Saturday, June 25, 2011

8 Months People


My boyfriend is a sweetheart. He gave me a dozen pink roses for our 8 month mark of dating. Tyler is absolutely wonderful! I am one lucky girl :)
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Photography has been so much fun lately. I did Kari and Seth's wedding this last week and I think they turned out great. I had some issues with the focus but I still got some great shots. So, needless to say, I like them.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Smelly Love


This is my awesome cousin Kellie! She is getting married this next month and I was luck enough to take her engagement photos. I love how they turned out. I will post them on facebook I am sure. So, stay tuned for more photos of this lovely couple.
*note: cows smell, not the couple.

Ceder City Sunday


Sunday was relaxing day. The view from our "cabin" was beautiful!

Light Painting


For Family home evening with Tyler's family we had fun doing light painting. We (as in me) aren't very good at it, but it was a lot of fun. For more photos check out my other blog. *pick me*

Bryce



We went to Bryce Canyon the first (full) day that we were down in SU. It was really cool. I would love to go hike it at some point in time. I was really cool and pretty but I was pretty exhausted by the time we were done. I took a ton of pictures, but I don't really like many of them. The ones I like the best didn't even have anything to do with the canyon. So, if you would like to see actual pictures of the canyon and more pictures of my trip. Visit my other blog. bolognablog-lu.blogspot.com

Zions


Tyler's family invited me to go with them on their family reunion this year. Oh my, it was fun. We stayed in this fun cabin (really it was just a nice house decorated like a cabin). It was right between Bryce, and Zions. So, we spent a fun weekend visiting both and just relaxing. What a fun weekend.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Beautifully Stressed


Although April brings on finals and lots of homework I love the month anyway. It has been absolutely beautiful and I can't even get over it. This is the lovely street I live on. It is lined with large mature trees that cast lovely shadows when the sun shines through them. MMMM I love this time of year.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Creme Brulee



I have a new found craving! I am in love with Creme Brulee and have been dying to learn how to make it. So, While enjoying the day with my sister in Logan I finally had a chance to make it. It turned out really good. I mean you can't really go wrong when it comes to sugar egg and cream. MMM :) ALSO, Happy easter everyone!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mangy lookin thing!



I think horses are beautiful animals but man this horse is really funny lookin. It's in the process of loosing his winter coat and so he looks pretty haggered. You can't tell how funny it is in the picture but it was a sight to see.

Oh, and today was mine and Tyler's six month! Woohoo for half a year!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Pink Blossoms



The view from my porch really is beautiful! The pink blossoms on the tree look really pretty when the sun is setting or early in the morning. Well Pretty much anytime.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lovely Couple!



I did a really fun photo shoot tonight with this lovely couple! They were so cute together and it was a blast taking pictures with them. I am excited to finish editing them!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

As of Late

So, I have been way too busy to post (not that I have time to be posting now) but I have still been taking pictures here and there. These are just a few. I can't find the other ones. But here is a little bit of my life. I missed like a month but I will post at least 365 time before this blog is over!

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Ginger is super awesome! She was kind enough to let me take some pictures of her for her graduation. This is one of my favorites, although there are many!
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For my cinematography class we have been practicing different lighting techniques, and learning a lot of cool stuff. During some down time I took some pictures of the set up.

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So, a couple weeks ago I was in charge of munch and mingle with my ward. Tyler and I made fruit salsa! OH My goodness, it was really good, pain in the butt to make but really good all the same! It had kiwis, apples, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries for the salsa! It was a really yummy combination, the apple gave it a good crunch, the berries were sweet, and the kiwi gave it a nice zing. Yumm.. The chips were homemade with cinnamon sugar, and tortillas (my oven sucks, and so it was a pain to cook those).

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Becca's birthday! Becca is 19 now :) Jenny and Cosette put up streamers while she was in the shower and made the apt very fun for her!

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I like food! I made potato soup the other day. It was really good. I added too much pepper but I still liked it. Hmm yep life is good.

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At the "Grammy Awards" for our ward. The bishopric put on an awesome dinner, and everyone dressed up super fancy!

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This is my super awesome ward! I am sad we are all splitting but I still love them!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Date

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I spent five hours in the senior projects room today, and now have 96 pages completed. Woo that is a lot of work in case you didn't get that!
Tyler and I had a fun and simple date night tonight. We went to "The Chocolate", and then came back and watched a movie. It was great! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Absolutely Pathetic

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I have seriously felt like a big unhealthy lazy bum in a little boat, and any second the boat is going to capsize and I am going to die! Okay, maybe not that extreme, but I have felt super out of shape. I haven't been active in forever, and it's been driving me crazy. So, Tyler and I decided we were going to start going to the track every other day, and start getting back into shape.
So, tonight was our first night on the routine, and OH my heavens, I am pathetic. I am really out of shape, and it's sad. It's a really good motivator to keep me going though.
So, wish me luck; hopefully my body will snap back quickly.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

5 Months

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Look how pretty they are. *Insert an awesome sentence that talks about how wonderful Tyler is without sounding cheesy/high schoolish* I mean, I could say I have the best boyfriend ever, but it's not just cause he bought me flowers, and I don't really know how to word it the right way... All the same Thanks Tyler!

Side note- I had the hardest time choosing which picture to pick today cause I love the whole thing. I picked this picture because it shows of the pink roses, and the lovely yellow and purple accents.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring


Spring is in the air; I can feel it! I love when things starting coming back to life in the spring. It puts you in a better mood. My toe nails are pink right now! I like being able to wear bright colors again because of seasons.... I know it's super girlie but I love the color pink!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Africa Africa Africa


Okay, today was one of those days that had nothing cool about it. I went to school, came home, and enjoyed my evening. That's it; nothing exciting at all. So, I decided I would take a picture of my wooden elephant I got in Africa to represent the several hours I spent on the book today.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Social Sunday


Our cute friends Kyle, and Britt invited, me and Tyler, and Garyn and Jill to have dinner to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. We had corned beef and cabbage, watched some basketball, and had some yummy dessert! Hooray for friends :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sewing Saturday


I bought this dress about two years ago and haven't had a chance to wear it because it has been too short. SO, today I finally sat down and lengthened the dress. I sewed a thick strip of lace to white ribbon, and then sewed that to the bottom of the dress. It is now the perfect length, and I love it! I am going to wear it tomorrow to celebrate the first day of spring!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cool Window Follow Up.



Hi, I figured it out! It took me three hours to paint the different layers, but I love how it turned out. I didn't like the circles because I am OCD about random things, and this was one of them. The shapes needed to be uniform as well as the order of the colors. So, I created a map beforehand and spent the afternoon painting instead of working on much needed homework. This is what it looks like from the sidewalk. So, if you happen to be in Provo, and you see the coolest looking window. It's mine! My window rocks.... oh and remember how I said I liked having the blinds up so the sun could come through. Well, it's not really my favorite when It's my day to sleep in. I can't win..only kinda!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Heart Attack On A Plate

This is probably one of my all time favorite desserts! I have no idea what it's called but does it really matter? The bottom layer is brownies, already delicious. The second layer is marshmallow cream, also already delicious. The top layer is chocolate, peanut butter, and rice crispies, delicious (insert singing voices)! aaaghhhhhgghaaaa ... that's what this does to you! I was originally planning on making this for my sister and her family as well as take some to my friend for taking pictures, but haha I only half way followed through. I might just have to try again.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Window


So, my bed is right by the window in my room, and not in a good way. Our apartment complex is right on the corner of a fairly busy street, and even better, my window is right above the parking garage. This is a bad thing... It's noisy, plain and simple. I hear the cars drive by, I hear random peoples music blaring from their cars (but not long enough to actually enjoy the song), and my personal favorite, tap dancing.
I don't know why but some one in my complex likes to practice tap dancing in the garage. This might be a good idea if I wasn't right above the garage and it didn't echo. Oh don't forget, I am not a morning person, at all; so, when I hear tapping early in the morning I start to get angry. The problem about getting angry is the fact that I love everyone in my complex, and so I don't want to be completely annoyed. hmmm problems.
Anyways, my window... because the window is right there when I sleep I HAVE to keep the blinds closed all the time for obvious reasons. This causes more problems. I wiggle a lot when I sleep and more often than not I wake myself up because I hit the blinds and they make noise. So, I have been trying to think of how to fix the predicament that I am in (at least the blinds part). I tried hanging posters in the windows but I missed the sun shining through. So, I did the next best thing; I painted swirls over the window instead. It would be too thick to see through, but it would still let light in.
So, this is what I got. I didn't do it right so I washed everything off and will try again soon. But hey I am getting close to perfection. Who knows, I might actually do the smart thing, take Tyler's advice, and put up my curtains. Hmmm... we'll see.
You didn't think you would get such a detailed story with such a simple picture did ya?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Africa Book.


School was pretty good today. I got some extra motivation to really work hard on marketing my photography company and am looking forward to making it successful. After class I spent 6 hours on my Africa book. I have like 53 pages done and I still have a long ways to go! I have two weeks to finish it! I am excited to finally see the finished product, and get a book printed for me!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Gavin Thomas


My NEPHEW turned fourteen today! That is just crazy to me! I thought I was so much older when I was fourteen.
Anyways, I love this boy (oh sorry "young man") . He is always smiling, and is a great part of our family. I hope he had a wonderful day.... I got some great smiling pictures of him earlier but A- this one is just funny, and B- the great smile ones had another cute nephew blocking a large part of the picture.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Stroga...


Tyler's parents were still in town today, and so we went spent the afternoon with them; it was a nice afternoon. We went to stake conference, and just spent the afternoon chatting at Tyler's apartment. Tyler's mom made stroga..that yummy stuff I can't spell. Anyways, before they left we took a picture! Here's the thing though...it's still on Tyler's camera. So, I will have to replace this picture later! ...don't you love my paint skills though?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Very Manly Afternoon!


Okay I promise I will TRY to stop taking pictures with my phone. But here's the thing. I don't want to miss out on life because I am behind a camera all the time. So, I didn't want to bring my camera out with me today. I wanted to just enjoy it.
Today was cool. Tyler's parents came into town last night and so we spent the day with them. Scary I know! ha ha just kidding it was a good day. We went to Tyler's work to get an idea of his daily life, and then we went to the cutest place ever (wow I sound girlie). Gardner's village up in Draper is girlie so it's allowed.
Anywho, we spent the afternoon looking through all the fun shops, and home decor stuff. I could spend a lot of money on that kind of stuff.
After we went shopping we came back watched the BYU game, and just relaxed. We went to The Riverwoods for dinner, and ate at La Jolla Groves. (Super yummy).
So, it was a good day. This picture is of some adorable bunnies I saw in a window. I had to take a picture for my sister Carillisa; she loves bunnies.ha ha funny reflections, but eh!
(sisters, or girlfriends- This place is calling our names for a girls day out!)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Forgotten Ambition


I used to have the strongest desire to sing and play the guitar. I remember watching my dad play and then my brothers. I still love to sing, and I always feel more comfortable if I am behind a guitar. Hmmm... I started to teach myself several times but I always hit a barrier that I never get past. If I dedicated my time to it I am sure I could be good at it, but I just never push for it.. I hope I can one day be really good, and play more than the same 10 songs!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

View From My "Deck"



Not much to report today! The days are getting longer and I love it! The sun looked really pretty coming through the trees tonight! The end.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Today...

This is Tyler... He was my day today. We ended the day with getting ice cream at the place where we went on our first date. It was a wonderful evening, and I am now going to bed because I am exhausted.
Ignore the quality; it was taken with my phone.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Shpring!


The bushes and trees are budding. This makes my insides and my outsides happy! Spring is almost here. Happy day!--- I think I might actually survive this semester too. I got a bunch of stuff turned in today. Other than that, today was kinda just eh!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monkeys


So, today was another one of those uneventful days. I spent the day in class, visited my family, and had FHE. I also got to babysit my adorable nephew Josh. I was going to take a picture of him for the day but then I realized that more than half my posts are of children. So, I decided I would do something else.
This is my monkey. DeAnna gave him to me for Christmas a few years ago, and I can't help but absolutely love it. Yes sure, thinking monkeys are cool is kinda weird right now, but hey I am allowed. I have liked monkeys pretty much forever. He is the stuffed animal that is on bed...( his eyes are too hard and big to actually sleep with him though). So, because I had an uneventful day you got to learn some random bit of information about me.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

This is My Friend


I love napping, and this spot is the best! I took a nap here today, and I loved it. That leopard spotted blanket is super comfy. I also spend a lot of time studying here as well... As you can tell, today was pretty boring, but very good all the same.
Isn't this your favorite picture I have taken yet....it's up there with the big ugly brown building.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bowl!


We got some friends together last night to go bowling! It was a lot of fun. There were just a few of us that went but it was fun all the same!
Also, my phone is acting really strange. Majority of the people I invited yesterday didn't get my texts till like 12-1 in the morning. So, by the time they were invited it just didn't work! stupid phone! It has also been turning on and off all day today!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Kade!


This is my Nephew Kade- I did a fun photoshoot of him for his birthday today. I got some great shots of him. There are some really cute smiley pictures of him, but I love his eyes and the funny little blue steal thing he's got going on. Happy Birthday little man!

PS-- I didn't do a thing to his eyes. He has such dark eyes it reflected the light off and made them look this cool!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Scissors


Anna has short hair because she cut her hair a few months ago. Well, I went to visit my family today and as I was playing with Anna I noticed that part of her hair was significantly shorter. I thought maybe it was just from the time before, and I hadn't noticed. So, I asked Jon if she had done it again. As I asked Jon if she had cut her hair Anna went very quiet.
As it was, Jon was on babysitting duty while Becky was out, and was sure that there was no way it could have happened in the small amount of time that Becky had been gone. He had cornered all the kids into one area of the room to watch a movie.
After searching for scissors or hair remains Lauren pipes up, and tells us there were scissors by the couches.
Anna had found the scissors in the "blocked off, safe area", and cut several locks of hair off. There was blonde hair all over the place.
Today was one of the days that I am glad I am not her mother. Not because of her cutting her hair but because she is so stinkin cute (as you can clearly see in the first image); I would have the hardest time getting after her!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Babysitting


I have a bias towards my nieces and nephews. As you go through my blog I am sure you can tell that I love them because I already have several pictures of the adorable little ones. I just want to squeeze them (kinda like kittens and puppies)! Anyways, This is Libby and their cute new puppy; the puppy actually likes her. I babysat Betsy and Richards kids today, and will again tomorrow. Yep, it's been fun, and you should be jealous.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Busy?


Remember how I was talking about being busy. Yep, this is the closest thing I could get to a real picture today. I have been needing to work on homework all the time, and this is the wire frame for my Digital Design class. Hope I survive! Sorry for the lack of picture but hey, it's mid-terms!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Bruised


Okay, so I bruise so easily! For FHE tonight we played a fun but painful game. It's kinda like battle mario cart style. Everyone ties balloons around there ankles, and tries to be the last one standing with one or both balloons. So, through out the game you go and try to stomp out the other peoples balloons. I made it pretty far throughout the game; I was one of the last three. In the process I got kicked a couple times, and slipped backwards and hit my back on a car. Oops!
So, I now have a bruise on my ankle, leg, my other knee, my back, and my butt! It was fun.. but I'm not sure if it's worth it....Okay this picture so doesn't show it justice, but the bruise is big and painful!

This picture also represents the need for summer to come- I'm super white!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Overwhelmed


This week has been one of those weeks where I felt like I didn't have any control in my life whatsoever. I have a scholarship essay due tomorrow, and I have spent so much time on my darn computer these last few days that I am ready to have a good break. My mom, and Tyler really helped me out with my essays. I owe them big!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Toaster Stroodle


So, it's been decided that I probably shouldn't watch TV. Commercials suck me in; I start to crave the food they are advertising. I don't really even like peppermint patties and yet after watching the commercial I was dying to have one.
While watching the BYU game today I saw a commercial for these yummy things, and I just happened to buy them after!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Juicer



I have the most wonderful juicer. I went through a faze last semester where I had juice all the time. Because they are also pretty healthy I started to drink them again, and I love them... I don't usually drink them in such a lovely glass but it's all about presentation. Carrot, apple, and lime!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cupcakes!


My Friend Jacque is such a cutie, and she is amazing at cake decorating and cupcake decorating. So, for a relief society activity she taught us different fun ways of decorating cupcakes. It was a lot of fun. These lovely cupcakes above are peanut butter (I am sure you were super curious and very glad I clued you in).
That was the only thing that was exciting today- I went to school, my fams, and the dentist. I had part of my root canal done. They can't finish it till next week so I have a giant hole in my mouth.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Four Months


Aren't they beautiful! Tyler got me a beautiful bouquet of flowers for hitting our fourth month of dating! Tyler is great!