Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A little update (complete with romance)

So, I know that you may have been under the impression that I entered the witness protection program (seeing as that would be the only logical reason for my lack of posts, right?).  And I am also aware of the fact that very few people, if any, read/follow this blog but here I am again, giving the blogosphere another noble attempt.
Let's start with an update, shall we?

I am still at BYU-Idaho, studying Elementary Education.  I have delayed graduation until December so I could take fewer classes (I was taking something ridiculous like 20 credit hours before) and I would be able to focus and learn more than just trying to stay afloat.  I am now expecting to student teach starting in September and I will graduate in December.  I am enjoying school a lot more now and I am slowly recovering from being so burnt out.

Also, my family bought a house.  We are so thankful for my grandparents letting us stay at their home for so long and for their love and kindness.  We are also glad to have our own house and to get back to a little bit of normalcy with our own things, and our own space.  I am sure that grandma and grandpa are happy to have their house back, too.

In other news, I am engaged!  I am so excited.  Alex is more better than any guy I could have ever imagined.  He is so wonderful and I am so lucky that I will be sealed to him for time and all eternity!  We will be getting married on July 27th in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  Right now it seems so far away (but it is the only weekend that would really work for everyone to come) but I know that it will be here soon and I cannot wait to start our lives together.

Here is the proposal story with a little background:
Each month, Alex and I celebrate the anniversary of when we started dating (April 13).  This month, we decided that we would combine Valentine's day and our anniversary into one celebration.  On February 12 (one day before our anniversary and two days before Valentine's), we went to Idaho Falls.  We had a scrumptious lunch at Red Robin (hamburgers-- they had Gluten Free!).  Alex and I already knew we wanted to get married but we didn't want to tell people until it was official.  So, after lunch, we went to the mall to try and find the right colored tie for the wedding.  With no luck, we went and sat down on a bench to wait until we were ready to go to a movie.  After sitting and talking for a while, we got up to go to the movie.  As we were leaving the mall, we passed a photo booth.  Alex said, "Hey.  Have you ever done a photo booth?" I said no and he said, "Should we try it?"
Well, I am sure you can guess what happened next.  We got into the photo booth and during the first picture he proposed.  I was totally shocked and so excited!  I said yes and the rest is history!

I can't wait to start my life with him and I know that we are going to be so happy together.  I feel so blessed to have him in my life and I am thankful for his example to me each day.

PS. We eventually did find a tie :)

The proposal


  1. Zoey, I am so happy for you and Alex (great name, by the way).

  2. Thanks for posting the engagment story! (I was going to hound you for it later :) Congratulations! So happy for you!

  3. So happy for you two. April 13th is Andrew's birthday. BTW, if you think 5 months engagement is long...try 8 months (it seems like forever to us). Also, Kristen, our youngest, (you probably just know as our baby) her birthday is July 27th. You picked some good dates! Is Alex's family still in Germany? If yes, you really need to go and visit.

  4. Congratulations Zoey!!!

  5. Oh Zoe! I love you so much! Everything sounds like it's going so well. That makes me terrible happy! I'm especially glad you've lightened your class load. You deserve to enjoy life! I would very much like to attend your reception if you are having one in Idaho Falls! I love you girl!