Friday, February 25, 2011

happy happy.

birthday to dave!
love you.

don't judge. those glasses are sweet.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

cannot wait.

to see these cute faces.

(don't worry. that hair is fake.)

(i know you hate this pic emma, so do i. we all look like clowns! all the more reason to take a better one when i come. love you!)

love this family.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

denim on denim.

totally loving the denim (hooded) vest layt ordered me.
he knows me so well.
best surprise ever!

(i may or may not have tried to wear it two days in a row..i love it)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

happy day.

of valentine's.

gorgeous flowers from layt.


Monday, February 14, 2011

the only one i love to love.

happy day of love.
photos to come.
but due to a load of homework, i must put them off until later.
for now, know
i love you all.

miss layt.
but even thousands of miles away
he made it the best day ever.

love to all.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

it's addicting.

sushi is.
girl bonding time.

rocking the couch at a party.
we'd worn out our dancin shoes already.


Friday, February 11, 2011


i love this man so much!
my dad is the best ever. i know you think yours is...but the truth is,
mine is. 
(unless your father is my father. i can share.)
he is so kind and giving, and always has good advice and words of encouragement for me.
he is such a talented person, he leaves me in awe. 
i love him, and guess what?
it's his birthday!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

love is all you need.

so mitchell and i decided to start a little band.
the dates are all messed up on it.
but you can check it out.
we'll see how long this lasts...

on an even better note - i got to have tea with layton the other day!
sort of...

don't worry. my roommates already got making fun of us covered.

i'm a fan of the month of love.
i love family.
i love the gospel.
i love layton.
i love virginia.
i love books.
i love music.
i love chocolate.
i love friends.
i love sweaters.
i love hair.
i love tea.
i love the scriptures.
i love beds.
i love blankets.
i love denim.
i love orcas..kidding.
i love scrabble.
i love art.
i love giotto.
i love cafe rio.
i love exercise. 
i love soccer.
i love toms.
i love tokyo.
i love svu.
i love sushi.
i love kids.
i love showers.
i love trees.
i love love.


Sunday, February 6, 2011


i've been back home one week.
and it feels like months.
while i was away, mitchell signed us up to audition for 'svu idol'.
so wednesday we showed up on our way to dinner with very low expectations.
but we were surprised with a 'golden ticket' to perform friday night.
friday night rolled around and i was scared out of my mind.

i hate getting up in front of people.
we were last to perform out of fifteen people. last.
two hours of agony sitting listening to other people, while my palms sweat out an entire lake.
(maybe it was a good thing layt wasn't there...embarrassing clammy hands)

finally we were up. we played a song we wrote.
everyone went crazy after. i am slightly under the impression it was more out of happiness that the show was finally over rather than our performance was good. but hey. i'll take it.
the judges gave us some positive feedback and then deliberated.
we were all up on stage to see what five performances would go on the the next round saturday night.
they called them out in order of appearance. when it came down to the last one, it would either be us, or the girl who sang right before us.
let me tell you - she was awesome. so we figured we lost, and before they even announced it we started talking about where we were going to eat saturday night.

but guess what. it was our names they called.
shock. we were in shock. we got off the stage and our friends attacked us.
it was such a rush. so awesome.
the only problem was. we didn't have any other songs, because we didn't think we'd make it to the next round.

so we spent all night and most of the next day trying to throw something together.
we were a little tired and rushed, so i didn't think we could pull it off.
we went to sushi, showed up for sound check, and then performed.
we didn't do our best - but we got it out.
it was so scary and fun.
we didn't win, but we got an honorable mention. wooo!
people keep asking when we're going to record.
so we'll see about that..

anyway. love the support from all my friends and
here are some pictures. sorry about all the writing.
i should keep up better on here.
practicing before the show.

after getting through the first round. i think they were more excited than we were! so fun.

trying to write a song in one night.
someone surprised us and decorated my door before the second show. so sweet.
second night performance.

so exhausted. you can tell.

love good friends.

playing in the hall after the show.
people started filtering in after a while.
it was cool.

sorry. huge post.
i love music.
i love my family.
my friends.
everyone who puts up with me on a daily basis.
so humbled by all the great love that is shown to me.