Roadtrip to Las Vegas (LDS style)

Sorry we haven’t written in awhile! We were roadtrippin! Our first roadtrip! I don’t know how we have lasted the eight months without one! I love road trips for a few reasons.

#1. You get to eat all the junk food with little to no guilt 😉

#2. You get to spend every second stuck with the one you love. And no way to escape. hehe

#3. You get to experience every state you travel through.

This trip was a crazy one! We are getting married in Arizona so we had to go down to do get our marriage license! While we were down, we took our bridals, celebrated Ky’s Dad’s birthday, had my bridal shower, and squeezed in time to explore Vegas. It was such an insane week! We seriously feel like we need a vacation from our vacation. Crikey!

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Here are some of our favorite things to eat & see in Las Vegas!

This was Kyles very first time going to Vegas! I have been going to Vegas for years and I always have a ball. Here are some clean things to do and eat if your not into the gambling, drinking, or striping sort-of-thing.



Shake Shack: This isn’t specific to Vegas but we had it for the first time when we went and we LOVED it. Kyle got the smoke burger and I got the veg burger. A plus for both! It was delicious!

Chinese Express: My family discovered this gem a few years ago. It is right inside the Palace Station Hotel. One of our favorite items on the menu are salt & pepper shrimp, beef chow mein, orange chicken, & peppered steak. I am drooling just thinking about it! mmm!


Jeanne Phillips Patisserie: This one is inside the Bellagio Hotel. One word, CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN. Not only will your Willy Wonka chocolate dreams come true, they have amazing pastries & crepes.  Plus it’ll make you feel super classy. Even if it is just for five minutes.

Sirrico’s Pizza: What could be better than eating a giant slice of pizza in a hotel staged as New York City…I guess actually eating New York pizza in NEW YORK. But it’s as close as I can get at the moment so it will do. This isn’t the most amazing pizza in the entire world but it is good and the atmosphere makes it even better. I love the feel of this hotel.

Grand Cafe: Sunset Station has one of my favorite buffets, a bowling alley, movie theater, Ben & Jerry’s & this place. We like staying at this place because it is away from all the crazy but still has a life of it’s own. One of our favorite things to do is go to the Grand Cafe, located in Sunset Station, at 10pm and get the loaded nachos. They are huge and sooo yummy!


Coke Factory: I dream about coke floats every night. They are 1000000000 times better at the coke factory. I don’t know how they do it! This time we tried all the cokes from around the world. It was so fun to see the sour look on each of our faces as we tried the weird ones! My favorite was a ginger soda from Japan. mmmm! Kyle’s was Inka Cola from Peru. We are so cultured. Kind of. Trying to be.

M&M Factory: This is four levels of gloriousness. Granted it really is a glorified gift shop, however, it is pretty incredible. They have this cute 3D movie on the 3rd level, a M&M race car on the 4th level, and more M&M’s than you have ever seen in your life. It is amazing!


Botanical Garden in the Bellagio: I don’t know who decorates this garden, but it one of the best that I’ve seen in my life. It is huge. And beautiful. They decorate for the season and holidays. Plus it is a great place to take pictures!


Las Vegas Premium Outlets: Every shopaholics dream. This is the only place I will buy designer clothing (other than last chance.) I love shopping but I just can’t justify spending $300 on a dress even if it is Kate Spade. So the outlets help me reason with my love for nice things and my thrift-shop mentality. Guess and Nike are always the stores we spend the most time in.


Circus Circus Adventure Dome: This is an indoor amusement park. It is smaller but oh so fun! I love this hotel for many reasons. They have free circus acts, circus games and an amusement park. It will keep you busy all day with non-stop fun!

Even though it didn’t make the list I can’t forget to mention the pool at the Monte Carlo Hotel. It has a wave pool AND a lazy river! Vegas really can be a fun (clean) place when you know where to go!

We would love to know your favorite places to eat and explore in Las Vegas! Comment below or contact us!


Kyle & Taylor




Stress & Relief

What a week.

Pardon me as I still try and catch my breath.

The stress of wedding planning and life has finally set in. Last week we started looking for housing in Provo. Three words: dog eat dog. I am not kidding. We looked at apartment after apartment that was either, run-down, over-priced, or just plain gross. My favorite was the basement apartment that we looked at that had 6 ft ceilings. This might not seem like a big deal except Ky is 6’3″. yeah no.

I started turning into a crazy person! I would check housing websites every hour. Refreshing the page multiple times a minute. Posts would go up and within minutes it would have 30 comments. Every time I would get on Facebook I would feel my heart start to race. I really thought this was a hopeless effort and we might as well be homeless.

That Sunday Kyle had the idea to fast and pray that we would find an apartment that was right for us.

The next day we continued our search. We came up empty a few more times. I was starting to get anxious again. I had been messaging 5 people a day about apartments and finally at 6:30 on Tuesday night I got a text back for an apartment. I had to look back on the site because I couldn’t even remember who I had texted. He said he would be willing to show us the apartment at 7. We were so excited, we got in the car and went straight over.

We could tell just by pulling up if we were going to like a place or not. This place was beautiful. It was so well kept and clean. We looked inside and it had new floors and new paint and it was spacious! It was quite perfect. We called that night and set up a time to meet with the landlord. We met with her the next day and put down a deposit. It felt like a weight had been lifted.

There is such an incredible power in prayer and the faith that is associated with those prayers. I really gained a stronger conviction of that this week. God knows us, He knows what we need, He knows when to make us wait a little longer for the blessings, and when to send comfort right away. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that your stress and worries are too trivial or not important. God cares.


Kyle and Taylor

Top 10 Favorite Dates

img_5883Kyle and I were reflecting last night on our favorite dates that we have been on together. This list is specific to us but hopefully it’ll also give you fun ideas. There’s nothing worse than getting stuck in the same-ole-date-rut.


One of our favorite things to do, when it was warm, was going out and star gazing. Sometimes we would just go to the park and lay on the grass and chat for hours. Other times we would grab the hammock and some snacks and set it up in our backyard. Either way its a fun, relaxing date night. We are also a little sentimental star-gazers too, because that’s what we were doing when we had our first kiss. Let me tell you, the best stars are in Park City, Utah. But I might be biased.



Our first date was to a Piano Guys concert. It was a pretty chill concert where we just brought snacks, sat on the grass & listened to good music. It was so fun. Big concerts are super fun too! We went to Coldplay a few months later and that was a blast. Local bands or big time celebrities, it’s fun to go out and listen to music with the one you love.


This one was seriously one of my favorites! I went out with my grandma to Asian City-it’s an Asian market-and while we were there I picked up a bunch of Asian snacks, candies, and food. Some of which included squid, kimchi, ginseng hard candies & mochi. I brought them all home and Ky and I had so much fun trying all the different foods! We wanna do this one again but go to the Asian Market together! By the way, kimchi is AMAZING! I have been hooked ever since!

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We love to go out and explore new places. Sometimes it involves drives up the canyon, others its down by the lake. Each time we will bring the camera and tripod and take pictures and videos! It is so much fun. Sometimes we will bring Costco muffins in the car with us while we drive around. Kyle’s favorite is poppy seed, mine is Blueberry!


We are hot tubing-attics. I admit it. We live in Provo and there are a lot of apartment buildings with hot tubs here. So we like to go around to the different apartments and go hot tubing. Sometimes it is great and other times the hot tub is cold and under maintenance! It makes for a good story though! It’s nice because it gives us a lot of time to just chat and laugh and relax. After hot tubing we like to get ice cream or maybe watch a movie. This is one of those really chill date nights.

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This one we have been doing more and more because the wedding is coming up and we need ties and jewelry. But it is a lot of fun. I will pick out cloths for Kyle to try on and he does the same for me! We never end up getting anything but its fun to take pictures in the cloths and goof around. In the mall here there is a furniture store. We love going in there and “trying out” the recliners! haha we try out allllll the recliners. Sometimes we try food court food as apart of the date, sometimes we go home and make dinner.



This one we did a lot more in the spring & summer. Not so much recently because we live in an icebox. But I’m not bitter ;). One time we were really crazy and Hiked Mount Timp starting at 1 am. We hiked all night and didn’t get to the top till the morning. That was my favorite hike we have done. The view was AMAZING and watching the sun rise was priceless. We did this one as a big group date which made it all the more fun!



I titled it gym date but it could also be titles “work out date.” We like going to the gym and running together. At BYU they have a track that is fun but sometimes it is easier to just do a treadmill because Kyle is so much faster than me. We will do stretches together or yoga or different ab work-outs. Sometimes we stay home and put in Jillian Michaels. The lady is no joke. Those videos always make us laugh too. When it is warm, we both like to go running outside. It’s nice to be able to be able to do this together because we can push and motivate one another.


This one we cheated because we haven’t actually done it yet…but we want too! That counts right? We don’t actually have bikes, so if you have some you are getting rid of, let me know! But we just think it would be so fun to ride around town. We are adventure people, can you tell? You could ride bikes down to the park and have a picnic while you watch the sunset or just ride down to the farmers market. So many fun things include bikes!



The title is so lame on this one but I didn’t know what else to call it! In November, I think, we decided we weren’t going to eat at the same restaurant more than once. Which is kind of torture because some we liked so much! But it was really neat to be able to go out and try new foods. Some were total busts and other were AMAZING! Stay tuned because will be posting about some of our favorite places to eat! If you can’t tell already WE LOVE FOOD. Some might call us foodies. We would agree.

I hope you enjoyed our list! We would love to hear some of your favorite date night ideas! As always


Kyle and Taylor



The Chemistry Between Us: How Differences Make Us Stronger

Hey Guys! Kyle Here. Let me start off by saying thank you for taking the time to read this post! I can’t guarantee that you will walk away from reading this feeling inspired, enlightened, and uplifted, but you might, and that is worth my time, and it should be worth yours as well.

I’ve recently been reflecting on my life and all that has happened in the past 7 months. 7 months ago Taylor and I started dating. It has been a wonderful adventure and in many ways has turned out to be better than I ever could have imagined. There are only 59 more days until our wedding and we honestly could not be more excited!

Having said that, there are some things about our relationship that took us by surprise, and, if viewed with the wrong eyes, could be seen as problems or even weaknesses to the overall strength of the relationship. These differences range anywhere from trivial matters such as how much pepper we prefer on our food to more important matters such as how we think about faith and family.  One of my main purposes in writing this post is to help you see clearly that differences, if viewed with the right eyes, can be discerned for what they truly are–opportunities to grow stronger.

Allow me to explain with this simple analogy. I’m currently a pre-dental student at Brigham Young University, and as such have taken quite a few chemistry classes. One of the earlier topics that we discussed a little less than a year ago was why alloys are stronger than pure metals. Pure metals are made of tightly packed atoms arranged in rows in a structure called a lattice.


The tight packing of atoms as shown above makes metals solid, however, the fact that they are all the same size allows for them to slide past each other with relatively little force. This is why pure gold is soft and why other metals such as sodium and potassium can be cut with nothing more than a butter knife.

Alloys are mixtures of two or more different metals that enhance qualities such as strength and resistance while retaining other qualities such as luster and shine. For example, the gold rings most married people wear is likely a combination of gold with other elements such as nickel and copper. If we look at the lattice structure of an alloy it is easy to see why they would be stronger than pure metals.


As you can see in the structure above, the atoms are still tightly packed together, but they are not all the same size and they are not perfectly aligned in rows like the pure metal previously mentioned. This formation strengthens the alloy. When a force is applied now, it is much more difficult for the atoms to slide freely past each other. This is why we use alloys such as steel to make tools and to build bridges and buildings.

So, what does this all have to do with dating, courtship, and marriage? Well, I’ve heard a lot of people express their opinion that they need to find the perfect match in order to be happy and successful. It is a generally concerted idea that if we fail to find our “soul mate” or we choose to marry someone who is too “different” than us, then we are doomed to a life of arguments and fights due to our “incompatibility.” We seem to have the idea that the person we marry should be a 100% “match” with us, whatever that means. They should like the same food we like, they should listen to the same music we listen to, they should think about things the same way, etc. The problem with this thought is that all opportunities for growth and variety are stunted. Plus, why would you choose to confine yourself to a life of boredom by looking for someone who is literally just an oppositely gendered version of yourself?

Now, I don’t want to get too extreme here. Please don’t misunderstand me. I’m not saying that couples shouldn’t share similar values, goals, and beliefs. I’m not suggesting that, if you are a monk, to go out and try to marry an ax murderer (however I’m also not saying that that would be impossible). What I’m trying to say is that too often we freak out at any little differences in opinion or lifestyle of our partners, which often leads to fights and in severe cases breakups and divorce. We get so comfortable in our own lattice structure that we refuse to let anything or anyone in that could risk messing up our perfectly aligned rows of lifestyle atoms–and that is where we go wrong.

You see, as beautiful and precious as pure gold is, it is simply not as strong or resilient as alloyed gold. Mixing different metals into it will always yield better results. The same is true with the strength of a relationship. If we are flexible enough to acknowledge and even welcome differences into our relationships, trying our best to incorporate them the way we feel works best for us, always trying to compromise and find the balance, then we will always come out stronger than before.

Taylor and I’s relationship is no exception. We used to get into pretty heated discussions about things and sometimes we still do. We think and respond very differently to certain situations. We aren’t completely different though. We share many common interests, goals, beliefs, and hobbies, always cherishing those moments that we get to spend together. When differences do arise though, we try to look at them for what they really are–opportunities to grow stronger. This requires good communication, listening, sacrifice and compromise, but it is well worth the effort. We always come out of disagreements understanding the other person more than we did, and loving them more because of it. One of the reasons why our blog is called Like PB&J is because like peanut butter and jelly, we are very different people that go well together:)


Dating is not easy, but it’s worth it. Being engaged is not easy, but it’s worth it. I’m sure this pattern continues into marriage; it’s not easy, but it’s worth it. This is why I don’t like the phrase “falling in love.” The phrase implies that love takes no work; even more, that it is an accident. Falling in love and expecting the relationship to work out “just because” is like tripping during the olympic 100 meter dash and expecting to win the gold.

We will all encounter differences and disagreements during our time here on earth. We are relational beings by nature, and should expect such differences and disagreements. Our hope, simply put, is that you can look at the differences that arise between spouses, friends, foes, and neighbors as opportunities to improve. Look at what your partner brings to the table as a complement to what you bring to the table, learn from each other, encourage each other, and together you can become far stronger and sweeter than you ever could alone.




Kyle & Taylor

Lipsense Review

Is it just me or does everyone and their dog sell lipsense!? I hear about it EVERYWHERE! So naturally I had to give it a try. Here was my experience.

This is the color I used:



You have to prepare your lips before you put it on. I scrubbed mine a little before applying. Then they say you need to shake the bottle and apply very carefully. You do long strokes on both the top and bottom lips. Let dry 30 seconds between each coat. Be sure not to let your lips touch! I think three coats is pretty standard.

So if that is not complicated enough lets talk about how it feels. I am not kidding it is like straight alcohol. The first time I put it on it started to burn my lips. On top of that you have to keep your mouth open while the coat dries and all the fumes get in your mouth. bleck. But I continued.

Immediately after three dried coats here is what it looked like:


I was really happy with the immediate color. It was bright and fun. I could kiss Ky with no smearing! BIG PLUS!

Then disaster stuck! After the three hour church block I went to the mirror to see how it was holding up and this is what I saw:

fullsizerender-2this was after four hours! Isn’t this suppose to last all day? I was left with this weird lip liner looking thing.

Excuse me while I hide under my bed.

The color on the edge was still good but the inside color was almost completely gone. Granted I was licking my lips a lot because the alcohol was drying up my lips so bad. They were drying than the Sahara Desert!!

I left it on though, because I wanted to give a complete and thorough review. At the end of the night here is what I had left:

fullsizerender-1practically nothing. And as you can see my lips are super dry! The skin on my lips was peeling by the end of the day. End result…save your money.

I was super bummed because I really wanted it to be good. Everyone was saying it was the best and I needed lip color that was going to last all day for the wedding.

Comment below and tell me what your favorite lip stain is! I am desperate!!



t-shirts and jeans

Today was a glorious day! The sun was shining (which always seems glorious after months of gloom!) and the wind was BLOWING! Holy cow, I seriously thought our house was going to blow over. But we survived.

Here are some tips of how we like to dress up the classic t-shirt and jeans!

For the men:

Buttons and color play a huge role in dressing something up or down. I love this button up shirt because it is still comfortable and fun but definitely more stylish than the normal grungy ole t-shirt.
Colored , fitted jeans also change the entire look. So classy. Boy do I love a man that can dress nice #hearteyes

For the Women:

I am such a weirdo, I love to tuck my shirts into my pant #grandma. But I feel like it makes it look like you atleast tried to get ready, even if you didn’t.
My face creeps me out but bare with me! Adding a cover adds more dimension. I love layers. This is more of a “coming out of winter look” or “I’m freaking done with winter” but you could add layers like this with a short sleeve jacket or vest.
I LOVE HATS! Not only do they cover my day 2 curly hair but they are just so fun! Hats and heels add so much to a simple outfit.

We would LOVE to hear how you guys dress up your t-shirt and jeans! Comment Below!



Sunday feels

christ-and-the-lambSunday. A day of rest. A day to renew.

I take Sundays very seriously.

Especially as our weeks get busier and busier. My body and spirit crave that rejuvenation. That break from the craziness.  I’ll be honest, sometimes Sundays are a total let down. I end up being busier than a normal weekday, I don’t really get anything out of church, and I am falling asleep half the day. But today was nothing like that.

Church today was WOW.

There was a comment made in class that really made my ears perk up. She was talking about Zion…I AM OBSESSED WITH ZION.

*The obsession started about 3 years ago when I embarked on one of the most life-changing events that still impacts my life on a daily basis, my LDS mission. I served in Boston, Mass. with a mission president thats vision of Zion was 20/20. He taught us about having our hearts knit together with so much love and commitment that it was hard not have the same love and passion for it.*

Anyyyways! Back to church. She talked about how going through hard times and struggles helps us make it to our own little Zions here on Earth. One example she used was that of dating. Pretty classic for a singles ward. All the heartbreak that comes with dating, uncertainty and frustration, is followed by finding the one and getting married. Marriage in essence is (or can be) Zion. A place of refuge. A place where two people’s hearts are knit together in love and commitment and they are working towards one purpose.

Being with Kyle has been like finding Zion for me.

We also talked about Faith. The teacher (I wish I knew his name because he is my FAVORITE teacher!) asked what our definition of faith was. This one guy, Diego, raised his hand and said,

“I think faith is relying on your relationship with God. Because you have that relationship with God, you can trust him. Trust that he knows what’s best for you. Trust that He would never ask you to do something that you couldn’t handle. Trust that He loves you and wants you back home.”

I love that definition of faith. I also would add that Faith is SHOWING trust in God.  Faith is being elevated when we act in line with God’s will.

I left church feeling so full. Full of joy. Full of love. Full of the Spirit. I love that feeling.



yes yes yes!

img_5758I was listening to the radio on my way to the temple this morning and the morning show was totally cracking me up! They were talking about the worst proposal stories. Women were calling in, who have been married 20+ years, who still hate the way they were proposed too. Guess it couldn’t have been that bad if they are still together! My favorite was the story of a guy who proposed while they were babysitting six 3 year olds! haha while they are sitting on the couch he asked if she wanted to get married. No getting down on one knee. No fancy words. NO RING! ROFL.

It made me reflect on my own engagement. Ours is in now way that bad, but it is pretty comical. I should preface the story by saying Kyle and I ARE the WORST secret keepers in the history of ever. It’s pretty bad. So Tuesday Jan. 17th comes around. I had a feeling all day that today was going to be the day. I had been expecting it would be soon because we had been ring shopping and it was only going to take three days to make the ring.  PLUS he was dropping hints ALL DAY! He would say, “Isn’t today just the perfect day?” or “I have to go back to my apartment to pick up something.” He even went as far as to tell me we were going to have a special date at the place where we had our first date. I seriously felt like I was looking at a big neon sign that said, “I AM PROPOSING TONIGHT!”

So that afternoon he went to class and I got ready so nice! I kid you not, I spent hours curling my hair and doing my makeup! I was so excited! He got out of class at 5 and he said he was going to be coming over soon! So I waited and waited and waited for an hour. At this point I am really getting ticked. and hangry. He finally calls and tells me he got hung up waiting for the mailman. Usually he comes in the afternoon but today he came at 6:30. But he assured me he had the ring. Surprised ruined. Needless to say…we did not get engaged that night.

So then everything we did made me so anxious because I knew he had the ring. Then Friday rolls around. My best friend was coming into town and I asked him if we had any plans because they wanted to get together that afternoon and have dinner together. He said oh no, we don’t have any plans. I said okay. So that morning I was kind of being lazy. I was chatting with my mom and laying in bed. I finally took a shower around 10:30 and I get a text from him that says, “Guess what!” I answered, “What??” and started blow drying my hair. he said, “Well stop blow drying your hair and I’ll tell you!” WHAT! I ran out of my room and he was standing in the living room with donuts. He was supposed to be at work until 2pm that day. It was then that I knew that today was going to be the day. I ran to my room and tried to hurry and get ready. Despite my efforts, I looked like a hobo.

Then he took me to some of our special places. The place where we would talk all the time. The place where we went on our first date. We had made it to four stops and by this time it had been almost three hours! I was dying. When was he going to do it!? He said we just have two more stops to take! He did not tell me that one of those stops was PARK CITY. Which was an hour drive-one way. Park City is where we had our first kiss, so I thought maybe he will propose there.

So we made it to Park City. We got out of the car, took a picture in front of our first kiss spot and got back in the car to drive the hour home. WHYYY!?? I was so annoyed. I even told him in the car, “Why didn’t you propose back there!?” Then I proceeded to fall asleep for the rest of the ride home. We finally made it to the last stop, 4 hours later. It was the back side of the Provo LDS Temple. We got out and walk for a minute and then he got down on one knee with the most beautiful ring. I don’t really remember all he said other than “Will you marry me?” I said YES YES YES! The question I had been waiting for all day!img_5755img_5767

Our proposal might not have been ideal but our relationship definitely is. I thank God everyday that he blessed me with such a selfless, hard working, loving, hilarious, adventurous, good looking guy. My life is infinitely better with him in it.



Our Love Story

In honor of Love day, I thought it would be appropriate to share my most favorite love story of all time. This is how pb+j came to be.

One fall day back in 2015, Kyle and I found ourselves at the right place at the right time. One of our friends was opening her LDS mission call. I can remember that night so vividly. Kyle was one of the only people that came over and sat by me. He sat right next to me and didn’t say a word. We look back and laugh at that now! He says he first saw me at church when we had a cereal munch and mingle activity. Anyways, that next week I get a missed call from an unknown number. Usually I don’t answer unknown numbers but luckily this one left a voicemail. I listened to it and it was Kyle asking me on a date! I really did want to go on a date with him so I called him back! Unfortunately the day he wanted to do something I was going to be at a family event. He didn’t get the memo to reschedule! haha classic! We didn’t cross paths again until April the next year.

In December I had started dating someone else. Things moved really fast and after a month we were talking marriage. Things ended just as quickly as they had started. I was heartbroken. I was so done with dating. I hated it. I was afraid that I would be hurt again. How was I ever suppose to know if the guy I was dating was serious? On the other hand, I just wanted to be married so badly. So I started flirting and going on dates with guys I already knew liked me. By March I knew I was in a serious rut. I needed a change. So I decided to do something I swore I would NEVER do…I moved to Provo, Utah.

I had a lot of friends and mission companions there, plus my sister lived there! It was an easy adjustment. A few weeks after I moved in I started dating another guy. This relationship, like the last, was short lived. It got really serious really fast and the flame died out quickly. But I am so thankful for that relationship because the guy I was dating just happened to be good friends with Kyle. While that guy and I were dating, Kyle and I had the chance to become quite good friends. After the break-up, Kyle and I remained best friends! To my dismay, I became his wing woman. He would bring me along with these other girls and then after ask my opinion. At first it was fun, until I realized how I felt for him. Soon I just wanted those girls to be me. We spent more and more time together. We would laugh and talk for hours about anything and everything. We would star gaze and adventure. One day we decided that we were going to get Costco Memberships. That night, while we were at Costco, I got a call from my friend Lindsey. She was asking if I wanted to go to dinner with her and another friend. I told Kyle I needed to be back early to go to the dinner then he said something that changed everything…”would you mind if I came? It could be like a date!” …in my mind,”WHAT WHAT!! Did he just say DATE!? ahhhhh die die die!” …what actually happened, “Yeah that would be fun!” Cool Tay. Very cool.

After that things got very messy. There was so much drama, as you can imagine with me dating one of his friends not too long ago. Kyle and I tried to stay away from each other to ease the tension. I didn’t text him for a whole week. But somehow we always ended up seeing each other. We just couldn’t stay away. He was my best friend. So one night in Park City while we were visiting his cousins, we made it official. It was a really hard decision but was 100% worth it. This relationship was so different than the rest. We were still best friends, talking about everything, testing each other, serving each other, learning and growing together. We still did everything together. Things just flowed so naturally. I always joked that I would know the guy I was going to marry if we could make it past three months. I had never dated anyone longer than three months! haha! Well 6 months later we got engaged and April we will be married! And we couldn’t be more excited!



Winter Vacation

We had such a fun and BUSY winter break! We started the break going down to Arizona and visiting family. It is so nice that we are both Arizona kids. Christmas was so special! This was the first Christmas that we had spent together and it couldn’t have been better. And I admit it, Kyle is such a better gift giver than I am! He set the bar pretty high! We celebrated Christmas together before we went down to Arizona. Before we went to Arizona we made a list of all the food places that we had missed. Yes, yes we did plan our trip around the food…and family of course. hehe. We ate so good. We went to comedy clubs, family parties, hot tubed, ate some more unhealthy but oh-so-delicious food, and snuggled. We like to snuggle.


The day after Christmas, we packed up the trailer and headed to the Sand Dunes in California. This was Kyle’s first time to the Dunes. I am a dunes junky, heck all of us Southworths are! We road quads, a jeep, ate junk food, and hot tubed. I guess hot tubing was kind of a theme. It was so much fun!


A few days later we flew home to Utah, but the adventure did not stop there. Next stop was Park City. Kyle’s uncle owns a house there and a bunch of his cousins were all hanging out. We happily crashed the party! They had picked up some amazing fireworks and our show that night was incredible. The most hilarious part was when all of his boy cousins decided to have their own dance party. LOL. We played tons of games, ate tons of food, went sledding, hiked around the house and hot tubed. Classic. On New Years we went over to his grandparent’s house for dinner with most of his aunts and uncles. They are such an amazing family.


We were not prepared for the break to be over, but with all things, life keeps moving forward whether we are prepared or not!