Monday, December 27, 2010

happy holidays!

Well, Jon's working tonight so I find myself blogging. But don't worry, I painted my nails first. :) I finally have time to!

I hope everyone's Christmas was wonderful. Mine was great! It was weird not being with my parents but we had a great day at Jon's family's house. Our first Christmas together as a married couple was perfect. I gave Jon too many sweaters and he gave me very thoughtful gifts. He remembers everything I say. Thanks babe!

OH AND Josie got engaged on Christmas Day!! YYAAAY! Her and Brad are planning on a June wedding and I am so excited for them both. I hope Kingston comes before the wedding day. My recent dreams depict him being super late and not wanting to come out. He's already been quite a handful and hes not even out of the womb yet. But I love him, the little poop.

Well, I dont have too much more to update. I'm loving my time off from those little 1st graders. In other news, I'm getting huge. And that's about it. PEACE and blessings.

Monday, December 13, 2010


I read that Ally has 103 blog posts and this is only my 68th. Ally hasnt had her blog as long as me. I'm a blog failure. So here I am, to make up for lost time/posts.

We went to Temple Square with Josie and Brad and here are a couple pics...they aren't the clearest of pictures but you know me and picture taking...i pretty much am the worst. I need to be better at it. OH! I did take pictures of my classroom...I sense another blog post! Yes!! Anyway, the lights at Temple Square literally are amazing. They are so romantical too.

Here are us four. I made Jon smile that huge.

Me and Jos :) I feel like I look prego....

True Personalities.

I LOVE this picture. Josie's face is straight up CLASSIC!

Well, that was fun. Oh, then I went to Temple Square with my young women and there was a proposal happening when we were there. It was so cute! He put coins in the fountain that said, "Will you marry me?" and it just brought back memories of o-so-long ago when Jonny asked me to be his forever. :)

I am very lucky to have him. Just the other night we were chatting with Jos and Brad and he told me to give them marriage advice..I was kinda like..uhhhh. Then i came up with "go to the temple". Jon then busted out, "Brad, just don't stop wooing Josie" Shoooo I got the best guy! He really is so sweet to me. He takes very good care of me, and you all know that has got to be hard sometimes. I'm a little crazy.

Well, entry number 68 is done. Love!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Who's gonna take care of us?

I haven't blogged in forever! I've just been so busy these last couple weeks. UPDATE time!

Thanksgiving was great! We spent the day at Mom and Pop Stoddard's and had a delicious meal! I love Thanksgiving for a lot of reasons...but one main reason is this:
Yes I take my mashed potatoes in a seperate bowl if offered! YUM!

But all in all, we had a great break. Jon didn't have school, I didn't have school, we had some quality time together that I always love! But like all good things, break ended and now we are back to the grind.

I have made it through one full week and two days of 1st graders. I won't lie and say it's peaches and cream, cause honey it AIN'T! The kids went to afternoon recess after math today and I legit brokedown to one of my para's. (fancy word for aide). There is just SO much they don't know yet and this far in the year I am so scared that I won't teach them everything that they need. But tomorrow is another day and I will be okay. I did have one sweet girl, with fear in her eyes, say to me today, "When you have your baby, who's gonna take care of us?" Luckily I told her she wouldn't need to worry. That reminds me, I haven't even blogged that I'm prego. But since only four people read this they already know. I am due June 15th...the same day as a good friend of mine that I don't want to bust out on here incase she doesn't want me to. Speaking of pregnancy, morning sickness can strike at any moment. And I mean any moment. Day or night. Last week I threw up every. single. day. But I got some pills from the doc last night and they are CHARM workers. I love them. They may be for cancer patients (i looked it up) and may also help with insomnia and irrital bowl syndrome but whatevs, I'm sorta in love.

Well, my eyes are burning and this little bun in my oven wants some apple juice so I gotta go. KEEP CALM BECAUSE I'M CHUCK BASS

Monday, November 15, 2010

I need to paint my nails.

I am embarrassed to report that I haven't painted my nails in at least three weeks. EW! Is this what being a grown up means? That I don't have the time/energy to paint my nails?

So here I am, laying on the couch listening to T.Swift's new CD and the thought crossed my mind, "dang Taylor, how many guys can you possibly love in the span it took to write this album?" Its like she loves every boy she talks to. Or maybe any boy that talks to her. But either way, her CD is legit and I'm excited to hear the song she writes about her and Jake Gyllenhaul's break up.

I've been oddly obsessed with the Elizabeth Smart trial going on right now in SLC. That creeper who kidnapped her is being tried right now, but he is seriously so weird. He keeps going to court and singing hymns really loud so that they have to remove him. He is TRYING to look insane but he knows exactly what he did! ewwww.

This weekend was fun! Ally came down from Idaho and we got to have some sister time! I love you Ally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I should go, I have a mountain of clothes to hang up and it's getting worse and worse by the day and I'm sure Jon hates me for it (but he would never say it)


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tis' the Season

I am a holiday LOVER! As the weather is getting brisk and the snow is trying to fall, the holidays are just around the corner.. I will be listening to Christmas music starting right after Turkey day. And I can hardly wait! :) This Christmas will be a little different since I won't be with my parentals, or my sweet siblings, but I will be celebrating with Jon's side of the fam. I am excited to see their traditions and spend quality time with them! Jon and I will make the trek to New Jersey to be with my side of the family next year :)

I must comment on Conan. Holla on him being back. I am sad to admit that today as I sit on the couch it will only be the second epi that I've watched of my favorite tall red-headed man, but I promise I'm still a fan. (It's just been a really busy week, alright?!) But I'm glad he is back and loving his new gig!

I got called into the Young Women's presidentcy in my ward and man is it a BUSY bee calling. There are meetings, and activities ALL THE TIME! But I'm excited to work with the young women of the ward and I am starting to really appreciate all the hard work that my leaders did growing up to help me become a better person.

Hm, what else?

Sometimes Jon pretends he's in a boy band. My favorite is when he sings primary songs in the mirror while dancing like J.Timberlake. Or when he sings me songs in the car on our journeys. He's cute.

I'm also starting to have nightmares about being a teacher. November 29th is just around the corner and then I'm going to be the sole person responsibile to teach those little jems the things they need to know to go on to second grade. AH. Keep me in your prayers.

All my love.

Friday, November 5, 2010

I'm a REAL Teacher! :)

SO guess what? I'm a real teacher. I accepted a position to be a 1st grade teacher in Salt Lake! I am SO excited. I start RIGHT AFTER student teaching ends. I am still in shock. Heavenly Father is definitely watching over Jon and I and we are so grateful.

I am going to miss my little 4th graders. Only two more weeks with them :( it's going to be sad to say goodbye.

But all in all, I'm very lucky. :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

New Header!


I love my wedding pics. Is it weird that I stare at them? Well, I do. I love them!

Things are good. The Mr. and I went and saw Paranormal Activity 2 tonight. It was freaky. Very freaky. Now we are sitting on the couch. Jon is watching basketball and I am blogging. We are SO married. :)

Tomorrow we are celebrating Halloween! James and Katie are having their annual party and we are going to blow everyone out of the water with how awesome/hilarious our costumes are. Pictures to follow. I also get to see Josie! She is in love, in case you wanted to know. Her and Brad are very cute and on cloud nine. I am very happy for her.

I got a call yesterday from a principal in the district asking me to come in for a job interview next week! I am SOOOOO excited. Mainly because I am dying to get paid to teach. I love it, don't get me wrong, but it's about time to get a paycheck for all the hard work.

Yesterday we celebrated Halloween at school. I went as a cupcake. The kids came with tons of candy and were seriously buzzed out. One kid ran around with a unicorn made out of his hand on his head making unicorn noises. It was classic. It was fun, but I'm not gonna lie, when I waved them goodbye I was fine with it.

Well, thats all for now.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Danke (german for THANK YOU)

I am a quote weirdo. Anyone who really knows me, knows that I look up quotes quite regularly and when I come across one I havent seen before (or havent needed to see) I just get SO excited. Here is a quote that I just saw and I LOVE:

"She wakes up in the morning with a smile on her face knowing that yesterday when she needed him, he was there and today when she looks for him... he'll be in the same place."

Its been an interesting couple of days, and as I sit here decompressing it all, I can't help but think how lucky I am. I married a wonderful guy. He is ALWAYS there.

DANKE booboo.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

head cold.

Being a teacher is one of my most favorite things ever. There are downsides that I am realizing to the teaching profession (other than the kids not being perfectly teachable like they tell you in college) the downside I am talking about here is how every side and inch of your immune system gets attacked. I have legit been sick with a cold since I started working at my beloved elementary school. Those kids sneeze right on me, breath their strand of cold and flu all over me and even leave their germs just floating in the air when they leave. DANG THEM! I am obsessed with my class, but not so much with this head cold.

That being said, my favorite thing ever is being married to Jon. As soon as I got home from work I went right to my bed and layed down. He came right in, gave me his plan of action to get me to feeling better, and left me to sleep for a little while. When I woke up, Gossip Girl was downloaded ready for me to watch, there was tomato soup on the stove and a very loving man smiling at me. I am very lucky to have him. He just gave me a dose of that nasty liquid cold medicine that he makes me take...but I know he only makes me because he loves me and knows that it will help me get better.

So here's to those 28 kids that sneeze on me daily so that I can come home and be taken care of by my caring husband who promises he doesn't think he's good enough for me. :)

Mrs. Stoddard

Monday, September 20, 2010


Okay, someone should have warned me about getting married right before........FOOTBALL season. I am currently sitting on the couch next to my hubs. (hdksa <----happened mid slap....)Okay i had to stop typing there for a minute because the 49ers (his team) scored and he jumped up, screamed, ran toward me, jumped in the air,and high fived me (very hard i might add).

I'm scared. This is what just happened in my living room:

Lets hope those NINERS win or my boo is gonna be a 6'5 baby for at least an hour.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Jon and I's new obsession is: Man, Woman, Wild. It's a show on Discovery. A married couple go to random/crazy places around the world and survive together. It's pretty great. So yes, it's Friday night and we are sitting on the couch (both on our computers) watching our show. It's been a LONG week. We have been super busy and I couldnt be happier that we are staying in tonight to have some good quality time together.

Speaking of love, we made it a month!! I'm so glad that I get to be with Jon forever.

Student teaching is going so good. I LOVE my class. They are all so cute...especially the native spanish speaking child who calls me "Mrs. Doddard". :) I have met some great people during my experience so far and I am so blessed to be exactly where I am right now. I know that I am supposed to be a teacher, and it has been SO fun. The days fly by so fast. I'm so glad I found something that I like...and soon I'll get paid to do what I love!

I know God has a plan for us, and He guides us when we are choosing the right. There is absolutely nothing more important than serving the Lord and following the commandments that He has set out for us. Life isn't about things. It never has been. I am learning that more and more. I am so grateful for the testimony I have and how special the gospel is. Oh and I LOVE the temple. It's the BEST. Jon and I have been faithful and gone every week since I've been endowed. It has really helped us stay strong and happy.

This has been a random update but whatever! I am signing off to watch the rest of our show and then "The 19th Wife"....everyone that knows me knows I went through an FLDS in reading all about them...not practicing their beliefs (just wanted to clarify) i'm excited to watch this Lifetime (of course) movie.

Peace and blessings.
Mrs. Stoddard :)

ps, still waiting on wedding pics! Coming soon!!!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Love Fern? Alright.

A quick update:

Jonathan is the best husband ever. If I had a better memory I would be able to tell you all the sweet things he does for me....but my memory is seriously like a goldfish (i couldnt even remember what animal has a bad memory and i legit just had to google it) but heres a short list that hopefully won't gross you out TOO much. I know how hard it can be to wish you were in love. I'm just glad I am.

*He told me just last night that he wakes up in the morning and asks himself "how can i make meghan happy today?". I don't deserve him.
*He has made me dinner almost every night since we got married. So its only been two weeks but the man LOVES to do it for me. This makes him the best.
*He always reads more scriptures/church stuff AFTER we do our study together every night.
*He loves the temple and takes me there once a week.
*He puts up with me. (that takes a lot of patience)

My first week of student teaching is done. The students are cute and my teacher is a GREAT teacher and very nice. I'm lucky. Jon also started his last semester at the U this week too. I'm so proud of him. He's taking tons of credits and working for the Jazz (GO JAZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!) For now we will have a lot of time together but once basketball season rolls around, I'll just be staring at the TV screen waiting to see him and I'll have flashbacks of watching the game in my room in Rexburg waiting to see him....ew. Those were rough times. I'm glad those days are OVER.


Today was a good day. Josie came over, Jon made us steaks, and we got to catch up a little bit. I LOVE HER! After Josie left, Jonathan and I went to Lowe's to buy some nails to finish hanging up stuff in our love nest. While we were there we drifted over to the plant section and picked out a Love Fern. Heres a pic of our new plant. Jon is betting that it will be dead in a month. I'm determined to remember to water it and place her in the sun during the day. :)


Oh and heres a pic of our bed. Just thought yall would like to know where it the magic happens!

So, I know that you all are DYING to see wedding day pics. I know I am! I am waiting for the wonderful Shannon to edit them and send them my way! But in the mean time, here are a few teasers of the wedding day!

Jon and I coming out of the temple...MARRIED! :)

Our groomsmen/bridesmaids! :)
This picture is hilarious...but check out my hot parents in the background! lookin GOOD!
This is when Jon and I were leaving for the Park City. Maddie wanted to know where I was going. :)

Alright, its time to get offline. Jon's currently playing cards by himself, patiently waiting for me to get done blogging.  I gotta hang out with the boo. :) peace.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Stoddard's

Well WE DID IT! We made it to that never-seeming-to-come-AUGUST 14th! It has been a crazy couple of weeks. Just a quick re-cap unless you didn't know what happened to me ONE week before the wedding...

So, I was feeling out of sorts about ten days before the wedding. I would walk across the room or up some stairs and be completely out of breath. Not that I'm in the best shape ever but I was so weirded out because I know I'm not THAT obese. I shouldnt be walking around the apartment not being able to breathe. So I went to the doctor. He decided that I probably jolted my rib cage cartiledge or something like that. The only thing I would think of that could have broken my ribs would be Wii Sports. Doubted it. He had me take some blood tests just in case. The next day he called me in to get an ultrasound on my legs because my blood work came back "high" whatever that means. The ultrasound doc told me that they were looking for clots in my legs. This immediately made me freak because the only thing I knew about blood clots was that if you had them you had to get surgery immediately (this info came from Jon...he had just had a class lecture about clots...) anyway, they didnt find anything in my legs. So the next day the doctor wanted me to get a CT scan on my chest. Low and behold, there were about ten blood clots in each of my lungs! I pretty much wigged out and jon did too. We started crying in the waiting room and the thought that I was going to die flashed through my mind. I was immediately admitted to the hospital. After the doctor came by and explained the process of de-clotting my blog (no surgery needed) we all calmed down and felt much better. I spent two days in the hospital decotting my lungs...accompanied by my sweet Jon the entire time. I was released with shots (that Jon had to give me) and meds that I have to take for the next six months of my life. But all in all, it was just a little hitch in the plan. Seven days later, Jon and I went to the Salt Lake Temple and GOT MARRIED! The wedding day was perfect. We were surrounded by our families and friends and it was a celebration to remember. I was told tonight that our wedding was the best they've ever been to! HOLLA!!!!

Jon took me to Park City for a couple nights before I had to be back for student teaching. He got one of the best hotel rooms there! It was so nice and HUGE! It was a perfect way to spend our first nights as a married couple.

As I was preparing to write this entry I came across this funny marriage quote:
 "I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." ~Rita Rudner

I am probably pretty annoying to Jon as I leave my clothes on the floor sometimes (all the time) and my make-up sometimes makes it all over the bathroom counter.

Jon on the other hand is a dream. I came home from a LONG day of planning and parent teacher conferences tonight to a full on steak dinner. He's a great husband, which is weird for me to say still. But he really is the perfect one for me. He is kind and thoughtful and very smart.

Also, married people activities are really fun....;)

Well, thats all for now. Signing off for the first time as:

Mrs. Stoddard!

Peace and blessings!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

13 days and I'm WEDDED!

Well the wedding day is fast approaching! 13 more days! Its crazy how fast the past few months have gone. I mean you are reading a college graduates blog right now! I did it. FINALLY! I am so happy to be finished. It's a great feeling. 

 My mom and Mads arrive on WEDNESDAY! SO excited to see them. We still have a little bit of planning to do for the special day...just decorating stuff and little things like, but other than that, we are READY!

I'm currently trying to figure out how to wear my hair for the wedding. Its a hard task let me tell you. But I have the BEST hair dresser ever, KATIE! She is going to make sure I look amazing that day. :)

Jon and I have both had some weird wedding dreams/nightmares lately. It's funny what your subconscious worries about...Jon's involved nobody coming to the wedding and mine was some crazy temple dream where i was chasing my mom all around the temple trying to find the sealing room! hahaha. It's just time that this wedding comes and goes so we can get into a normal routine. I'm very excited to never have to be apart from my sweet sweet man.

I start teaching on the 18th of August. YIKES! I haven't been able to put a lot of thought into just because I've been SO busy working on my wedding tan. :) But I feel very prepared! 4th graders, here I come!

What else...I'm just really happy. Really really happy!

I'm so excited to see friends that I havent seen in so long!! My wedding day is pretty much a huge reunion/party! HOLLA! Cannot wait!

Peace and blessing my loves!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Countdown...

Well another weekend came and gone. I went to Utah AGAIN this weekend. I wish Jon would come here...EVER! My car's air conditioning also decided to stop working when I was driving down at 1pm...the hottest part of the day. When I finally got to his house, Jonathan decided to spray me with febreeze. thats how bad it was. So my car is currently in the shop getting fixed. I can't handle no AC. How do people do it? I'll never know. ANYWAY back to the weekend...

Saturday Jon and I woke up, ran (he worked me OVER), and then headed off to the daunting task of finding an apartment. It was so funny because here I was in Rexburg looking for apartments online and there seemed to be a promising one near the U. So we show up there....probably the most ghetto place in SLC. No joke. I dont even think Jon would be able to walk standing straight up. It was tiny and weird. We ended up going back to one of the first places we looked at a couple months ago. It's perfect! It's about three minutes from the school I'll be teaching at this fall! That was a big check mark off our list! If you need me between the dates of July 24th-August 13th I'll be tanning at this pool:

(this is our apartment's pool)

On Sunday, Jonathan's brother Josh had his homecoming talk and in complete Utah style, we gave him a luncheon after sacrament. I met some of Jon's family that I hadn't yet which was nice. After the waves of people came through and all the clean up was done, we played HORSE again. This time Anthony's (Jon's bro) fiancee Sherstin played with us. We all sucked it up for some reason. Before we started playing we noticed bees flying all over the hoop. All four of the Stoddard boys went in seperate directions and got something they thought would get rid of the bee's nest. All of them came back with some sort of fire power. Jon decided that hairspray and a lighter would blow the bees out. It was a hilarious sight to see. Finally all the bees left, and only Josh got stung. Thank goodness it wasn't me, you know I was freaking out the whole time saying I was allergic. Bees are my arch enemy.

This is my biggest fear, what is wrong with this person?

So now I'm back in Rexburg. I have a week and one day until I'm done with my last semester and this town! I'm currently packing up my loads of stuff. It's bittersweet but very exciting. I was going through old papers and came across a note that Steph and I wrote in one of our classes. We had just became friends and the note was so funny. Some of my best memories of Rexburg involve her. It just hasnt been the same around here since she left. Steph, please move to Utah. That's all.

I got my second Praxis score back today! I scored high enough to get a Recognition of Excellence. I'm just glad that is all over so I can student teach and look for a job!

30 Days Until We Say I Do! I made my endowment session appointment today! I'm so excited.

This is the temple in South Jordan where I will become an endowed member of the church! To find out more on this visit here :)
I hope everyone's week is going good, keep calm and carry on!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The 4th :)

Ahhhh Fourth of July weekend was a much needed vacation away from school! Thursday night Jon came up and we went and saw Eclipse on Friday. Then we headed down to Utah to celebrate our Nation's Freedom! The weekend was packed full mostly of doing our wedding invitations. (Look for them coming soon) We also got to see James, Katie and Jaxon :) Matt and Alex, and most importantly spend quality time with the Stoddard side of the family. Jon's youngest brother, Josh, got home from his mission in Texas last week so we got to hang out with him. Sunday we all played a rousing game of in other words Jon got to see how bad I am at basketball, and he got to show me how sexy he is on the court :) Sunday night we shot off fireworks in the front yard (a Stoddard tradition) I LOVED IT! I love fireworks.  All in all it was a great weekend. Now we have two and a half weeks left of school. I can't believe I am almost graduated and married. This semester has gone by so fast. :)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


SO that title on my last blog is totally wrong. My counting was off. NOW it's 43 days. I think....let me check. okay it's 44. Thats kind of a bummer. But it's fine. Soon I'll be married for all eternity!

Well this week has been...interesting. While searching my holliesquotes page I came across a quote that I love and think is relevant for this week. It says: "Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful". - Samuel Johnson. I love this because I  think that integrity and knowledge are two very important aspects that we will be able to bring in front of our Maker and claim we have. Both will help crown us with glory to live with God forever. Lack thereof will leave you alone, and lost. To have both together will make you happy, secure, and an overall good person. I for one, want to strive to be fair, truthful, stand up for what i believe in, and be honored because I took life, the gospel, and my own personal integrity serious.

This may be a rant, but whatever. I'm just not a fan of people with no integrity. Liars ruin lives all around them. But  the worst and saddest part of all is...they singlehandedly ruin their own.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

44 days? Alright.

With only five weeks left of school, I'm finally getting a handle on everything. I only teach my little summer school children for one more week. Then it's finals time and then its moving time. Then it's wedding time, then its marriage for eternity time. :) im so very excited. I know I talk/blog about it constantly and its probably getting old, but this is the only time I'll be able to bask in the joy of engagement! So just bear with me...44 more days until I marry my best friend. Its getting closer and closer.

Josie is coming up this weekend! I'm so excited! It's been forever since she's been up. Hopefully the weather is nice so we can be outside and enjoy it :)

Well happy Wednesday! Love yall.

Monday, June 21, 2010

I'm Happy.

So this weekend was full of some great memories and MUCH needed time with my wonderful Jon. Saturday I had my bridal shower!A big thank you goes out to Janine Barker and Court for opening their home to us so that I could have a wonderful shower! :) I got some amazing gifts and was surrounded by people that love me. Thanks girls :) After the shower Jon and I went with our photographer Shannon to take our engagement pictures!...(to see her amazing work please click here :) ) She did a wonderful job, and its honestly going to be hard to pick out the picture to send out.

Here are a couple of my favs that Shannon took. Basically, I'm in love and super happy. Enjoy :)

The one of the left is hilarious because we were literally standing in trash. We are hardcore nerds in the one on the right. AHHHH how I love my boyfriend.

He just looks so happy to be next to me. I'm lucky :)

I love Jon's little jump here!

I look good, eh?

I'm the happiest girl ever. AHHHH


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Oh Vincent.

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. --Vincent Van Gogh

That quote being said.. the Praxis has been taken and I cannot even tell you if I passed. The first one was "content knowledge". Meaning the most random questions from science, social studies, math and language arts. One question was "what president of the U.S. was an environmental conservationist? THE FUH?! The second test was all about different teaching strategies and the answers were all in essay form. my hand still hurts. But its done and thats good.....and in four weeks we'll find out if i have to go through it all over again. But just like Van Gogh said, the storm will be worth the journey. One day I will be a real teacher that touches lives...despite how hard the sea rocks me on the way. It's my destiny!

Wow, this post is corny. This is my procratinating my sunday school lesson. :)

If you want to laugh instead of being bored by my blog entry today check out Jon's post today on our blog. HERE. It's hilarious.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I woke up this morning with a crink in my neck. But I do want to say that I didn't complain too much (which is completely out of character for me) I mean Ally probably got the worst of it, but Jon got like one text about it and I didn't even cry or TRY milk it. Maybe because I had SO much to do today. I was on campus longer than I have been all semester (which really isnt saying much). I went to the testing center a total of three times. WHAT? That dang math class. ANYWAY, just wanted to post this hilarious pic of none other than the beautiful Julia Roberts. Whenever I hurt my neck I think of this....

I need to invest in one of these to make people pity me more. Because then maybe they'll buy me a horkley's... :)

On another note....Jon and I are down to 66 days. I can't believe it's almost two months! It's going SO FAST! yesssss.

I have to take my HUGE and VERY IMPORTANT teaching test this Saturday. I am pretty nervous but lets all send me some good vibes...please? and thank you!

Heres a great quote for yall to ponder on: "Avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live." Solid eh? None other than Jessica Simpson tweeted that today. (thanks for the quote Al) It has absolutely nothing to do with my blog subject tonight, but it's not often that someone shares with me a quote I haven't heard before...yeah i'm that much of a quote FREAK. So I just wanted to document it.

Okay, my pain meds are starting to kick in, so it's time to call my boo and hit the sack. PEACE AND BLESSINGS, PEACE AND BLESSINGS. (if you dont know where that is from...shame on you...but you can find the hilarious video HERE! )


Monday, June 7, 2010

missing my boo.

this is just how i feel tonight.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Seriously, Rexburg is the lamest place on earth. And I say that with a lot of love in my heart because this town has been my home for five years now. I mean, I HAVE had some fun times here. I really am who I am today because of this "lame" place. I have been a 19 year old girl here (that was fun) I have been to countless dance parties here (which pretty much ended once my all time favorite dance partner, Josie, abandoned me for Utah) I have ran around the parks and hills throwing water balloons at people, I have ran from the cops here (legit), I have made my best friends here, I have fallen in love here, I have cried here, I have gained my testimony here, I have watched more movies here than anywhere in my entire life, I have read here, I have gotten more parking tickets here than anyone ever has (except the cooper twins), I have been academically, spiritual, and emotionally challenged here, I have been bored here, I have been cold here more than hot, I have laughed until I peed my pants here, I have been heartbroken here, I have been the happiest I have ever been here (when Jon visits), and now I am planning a wedding/looking for apartments/missing jon/DYING to leave here.

Wow, I have done a lot here! I really do love Rexburg. There is something about seeing that beautiful temple as I come up the road from a visit elsewhere. This place has been where I have grown into a pretty legit woman if I do say so myself.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Trip to Remember.

So for the long weekend that Memorial day graced us with this year, Jon and I decided to go to SAN FRANCISCO!!! Jon had been a few times, but this was going to be my FIRST TIME! I was so excited....and when we got to the BEAUTIFUL city of San Fran, I couldn't wait to sight-see and be a complete and total tourist. It was awesome seeing the Golden Gate Bridge in person. It's huge! (thats what she said) The city is jam packed with people and places and food and homeless men and weed and hills and shopping and trash and the best ice cream ever and trader joe's and long lines everywhere and the best weather and pixar and indian food and brian and jane and another weekend of falling in love with my best friend. Overall it was a BLAST! Check out some picture highlights of our trip!

We went to Pixar. Nick (the man in this picture) works there and hooked us up with a legit tour. We saw behind the scenes stuff that probably none of you will ever see...HAHAHA.

Jon's a toy.

Oh how I love my boo.

I was a six year old.
Ally and I. Where is HE looking?!

The following are The Big Chair pics!

Berkeley, CA. from the rooftops. So pretty.
This is Jon's "protectant" face. There were some bums yelling.

Great picture of jon and i...and the street.

We went to the famous Farmer's Market

Rachel on my back. She's my child.

Asian tourist peace signs.

Ally in a trashcan. To see the whole story...visit her blog
Oh here we are looking like children...but REAL cute!

This is a picture of a four mile long park called The Golden Gate Park. It's full of playgrounds, gardens, sports fields and most important...CRAZIES. See that red sweatshirted man by the sidewalk? He was HYSTERICAL! He played what he called "asphalt golf". He apparently created it and Jon and I watched him play it for about an hour. It never got old. I could've stayed there all day. He had some choice words for the golf ball as it rolled on the bumpy pavement to a hole donned with a flag.

It was a great trip. Now I'm back at school...8 more weeks! I can do it...right?!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Quote of my LIFE!

While browsing my favorite quote page today I came across this one:

One day you will meet someone,

And you know that whatever you did before,
It must have been right...
Because nothing you've done could be too bad,
Or have gone too far wrong,
Because it led you to this person.

I was reading my journal the other day and I actually wrote a month or so before I met Jon that I was worried that maybe I missed him. Maybe I had dated someone else when I should have been single ready for the one to find me....I was kinda freaking out that I had made too many mistakes or something. But then, that perfect summer day...I met him. Cue: todays quote.

Thank goodness.

Oh look, We're the same person. LOVE HIM!!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Blogging two days in a row?

Well it's Friday night, Jon's three hours away and I have nothing do to. Actually I have a weekend TODO this of about seventeen things, but it's been a long week and I'm just not into doing anything having to do with school tonight.

I am embarassed that I never tell my funny 2nd grader stories. Mainly they all have to do with farts. But today a sweet little boy told me he loved me as he hugged me and told me I was the best and prettiest teacher he's ever had. The crazy week of planning and teaching and being tired was payed off with that sweet remark. There's nothing like a seven year old telling you he loves you because youre his teacher. It's such a rewarding profession. I'm lucky.

I hope everyone's weeks were great. Get some sleep this weekend....cause thats what I'm gonna do! :)

ps, i get married in 82 days. HOLLA!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I'm about ready to be done with school and married. Decorate our tiny apartment, only clean up after him and I, blog more, sleep more, do married people "stuff", but most importantly I'm just excited to be with Jon all the time.

Yesterday Lorraine Ricker passed away. She was the mom that pretty much everyone loved. I remember going over to her house in high school during my early release period and she would have a snack ready for Alan and I. She was always laughing, always loud, and always in a good mood. Ally and I were talking about how we never saw her moody or anything. I am sad to say that when Jon came to Texas I didn't bring him over to meet her. After I got back to Idaho my dad told me he had seen the Ricker's and she told my dad to scold me for not having him over so she could approve of him. hahaha. She will be missed. I love you Lorraine! I'm glad we have you to watch over us until we meet again....

So lately I've been stalking craft blogs like mad, I have this dresser that I'm in the process of painting. I'm adding some knobs as well. I love crafting! It's so relaxing and SO wife-like! hahahhaa. I'll be posting pics of the finished product :)

I got my student teaching placement! I'll be teaching 5th grade at Fremont Elementary in Salt Lake. I'm sorta nervous about 5th grade because I have never been in an older classroom, but I NEED the experience and I'm very very excited! I've been SO lucky so far with getting great cooperating teachers...I hope my luck doesn't run out. Teaching is my passion. I've grown so much just this semester with my skills in the classroom. I have learned a lot and Heavenly Father is blessing me with the tme, ability, and confidence that I CAN teach and I will be able to get a job and make a difference in at least one child's life..

Well I better get back to my dresser! I hope everyone is having an amazing week. Peace in the middle east.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


So I was stalking  Stephj's blog and saw this "shabbychic" blog thing and so i started browsing and found my current flower background...i HAD to use it because it's called "Megan". I immediately knew it was fate.

It's a beautiful Saturday morning. Well it's 12:15pm so i guess it's the afternoon, but whatever. Waking up at 6am everyday during the week is making it impossible for me to sleep past 8 on the weekends! GAY! But it's probably fine because I have already gotten all my laundry done, and started working on my lesson for sunday school tomorrow.

I'm just really happy.
(but look semi-creep in this pic)

and it's probably because I wear this everyday:

and its so much more than a ring to me.

Me and My Boo! (he's now mustache free)

With Jaxon (James and Katie's adorable son) Jon's gonna be such a good dad! (when the time is right PEOPLE)

Me Mads and Jon just loving each other!!

98 more days til we are rollin up and getting married HERE!

UM, how cute are Mom and Maddie? Miss you!

WELL you can probably tell that I learned how to include pictures in a post today! haha. ENJOY! Have a great weekend. Love yall.