Saturday, January 26, 2013


Today I will marry my best friend.
My most favorite person in the world.

Today we will be sealed together
so we can be together forever.

Today is a really good day.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


2 days and counting!

People keep asking me if I’m stressed.
Well I’m not.
Everything is all set to go
and has been for a week or so.

Maybe it’s because I am OCD organized and got everything done early.
Maybe it’s because I am a planner and like to get the job done.
Maybe it’s because I didn’t go over the top with planning crazy things.
Maybe it’s because I wasn’t picky and just made decisions.

I am sure all of these things contributed to why I am not stressed.
But I think the real reason I am not stressed is because this is so right.
I have never been so sure of something in my entire life.
I know that Ryan came into my life exactly when I needed him most.
I know that he loves me more than anything.
And I feel the exact same way.
I know that no matter what, we are going to be okay.

I never thought it was possible to love someone so much
and to be so comfortable with someone.
And to “just know”
like all my married friends told me it would happen.
I never thought I would “just know”.

But now that I see it for myself,
it is amazing.
It's perfect.
It is magical.
And it is everything I have ever dreamed of.
And more.

Monday, January 21, 2013

love that smile

This girls smile in Utah means only one thing...
the wedding is soon!
Only 5 more days!

Can't wait!

Thursday, January 17, 2013


single digits.
still not soon enough.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

friend shower

date:January 15, 2013  
time: 6:30pm  
place: KaDee's home
hosted by: KaDee, Kristy and Sophie

I had so much fun last night!
It was so good to see everyone and be together.

Kristy had asked Ryan some questions about our relationship.
His answers were so cute.
I went from laughs to tears over and over.
I just love him.

Thank you KaDee, Kristy and Sophie!
I had a great time!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bott family shower

date:January 12, 2013
time: noon
place: Kristy's home
hosted by: Kristy {plus a few}

This shower was lots of fun!
I am so glad everyone braved the terrible roads to celebrate with me.

We ate delicious lunch.
Opened lovely gifts.
And had a great time chatting the afternoon away.

Thank you Kristy 
and everyone else that helped!
It was perfect.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

ward shower

date: January 8, 2013
time: 7:00pm
place: Jeanine Groberg's home
hosted by: Jeanine and Rhonda

I can't even count how many showers I have been to at the Groberg home...
It was a little overwhelming but exciting at the same time
having it be for me this time!
It was so amazing seeing the love and excitement from everyone.
I feel so blessed.

It was such a fun night
spent with the women I have known and loved most of my life.

Rhonda and Jeanine are like my second moms.
I love them and look up to them so much.

It was a fun shower.
Thank you Jeanine and Rhonda!
I love you both!

Monday, January 7, 2013


Saturday we did our groomals.
It was so much fun to finally wear my dress.
And let Ryan see it.
His reaction when he saw me for the first time was priceless.
Something I will never forget.

Only 19 days until we get to show everyone!
And finally be married!

I can't wait!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

a new year

Happy New Year!
On to 2013 
and lots of new adventures!
Time flies.

Looking back on 2012 I can't believe how much can happen in 365 days.

This year has probably been the best year of my life so far.
Along with one of the hardest.
Isn't it funny how that happens?

I learned {okay, I already knew but I saw for myself}that the Lords hand is in all things.
The timing and the blessings that come to us
is all mapped out long before we know it.
It's been an amazing thing to see and truly believe.
I can't really explain it...

I am excited for this year.
I have a feeling it's going to be a good one!

Happy 2013!