August 7, 2015


Just look at us, all grown up with lives, families and jobs!  I can't believe it's been 10 years.

I also went to BYU-I, starting in the fall of '05.  I worked during the summers at scout camps as shooting range director and archery director.  (Sorry, never took any pictures!)  In the winter of 2008 I met my husband, Andrew Jones, (from Kansas City, Missouri) one morning on campus after I played the organ at an event.  He eventually asked me out and we started dating a few months later.  I graduated in April 2009 with a Bachelor's in Organ Performance, and in June Andrew and I got engaged.  (Yes, we dated more than a year.)  That summer I traveled to southern California, South Dakota, and southeastern Ohio, and eventually settled in Athens, Ohio in September 2009 to start graduate school.  We were engaged for about 6 months and apart for half of it.  (I don't recommend it!) I finished my first quarter at Ohio University in November and came back to Idaho to get married.  In one week in December, Andrew graduated from BYU-I, I turned 22, we got married, and also celebrated our first Christmas together.  Crazy week.  We drove back to Ohio so I could start back into my studies at OU.  In November 2010 we had our first baby, Hazel.  I graduated with a Master's in Organ Performance in June 2011.  We stayed in Athens until moving to Bay City, Michigan in December 2011.  (My uncle and aunt lived here; we had visited them; they told us about a better job for Andrew and a bigger and cheaper place to rent than what we currently had.  So, we took the bait.)  The following May (2012) we had our second baby, Clara.  And just this past April, we had our third little girl, Charlotte.  My husband works in the schools here and also has a lawncare business.  I teach piano and violin lessons in my private music studio, and all my students loooove to practice!  (Ok, that's an exaggeration.)  Even though we don't get to visit Idaho as much as I would like, life is good!

(Pics- wedding day, master's graduation, all the girls April '15)

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