Wednesday, May 26, 2010

this is the place.

the other week, maggie, cait, and i went to 'this is the place' to help with a service project. wow, that place is so pretty. after the project two very nice people took pictures of us. the field was full of dandelions and the sun was setting. it was good for the soul.

frolicking. i think maggie is having the most fun.

how perfect is that shot??

cait, the ballerina.

a very nice stranger took this picture.

this is the place!

Monday, May 24, 2010

st. george.

I love st. george. seriously though, so so much. i think it is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

the pretty pretty rainbow on the way to st. george. i'm very thankful it was NOT raining down there. the weather was quite perfect.

see that sun?? right now it is snowing and i wish i could see the sun.

happy as a clam, except for the fact that i am not in asia traveling.

jen told me that i could suck some sort of juice out of the middle of the flower and she was right!

here is everyone that went minus jen who is taking the picture and another set that were back at the house. the best surprise was bethany (who i worked with and went to jerusalem with) who i did NOT know was coming.

so beautiful!

i rock climbed up this wall. super easy.

i love jen lee. the boys really liked trying to climb up the walls.

haha, i just love this picture. aren't they the happiest of friends?

we are best friends, can't you tell?

scrambling required?

just scrambling...

we went to this river/stream place that my friend knew about, but he forgot to inform us (or maybe he didn't know) that the water was zero degrees. i was forced to go in to my knees, but no further. instead, i just wandered around while andrea put mud on her face and jen took pictures.

matt actually got in the water- so did ben and ed. crazy boys.

here we all are again with jen trailing in the back (behind the camera, not the one with no shirt on).

after all the hiking we went 4-wheeling and swimming. there might have also been a synchronized swimming show. the house was great, the scenery was beautiful, the food was so good, the company was fun, and church was uplifting. jen, andrea, and i shared a room that had 3 beds in it and had lots of wonderful laughing attacks and possibly a small concert at 3 am. i want to go back right now and breathe in that fresh air and sit and watch the stars.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

anne frank.

I went to the Anne Frank exhibition at the SLC library the other day. Anne's dad was the only one to survive- when he got the journal entries of Anne's he didn't have any idea all of these feelings and ideas could have been going on inside Anne. I think children have so much more to offer than people ever realize. I hope I have children like her someday who are brave and good and thought-provoking and interesting.

How many 14 year olds come up with things like this?

'I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.'

'How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.'

'The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.'

'Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?'

Thursday, May 13, 2010


My 'little' brother went to prom the other week. He is too young. Sadly, he doesn't look it anymore when he is almost 6'3''....What a babe!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I'm going to St. George this weekend and whenever I think of southern Utah I think of this painting by Maynard Dixon. It is at the MOA and I've probably looked at it approximately 200 times. I want to be sitting there on my lime green lawn chair watching that sky and not worrying about time passing by...