10/12/14

HOMECOMING 2014

Last night was, without a doubt, one for the books.
For weeks the guys had been planning & keeping nearly all of the details of our evening a secret. Being teased that we were going to Del Taco for dinner was pretty much a daily occurrence. But we were all pleasantly surprised as the night went on.
we received this little message at the beginning & headed out to the BRAND NEW (like 2 day old new) mall feeling so hopeful and excited for what the evening was to bring.
Dylan & Jacob win for best ties. Me and Syd don't mess around.

homecoming wouldn't have been complete without polaroids.
HOMECOMING on Make A Gif
 I had the most wonderful time + the most wonderful date. Thanks, Dylan, for being such a gentleman and giving me the best time. Last night was unforgettable.

And I really just couldn't resist throwing the 2 seconds of video we managed to get into this little gem...

10/6/14

Semi-Anual Words of Wisdom

Every six months it is one of the hilights of my year being able to hear the words from the leaders of the LDS church in general conference. Their messages are inspiring and refreshing. I am beyond grateful to have had the opportunity this past weekend to listen to a few of these messages. A few of my favorite quotes/talks can be found below:
^^ from this talk. Possibly one of my favorites of this session

9/30/14

September In Small Squares


September 2014 consisted of:
1 sixteenth birthday
2 driver's tests
1 driver's license
1 first date
36 free donuts
4,000+ share goodness views
1 interview with Deseret News
3 football games
2 nights working Billy's BBQ
&
1 very needed trip to the temple

let's hope that October is just as spectacular

9/29/14

Is This Real Life?


A few weeks ago when I uploaded the Share Goodness video I knew that it would get an amazing turn out. And thanks to so many wonderful youth in my ward & supportive friends to help pass it along, we were able to share it with so many people. However, I never expected that we would get this kind of reaction. 
I received an email from Sarah (a writer for deseretnews.com who is just about the most amazing lady in the entire world) saying that she came across the video and wanted to talk to us about how we got the idea, the process of making it, our reactions to the reactions, etc. I was overjoyed at the possibility of this and without hesitation agreed to set up a time for her to call us. 
I'll never forget how excited Sydney & I were while we sat in my car after school as my phone started to ring. 
^^ the faces of two girls who just got interviewed by Deseret News

I feel so blessed to have been able to make this little video and even more blessed to watch it spread so far. I know without a doubt that Heavenly Father has a grand plan. There is a specific reason why he put the technology and social media we have today on the Earth. What a privilege it is to play a small part in the incredible work that is going on in these days. 

Read the full article on the video here
watch the video here
learn more here

9/25/14

Mix No. 9


Track List:
1. like real people do // hozier
2. all those days are gone // jump little children
3. little bird // brooke white
4. you are the best thing // ray lamontagne
5. diane young // vampire weekend
6. harlem // new politics
7. dear future husband // meghan trainor
8. every little thing she does is magic // sleeping at last
9. come on eileen // dexy's midnight runners
10. the heart of life // john mayer
11. what i wouldn't do // a fine frenzy
12. fallin' for you (acoustic) // R5
13. quiet // jason mraz
14. things are looking up // R5

9/20/14

EXCITING THINGS AS OF LATE

 Life lately has really been happening… I don't know how else to even put it. And I contemplated even posting this because of the randomness/spontaneity of it all, but eventually I decided that I don't ever want to forget this week. The past 7 days have been exciting beyond what words can even express. Below are a few hilights that I was fortunate enough to get some sort of picture of...
above is one of the most basic pictures you probably will ever see. But that's ok because it captures one of the first places that I drove myself… Starbucks with Hannah & Syd. We couldn't help but marvel over the fact that ALL of us now have keys.
 I passed. Enough said.
 Annual free Krispy Kreme day. If you come dressed as a pirate you get a dozen free of charge :)
 please take note of all the lovely couples in this picture ^^ and then me. (it's ok though because Eliza let me hold her giant flower)
& this is happening so get excited for October 11th.

9/15/14

BILLY'S BARBECUE

This past weekend was the San Gennaro feast. In order to kick off and spread the word for Hannah's family's + their close friend's new restaurant a little booth was set up where people could sample the best barbecue the'll ever taste. I may or may not have invited myself to go help out on Friday & Saturday to make a little video for them. Making a video for their Facebook page was the best excuse to  haul my camera along to an event like this. Plus I got free food all night so it was just a win-win for everything (even though working the sample booth was often full of painful rejections & my legs felt like I had just been to Disneyland or something by the end of the night). 
*video at the bottom of this post*
You've got to try this brisket. It tastes like the spirit feels.