Simply put: We are The Power Family.  As of now, it consists of me and my husband Derek. Derek and I met serving our missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2008. We were both placed in El Paso for a couple of months and that's where we became friends...well not at first, but eventually. ha I should tell you some of the rude things this man used to say to me. My goodness. Anyways we remained friends after our missions and started to date.

We were engaged on September 2, 2009 on the beach in Malibu, CA. It was the perfect proposal for me. Below is a picture of our engagement photos. We had to stay true to our love for the beach by having our pictures taken at Huntington Beach. Thank you to my awesome photographer. 

We got married January 16, 2010 in the Salt Lake City Temple. It was the coldest day that January. Not kidding. As I mentioned above my love for beaches I should mention my hate for cold weather. The only good thing about cold weather is the bugs die. Seriously. Anyways this is one of my favorite photos from our wedding day. It might be because you can't see how red my nose was after a couple hours of photos...

We are now currently living in Provo, Utah, one of the many places we have lived in just a short couple of years. Derek is attending BYU and will graduate in April 2013 as a Mechanical Engineer. He is currently working at Northrup Grumman and we are excited to see where life takes us shortly. I graduated from BYU-Idaho in 2010 and am currently working at Ancestry.com as their Event Planner. I love it. You can find out more about that in the travel section. There we are below in Hawaii - Derek's home away from home. So far we are pretty normal and just having fun enjoying one another's company.

We look forward to what the future brings and are glad to share it with each other.

On January 3, 2013 we added a sweet little girl to our family named Brooklyn Elise. She brings us so much joy and has already taught us so much in a short amount of time. We are blessed to have this little miracle in our life.


  1. I'm really not sure why I didn't know that Derek was getting his degree in Mechanical Engineering... however, given that enlightenment, I cannot stress the following enough....


    Our other engineer friends down here love working for Sandia National Labs and you cannot beat the benefits! Just something to think about.

    I miss you!