Thursday, February 25, 2010

.snap shot.

last night, i gave a quick update of what college is lookin like for me, but i thought i'd give you a little snap shot of life! it's been quite a while.

first off. my friend carlee and i adopted three fish over the summer. in october we thought it necessary to buy a water frog. her name was alma. she was perfect. we loved her. we fed her. we read her stories.
three days later...death.
it was traumatic.
we buried her at the park up the road.

last month, our first fish, pabo, decided it was her time too. i may or may not have cried. we buried her alongside alma.

on a happier and my birthday were so fun. i absolutely loved having my whole family here. especially dad. it was so great to see him for so long over the break.

love my new fish eye camera. and niki. love of my life.

chillin with my bestie. love family.
remember that post i did about the two things i wanted for christmas? well... the morning of my {18th!} birthday, dad fed me breakfast, and then took me to... Murdocks Music Store!! it was their last day of being open, so they were having killer deals. dad got me ...

a black telecoustic ibanez guitar!! happiness beyond words. let me tell you. three months later, and i'm still playing it every day. the next week i found a guitar teacher (he comes to my house once a week! it's awesome). last week i learned how to play barre chords. i can now officially say i can play the guitar, and read sheet music. (but nothing close to how my big brothers, trent and blake, can play. they're awesome :) i love having something to take my mind off of hectic life. mother corners me all the time and makes me play for her while she does taxes. love that woman.

And with all that birthday money my loving family sent me?? i bought the longboard of my dreams: the sector 9 mainland. it's sweet. it's possible that i have inflicted serious injuries on myself, and others because of it. worth it.

it's been freezing here! the other day i went out to my car, and had some sweet ice designs from the cold night before. i documented.

last month was prom. my friend josh asked me and it was super super fun. we went sledding and hot tubbing at my friends cabin in brian head. pure bliss.
that night, when he picked me up, dad was there!! so cool to have him see me off to a dance. a dream i've always had, come true.

those are just a few of the happnins out here.
i've been working like crazy on my portfolio, and have a blog dedicated to it, if you want to check it out.
my deadline is coming up! gotta keep bustin it out.

love to all.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Dang. A lot has happened. Where to begin.

I applied for the college of my choice in November:
Southern Virginia University.

I applied for their main scholarship:
the annually renewable 15,000 dollar Marriott Scholarship, awarded to a few students

I crossed my fingers.

Over Christmas break I got a phone call from my admissions counselor, Chrystal Pate, congratulating me on being one of the first accepted to Southern Virginia University.
I just about died of happiness.

So I started getting on other scholarships.
I applied for Visual Art Sterling Scholar for my school. It was pretty random. I walked into my English teachers room, and she handed me a packet and said, I want you to do this. Fill it out. Write me an essay. Get it back to me in an hour.
She scares me at times. So I did what she said.
A month later, I get called down to the lecture hall along with dozens of others who applied for Sterling Scholar and was handed a letter. All the Visual Art applicants (there were 6 of us) decided to open our letters at the same time. After ripping it open, I discovered I had won Art Sterling Scholar for my school.
Meaning, I get my picture up in the hall until the school is burned to the ground, I get a couple hundred dollars, and get to advance to region. Which is next week.

All I need now is that Marriott Scholarship.
Tonight was our last basketball game. After the game, I looked at my phone and saw I had one missed call. Virginia number. I listened to the message. Dean of Admissions with an after hours number. I crossed my fingers and dialed.
He wanted to be the first to congratulate me to being awarded the Marriott Scholarship. I'm thanking the heavens every second.

Three months til graduation. I still can't believe it. It seems like just yesterday I was in the Fallbrook house singing with Lauren and Niki and Ahlin.

So much is happening. But those are the highlights on my future! I love my family. Love love.

heres a little taste of the four seasons in buena vista, va!