Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The BYU Experience Continues

Hey guys!

I got married :)

To follow me in my new married life, head on over to our new blog: ourlifeisabowlofcherries.blogspot.com

Saturday, July 28, 2012


I have done a really bad job blogging this month, especially since so much has happened!

July 14th I was in Utah for a bridal shower that my aunt hosted for me.  I had so much fun! It was so great to see my family (I even re-met a lot of my dad's family who I haven't seen since I was a baby).  I also had a great time seeing some of Ben's family who was there as well as some of my neighbors I had when I was growing up in Utah.

July 18th was Ben's birthday.  It was fun to watch him open the presents I got him.  It will be even better next summer when we are MARRIED! :)

Now within the last week lots has happened.

Tuesday my parents and Hunter and Hannah left Arizona and headed up to Utah for the first leg of their journey to Minnesota.  For those of you who don't know, my dad took a new job which is located in Minnesota.  The night they left, Bridger and I moved into a condo next to my grandma's condo.  Her friends are gone for the summer and said we could live there for a few weeks while we finish up working for the summer.

Thursday night Ben and I FINALLY found a place to live after we are married.  It is a cute, little, basement studio apartment in southwest Provo.  The landlord is a sweet old lady who is one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of talking to. My mom and dad had driven around Provo basically all day looking at any apartment I asked them to as well as looking at ones they randomly found while driving along.  They had just gotten back to my grandparents' in Highland when I found this one and they turned right around and went back to see it.  And we are so glad they did because it wouldn't have lasted until the next day.  It is small but we figure for the price, we can live there for a year and look for something else next year if we want.  It was such a huge relief for us to finally have a place.

Here are a few pictures (sorry they aren't the best quality, they came from my mom's cell phone)
The cute little kitchenette with a little granite countertop.  How many newlyweds can say they have granite in their first kitchen? ;)

The studio (hopefully that pink chair in the left corner will be gone, the landlord's cousin might want it)

And the cute little bathroom with a pink sink :)

My mom said that while it is small, it is set up very well with lots of storage and it really uses the space very effectively.  I can't wait to move in and start making it our home :)

That's pretty much it for July.  Ben comes to Arizona a week from today :) And we will be getting married 12 days after that :) 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Biggest Accomplishment of the Week

The announcements are DONE! Addressed, stuffed, stamped and mailed.  Hopefully they will be arriving in your mailboxes soon :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I'm Running Out of Title Ideas...

This week in the life of Meagan:

  • My little sister Hannah had eye surgery on Tuesday and gets to wear this really cool eye patch.  We have all taken to calling her Patchy ;) The rest of Tuesday and Wednesday she was still very sick from her medicine.  But Thursday she was back to her regular self, if anything she has been even happier then she was before her surgery.
  • Today I taught my first Primary lesson.  Luckily my class was only 7 kids today.  (The class normally has around 12 kids per week and has 15 on the roll!) I really enjoyed it and had a lot of fun with them :) The best thing about Primary today was when we were singing the closing song in sharing time.  The kids sang "I Love To See The Temple" and they sang it soooo beautifully. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

One Week Closer

Another week closer and I am so excited! I am excited for this summer to be over.  I'm excited to see Ben again and oh yeah, I'm definitely excited to get married to my best friend :)

This week on Monday, I got my dress from the seamstress.  It fits perfectly! I look so pretty and I definitely felt the most beautiful I have ever felt before in my life. I'm happy that it fit so nicely after only one fitting and that I don't have to go back for more altering.

This weekend I started addressing wedding announcements.  Ben's list is entirely done.  Now I just need to work on mine.
This is only half of them!

And last, but definitely not least, my brother got his mission call! Bridger has been called to serve in the Brazil Sao Palo East mission! He leaves for the Brazilian MTC on November 21st.  I am so proud of my little brother and I'm super excited he gets to serve the Lord and share the Gospel with the wonderful people of Brazil.  

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Halfway Done!

Monday officially marked the half way point for me and Ben.  We are officially more than half way through the summer :) This makes me so happy I don't even know what to do with myself.  I'm just super antsy for it to be August.  I want to see Ben SO BAD! Skyping is nice, but it definitely isn't the same.

As of Friday, Ben and I have officially been engaged for 3 months.  Only 2 left to go.

Saturday, Ben was half way through Washington Seminar.

In other bits of news...

  • I got a haircut on Thursday and I absolutely love it. 
  • Tomorrow I go to pick up my wedding dress from the alterations lady.  Hopefully it fits perfectly.  She said it was a quick, easy fix to make it fit just right.  I'm hoping this will be my one and only fitting appointment.  
  • Today was my second week working in the Primary.  Last week I got called to help in my sister's class.  I help teach 12-15 eight and nine year olds.  Luckily they pretty much are all great kids.  I've got a few rowdy ones but I think it will be a great summer with these kiddos.  I absolutely love Primary.  You can feel the Spirit so much with these sweet children.  They are so smart and know the Gospel so well.  I am amazed at what comes out of their mouths and how they say what they mean and what they believe with so much conviction.  But, I have to say my favorite part is singing time, just like when I was in Primary :) I absolutely love feeling the Spirit as I sing with these amazing children.  The lyrics of Primary songs have always touched my heart and I am so happy I get to sing those on a weekly basis.  Being in Primary is definitely what I need this summer.  It helps me a lot to feel that I am needed and to feel like I am actually helping the ward instead of sitting back and not doing anything.  

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bridal Shower

Wedding plans are coming along! The invitations are here. The addresses are almost all collected. All of the stuff that has been accumulating in my room all summer is finally finding homes so my room now looks less like a tornado came through and spit out every purple and green thing you could think of.

Yesterday, I had my bridal shower.  It was lots of fun. My grandma planned and organized it for me.  I had friends from work and from church come and we had a great time.  I got lots of really nice gifts and I can't wait to start using them! I'm especially excited to try out my rice cooker and to experiment with lots of new recipes in my new crock pot.  I also got the cherry blossom plates and bowls I wanted from my registry :)

Sorry there are no pictures :( I'm lame and left my camera in the car.  Luckily, pictures were taken.  I should be getting them in the next few weeks.  And hopefully I will remember to put them up.