Friday, May 29, 2009

hope ya know...

i can't help but love this beautiful message from Elder Quentin L. Cook. it is definitely a hard time right now, but Elder Cook's message is comforting and encouraging.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

wasabi green tea

this soap by william-sonoma is deeeelicious. can't wait it to open it when i get to my new place.

Monday, May 18, 2009

my best image

This was probably my favorite image from my shoots for the first assignment, and my class seemed to like it as well. There are some other variants of it...what do you think about the one I chose to submit for a grade?

A horizontal way to look at it

a little more view of the pond, and no people

more foreground and Jackie on her way down the path

also a little more foreground and less sky

Sunday, May 17, 2009

One word of His supporting grace drives all my fears away.

One of my favorite hymns is penned by Issac Watts and performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I think it is soooo beautiful, and I will never forget the Choir's performance of it at President Hinckley's funeral.

My Shepherd will supply my need, Jehovah is His name,
In pastures fresh He makes me feed beside the living stream;
He brings my wandering spirit back when I forsake His way,
And leads me for His mercy's sake in paths of truth and grace.

When I walk through the shades of death His presence is my stay,
One word of His supporting grace drives all my fears away;
His hand in site of all my foes doth still my table spread,
My cup with blessings overflows, His oil anoints my head.

The sure provisions of my God attend me all my days;
Oh, may Thy house be my abode and all my work be praise;
There would I find a settled rest, while others come and go;
No more a stranger nor a guest, but like a child at home.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

VA 134

so, i'm taking a photography class this term, and I think I'm going to post some of my work on here.

first: one of my beautiful mother, on mother's day. she is so pretty.

a cool bench at our neighbor's farm.

a hill on the farm, and my little sister.

another of my sister--i just loved her dress and the setting of the farm. not to mention the beautiful evening light.

Friday, May 8, 2009

so far

my summer has been soooo amazing. i'm dating this amazing guy. i have a wonderful job being a TA for a great professor. i love my roommates. i have finished The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy, and I'm on to Prince Caspian. i am loving reading these novels. they are so full of allusions to Christ and his beautiful atoning sacrifice for every single person. the allusions are subtle and oh so profound. i love love love it. there is no better way to spend a summer than this, right here, right now. i am seriously so blessed.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


...hope you're asleep by now
...think of you A LOT. strike that. i think a lot of YOU. never mind. both. trying to keep myself distracted.
...want you to know that you make my heart soar.
...can't even begin to figure out what i thought about before you.
...sometimes wonder how much you think about me. filled with gratitude to the Lord for bringing you into my life, regardless of what is to come.
...had an amazing time with you just eating pizza and watching the stars appear.
...feel like a beautiful, amazing, smart woman when i am with you.
...appreciate your willingness to meet my family. they are such a big part of my life, and i am so excited to share them with you.
...have noticed how much your words are worth. way more per capita than mine.
...learn more every day how this relationship functions--the ebb and flow of two lives that came together to make a glorious river. a silly girl. i hope that you don't mind. =)
...have a head full of songs that you remind me of. about you.
...don't ever want you to think otherwise, okay?