Friday, January 4, 2013


5 months later, we have a "married blog!" 
So follow our super interesting lives HERE if you do feel so inclined!

That is all!

Love, Taryn

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mawage is what bwings us together

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Guess what that day is?

Well to give you time to think ;) I'll tell you a story. 
I have a legit callus on one of my fingers from hand-addressing every wedding announcement we are sending out.  
And now I can say that I have a callus and I saved 40 bucks! Frugality rocks!

(Ps if you didn't get an announcement and want one, tell me quick!)

And like no big deal but..... I'M GETTING MARRIED IN 2 WEEKS?!!! Today CJ and I went to pick up our wedding bands-- CJ tried his on and said, 
"it's official, I'm married!!" 

...not yet :)

I had to laugh because the first thing I thought of was when I was 5 and Dallin was 3 and we played dress up every Sunday in my parents' closet.  We always played that we were getting married and Dallin ALWAYS wanted to be the bride.... not that I was going to be the groom, duh... so we were both brides and no it wasn't weird because we were 5 and 3.  Dallin would put on one of my mom's white skirts and say, "look, mom! I'm married!"  And then we would hold each other's "trains" and walk around for a while until we were bored of being married. haha...

Good thing I'm not 5 anymore cuz getting bored of being married could potentially cause some marital problems. ;)

Thank goodness I'm 21 because....

I can't wait to marry CJ and to be with him for eternity.
And who wouldn't want to be with this stud for eternity?! 
I also can't wait to wear my wedding dress.
I can't wait for my little cousins to hold my real train.
I can't wait to have a pretty bouquet and to see all of the people I love!

And I don't even have to pretend to be a bride! woot!

But after all of that materialistic stuff... I can't wait to grow old with my best friend!
I am a lucky girl.

And someday, I can't wait to see Dallin get married as a groom, not a bride. ;)

Thursday, April 5, 2012


I guess since it's been almost 2 weeks, it's about time that I post a little something here that my dear aunties have been waiting for.  
Drum roll please....

(old news, but new to the blog)

Yes, it's true! CJ Lewis proposed on March 23, 2012 and I said YES!

No, this does not mean I will have a married blog anytime soon.
But I AM accepting creative nominations for the future Taryn+CJ Lewis blog title!

Anyways! The short version of the proposal went like this: 
We went on a double date. CJ proposed. I was shocked. We got ice cream. 

Or, you can read the long version:

CJ and his buddy Shane are on 3 of the same intramural teams, so at a football game a few weeks ago, Shane's wife Kortneigh asked me if I had ever heard of geocaching.  
Had I heard of it?! I WAS OBSESSED LAST SUMMER.  
CJ knew this, had told Kortneigh to casually bring it up and make it sound like it was my idea to go geocaching sometime, and schedule a double date.

The date was scheduled and Shane and Kortneigh talked smack all week about how they were going to win (naturally it was going to be a competition) but I knew CJ and I would win, cuz I'm the experienced one, DUH.  Friday finally rolled around, and we were to meet at a park at 8 pm to start geocaching.  Whoever found the most geocaches in an hour won, and we planned to meet at an ice cream place at 9 pm.

This would have worked out perfectly, except my phone wouldn't download the app/the app wasn't working.  All four of us sat at the park for 20 minutes while I tried to get it to work, with no luck. I finally just suggested we all go in the same car and that it wouldn't be a competition, but they were "stubborn" and wouldn't agree with me.  Kortneigh shoved her Iphone into my hands and said they would use Shane's (except it was dead...ha) and we were off!

I kept telling CJ, "I know where a million are on University Avenue!! Lets go there, we'll win for sure!!"  But he WOULDN'T LISTEN and said that we should stay around that area.  I was annoyed because I wanted to win.  We found the first one by the temple, took a picture to prove we found it, and AGAIN: "CJ! Seriously lets go to University Avenue!!"  But he grabbed the iphone and found the closest geocache to us, at Rock Canyon park.

We pulled over, I SPRINTED to the spot it was showing on the GPS (go hard or go home!), and shone my flashlight around the area to try to find it.  I saw something shiny in the trees a little ways off, ran over there and realized it was a CAMERA on a tiny tripod (you'd think that I would have caught on by now right? Nope, I'm oblivious as ever).  I told CJ that there was a camera and how weird it was and all he could say was "...There's creepers in Provo." HAHA.

I literally was thinking, "who films geocachers on a Friday night? That's so lame," and then I ignored it because I thought, "we don't have time for this! We've gotta WIN!"  We found the geocache, I took a picture and started running off back to the car, and CJ told me to come back.  He told me to read something and then Jess came out of the trees and started snapping pics (by this time I had caught on, and started shaking and stuttering over my words).  He gave me the cutest note, got down on one knee, and PROPOSED.

(This is what the note said:)
*Must Read Out Loud*
Making homemade pizza on my first date with Taryn= $10
Filling up Taryn's car with balloons to surprise her on her birthday= $4
Two cups of watery hot chocolate from Sonic on the night I told Taryn I liked her=$3
Eating at Cafe Rio 10 times a month= $180
My cell phone bill during December b/c I was talking to Taryn every other day of Winter break= $73.67 (it's normally $35)
Proposal Ring from Walmart= $9.25
Being Married to my best friend Taryn for the rest of my life= PRICELESS


As if getting engaged wasn't enough of a surprise, we were still supposed to meet Shane and Kortneigh at the ice cream place ("We automatically win because we got engaged!") so a little later, we drove to SubZero and I was shocked to see....
my family, roommates, and friends there, all to welcome and congratulate us!!

I have the best fiance ever.  
I didn't think he would be able to surprise me but he did a dang good job!! 

just engaged!

Typical us 

Surprise #2: friends and family at subzero!
Telling the story 
debatably the best picture of the night?
hugging mom
just kidding, this was the best picture of the night
my bestie and the photographer of the evening
Kortneigh and Shane and my new bling
Cousin Jess
Roommates and friends!

My fam minus a few 
My brothers are SO EXCITED to have CJ as a new brother!!! I love how much they love him.
We're getting married August 9, 2012 in the Mount Timpanogos Temple and are so stoked!! Thanks for all of the kind words, and for just being amazing, supportive people! 
We love you all!!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I'm gonna put this out there for all 23 of my blog followers and however many random people who end up here: 
I. Love. Facebook. Stalking.

Don't pretend that you don't, because I know you do. 

When people are so caught up with putting every tiny little detail from their lives on facebook it 1) clogs my newsfeed with useless information yet somehow still intrigues me,  2) gives me something to further procrastinate homework, 3) gives me a ridiculously weird-creeper-feeling that tells me that I know a little too much about some people, and 4) all of the above.

I now have the option to remove these people from my newsfeed (Thanks, facebook!), but I'm human, and am openly admitting right here that sometimes these people are way too fun to make fun of.

The following is a scenario that I made up based off of REAL posts:

Suzy Smith:
3:00 pm "going to the mall. sooo excited to get those new heels!!"
3:47 pm "Got the shoes!! Now off to lunch with my bf!" near Cafe Rio in Provo, UT
4:02 pm-- photo upload: "I loveeeee Cafe Rio sweet pork! MMMMM!"
4:59 pm-- "Stuffed. Today was the best day ever."

Thank you, Suzy. I now know exactly what you've been doing for the last hour of your life and I think I met you once...

And facebook statuses. Tooooooo fun.
Please note that with the following I have no intentions to offend anyone. 
I'm just saying...

Facebook status #1:
"So today I'm just really in love with my boyfriend and oh em gee I am seriously so lucky cuz he just takes care of me and I feel like such a princess and I LOVE HIM!!!!! And I want you all to know that I have the best boyfriend ever and I can't wait to get married and I am just putting everything out there so all 192347252 of my facebook friends know that I'm in love, and I want you to stalk all my pics, and I check my fb every 10 seconds to see if anyone liked my status about how much I love my life.  And don't worry when we break up facebook will be the first place anyone will find out because that's just how I like to get the word out. Thanks!! <3 <3 <3"

Facebook status #2:
"This past weekend I got to go ride a roller coaster! Me and my friends Bobby, Suzy, Tommy, Joe, Harriot, and Angelina Jolie all got to go. It was so fun!  I posted some pics! Check them out!"

Facebook status #3:
"Here is a really great poem I wrote for my English class. Please comment:
I like turtles.
Turtles are green.
Turtles make my brother scream.
They are funny, but they are slow,
Where the heck are they trying to go??"

Facebook status #4:

"You were my strength when I was weak 
You were my voice when I couldn't speak 
You were my eyes when I couldn't see 
You saw the best there was in me 
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach 
You gave me faith 'coz you believed 
I'm everything I am 
Because you loved me
-Celine Dion

Facebook status #5:
"Like" this status if you think I'm cute,
write a 2 if you want to go out with me,
write 3 if you miss me,
write 4 if you think I'm smart,
write 5 if you think I'm dumb for posting crap like this on facebook,
and just log off if you're tired of reading this bogus."

Facebook status #6:
"Please share!! If 63049582093 people repost this, 
a gazillion bucks will be donated to every single hospital in America!!"

Really, people?

And then there are the occasional hilarious status updates that make facebook stalking completely worth it.  Thanks to all who continue to give me reason to check facebook.

But seriously...
 Live your life. Don't facebook it.

Have a nice day! :)