Thursday, June 27, 2013

june 2013.

Exciting things have been happening in my beautiful life.
Most exciting is Jeff's graduation from Southern Utah University!!


{My parents, his parents, and my grandpa all got him a gun together for his graduation gift! but he still has not gone out to shoot it yet :( poor boy}
He then got a JOB at West land Construction!!! Yippeee!! (:
So he packed up and moved out of Cedar [leaving Dani, Nala, and I]
and moved in with my parents in West Jordan so he could start working.

Dani and I spent our time packing up the house, and being super bored out of our brains until Jeff came back down and helped us pack the moving truck... 
He then took the truck and Nala and went back to West Jordan.


The next day Dani and I packed up our little car and moved to Ephraim, Utah to start a summer semester at Snow College.

Because we didn't have any time to go and look for an apartment, we just call a random one and told her we were moving in! The apartment we moved into has a lot of bug and it the worst apartment I have ever had to live in. But honestly it is not bad, which make me feel incredibly blessed that I have lived such a privileged life.


Jeff would come down on the weekends and we would go on fun adventures together and remember how simple and great life is when you live in Ephraim.

[We may or may not of gone and got these for dinner every time he came to town]


Because Jeff was planning on being down here every weekend, we moved our records to the Ephraim married ward. Our first week in our new ward they asked all the married couples to take a turn sleeping on the temple grounds to be on temple guard/duty after the Manti Miracle Pageant.
It was such a crazy awesome once in a life time experience, so of course my family came down and slept there with us! It was such a awesome experience
{we may or may not have rolled down the hill at one in the morning}



Dani and I spent most of our time this month hiking with our plant taxonomy class.
[Here are a few of our adventures]




After our hikes we would go back to the school and press all of the plants we had collected....

This week was our finals week so we took all of our pressed plants and mounted, labeled, and sorted all 280+ plants!


It took FOREVER!! But luckily for me my cousin Amelia was staying with us and she helped me SOOOO much!!!
{this is her, she is so beautiful!!}


 Other than collecting plants we didn't do much with our lives. 
I listened to Dani practice this...


Laughed a lot at her sunburn...


and watched a LOT of teen mom 2...

Thank heaven the semester is over so I can get a life again....
and live with my hubba's again!

Until next time.
mckenna.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

little birdhouse in your soul.

1. soul

  • spend at least 20 mins a day studying my personal scriptures
  • say my morning, evening, and family prayers everyday
  • write in my journal at least 2 times a week
  • do one random act of kindness everyday
2. body
  • exercise at least 45 mins day
  • get 8 hours of sleep every night
  • drink at least 8 glasses of water daily
  • cut out all soda, fast food, & junk food
  • don't eat anything after 8pm
3. beauty
  • wash face, brush teeth, floss, & brush hair every night before bed
  • do my hair and makeup everyday {even on my lazy days}
  • wear retainers every night
  • wear sunscreen
4. love
  • have one date night every week
  • tell Jeff how much I love him and kiss him every chance I get
  • go on more hikes and play more tennis with Jeff
  • spend some alone time with Jeff everyday to relax and talk about our day

Thursday, March 8, 2012

update on us.

A few months ago Jeff and I made a huge decision to have me quit my job and move a half an hour away from Cedar to move in with my Uncle, Aunt, and my cousins to help them out while they are going through a pretty big trial in their life. It took a lot of fasting, praying, and pro and con list, but when it came down to the end we both knew it was what the lord needed us to be doing in this point of our life.

So last month Jeff and I packed up most every thing we own and put it all into a storage unit, and then cleaned out the apartment we called home. It was heart breaking to move out because we had spent over a year in that beautiful house, and it felt like ours. But we were both excited for our new adventure.

We have now been living here for about three weeks and are enjoying being able to spend time with our family. It still is taking some adjusting, getting used to living with 9 other family members. But I am thankful for the lessons I've already learned from living here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

what a wonderful life.


So there is this pretty bad virus going around and I think I caught it, So I ended up not going into work today... So today i'm just relaxing, trying to rest and this morning and I started thinking about everything that has been happening in the past few weeks with my grandpa getting sick, and how lucky I have been to be able to live so close to him and to see him all the time. I have been so thankful to have such a great grandpa who has always been so involved in my whole life and willing to do anything for me! He is such a wonderful happy person who always makes everyone around him feel loved!! :)
I love my grandpa. 

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Getting a lap dance from his grandson, alex.



This is my very favorite memory I have with him!

He loves to bring jeff and I random food so that we don't starve :) ha ha

In N.Y.C. trying to buy a train ticket.

He thought this homeless person was so cool.

 I am the only grandkid that got the same line on my pinky like his.