Saturday, February 26, 2011

a TV show you're currently addicted to .

day 14 a TV show you're currently addicted to.

modern family.
seriously... it's my favorite show right now.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

your favorite musician(s) and why?

day 13 your favorite musician(s) and why?

michael buble ... what a cutie.. i love his voice.. and his style of music. it's just really.. attractive and very easy to listen to.

natasha bedingfield ... i love her music. it has such a great message to it.

what girl doesn't like taylor swift? pretty sure i listen to her music on a weekly.. if not daily basis.

i have a lot of other musicians that i really like.. it's always so hard to choose favorites!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

a photograph of the town you live in.

day 12 a photograph of the town you live in.

i am from a town called vermillion, sd. i have lived there all my life..
(minus the college part) and i actually really like this little south dakotan town.

it has a little over 10,000 people..
but also the university of south dakota is located in vermillion
... so the students make the population grow a little bit.

vermillion is located right next to the missouri river. . a kind of gross river. i can't believe i actually swam in there!
also, lewis and clarke found spirit mound near vermillion!!

a picture of historic downtown vermizzie.

a picture of old maine.. which is located on usd's campus.

what's in your makeup bag?

day 11 what's in your makeup bag?

well.. i am just going to tell you about my favorite eye shadow... which happens to be victoria secret. i just love the color, the look, and the last. it's not that expensive either.. if i were you.. i would totally check it out. i love it!

Monday, February 21, 2011

a photo of your favorite place to eat.

day 10 a photo of your favorite place to eat.

yes, this is our porch at my house in south dakota... and yes this is my favorite place to eat. i love eating with my family. they just crack me up so much. they're a riot. i miss eating with them... because i absolutely love it.

what are my home cooked favorite meals you ask?

my dad's freshly made hamburgers on a hot summer day.
my mom's enchiladas and her yummy fajitas
fresh blt's good
my dad's homemade pizza

eating as a family is so important... and fun!

ps. of course i had to post a picture of our beautiful backyard. i think we have one of the prettiest backyards in the state of south dakota. what do you think? also.. if you look and see the mountains in the distance.. that's nebraska!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

a photo of something you last purchased.

day 9 a photo of something you last purchased.

well this isn't a photo that i took... but this is my last purchase... to make what you ask? chocolate chip cookies of course! what else.

and just because.. i will give you the recipe we use:

Absolutely the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
recipe image
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 24
"This is a secret family recipe for chocolate chip cookies! Everyone who tries them begs for more. Enjoy!!"
1 cup butter flavored shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons Mexican vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
2.In a large bowl, cream together the butter flavored shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla .Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
3.Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

a song to match your mood.

day 8 a song to match your mood.

i chose this song because i finally told my parents and my family that i am not going to be moving back to south dakota for the summer. i am staying here(rexburg, idaho) or moving to utah. it's hard because i know how much i love being

around my family and they mean the world to me. they really do. i love my parents soo, so much and they are literally like my best friends. i love my brother and his fiance sara (who are getting married on may 28th!) and i am so, so excited for them to begin their life in vermillion, sd. i love my family at home. i love my dogs and i love my friends. but.. i .. i almost feel like i have grown into an adult here.. i have become who i am.. and i just love all of my friends. my roommates are literally like my sisters. i love each of them SOO much. i am growing up. i am holding leadership positions and i have responsibilities. weird right? but it's true... to me, at this point.. it doesn't make sense for me to just leave
everything and move back home for a couple months. and it's hard.. it's hard to talk to my dad about it... because it's hard to tell him that i am growing up... it's hard to tell

him i'm not eighteen anymore... and that i'm only visiting home this time. .. but.. i know it's the right decision. .. and that doesn't mean i will always be happy i made the decision.. and that doesn't mean that i won't miss being with my family at home over the summer...and it doesn't mean that it will be simple.. .. but it does mean that i've taken the initiative to maybe.. perhaps.. almost.. become...dare i say it?.. grow up and become an adult.

(my daddy and i..isn't he the sweetest?)
(jameson, my brotha.)

(my mom is so pretty)
(mom and dad)
and mom and dad, if you are reading this.. i love you.. and i will always be your little hopper. thank you for your support .. and your battle... for in your questions and thoughts my eyes are opened and i start viewing things in a different light. sometimes i realize i am being an idiot.. sometimes my choices and ideas get validated ... but always it shows me how blessed i am to have two wonderful parents who love me and care for me.. and just want to see me do what's right. thanks for being there.. and willing to put up with my stubbornness... and i want you to know.. i cherish the times we spend together.. and the examples you are to me... and sometimes.. it's true. . i wish i'd never grown up and would have the luxury of giving you the biggest hugs everyday.
i love you.


never grow up - taylor swift.

Your little hands wrapped around my finger
And it's so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter 'cause you're dreaming
So I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light

To you, everything's funny
You got nothing to regret
I'd give all I have, honey
If you could stay like that

Oh, darling, don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh, darling, don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
It could stay this simple

I won't let nobody hurt you
Won't let no one break your heart
No, no one will desert you
Just try to never grow up, never grow up

You're in the car on the way to the movies
And you're mortified your mom's dropping you off
At 14, there's just so much you can't do
And you can't wait to move out someday and call your own shots

But don't make her drop you off around the block
Remember that she's getting older, too
And don't lose the way that you dance around
In your PJs getting ready for school

Oh, darling, don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh, darling, don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
[ From: ]
It could stay this simple

No one's ever burned you
Nothing's ever left you scarred
And even though you want to
Just try to never grow up

Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room
Memorize what it sounded like when your dad gets home
Remember the footsteps, remember the words said
And all your little brother's favorite songs

I just realized everything I have
Is someday gonna be gone

So here I am in my new apartment
In a big city, they just dropped me off
It's so much colder than I thought it would be
So I tuck myself in and turn my night light on

Wish I'd never grown up
I wish I'd never grown up

Oh, I don't wanna grow up, wish I'd never grown up
Could still be little
Oh, I don't wanna grow up, wish I'd never grown up
It could still be simple

Oh, darling, don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh, darling, don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
It could stay this simple

Won't let nobody hurt you
Won't let no one break your heart
And even through to you want to
Please try to never grow up

Don't you ever grow up
(Never grow up)
Just never grow up

Friday, February 18, 2011

your dream wedding.

day 7 your dream wedding.

my dream wedding... hmmm.

i have always wanted an outdoor wedding.. a summer wedding. i want all my family and friends to come together and celebrate and have just the greatest time. my dream wedding would include lots of laughter, smiles, and great memories. my outdoor wedding reception will have tones of tables and lights draping over the area. there will be a dance floor.. a big one. (everyone will be required to dance). their will be lanterns and flowers and bubbles and fun stuff for everyone.

also, my dream wedding would include a temple marriage. i want to get married in a temple (who knows which one?) for time and all eternity. i've included pictures of some temples that i think are just so gorgeous. directly below is a picture of the sealing room in the manti, utah temple. isn't sooooo beautiful? the bride and groom kneel at the alter and receive a blessing upon their marriage in which lasts through all eternity... as in.. forever!... none of this "til' death do we part".

here are some pictures of beautiful temples.. or houses of the Lord.

mesa, arizona

laie, hawaii

salt lake city, utah

logan, utahsan diego, california

i love this style. here are pictures of what i want my wedding reception to look like... a beautiful, fun, outdoor wedding.

yes, i still want to walk down the isle. .. something simple.. yet elegant and beautiful.

i want to have a daddy daughter dance.

so there it is.. a glimpse at my dream wedding.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

a photo of an animal(s) you'd love to keep as a pet.

day 6 a photo of an animal(s) you'd love to keep as a pet.

who doesn't want a monkey?

a pot belly pig! why not? you cannot tell me he isn't a cutie pie.

i've always kind of wanted a golden retriever. they are just such beautiful, fun, and playful dogs.

bulldogs! i think they are adorable and i have always wanted one!! isn't he just so cute?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

a photo of yourself two years ago.

day 5 a photo of yourself two years ago.

this is my friend sonia. this is from february 2009 when we went to the vocal point concert. i love her very much... and she is such an older sister to me. i look up to her, i adore her, and i wish for the happiest of happy. she is amazing and such an example to me. love you sonia!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

your favorite photograph of your best friend(s).

day 4 your favorite photograph of your best friend(s).

okay, i made it plural. i just love my friends so much!

my very first best friend.
my carmel face and i.

na and i.
my wonderful roommates that i love so very much. (minus janna, i still love her.. but she is not a roommate).