‎"Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great purpose in heart."

Friday, July 13, 2012

Look what I made!!!

I made this photo slide of my seven brothers and how amazing they are! ALL of them got married in the temple and I just think that is the best thing ever! Let me know what you think :) Oh and sorry that I haven't posted in FOREVER! I am so crazy busy at college haha.
Brent and Christina, David and Lindsay, Bryan and Celeste, Roger and Janalyn, Kevin and Kristen, John and Cristy, Jason and Elizabeth

Saturday, May 26, 2012

More Visual Media :)

This project was so fun! We had to make a montage. A montage is a mix of two or more pictures and it tells a story. Here is what I came up with! (I hope you can see it. Maybe make it bigger to see.)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Visual Media!

I love my visual media class! I would post all of my projects so far but I don't have them on my computer. But here is one that I did this week. We were supposed to take a picture and then edit it and make sure that a color stood out in the picture. This is my lovely roommate Tessa Pitcher. Isn't she just B.E.A.Utiful???



Saturday, April 28, 2012

Creps Family Gender Reveal

My friend Treesa Creps is having another baby. This time they wanted to find out what gender it was in a fun new exciting way! It turned out so cute and I had so much fun doing it with them.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Jared and Ariel's Wedding!

Sorry it took so long! But here it is and I hope you really like it. It was kind of crazy. It rained and it was really windy but considering my circumstances I think I did pretty well. Let me know what you think :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Chelsey's Bridals

Sorry that I never posted this before but here are Chelsey's bridals that I did a couple weeks before their wedding. Enjoy :)

John and Chelsey's Wedding

I had so much fun doing this wedding! It was my very first experience and I felt like it just flowed so naturally :) Hope you and enjoy it and please let me know what you think and give me your opinion on what needs to be fixed and things that you liked. P.S. it may be better if you go to youtube and watch it so just click on the little youtube button on the video

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I love my family!

On Sunday, my parents and I were talking about how I will be paying for three semesters of school in a row since I want to go to BYU in the winter. It was a pretty depressing topic to talk about. There is seriously no way that I could do that on my own. So we were talking about my resources and how I could earn money during school. One idea was to find more people to do wedding videos for. Though, I didn't know how I would afford a camera. The next day, my sister in-law Christina emailed me asking if I would be willing to babysit for her for a weekend while they went on a trip and in return they would give me their HD video camera that I have been trying out. I pretty much almost started crying because she totally answered my prayers!! Thank you Brent and Christina for being so supportive and amazingly generous to me! I don't know what I would do without such an amazing family :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Temple Day!!

Today me and three other girls had work off so we decided to go to the Salt Lake temple. We first went to the Joseph Smith movie, then did baptisms (which was SO AMAZING!!!) and then just walked around temple square. I decided to take the super awesome video camera that Brent and Stina are letting me borrow, and get some sweet shots of the temple. I got so excited about these cool shots that I decided to make a quick video! Here is what I came up with...enjoy! P.S. Turn up the volume :) It makes it ten times better! Oh and I didn't have my tripod with me so the shots are a little shaky.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Crazy Life :)

I have decided that my blog is more of something to vent to and record my happy or not so happy memories on. So this post will be about some of the silly things, crazy things, and amazing things that have happened to me within the last couple days.
Ashley B. has a friend that is getting married in March. Her name is Chelsey and I got to get to know her a little bit during my first semester at BYU-Idaho. Her parents are divorced so she is trying to do this whole wedding thing on her own. Ashley told her about my desire in making wedding videos as a job one day. Chelsey ended up asking me if I would do her whole wedding! I told her that I would LOVE to and that I would do it for free because I am obviously not pro yet. So I will be going to Vegas in March to do my first wedding!! I am so so SOOO excited! :)
Also, I have another connection that asked if I would practice on them and do their wedding in June! So who knows, maybe I will be starting my future dream a lot earlier then I expected :) :)
For FHE this week we did speed dating. I was super tempted not to go because really, that just sound super dumb. But Ashley B. and I decided to just go to support the ward and make it fun. It ended up being SO fun and we met so many people that we other wise probably wouldn't have given the time. How it worked was that the girls and boys sat on opposite sides of a huge long line of tables. Where we sat, there was a question that we could ask each other. Some of the questions were just 'ask your own question'. I decided to be silly and ask, 'What is your best vacuum impersonation?' I seriously haven't laughed that hard in a long time! Oh man some of the boys would get up and act it out. We had so much fun and some boys even asked if I would like to play volleyball and basketball with them sometime. :) It was such a wonderful time haha
Today, as we know, is valentines day. It seemed like a normal day here at Aspen Grove. I went to work, had a great time, played some volleyball and racquetball with Ashley and then we decided to practice our musical numbers that Taunalee, Ashley and I are doing tomorrow at institute and on sunday in sacrament meeting. While playing the piano, I get a call from Jon Hackamack (who I liked my Junior year of High School). I didn't answer. He calls me three more times. Finally I called him back and he says that he is at Aspen Grove and has something for me....I told the other girls to come with me so that it wouldn't be awkward and maybe he wouldn't stay long. We met up with him and he brought me a rose and candy for valentines day. Ok, I will admit, that is super nice but also SUPER awkward! I haven't associated with him in a very long time and for most of my senior year I thought he hated my guts. He has been texting me off and on just to say hi but I didn't think it was going this far. Anyway, that was my very strange valentines story of the day.
I have been thinking a lot about things lately because usually I have nothing better to do. I have seriously decided that I really miss school. If I could, I would be a full time student right now! It is so hard not really having a social life and still having to deal with high school friend drama. Since I have only gone one semester, I don't really have good college friends so the only people I have to talk to are family and old friends that I'm just not used to anymore. It seems that my life is going forward in some things that I am so excited for but at the same time it is also going backwards. I am very grateful for this job though because it is helping me get to school.
Anyway, thank you blog for letting me let it all out! :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

So much to be thankful for!

While working at Aspen Grove there has been a lot of hard things to deal with. I just keep telling myself that Heavenly Father put me here for a reason but I just don't know what that is yet.

So instead of just complaining and focusing on the bad things in my life, I am going to list a couple things that I am very thankful for right now.

  • My parents: I have really noticed now how amazingly supportive they are! I love them so much and would LITERALLY go insane without them. My mom is such an amazing listener and I'm sure that all of my brothers would say the same. My dad always gives good advise even when I am stubborn and just want to burn it off. He has also taught me to work hard in every aspect in my life, which I am truly grateful for. I love them dearly!!
  • My job: Every time I feel like I am having a slow day or am hating work, I just think of what this job will do for me in the long run. It is giving me money for education and right now that is the most important thing in my life. I absolutely love college and watching myself actually move forward and creating a career. It's just so exciting to me!
  • Friends: I love those friends that are sticking with me from high school. I must admit, some of them I could care less about but I love having those that I can just turn to when I need to be young again. But right now I am so thankful for Ashley and Camille Bingham. They have crazily strengthened my spirit these last couple months. Each of them have AMAZING testimonies that have boosted mine when needed. I can't believe how happy they are and what joy they bring to my life.
  • The Lord: This job has blessed me with a super awesome ward! We are also close enough to provo so that we can go to FHE, institute and the temple every week! I have gone to the temple every week since I started this job and I know that the Lord will bless me for it. I just love having more opportunities to have Him in my life, especially when I feel more stress than I ever have before. His gospel makes me happy and I truly think that happiness is godliness.

I am so blessed! I just need to be better at just taking the time to recognize the many blessings that I really have. I have this quote in my scriptures that I use as a book mark and it says:

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who come short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

That quote means to me that we shouldn't create trials for ourselves. We shouldn't make the little things weigh us down or make us completely stressed about everything in life. We should be seeing how every step in our life is benefitting us for good. That is my major goal with this job, is to see the good and how it will benefit my future. I truly want to find out why Heavenly Father gave me this amazing opportunity.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Count your many blessings!

On Friday I didn't have to work so I went on a wonderful horse ride with my wonderful dad. The horse ride was super awesome and just a real good time. We got home and my dad took his horse out then I got in the trailer to get my horse and she decided to turn towards me and with her shoulder, she smashed me against the side of the trailer. It hurt SO bad!!! I hobbled out with my horse and handed her to my dad. I had hurt my right shoulder really bad and started to cry. I told my mom and she doctored me and I went straight to bed. I missed work on saturday and just relaxed. We also decided not to go to a doctor because we assumed it was just a really bad bone bruise. Today at church, we had a friend in our ward kind of check it out and he was really concerned and told me I should get an x-ray. So my mom and I went to a quick 5 minute clinic place to get it checked. Luckily it's not broken :) I was so happy!! The doctor told me that the muscles around the shoulder blade were just blown up and bruised so it will hurt for about a week or so. I am SOOO grateful that it's not broken!! It hurts so bad and it is hard to do things, especially since it's my right shoulder, but I guess it could be worse. Anyway, that's my lovely story :)