09 July 2018

Viva Las Vegas

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Vegas is always a good idea.

02 July 2018

Happy Birthday Joseph boo!


There’s a million reasons why I love this sexy man 
of mine, but here’s just 5 for his birthday!

1. His utter hatred for technology. This guy literally 
goes days without his phone & I finally forced him to read 
his texts when he was coming up on 150.
I couldn’t PAY him enough to get an Instagram account 
& he READILY admits he only used Facebook to stalk me 
while we were dating so now there’s no point.

2. If you give Joseph a piece of wood to work with 
he will create a masterpiece. He’s SO creative & artistic 
& our *most* *beautiful* furniture pieces have been created 
by him. He just 
blows. 
my.
 mind.

3. His fierce ability to come up with nick-names. 
I think he’s given me 7,457 & 
they NEVER cease to amaze me. 

4. His sweet & gentle soul. 
Joseph wears his heart on his sleeve 
& is SO full of kindness & compassion.
About a year before I met him I was 
given a priesthood blessing & in it 
told that my future husband & I 
would share "the most tender love." 
Never has a priesthood blessing manifested 
itself so entirely in my life. 

5. Um… HAVE YOU SEEN HIM?! 
#insertdroolfacehere 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEXY MAN! 
I’m forever grateful I robbed the cradle with you!

Now let's go to Vegas :)

22 June 2018

Marriage


Marriage is so unbelievably good.
It only gets better & better
& better & better as time goes on.
It's amazing to me that two people
can get to know the in's and out's of
each other so completely & so entirely
that there is this undeniable sense of familiarity
which is constantly in motion.

Marriage is a partnership.
It's an unbreakable friendship.
It's romance & it's trust & its respect & it's love.
It's laughter & its tears & it's good days & it's bad days.
It's road-trips & it's quick weekend trips to Vegas
& it's watching Netflix in bed with two dogs
licking your face & trying to eat all of your treats.

Marriage is making dinner together &
it's walks to the park & it's expensive Costco runs
& good-morning-bad-morning-breath kisses.
Marriage is long talks about the future
& it's sharing hopes & dreams & fears & frustrations & insecurities
& it's looking over at your person every night in complete contentment,
complete peace & complete security,
knowing that what you share is nothing
short of God's infinite, eternal, never-ending love.
It's knowing with full confidence,
your marriage was a part of God's divine plan,

Marriage is everything.
It is absolutely everything.
& I never knew how much
I could love marriage 
until it was with you.

20 June 2018

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun



I'm one year older,
(hopefully) one year wiser
& life could not be any better.

Time flies far too quickly 
& the older I get the 
faster it seems to go by.

I'm immensely grateful for
this beautiful life that I get to live,
the magical people I get to call mine
& my God Who's at the head of it all.

Here's to another glorious year!

21 May 2018

I Believe



I am fascinated with other religions & beliefs & have a deep appreciation & respect for all of them (hence my minor in Religious Studies). There are Buddhist practices I’ve implemented into my life as well as core Hindu beliefs that align with mine, but with every course I take & with each new thing I learn I, without fail, always come back to my own. No matter how much I may resonate & connect with other concepts & cultures I somehow feel divinely & eternally connected to mine. I love The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with all of my heart & soul; despite my questions & despite its unappealing (& unwelcoming) culture at times. It has paved every path in my life & I’m forever grateful for my experiences that have molded my faith into what it is. I’m grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ, Who is at the helm of all that is good & right in my world. I’m grateful for my Father in heaven Who is always near, always forgiving & always so good to me. I have found the only way to get through life is to believe in something bigger & better than yourself & I do. 
Unequivocally. 
& always.

30 April 2018

4/29/18

Joseph & I had always planned on getting married in the Salt Lake Temple, 
but when we reached out to the man who was going to seal us 
he was only allowed to perform sealings in his boundaries at the time, 
which meant Bountiful. We decided that what would be said in the sealing 
(& by who) was far more important than in which temple the sealing took place, 
& while I LOVE the Bountiful temple there is just something so spectacular 
about Salt Lake! We took full advantage of Stake Conference yesterday 
& spent lots of time on Temple Square.










16 April 2018

Orgill Family Pictures 2018

Family pictures are really important to me.
REALLLLLLY important. 
I think it's because we only took them once when I grew up 
& FINALLY a second time last year
(which was ONLY because my adorable nephew is now in the picture ;) )
but anyway... I guess I'm just making up for lost time.

Our house is coated in pictures from our wedding, honeymoon, trips, you name it. 
Seriously there's not a blank space on any wall. I MAKE SURE OF IT.
When you walk through each room you either feel like 
you are walking through heaven or through a photo album. 
Pictures of us or the Savior.
Everywhere.

We just took our 2018 pictures & as I was putting them on my hard drive 
I couldn't help but go through all our previous ones as well.

Who knows. We will probably get more taken this year.
& when I'm pregnant? & when we have kids?
It will more than likely become a bi-monthly thing.

You've been warned.

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13 April 2018

Friday the 13th

Anyone who knows me knows I live for all things scary 🧟‍♂️😈👻🧛🏻‍♀️ 
Halloween is my favorite holiday, graveyards & ghosts are my jam 
& horror movies are my favorite pastime 💀👀 

At the beginning of every year I go through the calendar, 
circle every Friday the 13th & in anticipation 
wait to celebrate all of them 🤡🕸👹⚰️ 

Tonight consists of scary movies, 
spooky stories told with a 🔦 
& of course, lots of treats 🕷☠️

 


03 April 2018

Why I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


I’ve been thinking a lot about the gospel lately & wondering why I actively choose to make it a part of my life. 

Being raised in the thick of Mormon culture can be an interesting thing. Everything was just so expected, growing up. I knew my friends would be at church the next Sunday. I didn't ask a whole lot of questions. My faith was, in all honesty, dependent on my parents faith, but as I got older things started to shift. Everyone started making their own decisions. Friends that I thought I'd see at church the next Sunday stopped coming. Circumstances in life started dictating what we believed & how we believed & why we believed. 

I've been a Mormon my whole life & while I'd like to say my dedication to the gospel has always been sky-high, unwavering & untouched - that would be a lie. I've never actually DOUBTED the truthfulness of the gospel; in my heart it's always felt right. It's always felt like a tangible piece of me I would be completely & utterly hollow without, but I've had my questions. I have my shelves. You know at the end of the day it's an active choice I choose to make because I'm a FAR better person with the gospel than I could ever be without it... & as I sit here & close my eyes & think of the happiest moments in my life my Heavenly Father & Savior were there. In those moments They were either holding me or standing right beside me. Without question. Without fail. Every time. 

The gospel I believe in changes me. It has made me more charitable. It has made me a better wife, a better daughter, a better friend. It has humbled me. It has taught me repentance & forgiveness & love. Real love. The real, unconditional, I will never give up on you kind of love. The I don't care what mistakes you've made, you are my child, kind of love. The love that is so boundless & so consuming I can't bring myself to flinch because I don't want to miss a second of it. 

What this church has given me far outweighs my questions & it far outweighs my doubts. It has changed my soul & my heart & my spirit. It has changed my character. & I'm just feeling really grateful for my faith tonight. Really, really grateful.

09 March 2018

More love.



I've had a lot of "ah-ha" moments this week.
Received a little loving retribution, even.
Get down on everyone's level kind of reminders.

I'm more convinced than ever before the answer is love.
It's always love.
More love.
More love.

For me, the greatest source of love is found in Jesus Christ & His Father.
Their love is the love that drives me.
That is the purest love I have found.
It is the purest love that I know.

Everyone's source of love is different.
& our sources of love shift depending on where we are in our lives.
At the end of the day, it doesn't matter.
Wherever you find love, run with it.
Love is light.
& all light is good light.


John 15: 12 This is my commandment, 
That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

11 February 2018

4 Years Ago Today

Four years ago I sat behind you in Sunday school & listened intently to each & every comment you made. At one point I turned to my friend & asked, “is this guy for real?” I had yet to meet someone whose testimony was as substantial as their looks. 
(Those Provo guys had one or the other, but never both to the extent that you did😉) 

I told my parents after church that day that I met someone who I *knew* (unbeknownst how) would play a very large role in my life 💙💙 

Your authenticity keeps me grounded, your tenderness keeps me patient & your goodness keeps me believing in the divinity of marriage. So grateful I met you 4 years ago ❤️❤️❤️ Now let’s go teach our primary kids!










23 January 2018

The FairyTale Suite in Disneyland

Ever since I met Joseph I’ve told him about the whimsical 
Fairy Tale Suite at Disneyland & HE DECIDED 
TO TAKE ME FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY! 
✨🎉😍🎊🤪💘💍💫 
There is literally NO caption that could capture the magic 
of all of this so I’m not even going to try.