Saturday, June 30, 2012


Well, I've decided that since I am getting married next weekend, that I would end this blog and move my posts to a blog for Jeff and I--the new Pond Family. Please continue to follow me at

Friday, June 29, 2012


Here I sit, just one short week away from what I'm sure will be the happiest day of my life. How could it not be? That day I will be sealed for time and all eternity to the man who I have grown to love with all my heart over the past 5 months. In fact, it was five months ago today that we decided that we wanted to see where things would go with us. And in those five months, I have fallen madly in love with and decided that there is no one other than Jeff that I want to spend eternity with.

Sure, things have gone quickly with us--I mean, we were engaged just 6 weeks after our first date. How could you not say that things moved fast? But it has all felt so right. We are perfect for each other. We make each other happier than we've ever been before. I can't speak for Jeff, but having him come into my life couldn't be better.

It's been a crazy 5 months. I met an amazing man who has inspired me to be so much better. I fell in love with him. I got engaged. I completed my student teaching--and survived! I graduated from BYU-Idaho. I pretty much planned a wedding in a week. I got an internship at a charter school, where I have now been hired full-time to teach 3rd grade (meaning I was hired for my first real job). I've made lots of trips to IF for dress fittings and other wedding-related activities. I moved into my first home--a teeny, tiny apartment in Taylorsville (and don't yet have internet, hence the lack of posts lately). It's been a crazy, whirlwind year for me. But it's been good.

And now, here I am. Back home in Idaho Falls, just one week away from my wedding day. We're busily getting everything finished up for the wedding. And missing Jeff like no other because he is still in Utah for work and class. I saw him for a couple minutes on Wednesday before I left to come home, but the last time I really spent with him was Tuesday--an entire week before I'll see him again. (Since we started dating, this is the longest we've been apart).

There isn't a ton of stuff left to do, mostly just putting the finishing touches on the details for the wedding. It is nice being able to spend some time with my family before I get married though. And tomorrow is my birthday--I'll be 24. Granted, the one thing I want most is the one thing I'm not going to get. That's because I want to spend it with Jeff, and he's down in Utah because he's got class, and I told him it was ridiculous to drive up here for a day, just to turn around and go back home and come back 2 days later. And being a teacher I sure as heck won't suggest that he skip class. But, just one more week and I'll have the rest of eternity to be able to spend with him.

Well, now I'm off to work on more wedding-related stuff, but keep an eye out for a new blog coming in the near future, highlighting Our Happily Ever After. :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Changes :)

Well, lots of things have been happening in the past month. I know that I've got a job working at the charter school I'm currently at for summer school, and I'll be signing a contract with them for fall this week. I have moved into the apartment Jeff and I will be living in and pretty much have things unpacked. I love my little home (pictures to come after I take some). I have one month until I get married. Until then, I am just anxiously waiting for that day to get here. I'll probably be starting a blog for Jeff and I sometime after we get an internet connection at the apartment, which won't be until after the wedding, we've decided. But until then, know that I'm alive and well and happy :)