Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shout Outs!

Wedding Day

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Blog

Dear friends and followers:

It's finally that time. For months, I've been counting down the days to that special day where I get to change my name. New facebook identity. New social security card. New drivers license. New school ID card. New me :)

Now, I know that my name doesn't officially change until Saturday morning at 10:00 AM in Portland, Oregon, but the vinyl letters (M-A-U-G-H-A-N) are plastered on everything, so there's no turning back. I might as well take care of changing my blog and e-mail now, so there's one less thing to change on Saturday.

New Blog:

New E-mail:

E-mail me if you want our address or anything else.  Also, a lot of you are also probably wondering how I say my last name. It's not Mag-han. It's like LAWN with an M.

I love you all. Thanks for all the love and support in this new, exciting chapter of my life.


Kylee Ann Maughan

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mrs. Maughan

I grew up as a girl with high expectations and big dreams, as most of us girls do. One by one I watched the Disney princess get their fairytale endings, and knew that my happily ever after was waiting for me one day. Girls are taught from birth that there is a fairytale ending waiting for them. Every princess gets her prince and every girl gets her true love.
In each movie we watch or novel we read, we sit on the edge of our seats waiting for the totally predictable twist that leads to perfect bliss and wait for our own happy ending. We all want our Edward Cullen. We want our Prince Charming. Our Prince Eric. Our Prince Phillip. Our Beast/Prince Adam. 
"Some day my prince will come. Some day we'll meet again. And away to his castle we'll go. To be happy forever I know."

February 2009 -> My future husband: Strong Testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, High Moral Standards/Values, Loyal/Trustworthy, Honest, Affectionate, Loving, RM, Hard Worker, Positive, Open, Sweet, Respectful, Good with Kids, Cooking, Cleaning, No temper, Unselfish, Romantic, Smart, Patient, Temple Worthy...

We all are waiting around for these perfect love stories with the third act twist. Life doesn't happen like the movies. It's so unexpected. Love isn't something we can search for and force. It happens on its own.

"I might have to wait, I'll never give up.  I guess it's half timing, and the other half's luck
Wherever you are, whenever it's right, you'll come out of nowhere and into my life."

Then, one day you meet someone who's better than Prince Charming and Edward Cullen because he's all yours. He loves you for who you are. He says you look beautiful in no make up and sweat pants. He opens the door for you EVERY time you get in the car. He takes the basketball shorts and gives you the sweats when it's cold. He brings you sugar cookies and Subway even when he can't have them because he knows they're your favorite.. He sells his Xbox to get you something you absolutely love. After you've met the one, you know that you've found your own happily ever after. 
"I don’t know but I think I may be fallin’ for you, dropping so quickly."
The first stages of falling in love started showing up in your life. You constantly check your phone to see if he's replied and every time you see his name pop up you get butterflies in your stomach. You always catch yourself smiling when you think of him. You started putting your life into every single love song you hear...

"Can you feel this magic in the air? It must have been the way you kissed me. Fell in love when I saw you standing there. It must have been the way today was a fairytale."

March 29th, 2009: I love Luke Arol Maughan. He is the most amazing person I've ever met, best guy out there for me. And quite possibly the best thing that's ever happened to me. Luke! He is pretty much everything I've ever looked for in a guy.

"Flash forward and we're taking on the world together and there's a drawer of my things at your place. You learn my secrets and you figure out why I'm guarded. You say we'll never make my parents' mistakes."
If it's supposed to, love will work out. After two years of crazy, unpredictable circumstances, I stand 26 days away from my own Happily Ever After, or maybe it's my Once Upon A Time....
"You make me dance like a fool, forget how to breathe, shine like gold, buzz like a bee... Just the thought of you can drive me wild. Oh, you make me smile."

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I am currently reading the Gospel Principles manual cover to cover so I might be blogging more than usual in the next few weeks. Right now, I am reading about agency and I love what I am reading!! 

"Thou mayest choose for thyself, got it is given unto thee." Moses 3:17

"When we follow the temptations of Satan, we limit our choices....Imagine seeing a sign on the seashore that reads: "Danger--whirlpool. No swimming allowed here." We might think this is a restriction. But is it?"
"We still have many choices. We are free to swim somewhere else. We are free to walk along the beach and pick up sea shells. We are free to watch the sunset. We are free to go home. But once the whirlpool has us in its grasp and we are pulled under, we have very few choices. We can try to escape, or we can call for help, but we may drown"

I absolutely hate this shirt. Although there are several standards and commandments that we hold ourselves to as disciples of Jesus Christ, as Christians and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have the freedom to choose to follow them. 

This shirt needs to be changed to "I won't..." Even though someone is Mormon, they have the freedom to do whatever they choose to do. We have the power and freedom to make our own choices, but we don't have power and freedom over the consequences of our actions.

One day, my friends and I were volunteering in a classroom for behaviorally challenged students. They were all comparing stories about why they are on probation or what they were sent to juvi for. We were telling them how we choose not to drink, smoke, and steal. Instead of making fun of us for having no freedom, like most people do, they told us that we had more freedom and more opportunities because we avoided things that now have them in a trap. 

 We always have control over our minds. We don't have to check in with a probation officer. We can take any classes we want in high school. We don't have to breath into a tube before our car starts. We don't have to ride the bus to get anywhere.  

Like the anaolgy about the Danger: Whirlpool sign, following Satan is actually putting more restriction on us. If we do worldly things like drinking, smoking, stealing and other things, we end up becoming more restricted. God's commandments direct us away from danger and towards eternal life.

"He seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself." 2 Nephi 27
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