Zions National Park

This trip has been a long time coming. I’ve been wanting to go to zions since i moved to utah almost 5 years ago. Finally I got fed up with my trite excuses that kept me from making the short drive out of provo and into one of God’s most beautiful places. We got to zion’s pretty late and as expected all the official campsites had been filled. We wandered around, even asked a hotel receptionist how much it was to camp on their campgrounds. It was 30 bones for two people. yeah, no thanks. Being my fathers daughter, I knew I just had to ask the right people; the right locals.  I made us stop in the supermarket to ask the cashier what our options were. The bearded man gave us some very specific and yet incredibly ambiguous instructions to some public land which we would just set up […]

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Mems Day

This weekend was absolutely a blast. Monday I had just planned to get the majority of my packing done, but instead it turned into an memorial day adventure. We started by paddle boarding in Utah Lake and it was so fun! (mad probs to caleb for being brave enough to bring his camera and taking pictures). Then we went to a barbecue up in payson canyon and I just absolutely loved every minute of the day. It was a beautiful holiday, and such a fun final weekend before I head out. I’m so thankful for these humans. I was happy to celebrate the lives of those who have given them for our beautiful country.

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Nostalgia is a side effect of Spring

There is something about the advent of spring and summer that makes me inexplicably happy. Like all opportunities that I’ve had or am about to have come full circle and sit in front of me hoping for a few minutes to be admired. Almost exactly a year ago, I got into the BFA program. I remember feeling so relieved that I had finally gotten in. I remember a few days later running off to the mountains with my roommate Brooke to take some photos because we finally had time to do silly things.  I remember feeling so free, and so excited for the growth I knew it would inevitably provide. I also remember last summer to be one of the best summers of my life. It had a little bit of travel, romance, nature, the lake, and it had the ability to change a moments notice. I look back now at what an incredible year […]

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Today.

This day was a pretty special one. Easter. The day we celebrate the single greatest event in human history, the resurrection of Christ. I’m beyond thankful for His presence and guidance in my life.  This morning some of the pals got up at before the sun so we could watch it rise on this sacred day. A symbol of rebirth, regeneration, and the chance we have every day to repent and become whole.  It was the beginning to the most perfect day. We laughed the entire morning as we ate muffins and drank apple juice, and I am so thankful for these humans. what a happy, perfect day.

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that one time I went to a rally.

When our professor Adrian mentioned the rally for clean air happening on Saturday, we were pretty excited to come and try and “march with the masses of humanity” and “make some noise” as he put it. There were plenty of things that we were advocating here: expanding mass transit, making public transportation more affordable, issuing a 10-year moratorium on new freeway construction. Most people here were also worried about the impact of industry – limiting expansion plans and cutting permits for fossil-fuel power plants, refineries and mining. Utah’s air is pretty awful. We’re already at a disadvantage because of inversion, but there is a significant amount of man-made pollutants that we ought to encourage our government to regulate more of. Thats the skinny on why we decided to spend a Saturday being all socially active and stuff.

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Winter chills

I am not a fan of snow, unless I have driven to it for the sole purpose of snowsports or sledding. I am also not really a fan of people talking about the snow, or posting on facebook about the weather, so this post seems obnoxious by nature. Though I just gotta say as much as I hate being cold, and how much I hate driving my 2 wheel drive on snowy roads, I do love how beautiful snow can be. And thats enough for me to allow it to stay a little longer.

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Design and Pictures. My Two Favorite Things.

^^^ this group of humans is a top knotch collection of talent and general awesomeness So my major is kind of the best one to exist. I know you think i’m probably crazy to love school but I genuinely feel like I am learning to see differently every day. I love that my program pushes me to make things that are quality, and knowledgable. It pushes us to be better, to absorb truth, to expand your scope, to actually care. Yesterday we had a field trip to Salt Lake, which was quite fun! We started at Light Spot which is a modern interior design store and we talked a lot about quality, and moving forward in design. The conversation we had with the owner was inspiring because of his incredible passion for what he does, and the aesthetic choices he makes in every day for himself and for clients. Made […]

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Sunday Drive Extravaganza

I love the earth!! I love the fall! (though never as much as i love the spring, but we won’t talk bout that now). This weekend was a really great one! Our church had it’s semiannual general conference which basically means spiritual enlightenment from the comfort of my own couch. I got to hang out with most all of my favorite people, including Aaron here. Aaron and I dated a few years back and I’m here to tell you that Ex’s CAN be friends cause we’re living proof of it. Aaron came down to Utah to see his sister in Salt Lake and I convinced him to come visit me before he left. We had a real swell/goofy time exploring Payson canyon Sunday afternoon. The leaves were SO vibrant and beautiful i could hardly take it in. Though my weekend was filled with a lot of really good things, it […]

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Wanderers

  I suppose we’ve become soft light addicts huh? Tanner and I went people watching and general adventuring in Salt Lake on Friday afternoon. It was a nice adventure. Saturday I went to an Imagine Dragons Concert, which was fun since i hadn’t seen them since they hit it big time. (but at the risk of sounding like a hipster, i loved their old stuff so much more! I mean why didn’t they play tokyo?! okay i’ll stop). Twas mostly way fun because I got to spend it with my good friend Conrad, and I love any chance to see that cute face of his (i might just be saying that cause i know he stalks me regularly).

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Learning to Breath

There is no doubt the Lord knows me personally. On tuesday every little thing (and big thing) that could go wrong seemed to be doing just that. I felt like I just couldn’t get a handle on things and it just drained me. I ended up calling each of my parents broken and tearful trying to get a handle on things while simultaneously falling apart. By the time i got to my last class of the day i was so jaded and full of anxiety. It was then our professor told us about the Utah Chamber Artists and raved about it for a good 20 minutes. He then said that it was free, and there was a shuttle leaving during the last hour of class and if we wanted to go, culture experiences would take precedence over his class. Being moneyless and feelings totally uninspired I knew that I needed […]

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