today is the day!

i love to see the temple, i'm going there today....
i have always wondered how i will feel on the day that i go through the
temple for the very first time.
let me tell you...it is exhilirating! 
i feel all nervous inside because i've never done it before.
but at the same time i am more than ecstatic to be closer to my 
Father in Heaven than i have been since i can remember.
i am very grateful for my friends and family that have 
sacrificed their time to be with me. 
i can't think of a better way to spend this happy occasion 
than with the people i love!
the church is true and i am so happy to be a part of it!! 



abraded.  afflicted.  aggravated.  agitated.  angry.  antagonized. bothered.  browned off.  bugged.  button pushed.  chafed.  displeased.  disturbed.  embittered.  enraged.  exasperated.  frustrated.  graveled.  harried.  heated up.  huffy.  galled.  infuriated.  irked.  maddened.  miffed.  narked.  nettled.  peeved.  perplexed.  perturbed.  piqued.  pissed.  plagued.  put out.  resentful.  riled.  rubbed the wrong way.  ruffled.  soured.  steamed.  ticked off.  tormented.  troubled.  upset.  vexed.  wound up.


ode to josè

let's go back to May 15, 2010.
there i am.
little 19 year old me getting ready to move out into the big world in a couple months.
what is a number 1 necessity for living on your own? a car.

i'm pretty sure i looked for at least 8 months prior to this for the perfect car. 
one that wasn't too ugly, but still affordable.
i got a call from my pops that day and he said he found one!
i called my bestie katlin and we went and test drove it.

sure, it had 168,000 miles on it. 
sure, the paint was peeling on the hood.
sure, you couldn't unlock the driver's side door from the outside.
sure, the cd player would skip all the time.
and sure, it was squealy when it was cold outside.

but i didn't care.
it was a good little car.
the next day i wadded up what little money i had and bought
my very first car... josè.

fast forward 8 months {yesterday}
i sold josè...sniff sniff.
thank you little buddy for the memories.
thank you for getting me to ephraim and logan safely.
and thank you for not freaking out when i popped your tire.
you will always hold a special place in my heart.


it's that time of year...

no, your eyes are not deceiving you.
we haven't even had thanksgiving yet, but my blog is now decorated for 
this is my most favoritest holiday that there has ever been.
there is something about it that is different from everyday life.
i don't mean just christmas day either. i mean all of december.

i love the music that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
i love how everyone is happy and cheery.
i love the christmas movies that come around once a year. {ok maybe i don't always save those for just christmas time. elf is a year-round fav}
i love having an excuse to make hot chocolate and cuddle up in my pajamas.
i love all of the christmas decorations, especially the lit up houses.
i love eating candy canes. {they're like christmas in your mouth} 
i love decorating our christmas tree.
i love the gift exchanges.
i love the thoughtful kind hearts of others that seems to be more openly shown around this time.
i love the focus that we are able to have on our Savior, Jesus Christ.
i love the all around good feeling that accompanies this joyous month.

along with the things listed above, this christmas just got even better, 
believe it or not.
the reason being that just three days afterwards,  
i'm getting married!!!

oh what a blessed fantabulous day!


my better half.

i feel utterly overwhelmed and completely blessed right now.
life seems to be one fiery ball of opposition/challenge,
but nothing makes me feel like i can get through it more,
than when i am wrapped in the 
loving arms of this boy...

maybe i am a little biased, but i think we have something unique. 
something i only imagined possible for the few "lucky" people in this world.
something i have hoped my whole life for, but never thought i'd get.

tim mcgraw sums up this "something" pretty well...

you're more than a lover
there could never be another
to make me feel the way you do.
oh we just get closer
i fall in love all over
every time I look at you.
i don't know where I'd be
without you here with me,
life with you makes perfect sense
you're my best friend.

yes, i have a best friend to keep forever.
a best friend that i love with my whole heart and can be loved by in return.
a best friend that makes me feel complete when we're together.
a best friend that knows me so well, a second thought isn't needed
in knowing how to heal my pain.
why i was given such a blessing of a boy, i don't know.

but i couldn't be more grateful.


i believe...

... taking a bubble bath while reading your favorite book is
by far the best way to relax.

...in celebrating holidays to their fullest. they only come around once a year,
so you had better enjoy it for as long
as you can. {this means that it's ok to listen to christmas music in october}

...in saying “goodbye,” “hello,” and “i love you” no matter how 
angry or frustrated I am.

…it’s totally okay to be afraid of the dark when you’re a “grown up.”

...this has to be the cutest watch ever! it will most definitely be
going on my christmas wish list.

...smiling at a stranger does more good than harm. you never know
how much a sincere smile can do for someone.

...a best friend is someone that you can do anything or nothing
with and still have the time of your life.

...i am going to marry the most handsome/sincere/romantic/kind/greatest boy in the universe.

...in laughing out loud when everything in life seems to be going wrong.

...running is one of the hardest, most rewarding things that i attempt to do. i hate it and crave it at the very same time.

...unicorns are real, but they all happen to own invisibility cloaks.

...that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

...duct tape and super glue can fix anything.

...that sometimes when i'm angry, i have the right to be angry.
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

...someday i will be the instant winner on the bottom of a soda lid.

...that kisses are wonderful.

...everyone has a story that can make you cry.

what do you believe in?


ingredients to the perfect date.

turn on one playlist of love songs by michael buble.

add a romantic homemade dinner including champagne glasses and bubbly.

stir in a smokin' hott fiancé.

and you will get one very in love couple.



here are the rules...

1. open your photo folder.
2. scroll down to the 10th picture in your file.
3. post that picture and tell your story behind it.

i stole this game from this cute lady and thought that i'd give it a try. 
seeing that zachary is so kind as to let me use his laptop since i sold mine, 
i don't have a whole lot of pictures. 
after counting out ten pictures that were actually mine, this is the 
one that i landed on:

meet sonic. 

last year, my friend vince and i were just doin' our own thing 
one day {probably saving the world from zombies or something} 
until his dad brought cute little sonic home to us! 

yes, that is right. 

we became the new proud parents of a raccoon
we fell in love instantly. 
we spent the first night washing him up because he was 
pretty gross competely dis-gus-ting
i swear he had whole bushes matted into his fur. 

he couldn't have been more than a couple weeks old, so we had to buy kitten milk 
and feed him from a bottle. 
this may sound fun, but let me tell you...it wasn't. 
he would eat for a minute and then just stop completely. 
then he would whine and cry because he wanted some more, but he wouldn't do anything about it. 
not only that, but he would literally spit up like a baby and get 
nasty smelling milk all over you
we learned quick, not to wear clothes that we liked around him.

it was way fun to see him change after a few weeks. 
those first couple days were rough. 
he always needed attention, whether it was feeding him or needing a warm body 
to sleep with. it seriously felt like having a brand new baby. 
pretty soon though, he started getting old enough to do things on his own. 
vince taught him to hold on to your body while you 
walked around, like a little backpack. 
he would follow us around the living room and when we would stop 
he would keep going and bump into our legs. so cute! 
and ya know on pocahontas when meeko has an obsession with shiny things? 
 well that was sonic to a t
you would hold something in front of him and he would reach out 
with his little paws and try to grab it. 
he was adorable.

boy, do i miss that cute little guy.


sweet addiction

i have been searching high and low for the cure to homesickness or at least
to the intense/passionate dislike that i feel towards usu {no, i did not say hate}
but i still have yet to find it.
last night though, kaitlyn and i had an incredible breakthrough and
may have found a temporary remedy.

background info: when i was little, every sunday my dad
would give us a "reverence award".
if we were good/quiet in church, we were rewarded with a treat after dinner.
more often than not, this reward was his famous caramel popcorn.
we loved it as kids.
we would do just about anything for it.
when we weren't behaved enough to be able
to have it {which rarely ever happened because i was an angel child}
i remember crying my eyes out.
let me tell you, it is probably the yummiest thing ever introduced
to mankind.

now that i am all grown up, i have rediscovered its succulent taste
with my bf katymay.
boy oh boy are we hooked!
i introduced it to her in february and it has seriously become our new addiction.
i remember making it after dinner one night and we ate a lot.
then we woke up the next morning, popped in a chick flick,
and ate the rest of it for breakfast.
you think that is gross...but it doesn't stop here.
we love it so much that we made an entirely new batch and ate it
the rest of the day.
i am convinced that caramel popcorn is the sole
reason why the only difference i see on the scale is an increase.
it's a secret recipe, so all i can say is that it has
lots and lots of butter and even more sugar. mmm!

anyway, last night we were both in one of those moods
and thought that a little caramel popcorn could give us
some cheering up.
so for the first time while living here in logan, we decided to make it...

{doesn't it look incredible??}

and {as lame as it sounds} it has actually brought some serious comfort!
it's like taking a little piece of home with me.
i love these little reminders of home and most of all, reminders of my papa.
he is one of a kind and i am grateful for
everything that he teaches me.

{for those of you that need a little bit of sugar therapy yourself,
i might just make an exception and share this awesomely amazingly fabuloso recipe with you.
i'm sure you will love it just as much as kaitlyn and i do!



this is kaitlyn.
hacking sarah's account.

i'm basically just here to tell the world how much i LOVE this girl!
she is the apple to my eye.... a vital part to my existence.

i don't know how i would have survived middle or high school or college OR life without this girl.

now she is gettin' hitched and people... i couldn't be happier for her.
we will be cousins. she will be at family reunions, christmas parties, and all averett get togethers.
she will be an averett.

life will be complete.
that is all for now. until next time that sarah stays logged on :)


9 things i am grateful for today.

i am grateful for best friends.
{especially when they make me laugh...which
happens a lot.}

i am grateful for chick flicks.
{my two favs.}

i am grateful for the invention of soccer.
{4 years ago today, we won our 1st championship! happy anniversary templars.}

i am grateful for a loving and
{gosh he's adorable, isn't he?}

i am grateful for autumn.
{confession: i will go out of my way to step on a crunchy leaf.}

i am grateful for school.
{ouch. that hurt to say.}

i am grateful for bubble baths.

{"ducky ducky....come here ya dumb duck." name that movie!}

i am grateful for my family.
{love these people!}

i am grateful for cereal.
{i could eat this -->

these were just a few things off the top of my head.
i could add to the list for hours.
i truly have been blessed and have every reason to be happy.
now i am going to end my day by lying on my nice comfy couch, in my nice warm house and watch elf {literally the best movie on the planet} on my tv that is
run by electricity which i am lucky enough to have. {man, it's great to be alive.}
good night!


girl meets boy.

once upon a time there was a girl.
one day this girl met a boy.
girl had a crush on boy.
boy asked girl for her number.
*shouts of elation*
boy asked girl on a date.
girl said yes.
girl and boy talked and laughed and talked for hours.
girl liked boy.
girl got butterflies just thinking about boy.
boy liked girl.
boy and girl started dating.
boy and girl could only see each other on the weekends.
every weekend that boy left, girl's insides had turned to moosh.
girl was falling in love.
boy and girl talked on the phone every night for 4 months.
girl moved to be closer to boy.
girl was in heaven.
every day spent with boy was the best day of girl's life.
girl was head over heels in love.
boy asked girl to marry him.
girl said yes.
girl wears his ring with pride.
girl is the happier than she's been in her whole life.
girl falls in love more and more everytime she sees boy.
marrying boy is all that girl can think about these days.
girl loves boy.
boy loves girl.
girl can't wait to be with boy forever.

the end.

{photo courtesy of this cute girl}


things i think about late at night.

sometimes i have a hard time being motivated to do things.
the most recent topic of choice is to go to class.
i feel like such a loser.

i don't have a job. {super discouraging}

i tell you what though...if i did have one, there would no longer be
a sarah valene scott
attending utah state university.

it's only 3 weeks into the semester and i'm already
burned out as heck!
if i didn't know any better, i would think that
this guy....

was infesting my soul.
scary right?...i know.


change. i hate change.

today was the first day of my second week of school.
i didn't think it was a good idea to write anything about it last week,
because i'm pretty sure i couldn't have done it
without sitting on my couch for an
hour or more crying my eyes out. {oh wait, i did that everyday anyway}
i've realized lately, how afraid i am of change.

yes, i am living with my very best friends in the entire world.
yes, i get to be with the man of my dreams
everyday {DEFINITE PLUS}
and yes there are a billion things to do all the time because there is
actually a substantial amount of people living in the area.
but maybe i have a bad case of
the-grass-is-greener-on-the-other-side syndrome
because even with all of these spectacular things in my life,
i still can't help but miss
cute little ephraim.

{doesn't this picture make you miss it too?}

i miss my house.
i miss my yard.
i miss those sanpete mountains.
i miss my dog. {that's a BIG deal}
i miss the familiar smell of turkey poop. {never thought i'd say that}
i miss roy's pizza.
i miss kaitlyn's family.
i miss having one stoplight in the entire town.
i miss free parking at the college.
i miss the summertime bonfires.
i miss the fact that you can walk anywhere and it's
never more than a mile.
i miss the one finger wave to/from everyone you pass.
i miss going to wal-mart because there's nothing else to do.
i miss running into people i actually know.

but most of all, i miss these people...

{my cute family}

i miss my little brother and his sweet personality.


i miss my little sister and her incredible ability to be herself, no matter what anyone thinks.


i miss my older brothers and how much they make me laugh.

{david and daniel. no david is not crossed-eyed and no daniel is not an orney butt...posers.}

i miss my sister-in-law and our good sister talks.


i miss my older sister and her enthusiasm for life.

{michael, rebecca, lizzy}

and lastly, i miss my adorable mom and dad. so much. i think i'll go tell them that right now...

i get kind of sentimental when i think about my family.
sometimes i wish i could go back to the good ol' days when
life was just fun and games.
all i needed was a sibling by my side to be happy.
i guess one good thing about all of this, is the fact that no
matter what happens, they'll still be family!
i love them all so much and can't wait to see them in only
4 days!! {and counting}


my happily ever after.

every little girl fantasizes about their wedding day.
the poofy white dress, the pretty make-up, the stylish hair-do, etc.
but even before that, they fantasize about how they will get engaged.
i'll be honest...i was one of those girls.
it's part of being female and accepting your womanhood
{planning your wedding from age 7}
but whether any girl wants to admit it,
the engagement means almost as much to us as the actual wedding!

i'd always imagined something quaint and cute.
i'd come home from school or work one day and there
would be a note on my door telling me one of the reasons he loves me.
i'd walk into my bedroom and
there would be another note on my pillow.
i'd head to the kitchen and there in my cupboard
would be another one.
after a hundred of these, they would lead me to him,
where he would be on his knee,
ring in hand. {extremely cheesy, i know, but i like cheese}
sweet and simple right?
little did i know how lucky i could get...

zachary has been saying for over a month now how bad he wants to take me flying, so finally one day he called a friend and set a date!
i was nervous/excited/nervous.
i knew it would be fun, but to tell ya the truth...flying scares the crap out of me.
i am known for always thinking worst case scenario.
ie. what if we crash? what if the pilot has a heart attack? what if i fall out of the plane?? {very unlikely, but an actual concern believe it or not.}
thanks to the constant reassurance of my wonderful boy, when the day came, i found myself feeling only excited/nervous/excited.

we got to the airport and zachary and i sat back and relaxed and watched the other planes while our pilots {kizna king and alex loosle} did the pre-flight safety checks.

{relaxing, relaxing, relaxing}

{pre-flight safety checks}

then it was time to FLY!

{getting ready for take-off}

i was terrified honestly.
zachary told me to plan on lots of turbulence and bumps.
i get really bad motion sickness,
so this was the last thing i wanted to hear.
once we got in the air though, things were so gorgeous that i kind of forgot about all of those worries. it was the perfect time of day {you know, when the sun is about to set and the entire valley is lit up like gold? i LOVE it!}
and everything was so pretty!
you're not as high up as you are in a normal plane, so it was cool to be close enough to pick out landmarks and stuff.

{logan airport}

{usu campus}

{logan temple}

{hyrum dam}

{paradise. that's really the name of this cute little town}

at this point, i was getting really excited.
my family has friends {the danielsons} from paradise, so i wanted to fly by their house and take a picture so that i could show them later.
not everybody gets to do something like this, so i wanted to have proof!

{the danielson's house}

as we got closer, i could see the whole family outside on their deck.
i thought "oh how fun! they must be having a barbecue or something. it'll be awesome to show them these pictures later."
then they all started waving.
i thought, "cool! they don't even know that i'm in this plane! i can't wait to tell them that they were waving at me!"
and then i looked down...

my insides turned to moosh.
i was half confused, one-fourth excited, and one-fourth shocked!
i turned to zachary and to my surprise,
he was holding a ring!

"sarah, will you marry me?"

"oh my gosh. oh my gosh. yes. oh my gosh"

we joke that i had to say yes or else that would have been one very awkward plane ride home.
i know it's a joke, but little does he know
that i would have been the stupidest girl in the world to say no.
he is everything i could ask for and more.
i feel so lucky that i get him for keeps.
every girl deserves a zachary in their life and i am more than ecstatic that i've found mine.
just he and i.
crazy in love.
happily ever after.

ps. our ring isn't done yet,
so i am now the proud wearer of the most beautiful $8 ring you can buy at wal-mart.
it's gorgeous.
i love and adore it.

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