Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Due to my long over due post, and the fact that I'm sick and don't really feel like moving anywhere, I'm finally posting!! First off it's 3 days til the wedding. I can't believe how fast time went by. I feel like my summer didn't even exist, but I guess that's what happens when you become a slave at Chick-fil-a. The past few weeks I've dreaded going in to work. All I've wanted was to be home, but it's been crazy since the beginning of July. First we had a family reunion with Loren's mom's side of the family out in Heber City. We stayed in a big house which was cool, but we drove so much back to Provo I feel like Loren and I should have just stayed in Provo instead of driving back and forth everyday. Then Loren's parents, brothers, nieces, and sister stayed at our place. We got the keys to our duplex on July 1st. I'm absolutely in love with the place, it's so cute and little. Just perfect for newlyweds, and the price is even better. Our rent is only $475 a month when most other one bedroom married housing in Provo is anywhere from $550-800. I was a little mixed on having Loren's family stay at our place cause I didn't really want other people in there before us, but on the positive side because his family didn't have to get hotel rooms his parents paid for our bed. In the end it was definitely worth it, they also stocked us up on some food. Then I had a clarinet lesson with my new teacher. I'm officially a music education major (once again) at Utah Valley University. For those who don't know I contacted the clarinet teacher, Dr. Nelson, about auditioning. He used to be one of Dr. Wright's (my clarinet teacher in Kentucky) students a long time ago. I knew he had to be pretty good if he worked with Dr. Wright, and he also got his masters from Rice, which is a pretty incredible music school. I went and auditioned for him and he says yep you definitely sound like a Dr. Wright student, I'd love to have you in my school what do I need to do in order for that to happen? I said well I need money I'm an out of state student. He says well we only have 3 out of state scholarships, but I'm 90% sure I can get one of those for you. So I accepted the offer put in my application and it's all been amazing since. I really like Dr. Nelson. He reminds me so much of Dr. Wright, I feel comfortable during lessons and he's teaching me different ways to view the music I play. Mainly I'm just excited to be able to finish my music degree. I missed it so much this past year, music has always been my passion since high school. It feels amazing to be back in it. Now I'm home getting ready for the wedding. Monday we got our marriage license. I thought the questions were a little funny. They asked have you been married?, Do you pay child support?, and Are you related? We just laughed at all of them but especially the last one. Last night I had a "special" party with my friends, it was so much fun. Tomorrow we'll set up for the reception, and Friday we leave because I'm getting my endowments out that night. Then Saturday morning we have our sealing. I'm just definitely ready for it to all be over. I can't believe that in 2 days Loren and I will have been together for a year, and in 3 days we'll be married. I can't wait though to start our next adventure together :) Next time I post I will be married!

My cupcake tower Lanee made!

People say we look like each other, I don't know where they get that from.

The two most amazing women in the universe! I  love my mom and granny!!