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.
Spent some much needed family time with my favorite people.
Finally got to bring the man I love and my other favorite person home to meet my favorite people
Here is a picture of us from when he came to California to stay with my family for a week of break, feel free to collectively "awww":
Made the trek again back to Utah for the new semester
On January 24, 2014 outside in the freezing cold at the Provo Temple, my best friend and the man I love asked me in the sweetest way possible to marry him. I (obviously) said (shouted, possibly) YES!
Floated on cloud 9 for what seemed like forever until I realized how many plans there were involved with a wedding and got down to business.
Shortly thereafter, flew home with Zachary (him+my family/being home=best thing EVER) for my younger brother's, Matt, farewell. Matt, or Elder Moser, is serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Argentina! He gave an amazing talk and touched many people.
Flew back out AGAIN to Utah, spent a few wonderful and cherished days with Matt before we dropped him off at the MTC here in Provo.
Took our engagement pictures! I love all of them, they are seriously so great but here are a few (or maybe a few more than a few) of my favorites:
We have registered, completed some other wedding plans and are now in the process of sending out invitations!
Amidst all this craziness I decided to train for a half marathon. I know. I am crazy but it has actually been extremely rewarding! This past Saturday Zach and I ran 6 miles!
Just this past Saturday, March 29, my wonderful Mother-in-Law to be threw me the loveliest bridal shower complete with yummy brunch, a journal for advice, a jar of date ideas and more. It was so fun and I felt so, so incredibly loved.
I can't believe it is already April 2nd. Do you know what that means? That means I get married... not in two months or even next month BUT THIS MONTH. Zach and I get married THIS MONTH. And THAT is about as crazy beautiful as it gets.