Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dates? Yes :)

I guess you could say I went on two dates last weekend. Crazy, I know.

The first one was with 'R'town Wardie. Although I wouldn't be interested in going out again, he had some good qualities.
-Returned missionary
-Active in the church
-Knowledgeable about music
-Working towards a degree

Saturday I went a little out of town to go dancing and it was totally worth it! I went with a guy I just met. I asked him what he wanted his code name to be and he said Herbert. I was thinking something more like Peter Parker, but he picked Herbert so there ya go.
So Herbert and I went dancing and he paid for all of it, to some that would be considered a date, so I guess I'll give him a little spotlight.
-Returned missionary
-Active in the Gospel
-plays the piano
-Makes me laugh...hard
-Likes to go dancing
-Listens to good music
-Kind to everyone

We have a date coming up and there are a million other things I like about him so you may hear a little more about him later.

It was so great to go dancing! I miss it so much. My sophomore year of college I went a lot, well and my freshman year, and I've missed it a lot lately.

Hope ya'll had a good weekend. :)Mine was quite the adventure.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

"LOL smiley face"

One thing I loved about Spiritual Hunk was that he was always quoting movies and one of those was Megamind.

There are a lot of things that I love about Spiritual Hunk in fact I have a list of 79 things... Don't worry, I won't overwhelm you with the whole list. Here's just maybe the top 10 ...or maybe 15 that I would love to see in my future husband.

1. Returned missionary (and he LOVED his mission and talked about it all of the time)
2. Loves his family
3. Makes me laugh
4. Happy and positive
5. Very kind and kind to everyone
6. Worthy priesthood holder
7. Physically active (takes good care of his body, a gift from God)
8. Works very hard in all that he does
9. Determined
10. Dedicated
11. Close to the Spirit and follows the Spirit's promptings
12. Great listener
13. Patient (and amazingly patient with me!)
14. Great teacher
15. Gives me that extra push to do things I never thought I could do (helps me see the great potential I have)

It's great to have a good friend who is such a great influence.

And I'm just another step closer to meeting the one I'll have forever...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Dream Big

Frankly it has taken me way too long to figure out what it meant to work for a dream.

Life never seems to go as planned, but I like it that way. It keeps me on my toes and helps me to really figure out where my priorities are. In the past I didn't really push myself. Ya I dreamed big, but they were dreams; I never planned to do anything except keep them as simply dreams. Well I'm 20 now and I'm sick of cutting myself short. I CAN do great things, I CAN dream big, and I CAN achieve those dreams and more. I'm not going to justify myself in taking the easy route and I'm just not going to justify really anything anymore. I know my worth and I know I have a lot more potential than I give myself credit for.

So I guess what I'm saying is, dream big people!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Photo Shoot Practice 1 - Whit

Not long ago I discovered that photography was something that I loved a lot. Most of the pictures that I take are of nature, things that catch my eye. I have noticed, however, that I am very camera shy, but not camera shy in a way that I don't like getting my photo taken I get shy about taking pictures when people are around. In some situations I get over my "shyness" and end up taking some fun photos of friends and family but for the most part I don't pull out my camera a whole lot when people are around. Well as a "growing" amateur photographer I know I need to make this weakness a strength so I decided to start asking friends if I could take formal photos of them so I could improve. Selfish, I know, but hopefully they will have a fun time too so it will be good for all of us :)

This morning I had a "photo shoot" with my dear friend, Whitney. She is super gorgeous so it wasn't very hard to take pictures of her and with Jake around to make her laugh and remind her of how beautiful she was, I got a handful of great photos. Take a look and please critique! I want to improve! If you have suggestions or ideas for me let me know.

Thanks Whit!