Me, Myself and I

Monday, May 30, 2011

April Showers bring May Flowers

Aloha world.
So much has been on my mind, but especially gratitude. I am SO thankful for so much.
I am thankful that I could be an instrument in God's hands to serve others.
I am even grateful for the trials. I am who I am because of them. And the coolest part, is not feeling bitter, just grateful.
Brigham Young said: "There is not a single condition of life and not one hour's experience but what it is beneficial to all those who it their study, and aim to improve upon the experience they gain."
God is in the details of our lives and knows us perfectly. I just want to make him proud.
Sorry this has been kind of random, but I'm just.... thankful.
Before:
After (now):

p.s. I took pictures for our schools 5k and click HERE for the link to see!! Way awesome!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

It happened.

I would like to thank the following:
Mama.
Papa Dog
Posey
Nannie
Kamo
Kay Kay
Rebs
Pi Pi
Webby
Day
Kar Bear
Sar Bear
Adamo
Carver lou lou
Air Bear
Pres
Dar Bear
Fell
Betti
Brookie
Levi lou
Netty
My-ka ka
Quigs
Clawson
Blade-o
Kathryn
Nameless secretary
Larinda
Powells
Kass
Nate diddly wait
Cal
M&M

Monday, May 23, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Praise the bridge that carried you over"

grat·i·tude

  
[grat-i-tood, -tyood] –nounthe quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.How often do we realize all the many blessings in life that God has given us?I sure don't! Throughout the entire day, how much is spent in gratitude?Realizing that my heart is most thankful near turkey cutting day has been dis-heartening.In light of my soon to be given talk in church, I would like to express my appreciativeness!
  • Sunshine, I am SO grateful for the light it shares to our world.
  • Music! The number one thing that brings me to tears and I love it
  • Family. You know every flaw, yet its okay. You love them no matter what and when you die and go to Heaven, who do you want by your side? I want my sisters.
  • Photography! To be able to self-express what I'm seeing... it just brings joy!
  • Reading. I'm grateful for being able to read and learn. I LOVE books.
  • Religion. I would be no where without my love of the gospel and knowledge of the plan of salvation. I know God is always watching over me.
  • Holiday! To celebrate what life is truly about, the good times!
  • School. Yes. As much as it pains me to admit it, I am going to miss high school. You automatically feel safe in high school. I know where I stand with everyone, I know the system, and I'm appreciated. Sure... I want to be done with it. But on the other hand... I'm terrified for the future. But I am grateful for the past. and present.
  • Last but not least! I am grateful for....myself. I know that can sound a tad strange but i've been really thinking about it. Without my personality, I would be a walking zombie with no purpose in life. I always seem to see only my flaws. But at the beginning of the day...when I walk out the door...I'm happy to know that my outfit matches, my teeth are brushed and my hair is curled. I am who I am. And I love me.
What are you grateful for? Just think about it..

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Senioritis

Dear World,
Guess What?!?!?!?
I'm a senior.
and graduation is cooommminnngg....
May 25th is my last day of high school.
These are some of my favorite senior pictures.
I suggest that everyone should get professional pictures taken of themselves.
At least once in their lifetime. 
"Only Socrates knew, after a lifetime of unceasing labor, that he was ignorant. Now every high-school student knows that. How did it become so easy?"
-Allan Bloom
I don't have much to say about these.
Just that I like love ADORE them.
Ashley, YOU ARE AMAZING.
Gracias for the pictures!! woot woot 
The above picture is my favorite.
I love photgraphy. 
I definitely have Senioritis.
uggh.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Smile. One size fits ALL!!

So....On Wednesday I took my Senior Photos 
By the funniest, coolest photographer EVER (I highly recommend her!)
Here is a little sneek peek to give you goose bumps until the real ones come around... 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

To the end...

“I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occassions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why…. I succeed.” 
– Michael Jordan

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Experience...The Human

Sometimes it feels good to just be quiet
to listen to the wind.
to let the trees talk to you.
wishing you were an angel.
you don't feel sad.
just quiet.
quiet is good.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
-Buddha

Monday, May 9, 2011

You gotta walk before you can dance!

i'm thinking they invented Prom just for the benefit of the girls
We get to dress up like princesses, dance the night away and go to sleep smiling
this year i was able to go to my SENIOR PROM.
i wasn't planning on it, but now that i've gone and been back...i'm glad i went!
I went with a friend of a friend, Caleb aka KK
He was a perfect gentleman and I loved every minute of the night
except for the part where we were confessing our true humor and sadly.. mine is morbidity!
sad, i know. BUT just SO funny!
He just wouldn't let that one gooooooo.
so for the rest of the night, i accused him of trying to kill me.
Right when the jazz band ended a song he leaned over to tell me:
"believe me, if i had been trying to kill you, i would of done it by now!"
while everything was silent.
it was probably the best moment all night!
AlSO..the other great part was.. CALEB knows how to dance!
We Cha'cha-ed, we salsa-ed, waltzed, polka and more! 
I dont have any pictures with Caleb, we took some at the dance but it wasn't really important to me
my family has been there for me with all my UPS and DOWNS.. 
and it meant more to take pictures with them. 
My mom even helped me with my dress and getting ready.
The night was good and i'm glad i went.
but i'm also super glad it's over, so that i can concentrate on graduation! 
woot woot
Here are some great quotes that were exactly how I felt.
"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.
 It's to enjoy each step along the way."
Isn't that beautiful!
Well I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
I know i did.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Finger my Nails

The Dear Ms.Brookie helped me discover the coolest thing ever!
Newspaper nails!
It's the easiest thing ever and super fun!
1) Paint fingernails a base color - usually a light color
2) Wait for them to dry
3) Cut out strips from a magazine or newspaper of small printed words
4) Dip your fingernail into rubbing alcohol 
5) You can also dip the magazine or newspaper in the alcohol as well
6) Press words onto fingernail for 10-30 seconds (depending on darkness)
7) Slowly peel off paper
8) Finish all nails before painting a clear color over all nails
9) Wait for it to dry
10) SHOW EVERYONE!!! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Is NEWNESS a word?

I found this amazing henna dye that does wonders!
It's a Light Mountain Natural Light Brown.
And this is what it did:
You may think that it just looks wet (which is what everyone thought.)
But alas,it is just dyed.
I've only had it for one day but so far, so good.
This is my newness for the week.
along with getting another "best friend"
named Adam.
He is an answer to my prayers and a perfect friend.
"We must move from asking God to take care of the things that are breaking our hearts,
 to praying about the things that are breaking His heart."

Monday, May 2, 2011

Addicted to GLEE

Hello fellow bloggers.
I am in love with a T.V. show that isn't do much for my IQ
But when you watch it, your own life doesn't seem so bad. And everything will have a happily ever after.
Eventually.
This attractive man is Finn or Cory Monteith
He is my favorite character on Glee because of his personality, great singing voice and ... well lets face it.. he's a cutie pie.
This is a Wikipedia version of what Glee is all about:
Glee is a musical drama television series that airs on Fox in the United States. It focuses on the high school glee club "New Directions" competing on the show choir competition circuit, while its members deal with relationships, sexuality and social issues.
That is the basic run down of my addiction.
Have you ever watched it?