10/31/17

OCTOBER IN REVIEW



10/31- the last Halloween party I’ll have to go to this year, Bella and her amazing hair and makeup skills, pre party power naps 
10/30- art for hearts, Bethany Bulloch, the credits I took that actually did transfer from Utah state 
10/29- winning 3 in a row at game night, Sam for walking me up/cleaning the apartment with me, jack o lantern peppers for dinner
10/28- pumpkin patch action filled days, Day time football games, trampoline parties
10/27- day of the dead makeup, candy at parties, Emma Nilsen
10/26- shopping for Halloween with friends, Halloweekend starts now, chance the rapper overalls
10/25- people I can stay up til 2:18 am with just hanging out in the living room, edgy videos that are turning out great, that people recognize my efforts to be kind
10/24- talking through movies, easy Tuesday’s, chatting with Emma Nil in the hall
10/23- clean sheets, phone calls with Ce, family home evening
10/22- such a fun and awesome mom (HBD!), deep chats with sav on the drive back to Provo, corbin for bringing macaroons back from Paris 
10/21- fireworks at receptions, mom for picking me up from the airport, super nice best friend photographers
10/20- Video’s that turn out even in the rain, sandwich shop editing lunch breaks, beazer lock and key Logan (because I’m an idiot!), tosha and the Evans family for letting me sleep over, bella called me and Syd texted me and people do care!!!
10/19- tender mercies running into strangers that love me at the temple, late night heart to hearts with Alex and Tay, roll with it ice cream
10/18- everything with the homecoming in Vegas ran smoothly, coma naps on plane rides back, dinner with MaCall and Syd 
10/17- $5 movie Tuesday, Italy planning again, no school tomorrow!
10/16- Italy planning, finally my car is fixed and adult responsibilities are over, new episodes of Greg’s anatomy in bed with an acai bowl
10/15- game night with friends, new fur jacket is super cute, being a celebrity in the new ward 
10/14- that my car didn't break down on the way to SLC, weddings with the fellows, pre wedding city creek
10/13- super fun night at lagoon, Madelyn for being my ride partner, my cute new red jacket
10/12- aubergine with bella and Madelyn, this long week is over, running into Bethany, boys night at ecoshield
10/11- chris and syd group therapy, watching football from the grass, phone calls to mom walking out of class 
10/10- $5 Tuesday even if it's a crappy movie, recees covered pretzels, 2/4 tests this week over with
10/9- new hair, chatting til 2am with the true homies, friends that pull through with study guides
10/8- that I wasn't in the accident that caused our 7 hour delay, road trip snacks, Collin for being such a good trooper and road tripper
10/7- Hans wedding, temple sealings and promises, dancing with my vampire queen bridesmaids 
10/6- bellagio fountains, laughing attacks over instagram polls, Hans wedding eve bridesmaid fairies traditions, sleepovers with Eliza
10/5- everybody that bought a Vegas t shirt for my little fundraiser, new hair, Vegas target runs with syd
10/4- pretty wedding venues, nice photographers, when wedding day is FINALLY over
10/3- super tender missionary homecomings, curled eyelashes, this is us with family
10/2- that none of my friends or family were in this shooting, huge acai bowls, a fresh mani for the wedding
10/1- general conference, helping Han wedding plan, getting to be there for Syd


HALLOWEEK

This fall has been SUCH a fun time so far! The past weeks have been spent in great company, filming tons of videos, hanging out, and having so much fun. Here is a little run down of everything (& a little vlog at the end of this post!)
Frightmares at Lagoon was such a great time! One of our friends found a half off deal on Friday the 13th so we all hopped on that! It's been a few years since I've been to Lagoon (when I was in middle school my family had season passes and we'd use those flight benefits to fly up just for the day). My favorite rides were the Cannibal & Rocket!
 
I went back and forth from Vegas quite a bit to film. One of these shoots was a missionary homecoming so I flew in, filmed (didn't even leave the airport), then caught my flight back. The next I had a wedding in Logan the night before, spent the night in SLC, flew in the morning of a wedding in Vegas, then drove back the next day with a friend. I had several mental breakdowns in the hustle but am so happy with all of this new business and how these videos are turning out!
On the weekend before Halloween a bunch of friends went to the pumpkin patch. I'm so happy that we squeezed in the chance to go before it's too late. Taking pumpkin patch pictures, no matter how basic, will always be one of my favorite fall traditions!
Syd & Chris' engagements?!?! :P 
 There were SEVERAL Halloween parties to hit... So much so that by October 31st I was a little bit over it. One of our costumes was day of the dead candy skulls which I loved! It was so simple and easy.
 Another costume that had a little more planning was GO GO GIRLS! Definitely my favorite of this season! Full honesty, I felt like a sassy disco ball.
 
 
 Last of all, PARTY ANIMALS! Definitely safe to say we were!!
and a little vlog of all the fun...

10/10/17

THE WHITE'S WEDDING

 I spent the past week in Las Vegas for MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING! Seriously I think I might like wedding weekend more than my birthday. It's so fun to be back with friends and for such a happy occasion! Hannah White feels so right!
 We started the weekend off with a little rehearsal dinner with all the bridesmaids in Vegas
 Then took a little trip to see the Bellagio fountains with the wedding party 
 
^^ The last picture I ever took with Hannah Leavitt 
 
as per tradition... 
 We all felt like vampire queens in our sassy long black dresses haha!
 PRETTIEST BRIDE!
 
 
It was also so fun to be a bridesmaid with my Gabs! 
 
 
2 minutes after having a little bathroom break jamming to feeling myself. It was necessary. Check it on the vlog.
Congrats to the cutest couple! I couldn't be happier that my best friend found somebody to make her so happy for the rest of eternity. We dreamed about this day forever!! I love you Conner and Hannah White!

9/30/17

SEPTEMBER IN REVIEW

9/30- general conference questions answered, wedding flower crown making with Han, that my trials are always small and that things always work out for me
9/29- driving through summerlin with the windows down at night, meeting up with the Logan boys, Hans pre wedding heart to hearts, making it safe with syd
9/28- good friends to go through trials with, reminders of the tender mercies, that even when it's not fine it'll be fine 
9/27- finished wedding videos, being able to watch this is us, bowl of heaven
9/26- emailing Dylan for the first time in a while, dirty dancing with girl friends, Emma Nilsen
9/25- that I slept in wayyy too late but on a day I could miss, the nice old man at target that found my phone, phone calls to mom
9/24- all the things I got done all night long with my caffeine fix, la la land, Bella's lava cakes
9/23- something borrowed movie night, girls days shopping, being worthy to feel the spirit during women's conference, new fall candles
9/22- sleeping in, being with friends at ecoshield, the first day of fall & start of a fresh new season
9/21- that it's the weekend now!! Phone calls with mom, easy comm classes, being able to sleep so dang good in astronomy
9/20- morning runs, red flags with friends, feeling like I'm in the right place
9/19- Bella's peach crisp, chipotle with friends, $5 movie tuesdays even if the movie is bad, reclining seats 
9/18- that the kitchen isn't flooded anymore, morning runs, cooking therapy
9/17- a full bucket, relief society, planning Italy with Emma Sydney Richards and Lindsey 
9/16- Provo weddings, not being late for it, leftover pumpkin donuts
9/15- weekend, sushi brothers takeout, temple names with syd, rainy mornings, ice cream museum this December, pumpkin donuts
9/14- Bella's face masks, getting a great parking spot, frozen yogurt girls time
9/13- that I might've gotten locked out of my car for a reason, that I drove safely to and from Logan, roll with it and everything better with syd, not having to be on call for the birth anymore!
9/12- bella for plucking my eyebrows, that I'm going to Italy, Madison McClellan, Beyoncé 
9/11- runs to the temple, bowl of heaven, BOOKING TICKETS TO ITALY
9/10- Matt told me I could drink whole milk if I wanted to, YSA devotionals at ecoshield, the animal sounds game
9/9- front row seats to the BYU game, guac, Sam G for actually saving us seats when everyone else was fake
9/8- Lindsey Tanner, cooking with Bella, peanut butter shakes
9/7- no Friday class and short school days, movie night
9/6- leftover birthday cake, heart to hearts with my couple counselors syd and Chris, ward prayer
9/5- birthday fairy, birthday cake, birthday songs, birthday outfits, birthday dinners, birthday cake (did I already mention that?), birthday everything! Being 19! Best day of the year hands down!
9/4- Bella's haircuts, floating in a river on an air mattress with friends, a day off!!
9/3- new ward, Sundance with the family, laugh attacks with Syd (and Chris)
9/2- new phone, new madewell clothes, the family being in Provo 

9/1- SLC runs with Bella, driving Matt back from the airport, in n out at midnight

9/10/17

NINETEEN

 Everybody always talks about how you don’t feel that different after a birthday. Like how does it feel to be 19? You never have any idea because you’ve only been 19 (or 18, 17…) for a little bit. I think on birthdays you can’t tell how it will feel to be a new age but you can officially tell how it felt to be the one you just left behind. 

So my life as an 18 year old is officially over, that chapter is written in stone, everything from here on out will be chapter 19. 

Here’s the chapter 18 things that I wouldn’t mind keeping up in 19 too:

-traveling all over the place! While 18 I went to New York, Paris, Florida, San Francisco, and from Vegas to California to Utah pretty much several times a month. I hope 19 holds the same adventures

-making so many wedding videos. I think I’ll forever consider 18 as when I went all in, took off, and started getting more jobs that I really loved. Who knows thought! Maybe I can be more all in. 

It’s been a really long year. I joke with everybody that I’ve been 18 for my entire life but that’s really how it feels. I can hardly even remember a time before then. I'm so excited for what this year will bring!!
I woke up to streamers and balloons all over the apartment from the sweetest roommates and best friends ever! Super sucky, I had class for a big part of the day but it was still okay because every hour had a little bit of birthday magic. The birthday fairy is real guys. 
Also if you aren't already, live every day like it's your birthday. There's no other day that you love yourself more, or are more excited to wake up, motivated to get ready and look cute, and just plain have so much fun than your birthday. Who says you can't do that all the time!? IDK just some life insight I gained on September 5, 2017.
Mom surprised me and schemed with Syd to get the yummiest Sweet Tooth Fairy cake! I'm still dreaming about it!