Well let’s start at the very beginning--a very good place to start.
I was born in Mesa, Arizona.
Youngest daughter of Errol & Elaine Bagley.
Baby sister to 5 strong brothers and 2 beautiful sisters.
I adored my public education and I’m pretty sure my public education adored me.
Edison Elementary, Franklin West Elementary, Carson Junior High, Westwood High School, Mesa Community College, and Arizona State University.
I had the most fantastic teachers who let me dream and grow.
Even better than my educators were the friends I made--an eclectic array.
But 6 in particular.
I've long since held on the fact that I am the luckiest girl in the world. I might be the happiest too.
I love travel.
I love photography.
I love fashion.
I love unicorns.
I love vintage.
I’m an anachronism.
I met Marcus at a carnival.
He also loves travel.
He also loves photography.
He also loves fashion.
He loves Germany.
He loves technology.
He’s not an anachronism.
And it was most definitely NOT love at first meet.
This time with more interest.
We dated. We liked each other. We held hands. We kissed.
We ate A LOT of my famous waffles.
He told me he loved me.
I wondered if he really just loved my waffles.
But, still, I told him, I thought I loved him too.
He had to go back to school in Idaho.
I had to stay in school in Arizona.
We didn’t really love that.
He was gone for 2 weeks.
I was running on the Westwood track.
He called me.
He said he needed me to come visit him.
I called my mom.
She gave me a Rapid Rewards Pass.
The next day around 4PM I was in his arms.
After playing in Rexburg for 8 days, I rearranged my ASU schedule to do online school.
I called my mom and told her I was moving to Idaho.
She asked me about my schooling.
I told her I had taken care of it.
She said okay.
She knew she could trust me.
I went back to AZ to pack.
Two weeks later I was living in my uncle’s basement.
I was freezing, but I was in love.
Marcus and I continued to date.
We tried to decide if we should get married.
Eventually we decided we should.
I waited for him to propose.
He took longer than I thought he would.
But when he did, I was very surprised.
It was perfect.
We planned our wedding.
I didn’t want to get married in AZ in July.
I’m temperature sensitive and I hate melting.
That’s what happens to people in Arizona in July.
I decided I wanted to get married in the San Diego Temple.
Marcus liked the idea.
We had a small family wedding.
Did I mention our wedding was perfect?
Because it was.
Marcus took me on a surprise honeymoon to Hawaii.
Did I mention our honeymoon was perfect?
Because it was.
Then we moved in Rexburg.
Rexburg was not perfect.
But we still loved each other.
Marcus graduated from BYU-Idaho with his Nursing Degree in April 2011.
But I like to consider myself a Jane-Of-All-Trades-Master-Of-One.
I filled my schedule
(sometimes 21-credits/semester) with anything that tickled my fancy:
Acting for TV/Film
The Art of Irish Story Telling
Musical Theater Dance
Anatomy and Physiology
Not to mention all the great classes for my major!
I loved MCC and ASU.
I especially loved that my schooling was free.
I strongly recommend getting a scholarship.
I do not, however, strongly recommend online school.
So much less fun.
she's named after my favorite flower.
we know it's crazy how obsessed we are with her, but we can't help ourselves.
I’m excited for our new life together.
My heart loves those place.
She tells me to move to one of them on the regular.
I want to listen to her.
I made my blog public in September 2010.
I think it’s so fun that people like it.
Thanks for being my world-wide web buddy.
Now go hug a baby.