Thursday, September 13, 2012


Today my little brother turns 18 years old! Holy cow! Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday that we were playing hide and go seek together (wait, maybe that was yesterday).

For those of you who do not know my brother Jordan...
1. He is brilliant! When he was little (about 5 years old) our younger sister Kennadi got a bike for her birthday. The bike came in a box not put together yet. Jordan had been outside for quite some time, when my mom went to get him she found him and the bike...assembled. When my mom asked how he was able to read the instructions his response was "what instructions?"
2. He is fun! So who doesn't think their brother is totally awkward? I thought for the longest time that Jordan was super awkward and I feared for his first date. Jordan and I went on a double date and to my surprise, he was totally cool. He opened the door, let her order first, asked about her, responded normally, I was in awe. He is so fun to hang out with!
3. He's adventurous! When Jordan was two years old he decided that super early in the morning he was going to walk to Grandma's house. Well grandma's house was about 2 miles away. I believe that a lady in the ward found him and was able to call our mom. Scary!
4. He is hilarious! Our family is able to laugh for days about the stuff Jordan says and does, he really is so funny and witty.

Jordan is so many amazing things, these are just a few of his awesome qualities. Anyone who meets Jordan likes him right away. We are so blessed to have Jordan in our lives.

Jordan's goals as of late:
1. Graduate high school
2. Go to law school (if you know Jordan at all you know he will be the best lawyer)
3. Learn to dirt bike so he can go with Tommy. Cute.  


Monday, September 10, 2012


 Wow! All I can say is wow! I am getting married to this guy in 19 days! I am so excited and so blessed to have him in my life. 
Last week I had the opportunity to go through the Temple for the first time. What an experience! The peace and happiness I felt all day was so indescribable, and I want to share it with the world! Being in the house of the Lord put things into so much perspective. They were things I maybe already knew but were amplified in the Temple.
1. The plan of salvation. How blessed are we to be able to know what happens after this life? And what happened before we came here to earth? That is a knowledge I am beyond grateful for. 
2. Heavenly Father loves each and everyone of us more than we can fathom. We are each one of is beloved children. Knowing that makes me feel beautiful. 
3. My soon to be spouse and family are the most important things. I am going to be a wife! We could not make a marriage work without God. We are so very blessed to be able to put each other and God first. 
4. My family love me and I love them! 
5. Tommy is the best thing to ever happen to me! 
These are in no particular order and all of great importance. 
The feeling that I have being on the Temple grounds is like no other feeling! I feel so pure, so innocent, and so happy. We are so blessed to have Temples on this earth today! I have a firm testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am so thankful for the family that I have been blessed with. 

These pictures are at the breakfast after the Temple.