Monday, November 30, 2009

Top 20 Unfortunate Lessons Girls Learn From Twilight

A friend sent this to me and I thought it was pretty funny. I just had to share it with everyone.

1. If a boy is aloof, stand-offish, ignores you or is just plain rude, it is because he is secretly in love with you — and you are the point of his existence.

2. Secrets are good — especially life-threatening ones.

3. It’s OK for a potential romantic interest to be dimwitted, violent and vengeful — as long as he has great abs.

4. If a boy tells you to stay away from him because he is dangerous and may even kill you, he must be the love of your life. You should stay with him since he will keep you safe forever.

5. If a boy leaves you, especially suddenly (while telling you he will never see you again), it is because he loves you so much he will suffer just to keep you safe.

6. When a boy leaves you, going into shock, losing all your friends and enduring night terrors are completely acceptable occurrences — as long as you keep your grades up.

7. It is extremely romantic to put yourself in dangerous situations in order to see your ex-boyfriend again. It’s even more romantic to remember the sound of his voice when he yelled at you.

8. Boys who leave you always come back.

9. Because they come back, you should hold out, waiting for them for months, even when completely acceptable and less-abusive alternative males present themselves.

10. Even though you have no intention of dating an alternative male who expresses interest in you, it is fine to string the young man along for months. Also, you should use him to fix things for you. Maybe he’ll even buy you something.

11. You should use said male to fix things because girls are incapable of anything mechanical or technical.

12. Lying to your parents is fine. Lying to your parents while you run away to save your suicidal boyfriend is an extremely good idea that shows your strength and maturity. Also, it is what you must do.

13. Car theft in the service of love is acceptable.

14. If the boy you are in love with causes you (even indirectly) to be so badly beaten you end up in the hospital, you should tell the doctors and your family that you “fell down the steps” because you are such a silly, clumsy girl. That false explanation always works well for abused women.

15. Men can be changed for the better if you sacrifice everything you are and devote yourself to their need for change.

16. Young women should make no effort to improve their social skills or emotional state. Instead, they should seek out potential mates that share their morose deficiencies and emotional illnesses.

17. Girls shouldn’t always read a book series just because everyone else has.

18. When writing a book series, it’s acceptable to lift seminal source material and bastardize it with tired, overwrought teenage angst.

19. When making or watching a major feature film, you should gleefully embrace the 20 minutes of plot it provides in between extended segments of vacant-eyed silence and self-indulgent, moaning banter.

20. Vampires — once among the great villains of literature and motion pictures — are no longer scary. In fact, they’re every bit as whiny, self-absorbed and impotent as any human being.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


One of my favorite things to do in Utah is go on long drives up the many canyons here. Since it's now my favorite season I thought I need to take my camera with me when I go on my drives. These aren't the greatest pictures but for those of you not in Utah I thought you'd like to see what it looks like right now. It's absolutely breathtaking. To me, there is no better season. I can't get over the colors. All these pictures are taken up Spanish Fork Canyon, American Fork Canyon, Provo Canyon and along the Alpine Loop.

I just had to add this next cat decided this was the most comfortable place to sleep. HMMM.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

No Life

For the next few weeks I will be glued to the tv. Sad, I know, but I am a dedicated fan of the following shows:


(also on Tuesday & Wednesday)




No worries though, I'll still find the time for gym, dinner and answering texts! ;) Other than that, it will have to wait.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Meet Berrie

A few weeks ago I mentioned to my brother Doug that I wanted to get a cat (not thinking that he'd actually agree to getting one) and to my surprise he said YES! We got online and found the most adorable kitten ever! Unfortunately we were not able to get her until the following day so the next day my friend Bri went with me to check her out. The lady she was with had her and a few other kittens in her garage to basically fend for themselves (mommie cat had been killed by a dog) so I was glad to get her out of there. Once I got her home we gave her a much needed bath and some love. It's now been almost 3 weeks since she's been with us and has been so much fun to have around. She still gets a little scared when other people are around, but she's getting better. She loves to cuddle when she's tired and loves to play when she's not. Her name is Berrie partly because her eyes look like blueberry's and partly because my sister has a cat named Hallie....get it....Hallie Berrie. I love her!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

10 Reasons why I LOVE my Mom!

1. She is beautiful both inside and out.

2. She is always up for an adventure and is always willing to try new things or travel to new places.

3. She is devoted to her family

4. She loves and values family traditions

5. She is hard working

6. She is wise and always knows what to say at the right moment

7. She can laugh at herself and is always fun to be around

8. She will be an amazing grandmother someday

9. She is the most loving, understanding and patient person I know

10. She has 3 pretty awesome kids. If it wasn't for her (and of course you too dad) we wouldn't be who we are today. And also because she gave me my brother and sister and I love her for that

(haha this was the only picture I could find of the three of us!)
I LOVE you Mom! Happy Mother's Day!

I also wanted to say a few things about my Aunt Jackie who I would also consider my second mother. She has lived next door to my family for almost 20 years now (I think) and I have loved every moment of it. I know I can go to her for support, advice, friendship and love without any feelings of judgement.

Thank you Jackie for everything you've done for me, my family and our extended family. Thank you for all the wonderful memories you've shared with us. We love you and appreciate everything you've done for us!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Logan & Lisa

My beautiful cousin Lisa is getting married next month and I had the privilege to take her and her fiance's engagement photos. We ended up doing one shoot at The Riverwoods in Provo, but I wasn't happy with the shots we got there so the following weekend we went to downtown Provo where I found a brick wall I love and then up to Aspen Grove at Sundance. We had a lot of fun and I think she ended up with plenty of shots to choose from. Here are a few of my favorites:

Lisa if you ever read this, I'm so happy for you and I know you've found a great guy who will make you happy. I love you!!