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This is how it works
You're young until you're not
You love until you don't
You try until you can't

You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
Until their dying breath

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What makes me hApPy!!

Okay, haha, every time I get some inspiration, I've gotta share it with you all. (whoever you all are, i don't think anyone really reads this.) Honestly, my blog is the only place I can share things and have it actually mean something. If this was all thrown onto facebook, it just wouldn't be as meaningful to me, or any one else. I'm just hoping that what inspires me on here, will help any one else out who needs it.

So, here goes. alrighty O', here's some advice. Whenever you're struggling, or having a hard time, get down and pray about it. A sincere pray, not just some repetition. Half the time, we get into this routine of praying insincerely. I fall there all the time. But it's when I pray sincerely, that I find the most happiness. One thing I always like to do before reading scriptures, is to pray before hand to feel the spirit and ask for help in understanding it. It makes the biggest difference. Tonight I did just that, and it helped bunches.
My little nephew Dayton is so cute with this. A few nights ago, his pillow wasn't cold enough. So, he prayed that his pillow would be colder, and guess what? Voila! His prayer had been answered. After laying back down, wearin' a big cheesy grin on his face said "I love you Jesus!!" Such a cutie. Dayton has always been a great example to me in his prayers. tonight I'd been reading in proverbs, and in ecclesiastes.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
"1:To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2:A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3:A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5:A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6:A time to get, and a time lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7:A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8:A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."

These verses are just a great reminder to me, that there is a time for everything. God knows what's in store for us. think about it. God knows EVERYTHING. he is the beginning and the end. He knows who we will marry. How many children we'll have. tragedies that are to come. happiness that is to come. it's just up to us. The way is prepared, if only we will follow.

I've found that simple kindness to others, gives me a warm tingly feeling that makes me smile ;) I think it's something called.. happiness?
Whenever I go places, I try and do my best to be kind to others. Sometimes, when I simply say "How are you?" to a cashier or something, it automatically wipes a smile on their face.
Me and abby went to the store, and behind me, there was an old man in a little automatic cart. I asked him if he needed help putting his groceries up, but he declined. He then began conversation with me. it was his 16 yr old daughters birthday, and he didn't know if she would like the card he picked out. He handed it to me, and I read. After reading, I handed it back and said that it was perfect.
One Sunday, we went to the old folks home for sacrament. Honestly, old people scare me to death. I never know how they will react, or what to say to them. When I see all the old people, all I can think is "Just wait, this is where you might be someday. (sorry I'm gonna go off on a tangent. just a warning.) So ya know back in the "olden days"? When men would kiss a girls hand? That was prob pretty much a big ol' kiss in our day. BUT back to old people. I decided to get outta my comfort zone and shake every old person's hand in the room, and it made all the difference. you could see how happy it made them. I was sitting by this old guy, who had a speech problem. when it was time to sing, I opened the hymn book, and held it up to him. He declined it, saying "I can't sing" the best he could. I said "Don't worry, you don't have to. I'll sing for you, and you can read the words." after the song, he thanked me. The next few songs, he repaid me by helping me hold the book up.

Alrighty, The end. it's already 11:41. so much for goin' to bed early. *sigh* hahaha NIGHT!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

what's on my mind...

Okee dok (weird saying, i know.) I just wanted to share a couple of thoughts and feelings i've been having. I usually don't even blog on here (even though the site is called blogger haha) or even talk about personal stuff. to tell the truth, I only come to my blog to listen to my playlist, but I decided that today, I'd try blogging like some people actually do.

So I'll start by an update.
alright, so for my internet life. (i am such a geek lol) See? i even use the stupid text expressions like "laugh out loud" when really, I'm not even laughing out loud. Or on the inside, really. like "LIL" Laughing. inside. loudly. wow, i go off on tangents. but to the point. I facebook way too freakin' much, which is true for everyone, whether you have the guts to admit it or not. i'm ashamed to say I recently joined a site called "my yearbook". Just another thing for me to get addicted to, right? And really, whats with all this "book" stuff? honestly. Can we think of some cooler names people?

I was reading some scriptures, and I found a few things that I really liked. Here are some.
James 4:14, 15, 16, 17

14: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
15: For what ye ought to say, if the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
16: But now ye rejoice in your boastings. all such rejoicing is evil.
17: Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Honestly, I am guilty of this. Lately I've just been doing whatever I want to do, and knowing that I should be doing what I know to be good, but being afraid of standing up for it. I still am.
I always think "if i just be myself, and stand up for what I believe, I will be an example to all. That If i did that I would be helping others so much more, and I could change lives. I could inspire others to become better." this next scripture reminded me that.
James 5:20
"Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins."
another scripture that reminds me...
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father, which is in Heaven."

This next scripture from james 5, got me.
Vs. 13: "Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms." Sometimes it's just so easy for me to forget that God is just right next to me, ready to help. I forget that life is all about the journey to our destination, not the destination in itself. It's the little things in life that remind me of these simple things. There is so much to be happy about! think about all the times we sit around, complaining about the way we look, or planning what to wear, worrying, worrying, worrying. It's all about attitude. I can't stand watching TV drama, where girls sit around yelling at each other and whining about e-v-e-r-y thing!!! come on girls, your wasting your time. Sometimes, I find myself looking in the mirror and saying "why can't I look more like so and so?" or, "why can't I be as pretty as her?" At times like these, I stop myself, and remember that I am my own beautiful, and that God created me exactly the way I am, without one mistake. this is the way he wanted me to look; and then, I have the strength to quit comparing myself to others, and just be happy. :) that cute little smiley over there.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010


the torture is over and now its summer!!! yay! Im so ready to just live life to the fullest and just relax. ITs so nice to be able to walk outside and not worry about what your wearing or how your hair looks, or even if your wearing shoes or not. Im SO so ready to wear my bathing suit all day and basketball shorts. Im ready for CAMPING, SWIMMING, CHILLING, CRAZINESS, SMORES, and everything with the word SUMMER in it. :))))) This weekend were going camping, and its gonna be a stinkin blast!! i cannot wait to just hang out with my family and have a good time. i'll post amazing photos after this weekend. wish me luck

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

TrAvEl pHoTogRaPhEr!!

I'm considering becoming a travel photographer. Sounds kinda crazy, Right? I've wanted to do something in the photography area, and I've always wanted to travel, so why not? I'm taking classes that would lead me to have a career in the photography field. Right now I'm taking a Photo 1 class at school, and next year for 1st semester I'm going to take photo 2, and 2nd semester photo 3. I want to go to the Art Institute to gain my education in digital photography after I graduate. It's not an official decision, and maybe I'll change my mind, but for now it's what I want to do. :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Shelbs Photoshoot

A few weeks ago I did a photoshoot of my sister, shelby. I got some awesome shots that turned out pretty well, with the help of a little photo editing from picnik. Here are some of them, enjoy. :)