Sunday, May 24, 2009

I'm "$40-something" closer...

I have the sweetest boyfriend in the world.

Originally he was planning on paying to get my (my dad's) vintage guitar fixed, and I was going to sell it because apparently it's worth a lot.. So I would've sold it to pay for my new camera that I want... BUT I told my mom about him doing that for me.. and she said that the money would probably go to pay bills and stuff. :/

So Nic was asking me which I'd rather have, my guitar, or my camera... I chose the camera, hands down. So he's going to help me get that. At least.. that's what I got out of the conversation. haha. He is still so sweet to even offer! Really!

This is the guitar that was going to be fixed up though. It's really a great guitar.. Bu
t for some reason, the model isn't even recognized by the company.. I was trying to figure out how much it'd be worth.. But we can't find it anywhere.. It's weird..

So far, what I have saved up (which isn't much.. but it's something) is like $40-something. I'm supposed to be getting the rest of the money for 2 guitars I sold to some of my family (which will be $90 I'll be getting). And I'm looking for a job for the summer.. I'm hoping by the end of the summer I'll have enough to buy my camera.. Which I've decided will be a Canon 50D like so:

And here are some sample pictures from it, pictures credited to awesome people from Flickr:

Man.. I could kill for a Pazookie right now. If you don't know what that is, it's like a cookie that's not cooked ALL the way, with ice cream on top. it's SOOOOOOO good!

We're celebrating Dad's Merry Unbirthday tonight. haha. His birthday is actually this Saturday, but my mom is planning on "kidnapping" him and she's taking him to a cabin in Payson. She's going to let him go fishing a lot. They'll be there from Friday to Monday. PARTY ALL WEEKEND! lol. Jk. It's tempting.. but I don't want to do anything stupid to get myself in trouble again. I'm sick of being grounded.

Oh. and Friday night, even though school is out, our choir is getting together and singing the national anthem for the Diamondback's game. So we get to see the game for free. And we're going to ride the Light Rail there. I'm excited. And earlier in the day we're going to have a pool party at Harris' house! It'll be awesome.. and I will laugh at the only.. what.. 3 girls in bikinis.. because the rest of our choir are good mormon kids. haha. But it will be fun.

One more update: I JUST FOUND OUT THAT I GET TO GO ON A DATE WITH NIC ON THURSDAY! I'm really excited for that. We haven't gone on a real date in a couple months because I've been grounded and stuff. So it will be fun. :]

Time to go help with dinner.
Adios blog.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Working Builds Character

Not kidding, I have been working pretty much all day minus a few hours.

Last night I went to my cousin Jessica's house to spend the night. First she gave me some clothes that didn't fit her anymore (all of them were pretty much new!). Then we went to her brother's/my brother's appartment and went swimming. Then we went back to her house and got ready for bed--midnight--woke up 3 & 1/2 hours later to get ready to go to Coolidge and work on a church welfare farm and pull weeds. Then we got back and ate breakfast at about 9am I think. Once I got home (about 10am) I got to work on cleaning up my puppy's mess in the yard so my dad & brothers could mow the lawn. Mind you, my "sweet, little, angelic" dog is a beagle... and tends to chew on EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!! It took me about 3 hours to clean up all of the mess (I did it in parts, because I would get distracted by another mess in the yard). I started putting all of the junk in the junk trailor that will hopefully be going to the dump next Saturday. I also started cleaning up the porch a bit.

I made a summer goal. That goal is to clean the backyard and get good grass growing and keep Mo (Mozart as his full name) from chewing up everything and to hopefully, with my parents and little brother's help, just get the yard ready for summer parties with my friends. :]
Part of that goal is also to get real grass growing in the front yard and pull the weeds and stuff. I also want to replant a garden. It will be awesome. So that's why I spent so long cleaning the yard.

Some exciting news:
I am so excited!!!!! They turned out SO great! She will always be my favorite photographer ever!
--I cleaned my room for once!!! It looks so nice! I love how clean it is.
--I got a yearbook this year! I didn't get one last year. :/ But this year, there's a play-by-play of one of my dives!!! (along with a ton of quotes and pictures spread across different pages. It was really cool. :]
--Kino opened their new pool.. BUT.. I'm still choosing to go to Carson for summer diving (stealing Rusty's idea) so I won't have to get used to the boards again. I'm so excited for diving. I miss the boards and the thrill. :P
Except Richard isn't our coach anymore!!!! I'm nervous to get a new coach. :/

Something inspirational:
Working really does build character.. It made me realize that I am a hard worker, and I like to do things to "perfection". I wanted to keep working at the farm, but Kyle, Jess, and Drew all wanted to go. But one of the cute little old men who owned the farm, while I was working, said "Look at that little lady, she's working her heart out." It made me feel good about myself, that someone else recognizes my hard work.
--I took a mental health day with my mom yesterday. I decided it wasn't that much of a mental health day.. I still felt stressed the whole day. I guess you have to have the right mind for a day like that. I obviously wasn't prepared to get rid of all the stress for a day. Except my mom and I did have a "smile factor" and it was about a 8/9 for the majority of the day. My mom is my best girl-friend. Of course, Nic is my best guy friend. It's not right to determine out of the 2 which is my best general best friend.. Haha. Because they're both SO close to my heart in different ways.
--I've been reading my old friend's blog.. and some of it was about how she and her boyfriend broke up.. but they expected to marry eachother.. and be together forever. Nic and I expect the same things.. but I don't ever believe it will end. God has allowed us to be put through some tests that most people can't overcome, yet, we've overcome them. I think that was His way of showing us that we can get through things together, as long as we trust in God. Our faith is even more steady in Him and Christ's Atonement... What a great thing the Atonement is.. I am so grateful for it.
You know how there's always those cute stories where the couple were "high school sweathearts"? I believe that's how Nic and I will be. I KNOW we can make our relationship last forever as long as we always keep God in our hearts and keep our standards high for eachother, and not give into temptations. :]

I am just really happy right now, if you can't tell.
Well, I wish I had pictures to post today, but alas, I do not. For I forgot my camera last night when I went to Jessica's house. I should really be on the ball with taking pictures of exciting events.. but of course, I WISH I HAD A GOOD CAMERA so then I would actually feel like my pictures were at least better quality. You know?
ANYWAYS... It is time for me to go. I need to sweep and mop the floors for my mother in order to be able to wear the new skirt she bought for me yesterday. Haha. Such odd requests she has. :] I also think I have rambled and bothered everyone long enough. :]

Goodbye, blog.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I said I would post some of the prom pictures, so here's some. :]
They came out pretty awesome! :]

This one is my absolute favorite!

I was Cinderella and I had to even work for 3 weeks in order to go to prom!

Haha. My flowers got stuck in Tialene's hair.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

what a day

Hello blog!
So I have to say... I'm having a fabulous day so far!! And it's only 9am!!
Tonight is prom!!!!!!! And last night I got to have our prom pictures taken with Nic! His sister, Jess, took them!!!
We had so much fun! We got to do a "Cinderella shot" where I wore gloves and a tiara, and I left a shoe behind for Nic to hold and I was "running" down some stairs! It was so fun! From what I saw of a couple of the pictures on her camera, they look SO great! I will definitely post some when we get them! Then afte
r the pictures we went to Buca di Beppo's and eat some yummy Italiano food. Haha. :]

And this morning........!!!!!!!!!
OH MY GOSH! I got to go do a photoshoot with Jo Alldredge, who is my all-time hero. Really. She said I could invite some friends to go take pictures (at 6am). I couldn't really find anyone who would be willing to go that early, until I remember that Tialene offered to be a model sometime. So she was excited to go in the morning! It was SO awesome. I got to use Jo's older camera, the Cannon 30D, which is basically the best camera I've used yet. Haha. It was amazing, and I can't believe how much of a difference it is. I though it would feel just like using a normal camera, except better pictures.. but I liked the "thrill" of it. As Jo said, I am "shutter happy" hahaha. :]
I will also definitely post the pictures from this morning, which there's also some of me because Jo took both mine and Tialene's pictures.

Well, my dad still isn't letting me go to the day activity, but I don't mind. Nic said he wouldn't go anyways though because he said it would be awkward without me. Which made me feel good. haha. :]
It's nice to know that he likes to have me with him. :]

Well, I don't have much to say, but I do have some pictures to post from Easter. They were taken at the temple after Easter Morningside. So enjoy. haha. :]