Tuesday, April 28, 2009

sunsets and photography

There is something inspiring and moving in a sunset. Its the end of a day. Whether it was a long day, and rough day, or the best day of your life, the sunset can always brighten it up right before it darkens everything.

Another thing I love is taking pictures. I often get made fun of because I always have my camera. Always. People think its funny...I think its smart. A couple weeks ago I felt very smart. Because on one glorious Friday afternoon, there was a sunset. A beautiful sunset. I was driving down 400 North, and I immediately whipped my car around and ran out to capture this painting in the sky. Of course a camera never does a whole lots of justice when the real life thing is of such magnitude, but it made me happy anyways.

Another thing I love is the 'A'. They say "Once and Aggie, Always an Aggie," and I believe that to be true. Logan is my home away from home. I always get excited driving back into Logan once I see the Temple and the 'A'. I don't think I will ever stop loving this place :)

so here are some pictures that capture all of these happy things that I love...

oh life

its finals week...yippee. NOT. this week is horrid. I hate taking tests, I enjoy going to the dentist more that taking tests. no joke. But here I am suffering through a week of torture like everyone else. On Sunday, I became very discouraged with the thought of this very disgusting week, so I needed some words of wisdom. I came across these two quotes by the leaders of our Church, and was instantly comforted. Its amazing how the Lord works and how he helps us feel of His comfort through words of reassurance. I thought someone might enjoy this too:

“You know what life is for, what it’s about, that you’re part of an eternal plan, that you lived with purpose before you came to this life, that this life is a mission and not just a career, and that we will step over the veil someday but keep on going and growing. I don’t know of anybody in the world who has the concept of the meaning of life that we have as a result of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ” (young adult fireside, San Diego, California, 24 Mar. 1996).

“I want to say to young women here today, do not ever have any inferiority complex about your place in this world in which you live. You are a daughter of God, and I am satisfied that our Father in Heaven loves His daughters as much as He loves His sons. You hold up your heads and stand tall and walk in righteousness and faith and virtue and truth, and do not let anybody put you down or sell you short. You are daughters of God. Live worthy of your divine inheritance, my beloved young women. You are not inferior in any sense. Under the gospel plan you are daughters of God. Each of us has our place in the great divine plan, and we ought to magnify the calling and the field and the assignment and the qualities of good which we have within us” (Ricks College regional conference, Rexburg, Idaho, 29 Oct. 1995).

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Our Photo Shoot

It was a beautiful spring day this past Friday so my dear friends Katie and Sara and I all decided to be cool and match and go take pictures. We went to the famous red door where about 90% of Cache Valley engaged couples take their engagements, and then to this fun little park behind it. These were the best pictures for sure...dont laugh at us...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

new favorite song...

I don't know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can't react
And games that never amount
To more than they're meant
Will play themselves out
Take this sinking boat and
point it home

We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice
you have a choice
You'll make it now
Falling slowly,
Eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won
Take this sinking boat and
point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice
you had a choice
You've made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I'll sing along

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

if you know me...you know THIS is me...

uncontrollably pathetic

my obsession with the Eiffel tower is in fact getting worse with each passing day. today as i was walking from class to class in the beautiful spring rain, i began to imagine my purely imaginary trip to the Eiffel tower and other surrounding Parisian wonders, and i came to the conclusion that i must be there in the rain...it has to rain at least one day. i imagined the undeniable beauty of the fresh rain and the the amount of sheer joy i would be experiencing. seriously, very few things would make me so happy haha. so naturally while letting my imagination flow...i planned my outfit. yes, i did indeed. here are some close examples:

Because really, what could be better than a bright yellow trench coat? I love this!! My green one is almost this great :)

I love rain boots. A lot. But look at these? I mean come on! They are SHINY!! If those aren't cool, then there is no such thing as cool. haha

I feel that this would just be the perfect scarf or headband. Its damask...I love the damask print almost as much as I love the Eiffel Tower.

The print says it all. I think umbrellas are magical, and heck, if there is one with the Eiffel Tower on it, It's basically the most magical thing on earth.

I just enjoy this picture. Its just utterly joyful.

Monday, April 13, 2009

a fine frenzy.

Your fingertips across my skin
The palm trees swaying in the wind

You sang me Spanish lullabies
The sweetest sadness in your eyes
Clever trick

I never want to see you unhappy
I thought you'd want the same for me

Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

We walked along a crowded street
You took my hand and danced with me

And when you left you kissed my lips
You told me you would never let forget these images, no

I never want to see you unhappy
I thought you'd want the same for me

Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

I cannot go to the ocean
I cannot drive the streets at night
I cannot wake up in the morning
Without you on my mind
So you're gone and I'm haunted
And I bet you are just fine
Did I make it that easy
To walk right in and out of my life?

Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

my twin?

my little brother samuel has always been like my kindred spirit, my other half, my long lost twin. his twin sister gretchen once told our mom that samuel and I should have been twins, instead of the two of them. i thought that was pretty funny, because we are almost 9 years apart. All I know is that I can even begin to tell you how grateful I am to have samuel in my life. This little boy (who is 12 now! :S wow) has been like my knight in shining armor at times. He is the most loving, caring, and the happiest person I know. He always is laughing, or being silly, and there is no doubt that will always always always bring a smile to my face. thanks samuel for being my little dorky brother. i love you!


hello. friends of mine.
here i am writing a post.
there is nothing special about this post.
its just a regular post.
its quite fun actually, making this regular post.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I want to step out Down the Champs-Élysées, From the Arch of Triumph To the Petit Palais.

I watch this movie once a month at least, usually by myself while scrap booking because its my special 'me' time. This movie speaks to me, silly I know, but it brings me such joy, I cant even begin to tell you. haha I just wish life really was like this:
First off, I believe life really should be a musical. I think I could express myself soooo much better if I could just sing what I felt. haha We used to do this all the time in high school (with my amazing choir friends) we would just make life a musical and sing our conversations. We got some of the strangest looks, but it was so fun and strangely gratifying. haha
Second of all... In Paris. haha Now I am proud to be an American, dont get me wrong, but sometimes I think I was born in the wrong Country and the wrong era. I was definitely supposed to live in Paris in the 1920s or even the 1950s. Singing and dancing under the Eiffel Tower is what I was meant to do...I will be there soon though...dont you even worry.

bored at work

1. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I remember always wanting to aspire to be a teacher like Miss Sanderson, but there were a few years were I most definitely wanted to be a chef. My best friend Emily and I would always talk about how we were going to go to culinary school in New York or somewhere special and open our own little bakery or restaurant or something and just have a blast. Haha

2. What have you done in the past week to help someone else?
haha I was Kyms model for her photography assignment…don’t ask.
3. Who is the best-dressed person you know?
Good question…
4. What is on your nightstand?
Lamp, my roommate Katie’s alarm clock, a box of Vicks tissues (the only way I have survived the past 2 weeks), and my water bottle of course.
5. If you were a cat, what kind of a cat would you be?
I hate cats, so lets hope I never have to be one.
6. If you lived in a house surrounded by acres of trees, what particular type of tree would you want flourishing on your land?
Most definitely ash trees
7. What do you find to be very overrated?

8. How many email addresses do you have?
Two. School email, and then a junk email. Also facebook…if that counts
9. Have you ever felt replaced?
Oh most definitely.
10. Would you rather watch football or baseball?
Football…unless its Aggie football…that’s just a bore.
11. What is the wallpaper on your phone?
A picture of Jason Mraz’s shirt in the I’m Yours video. haha
12. Name a lyric from the song you're listening to.
You and I by Ingrid Michaelson

“…let's get rich and give everybody nice sweaters
and teach them how to dance
let's get rich and build our house on a mountain
making everybody look like ants
from way up there, you and I, you and I, you and I…
13. Do you use a feed reader?
no…im not sure what that is. Haha im new to the blogging world :S
14. What chocolate do you always leave in the box?
The fruity flavor ones. Sometimes I will eat the orange cream or cherry cordial, but any raspberry junk is gross!
15. What would you do if you found out your ex is engaged?
Congratulate him…
16. Do words hurt you?
Yes, I tend to take things pretty personal. Guilty.
17. Are you a talker or a listener? Is it ever possible to really be both?

A listener, I can easily just sit there and listen for a long time. But I can be a talker too if someone needs me to.

18. Have you ever walked on the beach at night?
Not like the ocean beach unfortunately, but lakes and stuff yes and its most beautiful.
19. Who is your favorite professional athlete?
It used to be Michael Phelps…even before his Olympic amazingness this year, but ya not so much anymore. I cant really think of one now.
20. Which TV show have you seen pretty much every episode of?
Gilmore Girls, Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice