {for further info, see here} which is really crazy. i can't believe time is flying by so quickly. i obviously don't know details, but he said it was amazing. so proud of that boy.
4  //  oh hi october. haven't even acknowledged you yet. happy halloween month! i love this month.
5  //  tomorrow is the start of a beautiful little thing called General Conference weekend. a weekend where you don't change out of your pajamas, and all you do is eat snacks in a cozy blanket on the couch and listen to our prophets speak. i can't even wait.
6  //  i cherish the time i spend with my siblings now. i mean, i did before i moved out too. and even though i still go home every day {pretty much. and that will probably change when tyler leaves. but as of now i still see them pretty much every day!} i still love the time i get to spend with them
7  //  at this exact time last year THIS is where i was. do i miss it? more than anything.
8  //  oatmeal on this chilly morning
9  //  it's friday. i can't even tell you how happy that makes me! since tyler will be in NYC for his birthday next week, we are celebrating tonight. annnnndddd BAM i have the best plan ever and i can't wait to share!
10  //  boot, scarf, sweater, and beanie season. hello, i have missed you.

happy WEEKEND. i'm so excited it's here!