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!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Numb


I went to the dentist today and I had a cavity filled, and an appointment for Thursday to get a root canal. Bleh! Well, I went back to school after my appointment and as my face started to regain feeling I realized that my tooth killed. It felt like the nerve was exposed. So, I called my dentist, and asked what I should do. They wanted me to come in immediately to get it fixed. So, I went back in I got numbed up all over again (more this time), and they gave me the first of two root canals for the week. With all the drugs my face was a little bit messed up. You can't eat, drink, kiss, smile, or anything without it being a challenge or just looking and feeling ridiculous.-- I really was trying to smile big in the picture!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Anna Banana


So I spent the whole day with my family without my camera. So, the closest thing I could get to a picture was with my phone. So, aside from the quality of this picture I love it! This little girl is Anna! She is a smart little ball of fire. The reason I took this picture was because I love little kids in overalls (Libby was wearing some too but the only pictures I got of the two of them were blurry). The day was great- I was anxious majority of the time because I was ignoring my homework but it ended productive!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Josh M Lee


This is my adorable new nephew! Today was his blessing day, and man doesn't he look so stinkin cute! He is just getting old enough that he will smile back at ya if you are try and make him smile. This was my favorite picture of the day!

Paella


We went to the beans house for dinner tonight. I was so excited. We had Paella, and this delicious tomato salad. LOVE! We hung out with the Beans and Lees that night. It was nice and relaxing. It was great to spend time with family. We don't get to see the beans very often.

-Because I didn't take a picture today, I am just not going to count it as a day. I will go until I have 365 pictures... even if it's not in one year!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rissy


I took the cutest pictures of my nieces today! I took some great group shots but because they all wiggle I had the hardest time getting a shot with all of them in the picture. And, I realized that the polarized filter was on my moms camera and I didn't find out till after the pictures were taken. So, the pictures turned a bit funny.
BUT this is my adorable niece Rissy. With those eyes are her little sweetheartedness personality she is going to be a little heart throb when she grows up.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Irish Cream


I have an addiction, and I FINALLY found the means of getting my hands on it outside of the USU library. Okay, It's not really an addiction but I LOVE Irish Cream steamers. Other kinds of steamers are good but Irish Cream just hits the spot. It reminds me of USU campus and how much I loved getting the warm drink when it was freezing outside.
Since I left Utah State I have been looking for Irish Cream Steamers everywhere or even just the syrup so I could make my own.
Well, I finally found it.... at the wonderful place, Maceys!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Illusionist

This was a strange movie- I don't even know how to describe it. At first I really didn't like it and I felt like I wasted and hour and a half of my life but then when I think about it I don't really think it was that bad. It's possible that I was just not in the mood for it. It was very artistic and I did like the music in it!
It won best animation in France...Kinda surprising! I kind reminded me of a story book illustration that moved (kinda). Click on the link if you want to see the trailer.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

February Fake Out


February fake out is now over. We had a good week or so of absolutely beautiful weather and it came to a close today. The day started off with me in flip flops it was so nice out, and ended with snow. (I did switch to shoes somewhere in the middle of the day). I am excited for the warm weather that is coming, but I won't complain too much about the moisture we are getting now.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

FLASH!


So, Valentines Day was wonderful; I got to spend it with Tyler! We went to dinner, and stopped by my parents house to visit with Becky and Jon and the cute little kids. Anyways, Tyler knows me all to well. He bought me a new flash for my camera. I am really excited about it. It is a sweet flash with a ton of really awesome features. I love love love it!
Tyler and I were playing around with it tonight and were distracting the heck of Jenny while she was trying to work. So, the picture isn't set up right and the flash is a blown out but it shows the documentation of me learning my new gift! -Thanks Tyler! (I am excited to have him let me practice and use him as my model)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love love Love~


The boys in our ward gave all the girls in the ward a long stem rose. It was really sweet! These lovely roses are the very same ones.
Well, I went to bed Sunday night thinking of everything I needed to get done that day when I realized I didn't do my photo assignment.. Oops- So, I took a picture of these in the morning (we needed to use natural lighting) and then I enjoyed the rest of valentines day. The picture isn't very creative but they are still beautiful!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Jimmy James Russell


Okay- I took this picture yesterday when I did the shoot with David BUT I didn't edit anything about it till today and they were both great models that I had to use this photo too! If you want a fun date with this tall man here, I can set you up!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Paco


So, remember how I was using brownies as a good ploy to take photo shoots of some of my guys friends! Well, this wonderful fellow here is my friend David. We became friend back at Timpview when I switched high school! Look at how handsome he is. He is single ladies, and a great guy.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Photo Booth


Today was not the usual; it was just as busy but not the usual! I didn't have class today and so I had a chance to catch up on a lot of stuff! I cleaned my room, finished my laundry, washed the car, made a trip to the storage unit, organized pictures, actually had meals, went to a photography seminar and I went to work.
As for my night- I had so much fun. Tyler and I went to the new place called "Provo Beach Resort." Oh my- so much fun. Great place for a date night! I highly suggest it. We went on the ropes course, and did the indoor Crockett. They also have a flowrider (indoor surfing) that we want to try out in the summer, a pine wood derby track with kits to paint cars, arcades, the golf things that are on a screen (golf simulators?), and other fun stuff.
Anyways, the only documentation I have of the very fun evening is this lovely photo strip that we got taken there. I don't know why but I absolutely love photo strips.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Big Ugly Brown Building


Welcome to the big ugly brown building- This is the place that I work at everyday! It may seem like a pretty boring picture but that's kinda what it is. But, now whenever you want to day dream about what I am doing at the very moment you are thinking of me, you can either picture the UVU campus, or this building right here.

Food for thought- okay you have .5 min aka 30 sec. before you need to get to work, but you need to take a picture. How would you take a picture of a building such as this and actually make it look cool!?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stiletto


So, I have been thinking about my job and how it's really going to help me get back on my feet and hopefully catch me up a little bit on the things that I need. I have been thinking about what I have been going without because of the lack of funds, and new clothes is one of the top picks. Other than a new skirt and shirt (from DI mind you), I haven't bought new clothes in a long time.
I have a few outfits that are cute and nice, but most my clothes are getting pretty old, especially my shoes. So, in a couple pay checks I think I am going to buy a good pair of shoes that won't fall apart right away!

-The shoe in the picture is from Jess W Stokes wedding from two years back (holy cow it's almost been two years). I was her maid of honor and bought these painfully cute shoes to match the dress. Wearing those while in the wedding line was the stupidest idea of all time.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lights out!


So, nothing cool happened today that would be worth notating- which gives me the opportunity to explain this fine picture we have above! You may think that it is just some random picture, and you would be right. BUT there is a story!
This past Saturday our kitchen light started to fade, and is now almost completely out; it has a very low glow that flickers a little bit. Instead of solving the problem and getting new light bulbs my roommates pulled my lamp from the family room and it's now currently lighting our kitchen. It's kinda obnoxious because it's not bright at all but I sorta want to just leave it. I am more curious to see how long it will just stay there- my guess... till that light bulb burns out.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Job + Money = Still Poor (but not stressed)


So, I started my new job today! I think I am going to enjoy it. I already had two sales and I think I might actually do well at sales. I just need to practice some more, and I think it will come along. Because of my sales it added up to about $20/hour. Can you hear the angels singing? Well, I can't. If you can, I think you might want to go get that checked.
So, I love the feeling of not being stressed about work but having a job now creates stress with school. I WILL win eventually. I only have two more semesters left. I can see that light at the end of the tunnel (kinda like when people die, but mine is a happy light).



Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowling It Sunday


What a fun day; Super bowl Sunday is great... The food is why I love it! I can't claim I am a sports fan because I would be lying! I do enjoy watching some games- there are just few games that I actually care about what the score is. We hit two parties today, and had some great food. I sadly didn't bring my camera to any of the events. :(
So, let me explain the picture for the day- Church today was spot on to exactly what I needed to hear. It was wonderful! It was testimony meeting which is always nice, but for Sunday school/family relations our bishop gave a lesson on communication(hence the phones), which was really really good! Then in relief society we talked about not getting discouraged in our lives and feeling helpless in the goals we have for ourselves, or just life in general. It was wonderful..
So, the picture of the phones is to represent the lesson on communication because I forgot my camera. (not to mention it could have been really weird because I only knew people at one of the parties)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Scum Sundaes



Tyler and I had a bunch of friends over at my apartment tonight for games and ice cream. It was a lot of fun. We had ice cream sundays, and played scum. So, fun!
I realized tonight that I don't have any girlfriends anymore. We had about 7 guys there, and by the end of the night we had only 3 girls. The boys were asking me why I didn't have any girls there to help with the odds, and that is when I realized my life is pretty sad on the whole girlfriend bit. All of my closest girlfriends are either married or in Logan.

-Brooke and Nikki are close though and they rock!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Woodses, Woodsen, A Box of Woodsen


This is my good friend Scott Woodland. I bribed him with brownies so I could do a photo shoot with him. I realized that I don’t have any male portfolio pieces. He did an awesome job. This is just one of many really nice photos that we took. My lovely cousin Brooke came with me and took pictures as well.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Brooke n' Duncan


I've been itching to take more pictures, and work on my lighting. I want to get better at fill flash- I am really bad at it! Before I went out and took some pictures today Brooke was kind enough to let me take her lovely picture! Isn't she great!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bosette's Wall


I have the cutest freshman roommates! They are always laughing and having so much fun. I miss the days when it was a frequent occurrence to laugh so hard that my insides would hurt and I couldn’t breath anymore- Those days still happen, just not as frequently.
These lovely ladies decorated the wall behind them (we usually have a calender covering the ugly phone jack). It was originally meant for a quote wall but it’s too cute to write on.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Keira Bageira


So, I kinda cheated because I am starting this blog on the third. I am just filling the first two days of the month with the most recent pictures I have taken…
About a week ago I babysat for Richard and Betsy, and I of course had to take pictures of the adorable girls. Both Libby and Keira were happy to model for me... Garret refused; he was watching the movie.

note: I didn't touch her eyes at all in photoshop- when I turned the picture into black and white this was the result. They popped on their own.