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pre-married me

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I was looking through old posts tonight from my old blog that I didn't want to lose when I transferred over to the new blog + had to post this one. I get butterflies when I think about Zach and especially when I think about our dating, engagement and pre-marriage newness. It's fun to reminisce, especially since Z is currently in North Carolina helping his brother, Phil, move into their new place with our cousin Andrew. So here is a little peek back into the McKenzie of April, 2014. Enjoy!


Since my last post in November, life has taken off at a pace that is seemingly too fast for me to keep up with.
Since November I have:
Made it to and from San Diego for Thanksgiving safely with a full tummy and heart Continued dating Zach. He picked me up from the airport after San Diego and we went to the Utah Capitol building:

Drove home (and slid off the road but only once!) to California for Christmas break after finals.

snowbird: summer 2015

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There's a ski resort up in the beautiful Little Cottonwood Canyon that is world renowned for their snow in the wintertime. Well, I think they should be world renowned for the summer, too. Almost two years ago, this October, I had my first encounter with this magical place in the mountains. Zach invited me to, first, go with his family down to Saint George where I met his oldest brother + his family. He also invited me up to Snowbird with his family. Being a native Californian, I thought Snowbird was a city in Utah (hahaha; I actually looked up "Snowbird, UT on the iPhone weather app) and I had no idea what it would be like.  Not only is it a beautiful place, but it is also the place Zachary told me he loves me so it gets a 10/5 stars from me. Zach's parents have a time share with the resort so they go multiple times a year and I love every opportunity we get to go with them. This summer was super fun with almost all of Zach's immediate family! We got to spend lots of…

my much bigger baby brother

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Many of you that know me know that I am the oldest sibling with two younger brothers. I love being the older sister and the favorite (only) sister, for that matter. It has been so fun growing up with these two fun, great boys/men? (SO weird) as my brothers.

My brother, Matt, just younger than me, and I do mean JUST younger than me by only 12 months + 3 weeks, is currently serving as "Elder Moser" as a missionary for our church in Argentina! He is so awesome. We fought quite a bit growing up but have a wonderful relationship now and I am so grateful for that + him!

My "baby" brother, if you could honestly ever have called him a baby, Mason is wonderful. He is my best buddy and has been since he was born. He is funny, creative, witty, kind, honest, smart, loving and so much more. When Mason was little he was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. He is very, very smart and accomplish most anything he puts his mind to. He just has a hard time making friends and some…

happy 23rd birthday

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Even though I am giving a talk in our first church meeting today AND giving the lesson in the third hour meeting, I had to give a birthday shoutout to my birthday boy. Happy birthday, Zachary! You are the best part of me and I didn't know I could love another so much. Thank you for making me a wife and, some day, a mother. I just know you will be the most amazing father and can't wait to see you as so. You're the best man I know + I learn so much from you on a daily basis. I love you, I love you, I love you! 23 looks good on you babe.