Monday, November 23, 2009

"I love you, fishy"

These are our fishies that we bought the other day:) Twenty eight cents each is bargan for two college students who need some life in their room. Haha. They are way rad fish:) "I love you, fishy!"

Best Friends:)

This is Melissa and I at the Jordan River Temple:) We are so funny! Oh my gosh, this girl is the best! She's a good girl, and her laugh is hysterical. She just knows how to have fun and be herself, and she doesn't care what other people think. I just love her! But it seems that everytime we hang out, I get hurt. haha. Last week, she elbowed me in the armpit, it souds lame, but it hurt so bad! For almost two days! And then she elbowed me in the temple the next night, and the same night, she fell, and took me down with her, and I hit something, leaving this huge goose egg on the side of my head. Haha. And we just laugh about this stuff, because it all happens on accident, (I promise she's not violent). Last night, she knee'd me under my jaw, and that one didn't so much as 'hurt' but it just felt weirrdd. And then, I've been poked in the eye, and she fell again last night, and I of course went down also, landing on my knee's and bending my back backwards. haha. That one did hurt, but I felt fine five minutes after. So yeah, we have adventures, but I'm so glad that I have her as my friend! Life wouldn't be nearly as fun without her! :)

Jordan River Temple

This is the Jordan River Temple. I had never been to this one before, and although it is older, it is so beautiful! The one of me and Melissa at the fountain is so funny! Its my favorite:)


This is such a tourist picture! But I had to have one. Right behind his big stone, was a huge wedding party taking pictures outside. There were, I think, three weddings while we were here at this temple alone. It was crazy, but I can't help but notice how happy they looked, and how much, if I ever find someone special, I want us to be married in the temple. It truely is an amazing place:)

Oquirrh Mountain Temple

This is the new Oquirrh Mountain Temple. It is so pretty! From the very front, it looks like a tall chapel. Melissa and I went and visited Oquirrh Mountain, Draper, and Jordan River Temples. I love the feeling I get on the grounds. It is somthing you can't match to anything else.

I always forget about all my problems there. Its such an amazing feeling. I love Temples! :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Recent picture of me:)

This si the most recent good picture of me. My hair is growing out! :) So I have a new goal to go to the temple once a week! I'm going to try hard to! If not once a week, then twice a month!

I love this picture:)

I think this picture is so rad! Everyone is doing something different! haha

Party time:)

Me and my friends are so funny:)


Might I just say, that I look totally rad in this picture. I think I had thee coolest costume in the history of costumes! :)

Richard Simon's Backup Dancer:)

For Halloween, I dressed up as Richard Simon's backup dancer. At first, I wanted to be his girlfriend, but that would be really pointless since he's gay, right? :)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

College Life!

This is, in order, Me, Kristin, and Emily. Two of my five roommates. Emily is pretty quiet most of the time, but Kristin is so freaking funny! Do you get the timeline? Its, in order again, Present, 90's, 80's! I think its way funny, but maybe its just me:) College is amazing. You really grow in a different way, huh?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Importance of Pictures

Lately, I've realized how valuable I have rated my pictures with my Daddy. Ammon and Beck's neighbor-who I know, and cut my hair when I was there last summer- just lost her fiance in a horrific motorcycle accident. Ammon was telling me about it, and I guess I realized that most of the time, we aren't lucky enough to be able to say goodbye before we go. Stuff just happens. To ordinary people like you and me. There is no "that won't happen to me" because the truth is, it does. My family has just been fortunate that it hasn't yet. I love all of my family, and I rely on taking pictures so that if stuff does happen, I will remember. Always and forever. That is one of the only things I regret doing growing up. There are no pictures to remind us of the times we had. Whether they were stupid things like the bolder in the front garden in Canby, or watching a mini Frauline disappear in the snow in Enterprise. Holding Deseree's wedding dress so high, I must have shown half the people there her garments, and watching the world change a little more each day.
My Life means alot to me, and I will document it:) Whether this is the last post, or one towards the very beginning:) I love you all- ♥

18.. Finally. Can't you tell? :)

Hey look! I'm 18! Ha. Ha. There's my corney joke:) I came up with this idea, and it turned out cute, I think, anyhow. So much for a pro photographer, huh? I think that's what I want to be, but I'm really not positive yet. Sh.. Don't tell:)


Here we are:) Kami ended up getting frosting up her nose, and I had it so far down my chin, that I had to go to a mirror to get it all off! Ha! Let me just say, I had fun:)

Take a Bite Out of This!

Hey, it was funny, okay? I wanted to feel a little younger, but I ended up skipping back to the 1st Birthday Cake look, huh? My friend ended up coming up and taking a bite out of it with me, and man, did it make some pretty terrific pictures! :) HA. I'm funny!

"Works Everytime"

Me and Celeste:) As much as she annoys me constantly; following me around like a lost dog, bugging me and my friends, or just making us all laugh at the awkwardness when she sits crosslegged in a jean mini skirt- I love her. Thats all that can really explain it. She's beautiful inside and out, and makes my day- when not seeing her for a week- she runs up and puts her skinny little arms around me. Just a simple, "I love you, Rissa" works everytime. I'm glad she was here on my special day:)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Here is Me and Daddy with his work of art:) Isn't it beautiful? His joke about it was, "Hurry and blow out the candles before they melt down! Then we can save them for when I turn 81!" Ha. Ha. Ha. Funny, right? ;)

Superb Daddy

Birthday's are so much fun:) This superb Daddy made my day:) He got up at 3:00 am to make my cake so that it would be cool when he frosted it. All so that when I got up, my cake would look perfect! He went out of his way all day long to make everything perfect and clean. I hope someday I will be like this inspiring man one day. Without him, I really wouldn't be where I am. It proves that one man does have the influence to change the world. He has changed me "for good". I love you, Daddy:)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I'm done guys:) Really done!

CAKE! :)

This is the lovely Graduation Cake that all my brothers and sisters put money together for:) Let me tell you.. It was sooooo good! When I left for my California trip, I actually found myself craving it. Haha! It was chocolate mousse, and man was it amazing! Thankyou guys:) It meant alot!

Graduation Pictures:)

These are all of my close friends:) This picture origionally started with just me and a friend, and one by one people kinda jumped into it. It was actually pretty funny:)

This is me and Faith. Me and her have been close since last year when Faith, Anna, and I hung out alot. We were a little trio of laughter. Whenever we hang out, we do nothing but talk and
laugh about how weird we are:) I love her dearly.

Lastly, This is Lane, Katie, and I. Us three were really close this year. Usually, where one of us is, the other two follow closely. Haha. I will be attending UVU, and they are both going to Dixie. If they don't end up married, I'll be very suprised. Haha.

This is me and my good friend Lane:) He is dating my best friend, Katie. He's more like a brother to me than anything really. I'm going to miss him and Katie when they move south to attend Dixie in the fall.. They have really kept me going this year. Both of them gave me the determination to keep going, to be honest.

I'm graduated! :) This is me and a kid named Dayton Martindale. I picked this one because this just happens to be the guy who took me on my first date! January 1st 2009. Haha.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Seminary Graduation:)

Dad always puts on the tough act and so forth, right? Well last night, when I Graduated from Seminary, I showed him my Diploma, and he just started bawling! And then I almost started crying! So he really does care, and then when I asked him why he was crying, he was all, "I'm not crying! I looked up at the sky and it must have started raining! Good aim, huh?" So I hugged him and then had my friend RaeLynn take a few pictures of us:) Isn't is sweet?
Here it is! :) Look how nice it is! Dad cried over this! A peice of paper! :) Just kidding. It is a big deal, and I know it. I just think its cute that Dad was so happy over it. I'm the second in the whole family to graduate from Seminary!
Here are the books, my Diploma, and the flowers my leader gave me:) I thought they looked pretty, so I decided to post a picture of them too:)

Seminary Graduation Gifts:)

I have achieved one of my ultimate goals! I am completely done with Seminary Graduation! I have a four year Diploma, and my Young Womens Leader brought me flowers and a book called, 'Where do I go from Here?' by Irene Ericksen & Jan Pinborough. Its supposed to be very good to help someone figure out what to do after High School. And the Stake Young Womens President gave all the girls a book called 'Daughters of God' Written by M. Russel Ballard. I'm not quite sure what exactly its about, but on the back it reads, "Of this you may be certain: The Lord especially loves righteous women-women who are not only faithful but filled with faith, women who are striving to live and serve as women of God." I can only guess that it is about our real mission in life as women, but I could be wrong. It almost doesn't feel completely real that I am really done! But I have my Seminary Diploma, and on Saturday I will have my High School one. Hmm.. Hopefully it sets in soon!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Music Update:)

I was asked to sing the National Anthem last Saturday, the 9th of May, at the local 'Babe Ruth Games'. They are just a series of baseball games for the middle school kids against the other teams in town.
I did it acapella and did amazingly well, I thought. I messed up a word, but oh well. People will get over it! It was a good experience to get out of my comfort zone.

Not only did I sing the National Anthem, but on Friday, May 8th, was State Choir Festival. We sang three songs. 'Hallelujah Amen', 'Benedictus', and 'Ride the Chariot'. On our 'Ride the Chariot' song, I got the main solo, that lasted almost half the song. I think I did pretty well:) Dad even came to hear it! We got a Superior rating, which is the best you can do, and we even get a plaque for it. Life is so fun..

I love music:)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

One for Des

I thought you would like this one Des:) This is Dad's hat that Ammon got him. I'm pretty sure that he saw the picture and got him one just like it from Abercrombie and Fitch. But here I am.. I hope you like.
I miss you terribly Des. You mean the world to me, and I don't want you to ever forget it. You are an amazing person, and you deserve the best! You will forever be the mom that our own mother couldn't exactly fill.
I love you ♥

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Wonders:)

This is me and Katie. I really do love this girl terribly. She is one of the most amazing people I have ever met and I do not deserve to have a good friend like her. I am going to miss her more than anything in when we both move to opposite ends of the state:(

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Freshman In College..

Just thought I would post another (more recent) picture of me. It was taken today, and I didn't look really shabby, so enjoy:) I think I look older than I ever have. Well, I hope I do, because I am older, but I never really noticed before..

Does this look like a Freshman in College? Please say yes, I'm already scared out of my wits! :) Haha.


Here is my little kitty Gonzo. Yes, this is the same kitty I saved from his eye infection. Look how much better he is! :) I am such a good person! Haha. Thought you might like to see him now that he's better, and alot cuter!

Easter Sunday!

Easter Sunday. Silly pictures with Celeste! We may fight like cats and dogs sometimes, but we really do love eachother, beleive it or not:)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bittersweet Farewell:)

A few minutes before Dad left for the Airport/Elaine's house, I decided that I would leave him a nice little message to keep him company. Isn't that sweet of me? :) When he insisted I take it off, all it did was smear and turn some of his scalp blue! Haha. Good thing I got a picture, huh? :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ah! Dinosaur! Run!

Me, Katie, Lane, and Dayton went to the movies last night, but the movie we were going to see hadn't got out yet, so we decided to take pictures with the big Ice Age poster. It was very funny! :)
I can't imagine being chased or meeting a dinosaur. I can only think of how scared I would be.
Did I mention me and Katie are absolutely awesome?! :)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wonder Aides!

Alyssa Milovich is one of the funniest friends I have. She is absolutely amazing! Not only do we take pictures and goof off as Mr. Butler's Aides, but we love hanging out on weekends and make up skits about "The Bulgarian Cat" and "Green Carrots" :)
Not only do we entertain Mr. Butler and his class, but we happen to also be the best Aide's he has! He saves up all the work from his other classes for us, because he knows we'll do it right! :)
Were pretty much stupendous.


Celeste's cat Gracie just had a litter of kitties a few weeks ago, and I've been over there lately, so naturally, I saw when one of the kitties eyes wasn't open, well beyond the point that they all should. So when I got it open, it was pussing and very infected. I have been nursing it back to health, and go over regularly to clean it. I have learned to love this kitty.

I'm sure that you all think this looks really bad, but this looks perfect to what it did look like! I cried for almost twenty minutes because I hated seeing such infections take hold of a helpless kitty. It made me think of how lucky I was to have all of my parts functioning perfectly. We take so much for granite, but I've been working on it! :)

Monday, March 30, 2009

...Are You Serious?

Must I explain? Talk about a bad hair day! I was so frustrated!


Monday, March 23, 2009

My first time cutting Daddy's hair:)

Here it goes for cutting a man's hair for the first time:) Did I do good, or what? Doesn't he look happy? Haha. It actually looks pretty spiffy if you ask me! But maybe I'm just biast.
Another cheesy grin from the man himself! :) It looks pretty even to me, doesn't it?Here's the back. I would have to say that it looks pretty good to me. Its not curling up around the ears at least. Wow. Its sad that saying that I can see Deseree, Aimee and Nicole cringing at the thought:) Hahaha. I know my sisters well!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Feelin' the Love ♥

Me and Daddy bonding with the camera. He's so funny! I have a pretty funny one of us, but I decided people would rather see this than the latter:) As much as he may not want to admitt it, he's soo going to miss me when I move away for college!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


How long has it been since we saw the ice cream truck?! Forever! The last time we were chasing the ice cream truck, I beleive Ammon, Des, Aimee, and Nicole were by my side on our bikes, racing down the old streets of Canby, Oregon. Me and my best friend Katie were interupted this morning by the creepy music of this head turning fascade. Amazing huh? We were laughing about how elementary we felt:) The ice cream was as good as I remembered it!

Two Sisters:)

Here we are! The last two girls at home! I'm going to miss this girl. Celeste will have to come see me in my dorm!