Thursday, January 20, 2011


Hey blog world! I think this may be my last post as a fiance, next time you hear from me I will be a WIFE! I'm so excited to marry Chris. That's why I decided to write a blog post strictly about him. Here is a warning in advance, if you don't like cheesey, mushy, lovely dovey stuff, then don't read this! 
Chris is literally my other half. Together, I believe, we make such an unstoppable couple, mostly because of him, of course! I love him more than anything, more than I ever thought was possible to love someone. The first time he said "I love you" was on January 10th, 2010 (1.10.10 cute!), I was so happy and I didn't think I was able to love him any more than I did on that day...HA ohhh how I was wrong! I love him more every single day. It's incredible because I know I'll love him more tomorrow, which seems so impossible, but the impossible keeps happening every day with him in my life.
Chris is so handsome, smart, motivated, sweet, hard working, kind, funny, my list could go on and on. I have never heard him yell, I have never had to open my own door, I never even dreamed of finding someone who is as good to me as he is. He is my prince charming and I can't wait to spend time and eternity with such an amazing man. I wish every girl could have a man like Chris because every girl deserves to be treated like a princess.
There are so many things that I love about Chris. I love that he makes me laugh every single day without fail. I love how easily he can make me smile, I can't even look at him without smiling. I love his facial expressions, especially his excited face and his amused face.  I love his motivation, dreams, and goals, i'm so excited for everything in our future.
Anyway, I'll wrap this up, i just thought it was appropriate to blog about my almost husband right before we get married. I know that everyone thinks that their husband is the best, and I'm no exception to that!  Chris is the best person for me, which makes me the luckiest girl in the world.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


 Surgery went well! Chris is so sweet, he went into work an hour early (at 6 am!) so that he could leave for an hour to be with me at the doctor. I was SO scared and trying so hard not to cry (I was successful, surprisingly). When trying to figure out how much Valium I needed, the assistant lady asked me, "On a scale of 1-10, how nervous are you?" I gave myself a solid 17. She decided to give me 2 pills. LIFE SAVERS! I could feel a dramatic difference in my heart rate, I was much more calm, I wasn't on the brink of tears anymore. I went into the operating room and 10 minutes later...WALLA!! I was finished! 

 I had to have a more dramatic version of Lasik called PRK. With this procedure, the doctor removed the whole outer layer of my eye. So, when I came out of surgery, I could see pretty well. But my vision has gotten worse over the past few days because that layer of eye is attempting to grow back. Gross, I know. It's an estimated 10-day recovery, so I should be good by the end of this week!

Only 2 weeks until we are Mr. and Mrs. Higley! I'm so excited that I started packing for our honeymoon today! YAY for dresses and shorts!
Here is our pool next to the ocean!

 And our hotel!

Aww it's going to be AMAZING! We are basically ready for the wedding. All our centerpieces, candy jars, pictures, sashes/bows, etc. are finally finished! Invitations are sent out. Bridesmaids have their dresses. Tuxes will be fitted tomorrow. We just need to get our marriage license and have the final meetings with our bishops/stake presidents!

Chris has applied to almost all of his schools! So far we have:

University of Oregon

University of Alabama

University of Florida

Lewis and Clark University
University of Washington
University of Georgia 

University of Utah

It's going to be so exciting when the time actually comes to pick THE school that we will be going to! There is a good chance that the state where we go to school is where we will be raising our family. When you take The Bar, it is only valid in that state, the school you attend will teach the laws of that particular state. So far, we have a 1 in 7 chance of staying in Utah.  

I feel that we always eat at the same places when we go out, so I definitely need to know your favorites this week! 

  • Gurus - they have amazing wraps and sweet potato fries
  • Firehouse Subs - amazing sandwiches
  • Red Robin - bottomless fries, yum!
  • Cheesecake Factory - everything is delicious
  • California Pizza Kitchen - we had our first date there :)
Please tell me some good places to eat in Salt Lake County, we need to try out some new food! Thanks for reading! XO

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I hope everyone had a Happy New Year! I have so much to blog about today!

3 weeks from now, I'LL BE MARRIED!

I want to share some great experiences I have had lately. There are so many people who have these amazing stories about praying. I always pray but I'd never had any awesome testimony growing prayer moments...until this week.

  • For the past 3 months I have had really clogged ears. It makes me feel all off. The doc in October couldn't find anything wrong with me. So, last week, after 3 months of discomfort, I finally went to an Ear Nose & Throat doctor to get checked out by a specialist. They did all sorts of tests but still couldn't find anything wrong with me. The last thing we did was a throat culture. I thought throat cultures were only for strep, so I didn't think that was going to be very helpful. Sunday morning, I got a call from the doctor telling me that the culture had come back positive for some type of influenza bacteria in my tonsils. I googled it and started to really worry. Many websites stated that it is very rare, like .4 out of 100,000  people get it, and it's usually only in unvaccinated babies. So, I started to REALLY worry. It was all I could think about. It was making me sick. I decided to pray. I asked to feel comfort and peace. Immediately I felt better, I knew everything would be okay. Yesterday my mom talked to her friend, who is a nurse practitioner, about what I have. He told her that there are 2 types of that sickness, the type that I had was the most common cause of ear infections and about 40% of people get it at some point. That form would be what shows up on a throat culture test. It wasn't the rare baby form. He said not to worry, and since I'm now on an antibiotic, I would be better in no time. It was my first experience of pure FEAR turned into pure COMFORT, and I know that it was because of prayer.
  • I'm getting Lasik on Friday, I have terrible terrible eyesight (-9.25, if you know what that means, you'll understand how bad my eyes are). I have always dreamed of the day where I will be able to see. But now that I'm getting so close, I am scared out of my MIND! Although I have bad eyes, contacts fix my problem. But blindness (due to Lasik mess-up) is permanent.  Today I was at my Pre-Op appointment, the doctor was telling me that I'm at higher risk for complications due to: my ridiculous prescription, dry eyes, astigmatism, young age, and cone shaped corneas (yeah, only a COUPLE things!). He told me that they would need to put permanent "plugs" in my eyes today to keep them moist. I get extremely hesitant about anything concerning my eyes because !COME ON! eyes are KIND of important in my everyday life. I started getting really nervous again. I was shaking and on the verge of crying. I didn't want plugs and I wanted to tell him that I didn't want to do Lasik anymore. But, once again, I decided to pray, just the same as a couple days before. And BAM just like that, I felt completely better, I knew that I'd be fine. Dr. Davis sat me down and one minute later, I had these magical plugs in my eyes. Didn't feel a thing. I'm not even that worried about Friday...for now haha!
I'm so grateful for prayer. It's only day 4 and it has helped me out so much already in 2011. I know Heavenly Father is watching over us and wants us to be safe and happy.

And now on to TOP 5 TUESDAY!

Since it's the New Year, I figured it's appropriate to have GOALS FOR 2011 as our Top 5 for the week! Of course there are little goals/plans that go with each of our individual goals, but we'll just keep it basic here.


1. Run 1+ miles everyday. Be able to comfortably run 10 miles by July.

2. Get a new job. 

3. Only eat 2 healthy carbs per day

4. Be nicer and more positive. Compliment 1 person per day.

5. Be the amazing wife that Chris deserves

So tell me everyone, what are some of your new goals/resolutions?!