Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 31: Chopsticks

Tonight Brayden was attempting to eat his dinner with chopsticks.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 30: Snuggler

I rocked my little sister to sleep tonight. She is such a snuggler. 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Day 28: Brian Regan with the Fam

Tonight my family and I went to see Brian Regan..such a great way to spend a Saturday night! And isn't my Grandma just the cutest?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 27: I Can Hear the Bells

We had the privilege of walking around BYU campus today. This is the bell tower.  It was a great UTA conference and I'm really glad I was able to be part of it!

Day 26: UTA

Today I spent the day at BYU for the Utah Theater Association Conference! It was SO MUCH FUN.  I went on a "date" and we shared this icecream, met some awesome new people (when you throw hundreds of drama students together, friendships are bound to be made), watched the "Impact" show with some really well done pieces, and ended the night with "The Elephant Man."  There were only 40 seats available and we were lucky enough to get five of them.  I was lucky to get one of the five tickets and I'm SO GLAD I did, because it was BRILLIANT.  The best show I have ever seen done on stage (or one of the best, hands down.) It was so good.  AHHH. My life is changed forever.   

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 25: Stir Fry

Tonight I made Stir Fry for dinner...I feel really accomplished.  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 24: Smile

Tonight Bethany and I spent some quality sister time together. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 23: Chinese New Year


Happy Chinese New Year!! Jacob and I with our hearty appetites decided to make dumplings after school today. No, they were not homemade and yes, we still managed to burn them.  But burned or not, they were still delicious.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Day 22: 100 Years

I took this outside the Conference Center today.  It was the celebration or commemoration of 100 years of seminary.  Not only did I get to listen to President Boyd K. Packer speak, I got to listen to him from about 17 rows from the front.  It was incredible.  My favorite part was when President Monson, President Eyring, and President Uchtdorf walked in.  A sudden hush filled the room and everyone stood up.  I could see the Prophet's smiling face and the way he acknowledged everyone.  All the other parts were great too, and I felt so grateful and proud to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I wish I could capture that feeling into a picture. I guess this will have to do for now.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Day 21: True Love

These two wonderful models are my parents. After 21 years of marriage and seven kids, they still have time to sit down and eat (cereal?) together. I love 'em.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Day 20: Love my Cheese Steaks

Today in History we learned that "phil" means love.  I went home and made my own version of a Philly Cheese Steak. So this literally means "Love" Cheese Steak. Mmmmm. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Day 18: Rainy Day

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's learning to dance in the rain."

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Day 16: Old School.

After doing five hours of tech work at the high school, I decided to take a little stroll down Main Street.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 15: What Would Jesus Do?

Brianne and I (with a little help from her family) made these "What Would Jesus Do" bracelets for our lesson today. They turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Day 14: Fenced in.

I was trying to get some cool pictures of the horse behind my work today when I noticed the fence.  I really liked the way it looked with the blurry horse in the background.

Day 13: Friday the Thirteenth

My finished, 35 minute essay for Ap History. We got them back today during class and my score was better than I was expecting which was a pleasant surprise.  It's been a really long and stressful semester, so that was a great way to end it on a good note. This now means that I am halfway done with my  junior year, and, more importantly, halfway done with HIGH SCHOOL! (Since high school here is just sophmore, junior, and senior.) 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 12: A pair of boots.

"You can never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view..."
~To Kill a Mockingbird
So take a minute before you judge someone and walk a mile (or two) in their shoes, in this case boots, and you might just see them from a different perspective.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 11: Man in the Moon?

The moon was calling my name tonight, and I couldn't resist.  After doing the proper research, I can expertly hypothesize that this moon is on it's way to becoming a Waning Gabbous. (I think.)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Day 10: Buckle Up!

Em just really wanted to be safe on the way home from Arby's so she chose to sit in the car seat.  Hey, better safe than sorry!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 9: January 9, 2012

A beautiful winter sunset peeking through the trees in the backyard of my work.  God is truly an artist.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 8: January 8, 2012

Justin Bieber look alike? Nah, Nick is way more good looking.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 7: January 7, 2012

Brayden with his cute little clip-on tie at Sammi's baptism.  It was such a spiritual/emotional day with Mike having the opportunity to baptize Sam. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Day 6: January 6, 2012

My neighbors exchange student from Spain, Maria, has been begging me to let her come over and hold my little sissy...and today she was finally able to.  It makes me happy that I have friends who love my little siblings ALMOST as much as I do. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day 5: January 5, 2012

With the APUSH test taken (35 minutes to write an essay, and 40 minutes for 60 multiple choice questions), I now have time to practice my festival songs. Yay!! (Gotta love the self timer.)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day 4: January 4, 2012

My Ap US History (APUSH) textbook.  We have our final exam for the term tomorrow and I'm REALLY stressed.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 3: January 3, 2012

So I realize that this isn't the most artistic picture, but it was just too embarrassing to not post.  Today at lunch I may or may not have spilled applesauce all over Dallin's shirt...I felt really bad, and as much as I tried, paper napkins just aren't very good at cleaning up applesauce.  Thankfully he's a really nice guy and hopefully won't hold any hard feelings towards me.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 2: January 2, 2012

Found these funky veggies in the backyard of my work.  Such a beautiful FALL or SPRING day in, wait, January? Yes. It's true.  It definitely did not feel or look like winter outside. Global warming anyone?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 1: January 1, 2012

Happy New Years!! I took this right after midnight with my friend, Josh, who is heading to BYU in a few days.  He's really made cross country fun this year with his funny sense of humor and great personality.  We're really going to miss him.