November 30, 2008

Free food, drag queens, and TWILIGHT!!!

Last saturday night was pretty much great. I thought I would embelish a little on my previous post. Chef had told me once that he would make me the best dinner I've even had. I decided to take him up on that offer. He told me to bring my boyfriend along (ha!) and when I told him I didn't have one, he told me to bring Amber... I think he has a crush on her. Anyway, we went to the restaurant for dinner at 7. It was pretty much amazing! We took pictures of the food with Amber's camera because I didn't have mine with me. When she reads this, I'm sure she'll remember that she was going to send them to me :)
After we finished dinner, we still had a good hour before the movie started so we just hung around the hotel. It was very... interesting. The drag queen convention was being held there, and they were doing a fashion show that night. It was incredibly hilarious and disturbing at the same time. They were everywhere... including in the women's bathroom. Yeah... that was awkward. Anyway, we watched the fashion show for a bit and then headed over to meet Lisa and Tiffany for TWILIGHT!!! The second time seeing it was just as good, if not better, than the first. I was so excited to see it again! It was good to finally hang out with Tiffany and Lisa, too. We totally had a blast and loved the movie, obviously!

My computer is being stupid right now, so I'll have to add pictures later. We were all decked out in our Twilight gear, including me in a shirt my sister-in-law gave me because she won it and didn't want it. Thanks, Ann!


Ok, it's been over a week since the premier, and I'm just now posting with pictures. We didn't get tickets to the midnight showing because all 5 theaters were sold out by the time we went to get our tickets a week and a half before. We decided to go at the next opportunity, which was at 2:40 in the morning. We were so excited about it that the time didn't even matter! Amber stayed over at my house because we went star gazing with the ward. We woke up at 1 in the morning, went to Denny's, and then went to the movie. It was so much fun and the movie was SO amazing... as you can tell from the number of times I've seen it already!

We weren't even that tired, at least I wasn't. I got home from the movie at about 5 a.m. and I couldn't get back to sleep right away. That day at school, I was in my pajama and I was a little sleepy, but it was totally worth it!

I'm excited to see the movie again this weekend... :)

November 25, 2008

Aw Yeah!

What an incredible week it's been! First of all... I finally got to see Twilight! I will admit, I was a little nervous about the movie with the people they chose for the characters and whatnot but I actually LOVE it! I went with a few friends, a lot from my old job and a few from choir. We didn't get tickets for the midnight showing, so we went at 2:40 the same morning. We woke up at 1, went to "breakfast" at Denny's and then went to the movie. It was so intense I couldn't have even thought of sleeping through it! You better believe I was exhausted the next day though...
Saturday was very busy. I fixed breakfast for enrichment, went to the high school play with my nieces and nephews, went to the second half of Weber's football game (which they sadly lost so we had to share the Big Sky title), studied for a little bit, and went to see Twilight... again. Tiffany couldn't go with us friday morning so we took her saturday night and we were joined by the other Lisa as well. Of course, it was amazing again and we loved every minute!
Sunday was awesome. I started the temple prep class even though things worked out the way they did. I figure I can still prepare myself, right? After church I went with my parent and Amber out to Mike and Amy's to have dinner for Amy's birthday. It was SO good and I totally stuffed myself... huge mistake because after that I went to a pie night with Amber for her family and friends. I got to see my good friend Beth and stuff myself even more with pie!
Monday morning (very early) I took a test and have since found out that I scored higher than everyone else I've talked to. That was a total miracle! Later I found out that I got a B on my research paper which had made me so cranky and depressed for a long time I was just so happy when it was done! After school, I played intern for a few hours and then went to work. That whole situation is a story in itself and I won't bore you with the details other than Jacque is a witch.
Anyway, I found out after I got there that my shift ended at 8:30 instead of 11. So... what did I do? I saw Twilight again... of course! My mom didn't know about the third time, but I suppose she'll know soon after I publish this :)
Today was pretty awesome, too. I talked to my AV teacher and she convinced me to take an advanced audio/visual class next semester in which I'll learn how to make movies and such. I'm really excited about the class, but even more excited that she asked me to do it! I also got to go to choir today, which is getting to be more of a blessing than I had anticipated for this semester. After choir I went to my newspaper writing class where my professor offered me a staff writing position next semester... and they'll pay me! They'll also pay me to take photos, I just need to figure out which I would rather do. How awesome though! And, my advisor helped me figure out how I can graduate in the Spring, so of course I'm stoked about that!
Wow... I'm seriously blessed. I hope things work out the way I have been figuring them to, but I know whatever happens, it's for the best. I can't wait to see what happens next!

P.S. I finally got to go to Body Jam tonight at my gym! I've missed it the last month or so and it was awesome to go. The instructor told me about auditions to be a Body Jam instructor... I'm so there!

November 19, 2008


I'm not sure if I've used that title already or not, but it seemed fitting for the moment. It is, indeed, 10 minutes to 2 in the morning. I've just finished a research paper and a newspaper article for school. I have to get up in 5 hours to get ready for school. I'm extremely exhausted and very much emotional right now. Just thought I would let everyone know why there hasn't been much activity on my blogs as of late. Once the semester ends, there will be more added to both of my blogs.

Isn't that how it always is?

When the semester ends...

November 15, 2008

Doing what I love

The last couple of weeks have been kind of hard. I get frustrated with school and work (although, it's not NEARLY as bad as it was at my old job) and I just keep thinking that if I push through until May I'll be just fine. It's times like this morning that help push me to just get done so I can do what I love more often.

This morning I went to the Gateway to take bridal pictures for a friend of mine. I took her engagement pictures a few weeks ago (they can be viewed on my other blog) and I absolutely loved working on them! I think of the whole wedding series pictures, bridals are my favorite. I just like spending time with the bride and letting her do her own thing. I learned a lot this morning from her videographer because I had never done pictures at the Gateway before and it was a lot of fun! A little cold (probably a lot cold if you ask her) but very much worth it! The pictures (what I've seen of them so far) are very beautiful.

Days like today keep me motivated to finish school so I can take photographs full time and actually LOVE what I do for a living. I look forward to that day with a lot of hope.

P.S. Isn't she gorgeous!?!

November 10, 2008

More Work... (cuz that's all I do these days...)

Saturday night of course I was working. It was pretty ok, it's just kind of hard the nights when the restaurant is really slow. At least I get to work with fun people, although our lifestyles are... well... 100% different. Still, we do have fun like when we decorated for Halloween. We've decided for Thanksgiving we're going to make a thankful wall where people can write anything they're thankful for. We've done it in my friends house before and it was really cool. We also like to have fun with the chefs, especially when we're bored. Saturday night was one of those nights. We always ask them to make us good food, although half the time we are messin' with them because they aren't supposed to. I did make one of them a root beer float (his weakness) and this is what I got in return...

Isn't it awesome?! It was so yummy, too. Mmmmm... of course I shared, but it pretty much was the best part of the night as you can see :)

November 9, 2008

Love Story...

A week ago I got to take my niece, Alexis, to the temple with me. I had to run some errands afterward, and then I wanted to go to the football game and had to leave that early to take some engagement pictures (some of which you can see on my other blog). I ended up just taking her with me everywhere and we had some fun.

On the way down to the Bountiful Temple to take the pictures, she came up with a love story for me...

Sometime within the next three months, the President of the United States is going to have a wedding in his family, his daughter I think. They are going to search for a photographer everywhere, and they'll see my website and decide I'm so amazing they just have to hire me. I'll go to... North Carolina I think it was... to take the pictures. While I'm there, I'll get so completely lost I can't even find the wedding. I'll be walking down the street, looking for someone who looks remotely decent to ask them for directions. A few feet away, I'll see this very attractive guy who I'll know right away he is an RM and decide that's who I should ask for directions. He'll take me where I need to go, wait for me to finish working, and we'll spend every other minute I'm in the state together. He'll come to Utah after I buy my house in Plain City, we'll get married and live happily ever after... aw!

I thought it was just so funny I had to share it with everyone... what an imagination that child has! You can also see pictures I took of her on my other blog so check it out for goodness sake!