Flying with the Dove
& Her Loves

December 28, 2011

T'was a Great Christmas

This past month has been pretty crazy for me just like any young married couple that is still in school would be. Finals were straight up hard, work was super busy, and I procrastinated for Christmas til December 24th. I got pretty good grades though and the presents turned out to be good. I also have a plan to graduate in the spring which seemed impossible because I only take 12 credits and I took a semester off. But now I should be back to the graduation that I was supposed to have. Nate and I had so much fun shopping on Christmas Eve and we had a bunch of gift cards that paid for most of our stuff and it made it even more fun. We themed the presents with exercise so that we can get back to our pre marriage body. We got Zumba for the wii, Jillian's Butt and thigh toner, and this shaking stick thing. We are still in love with our apartment and feel right at home. He still makes me so happy even though I am a handful to take care of and he is still the cutest thing in the whole world.

Hawaii... A couple of times

For Thanksgiving I got to go with the Morgan Family to Maui. It was super fun but completely different from what I was used to. When the Duncan girls go to Maui we just relax and lay at the pool and get really tan but this trip was dominated by boys so we just kept going and going and going. We went to Hana and that was really pretty and fun on the way up. Then we got to stay over in this cute beach hotel. On the way back though I was not feeling well at all... I have never experienced getting car sick until that trip down from Hana. It was fun to see someone else's traditions and to see different things in a place that you have been to 15 times. Yeah I know that I am spoiled but that's what you get for working for the airlines.
After finals week my dad went to Maui to finish some computer programming for work and I decided to tag along for that too. It was super cloudy and rainy but I finished a book and got to relax for a few days. I think I am all airplaned out for a while now.

This is the airport when I landed.

Bubba Gumps

December 02, 2011


So Nate and I have been living at the apartments at the gateway for the past 6 months. We sorta got sick of it overnight. Don't get me wrong the location is prime but it just never really felt like home. There are new apartments in the City Creek development that we fell in love with. We didn't even finish up our lease at the Gateway before moving in. My cute families (Duncans and Morgans) got us completely moved in 2 hours to beat the snow storm that was coming in. We have been there for a couple weeks now and we are so smitten with our new home. Yes, home. We finally have a place that makes us feel excited to come home to. Every thing is brand new and smells so good. There is also room for every thing and it feels so much bigger! I told Nate the other day that I don't think there is anywhere else I would rather be right now and I am soooo happy.
We have to paint our apartment back to white and I just wanted everyone to see our cute bedroom before it is gone...
I will post pictures of our new home when we get all settled in, or if you know me come stop by and see it!

November 11, 2011

Disney on Ice & H&M

Nate and I got to go to Disney on ice this week! We were the only people there without children. haha. Nate was probably going crazy because I was freaking out over all the cute little kids in their costumes. I used to be one of them. I dressed up as Belle when we went to see Beauty and the Beast on Broadway and I lived in princess dresses until I was 6... school got in the way of my fashion sense. I even wore a bridal gown and veil to my preschool class. So I was OBSESSED with Disney on Ice. I couldn't really take any pictures because they turned out super bright but I got one of Mickey.

H&M is opening today and people are lining up to get prizes and be the first ones into the store. I am miserable with a cold and I have to be to class before they open the doors. So guess who woke up at 3 AM and went to go stand in line for me? The one and only love of my life.. Nathan Morgan. He is so crazy! But he has a companion Pete (his bro) who slept on our couch last night so he could go and spend time together. Those Morgan boys... I tell ya... are one of a kind. Right now they have been there for 4 hours and only have 4 or 5 left. Oh my goodness. Well I hope they get something cool, otherwise I am sure they are having a fun time together.

November 04, 2011

2nd Halloween together

The night before Halloween, Nate and I lied in bed so delirious from the days events and brainstormed what we could be the next day. Ideas like: strapping a broom to yourself and saying that you were a broom or wearing yellow and holding candles in your hands to be Lumire from Beauty and the Beast, and a Q-tip.  Well we went with the last one for Nate and it was a lot harder to complete than we thought. We ended up just making him look like a cloud. He looked darling though and it was a hilarious concept. Next year we will try to decide more than hours before...

October 26, 2011

So what's new??

So let's just say school is hard.... I am trying so hard not to quit but every assignment and exam is telling me... "honey, maybe you are not cut out for this."I have been trying to figure out the best major for me. I used to think that was education but my "holding on by a thread" attitude for school might not get me through that one. I have been thinking about writing a book.. I know my blog isn't great but I have a lot of good ideas for romance novels, being the romantic that I am. I think it will be the hardest just to start it, and just to pull all of the ideas together. Also I have another problem in my life right now... I want a baby. I know... I am too young, I need to live more of my life first. But what people don't get is that by having a child I will be living my life! I am sooo excited to be a mom and I honestly think that is my calling in life. I just pray that I have a healthy body that will give me that. Right now though, Nate and I are moving into a new apartment in City Creek and we are spending a little more than we can probably afford on it. That will delay the baby making process for a little bit. Also... My cute mother-in-law and father-in-law were just called as mission presidents and are leaving in July! They don't know where they are going yet but we know it will be 3 very long years. They are the perfect people for this calling and I know that they will do an amazing job wherever they get called. I am so thankful for the life I have and I just hope that I can have a little guidance to what I need to do next.

September 26, 2011

Huntington Beach

This past weekend, Nate and I went to the beach for a couple of days with Nate's brother Ryan. We went specifically to go to the beach so even though the weather was pretty bad, we were out there playing. Ryan played in the waves all day long both days. We stayed at the Hyatt across the street from the beach. It was so nice! We shopped a little and ate lots of good food. We got our first rental car that we had to pay more than double the normal price because we are not 25 yet. It was pretty ridiculous but fun to have a car there. Nate and I walked on the beach every morning to burn off all the 10 pounds of food we ate every day we were there. It was a perfect weekend trip...

September 19, 2011

For those of you that are Say Yes to the Dress Fans...

I have received many messages about my SYTTD episode. I thought I would put up some pictures for those of you that are curious about my dress choice. After dress shopping for quite a while, I realized that I wanted a dress that was actually comfortable! I also realized that I didn't want all the bling and fluff and puff that most dresses had. I wanted something more simple elegant. One of the things I was most discouraged about with getting a modest wedding dress was that you would be able to see the alterations. I didn't want anyone to be able to tell that I had added sleeves to a sleeveless dress. That is when I went to a seamstress and had her create my dress from scratch. I think my dress really portrayed my personality and let me feel completely comfortable on my wedding day. I loved how light and flowy it was as well. I am so happy with my decision to design my own dress and have it made perfectly for me. Thanks to everyone for all the sweet facebook messages and support!
PS. I spent WELL UNDER 5000 dollars on my dress ;)

Melting Pot

This weekend Nate and I went to dinner with our great pals Sharon and Jaden. We got to go to the Melting Pot! It is so much fun, but soooo expensive (like we probably won't eat for a month). We spent 3 hours there just talking and waiting for our waiter... he was pretty slow. It was such a great night and I think I am still full...