Tuesday, December 15, 2015


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i couldn't be happier... we couldn't be happier. there is so much to tell about everything that has happened... i don't even know where to start! first of all, gonna tell you a secret. Tyler is perfect. and sooooooo creative. we had the most amazing week together. he has gone to so much work and we have relived some of our favorite memories. it has seriously been AMAZING! how can i ever repay him? it all started last Sunday night. Tyler gave me a little note with a clue of a surprise date we were to go on, on Monday. annnnndddd here's the whole story ---

MONDAY night, we relived the night Tyler and i shared our first kiss :) we were close friends back then but had a date night at the Scera. we went there again, had the theater to ourselves + watched a Disney movie, and even snuck backstage... like the good old days :) we blasted the RHCP in buck the truck and kissed as if it was our first. it was so cute. i got another clue that night for a surprise date on Tuesday! also this picture is so staged. hahahaha get it... cause we're on a stage....... haha ha haaa haaa

TUESDAY we visited Manti, where i went with Tyler's family for a wedding about 2 weeks after we started dating. Manti holds such a special place in our hearts! it was so fun to go back again. we took dozens of pictures at the Temple and visited places we went 2 years ago. such a fun day together. clue #3 came later as well :)

WEDNESDAY was amazing. we relived PROM! man it was so special. Tyler took me to eat at the Communal - where we had dinner on prom night... then we went where we had prom and danced under the gazebo and lights to our favorite Disney music. wow i loved it. then we headed up to a little cabin in Sundance and cuddled in a heated blanket. magical.

THURSDAY was seriously amazing! how Tyler managed to plan this one all out, is beyond me. he's incredible. we drove up Spanish Fork canyon into Schofield where his family owns a cabin. we did have to walk quite a ways up in there since our cute new little Mazda can't make it on the snow. but we took pictures before hand and made the trek up in the snow! i walked in to a homemade candlelit dinner... roses, candles, sparkling cider, music... (!!!!!!!!!!!!) holy romantic! and i had no idea. we had dinner together listening to our favorite Disney music just like 2 years ago. Tyler even printed out letters we wrote each other on our missions and we reminisced by the fire. man i loved it so much.

FRIDAY was spent at Mountain View! since we share sooooooo many memories there. when we were just friends, but it also holds a special place in our hearts since it's where we told each other we loved one another. we took pictures in the photo studio where we had class together, and snuck into the bruin bowl. felt so crazy to be back after so long. Tyler is so sentimental!

SATURDAY was pretty awesome because this moment that we relived really wasn't long ago. we went to the airport and remembered when we stepped off the airplane after serving our missions. Tyler wasn't there when i walked off, but i was there when he did. and man, that hug was so worth the wait! (also how cute that he had us where our AZ + Toronto hats????)

SUNDAY was the greatest of them all. all week long i had wondered if any one of those magical dates would include a proposal but after a week of them i was sure it was all just for fun. especially because the 'clue' on Saturday night for Sunday's date was just the hint that we were watching Inside Out. so Sunday evening that's what we did! but after that, Tyler blindfolded me and we ended up in the canyon. Tyler led me to 6 different trees, all which had lit up balls in them.... with pictures of the past week. CORE MEMORIES!!!! how cute eh??? after gathering all 6, Tyler led me over to a lit up tree and pointed to another ball, with a ring box inside... and said "this will be our greatest memory yet." then he told me how much he loved me and wanted to spend eternity with me. he promised to always serve me, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. without hesitation but tears streaming down my face i said YES!!!!!

all the CORE MEMORIES!!!

annnddddd the ring :)

after kissing and hugging and laughing and smiling for a good 10 minutes, both mine and his siblings + parents ran out from the bushes to congratulate us! +++ pull out treats and hot cocoa and take 1000 more pictures. it was so perfect. there was so much happiness there!

Tyler and I will be sealed for time and all eternity in the Payson Utah Temple on March 12, 2016.

we can hardly wait! we are pretty giddy and in love. i just can't believe how creative and amazing Tyler is, i don't know how i will ever repay him for it. also, can't wait to share this story with our kids one day.

Sunday, December 6, 2015


since i didn't post much about Thanksgiving, i decided i wanted to post a few of the many things i am super grateful for -- especially at this time of year, and especially when there is so much going on. with Tyler, but also with my health! i have such a grateful heart today, and couldn't help but share it. (brought to you by more cute pics of T$ and i:)

grateful for the Gospel. for everything it means to me and for the way it has changed me.
grateful for my Savior. who i know knows me personally. and everything i feel and am.
grateful for the Book of Mormon. which gives me so much strength everyday!
grateful for a modern day Prophet. who receives such divine revelation from our Father in Heaven.
grateful for my eternal family. i don't know what i would ever do without them. especially my parents.
grateful for Tyler. who does soooooo muccchhhhhh for me. he treats me like a queen.
grateful we have such strong testimonies of the Lord Jesus Christ.
grateful for the little miracles we have seen during all my tailbone problems.
grateful we found the infection when we did, and grateful for doctors who know what they are doing.
grateful for an amazing plastic surgeon who is totally going to fix this dang tailbone for GOOD!
grateful for SO MANY BLESSINGS. a warm home, food at every meal, an amazing job, and so much more.
grateful for challenges and trials, even when they are hard. i know they help me grow stronger.
grateful for the memories and laughs Tyler and i share. i love him.
grateful for this month, to celebrate Christ. the reason for the season.
grateful for all i have been given. and because i have been given much, i too must give. 

happy sunday! count your blessings.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

the lake

any adventure with you is always an amazing one, my love.

pictures at the lake on a sunday afternoon. im smitten and in love and we are OH SO HAPPY!
*** and thank you Christian, + your cute pup Scarlett for accompanying us. and for the pics.

Friday, December 4, 2015

together again

heyyyyyyyy im back again! with lots of pictures of my lover and i. tyler and i have just loved being together again. catching up and making up for lost time has just been an absolute dream. he is so good to me i really can't even tell you how lucky i feel to call him mine. he means everything to me. and even though i've had lots going on with my health, he has been there every step of the way. i could never do it without him! he's amazing. im so in love. anyways... here are some of the many adventures we have been up to! (with more coming soon...)

^^^ late night date to the Chocolate. even though i am still dealing with tailbone pain/surgeries/not being able to sit... Tyler always has adventures in mind for us. he really is the greatest

^^^ visiting Caleb at work at Farrs! ice cream lovin.

^^^ he's so cute.

^^^ we bought a CAR!!!! yes, together. we're adults now. life decisions. white 2013 Mazda 2... named her Eva. cute huh??

^^^ he definitely always knows how to make me smile.

^^^ kisses cause we're in love. photo cred to my girl Aydels :)

^^^ this is probably a night we watched another Disney movie and cuddled lots. he's my favorite.

^^^ visiting the Payson Temple!

^^^ trying to get stuff done at the UVU library... even though we got distracted a lot we did finally get Tyler signed up for school. my future little scholar!!

I'M JUST SO GIDDY AND IN LOVE. life is perfect, because i'm with him.

Monday, November 23, 2015


the long awaited reuniting blog post :) excited? holy cow i am! do you know how long Tyler and i have waited for this day????? well, 730 days... 104 weeks.... 2 YEARS. i really feel like "i cannot say the smallest part which i feel" when it comes to that long awaited hug. yes it was perfect because we have dreamed of experiencing that together for much too long! i am eternally grateful Tyler chose to serve a mission. and i am eternally grateful that because he served, i had the desire to as well. it changed the both of us, and we learned to love and appreciate each other every single day we were apart. i love him with all my heart, and though this was one of the hardest things i have ever done, and some days i thought it would never end, it did. and boy oh boy, was it worth it. that distance only made our hearts grow stronger! and we are happier than ever!

many great things await us :) ***including an awesome video about this awesome day!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

upon returning, part 2

 happy wednesday! here are a few more pictures from LIFE upon returning home...

^^^ i can't even tell you how happy i was to see that thing so full. DO YOU REALIZE HOW MANY STAMPS THAT IS???? Tyler is home now and it is AMAZING (ill post more about that soon!) but as the days were numbered before he arrived home, i couldn't help but just stand in awe that these 2 years have actually gone by. some days, i NEVER thought that day would come. those really really long days where i missed him dearly. i have stamped this thing since day 1! haha one by one... it seemed like it took forever. anyways... seeing it filled was a happy day!!!

 ^^^ a few weeks ago at Nightmare on 13th with the Peery clan for Jeselyn's birthday! so fun! and seriously SO SCARY.

 ^^^ temple trip with my girl Kaylee :) so great to see her post mission for the both of us!

 ^^^ girls night out with these ladies! my megan girl, mia + kels. we shopped our hearts out and finished off with dinner at Blue Lemon. one of my favorite places ever. so much fun!

 ^^^ a few photos from a super fun photoshoot i was a part of a few weeks ago with Mia! this was for a new online clothing boutique called DIVI. they have the cutest clothes! check them out :)

^^^so im actually recovering from 3 surgeries, a bone infection in my tailbone/body, and a 4 day hospital..."trip". its been quite the process/adventure. a few set backs but also miracles have occurred and im just grateful everything is happening when it is. as hard as it is sometimes to deal with all this right now, it has been a miracle just to find answers since i have been dealing with this since i was 13. and this is going to be the end of it! im kinda done talking about it all the time though... haha sooooo we're done with that. 

be back soon kids! --- "the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is all we need."