Wednesday, May 20, 2009 comes the bride......

we're engaged!!!!!!!

that's right - Matt proposed last night, and I said YES!! And we are getting MARRIED!!!! There are not enough exclamation points in the world to explain how excited I am!!

We are getting married on September 19th in the Bountiful Temple! The 19th is a special day for us, and September 19th, 2003 was our very first kiss - way back when we were freshmen in college!

apparently this is not my real ring! The diamond is the real thing, but there were some problems with the band, so this is just a temporary one. Matt just wanted to propose on the 19th, and I'm leaving on Friday, so the real thing will be finished when I get back. I promise to post pictures as soon as we get it! So just ignore the weird band for now!
The proposal story is nothing super exciting. It was sweet, simple, and meaningful - just like I've always wanted!! So when Matt came over to my place yesterday afternoon, I was watching Garden State [remember this post! haha] - which is our favorite movie, for many reasons. I think we both see certain characteristics about ourselves and each other in the main characters. Honestly - I don't remember exactly how it happened, but it was at the end when it's playing one of our favorite songs, and we started talking. We were just sitting on my living room floor, and all the sudden, he got up on his knees and started reaching into his pocket. In my mind, I was thinking "Holy crap - is he really going to propose right now?!?!". And he DID!! He said all sorts of sweet and wonderful things, and then asked if I would marry him. And of course I said YES!!! Afterwards, he took me to dinner at my favorite place ever - Noodles & Co. On the way there, we got pulled over for Matt not wearing his seatbelt, but once we told the officer that he had just barley proposed and I flashed him my ring, he let us off with just a warning! Pretty funny that the first person to find out that we were engaged was some random police officer!! haha!

And now begins our lifetime adventure together!!!!!

[ps - have I mentioned how much i LOVE this boy?!?!]

Friday, May 15, 2009

TWO years!!

Two years ago today, I packed up my car and moved to Portland!! I never thought I'd love Portland as much as I do!!!! I love the city, the scenery, but most of all, I love all the wonderful people that I've met since moving here!

As much stuff as I could possibly fit into my car!!Here's to the next few months being the best summer ever!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

completly unrelated

Wasn’t I just adorable!

Best movie ever:

I have probably watch this movie atleast once a week for the past 2 months. LOVE it! Zach Braff is great, and I just love Natalie Portman! The soundtrack is also excellent!

[It's Rated R, so you can borrow my edited version if you want to watch it!]

Quote of the Month:

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question that he wanted to spend the rest of his life answering”

From the book:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

west side!

He's here!! Matt's here! We're both in Portland and despite the rain, everything is great!! Yesterday, we went to the coast - and even though it wasn't the best weather, we had a good time! We went to dinner, and Matt had some of the best crab legs he's ever had! He was talking about them the rest of the night!!

Cute houses along the coast at Cannon Beach

Matt touching the water on the West Coast!

not so sure about the face that I'm making - but I love these new shades! :)
... and Haystack Rock in the background

In Cambodia

In Cambodia
January 2007

A DAY AT THE PORTLAND ZOO!!! (June 1, 2007)

A DAY AT THE PORTLAND ZOO!!!            (June 1, 2007)
on a tricycle for elephants