i like this world wide church and being a youth in it today.
we get the best themes! this year:


i am ninja.

the question:
(clever words with the mickey mouse)

the answer:
(it was instant)

when he came to my house to ask me to sweethearts
i went to his to answer him.
we passed eachother on state street.
he was sure surprised when he got back home.


i wrote a novel.

it's titled: sophomore.  it has 365 pages. a page an entry. an entry a day.
one full year documented.

i'm in the process of writing it's sequel: junior.  it's past half way completed now. 
the pages are flipping by fast, but the words they contain are some of the my favorites.

now, i can only dream of what will fill the pages of my book titled: senior
some of the most memorable of my life, i hope.

this habit of mine began far before the tenth grade. 
it formed rather amidst the grade of sixth and grew to solid form by ninth. 
it was in tenth that i started my series of volumes by year. 

after graduation i'll start one short publication
titled: the insecure stage between graduation and the "real life".
then proceed with the next best sellers, 2014, 2015, etc.

this series will be a continuation through out my life. 
i can't even begin to imagine what
twists, turns, and fairytale magic
that will unfold in my story.


senior shoots are so fun, i love working with new people! so contact me if you're interested!


i love temple square.
i love temples.
i love the conference center.
i love seminary.
i love celebrating it's 100 year aniversary.
i love all the apostles.
i especially love the prophet.
i love being apart of something so great.
i  just love this gospel.

(i also love taking pretty pictures, photoshop, and vintage edits.)



here's my favorite list of scripture gems:

Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.
~2 Nephi 31:20

…My soul delighted in the scriptures…My soul delighted in the things of the Lord…
~2 Nephi 4:15-16

…But the righteous fear them not, for they love the truth and are not shaken.
~2 Nephi 9:40

Lift up your heads and be of good comfort…and I will also ease the burdens which are upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs...and this will I do that ye may stand as witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions.
~Mosiah 24:13-14

…ye look to God and live…
~Alma 37:47

Therefore, hold up your light that it may shine unto the world. Behold I am the light which ye shall hold up…
~3 Nephi 18:24

Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me; ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
~Doctrine & Covenants 88:63

Search diligently, pray always, and be believing,
and all thing shall work together for your good…
~Doctrine & Covenants 90:24

...Know thou, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good...Fear not, for God shall be with you forever and ever.
~Doctrine & Dovenants 122:7,9

Who can find a virtuous woman?  For her price is far above rubies.
~Proverbs 31:10

Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God. 
~Doctrine & Covenants 18:10

..and with His stripes, we are healed.
~Isaiah 53:5

just thought i'd share it :)


look what five years can do.

turn this:

into this:


i just finished watching Bridge to Terabithia
(such a good movie, i love AnnaSophia Robb)
and now i am officially excited for the Hunger Games movie.
can march 23th come any sooner?


i love it when disney pays me to buy their DVDs.

today i got a package in the mail.  a brand new dvd.
a receipt came with it; claiming a total of $0.00
a beautiful sight.
this dvd marks 35
in my classic disney dvd collection.
my check list has the goal of 50.
but that number grows whenever disney releases a new movie.
(and yes the top dvd in above photograph is the movie tangled,
signed by rapunzel and flynn rider themselves.)
  1. Cinderella
  2. Beauty & the Beast
  3. Sleeping Beauty
  4. The Little Mermaid
  5. Snow White
  6. The Lion King
  7. Aladdin
  8. Hercules
  9. Peter Pan
  10. Tarzan
  11. Pocahontas
  12. Mulan
  13. Toy Story
  14. A Bugs Life
  15. Monster's Inc.
  16. Finding Nemo
  17. The Incredibles
  18. Cars
  19. Ratatouille
  20. Robin Hood
  21. Meet the Robinsons
  22. Lady and the Tramp
  23. Fox and the Hound
  24. Wall E
  25. Pirates of the Caribbean
  26. Aristo Cats
  27. Jungle Book
  28. 101 Dalmations
  29. National Treasure
  30. Alice in Wonderland
  31. Bambi
  32. The Rescuers
  33. Mary Poppins
  34. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  35. Enchanted
  36. Pinocchio
  37. Up
  38. Dumbo
  39. Fantasia
  40. The Sword in the Stone
  41. Homeward Bound I & II
  42. Nightmare Before Christmas
  43. The Princess and the Frog
  44. Toy Story 2
  45. Toy Story 3
  46. Holes
  47. Tangled
  48. Cars 2
  49. Pixar short films
  50. Bridge to Terabithia


that awesome moment when
you like a guy
and he likes you back
and then that guy has a best friend
who likes your best friend
and your best friend likes that guy back
and then the four of you go on double dates
and have the best of times.

(a remote control for my camera=the best toy ever.)


a first.

byu basketball game.

taken by a date,
that was introduced to grandpa, british step-grandma, and cousin.

13 dollars later, we had two large dippin' dots.
that makes for a second first.
i've never had dippin' dots before.

after about a 40 point lead, we won.

the games are a bigger deal than i realized, it was an awesome first.
and a super fun date!



a lot of it at the moment.


work hard.

hard work is worth it.
keep trying and improving, it'll come.
never give up,
set your mind to it, be determined.
the higher difficulty the better the reward.
so don't let anything stand in your way.

and the success will build you up;
it feels good to accomplish.


we gonna party like, like it's two thousand and twelve.

it's been the best year so far.
let's just say a new years resolution has already been checked off,
and i can no longer say that i've never been kissed.
don't worry, it wasn't too lame.
there was a pretty view of the sparkeling valley
and fireworks were going off across the street.
only a couple minutes into the new year
and it was already the best one yet.

may happiness last through out the rest.