Sunday, December 6, 2009

christmas devotional

Hello! So I haven't posted for a while and thought I should.Tonight a few of my roomates and I went to the christmas devotional. WE intended to walk around and see the lights after, but wehen we got out the lights weren't sadly this is the only picture we took for the evening, but I still like it :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

the sound of rain

Okay, something I am greatful for today is the sound of rain. It's a wonderful sound, so delicate, so soothing! Likr right now, for instance, I can hear the rain pitter pattering as it bounces off the leaves just outside my window, It's so tranquil! I am also thankful for the sound of crickets...which I can also hear now. Between the sounds and the cool rain-scented breeze wafting in the window right now, I am thuroughtly content, Im going to fall asleep smiling :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

take the cake!

mmmmmmm :) today heaven=cake batter ice cream! i mean really, ice cream+white cake batter (two of my favorite things ever!) = pure yumminess! enough said!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

a blissful float

ahhhhh, you know what's wonderful? Floating gently down a river into the evening sun surounded by natural beauty.

doesn't that sound wonderful??

IT IS!!!

so, friday afternoon, we went up to my roomate's cabin in provo canyon and decided to float the provo river, it was spectacular! swim-suit clad with intertubes around our hips, we got out of the car (well, more like FELL out of the car, you try fitting 5 people and 5 intertubes in one car!its rather squishy!), walked down a short trail and tiptoed into the freezing river water to begin a lazy drift down the river. We just layed back, relaxed, soaked up the sun that shone on our slightly chilled faces and limbs, chatted, squealed a bit as we came accross small rapids, and enjoyed the beauty around was so SO wonderful!

afterwords, we went back to the cabin where we snecked on animal crackers dipped in peanut butter and eggrolls as we played games snuggled in blankets. altogether, it was a perfect friday, the way I'm convinced every friday should be spent :)

haha, here is a cheesy picture we took before the float, and one at Lindsay's cabin

Saturday, April 11, 2009

MAGNOLIAS!! plus some other beautiful blooms :)

okay......soooooo....i may be semi-obsessed with photographing magnolias.....and flowers in general :) i was at my aunt's house today...and her magnolia bush was gorgeous, as well as some of her other flowers. here are some of my favorites! these magnolias just had so much spunk and personality, i loved them! plus.....they smell AMAZING! gotta love them!
yeah, so i ttok a ton of pictures, and then it started to rain.... :) i had to go out again and take more pictures! magnolias and rain, can't go wrong with that!!! this next one is probably my absolute favorite :)
this tulip was actually in my yard...i took it last week, but i just had to add it, it's gorgeous!
flowers are definitely one of God's amazing creations!!!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

love who you love!!!

okay, sooooooo the new AMAZING rascal flatts CD came out today.....and me and my roomates went to get it!!!! umm...pretty much they're my favorite :) anyway, one of my favorite songs on the album is called LOVE WHO YOU LOVE here are the lyrics:
I should have stolen every moment
Now there's a page with not enough on it
Where we belong
I guess I'll never understand it
Why do we take it all for granted
Until it's gone
Cause then it's gone
Love who you love
With all that you have
And don't waste the time that flies so fast
Love who you love
And say that you do
Hold on as tight as they'll let you
Love who you love
Give all ya' got like its your last day
your heart and soul before its too late
And pull 'em in
So close enough that they can feel it
With every single breath that you're breathin'
Breathe it in again and again
Love who you love
With all that you have
And don't waste the time that flies so fast
Love who you love
And say that you do
Hold on as tight as they'll let you
Hold on, Hold on
Love who you love
Say that you do
yeah yeah yeah
Love who you love
With all that you have
And don't waste the time that flies so fast
Love who you love
And say that you do
Hold on as tight as they'll let you
Love who you love
yeah yeah
Hold on, keep on holding on
yeah, yeah
With every single breath you're breathing
Love who you love
Love who you love
again and again and again and again

Thursday, March 5, 2009


okay, so i really want to get better at drawing here are a few pictures that i'm going to start work on drawing. if you want to volunteer your face for practice, let me know :) i'm sure i have pictures somewhere, i just dont wanna draw anyone without them knowing. this first is sully, isn't he the cutest thing on earth!!!!!! look at those eyes!!!
sully and his cutie self again
and this is my favorite picture ever of ben. he told me once that he hated this picture...but i love it because it shows that typical silly grin of his that i love :)
okay, well wish me good luck as i start tackling all these faces!!!!! (and finishing all the other unfinished pictures!)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

catching up!

okay, so i have been terrible in since christmas...of keeping up on all the silly things me and my roomates do and all the adventures we have. so...i'm trying to make up for it by posting a few random pictures from the last month!! it was the craziest thing!!! ....sarah and I got possessed by green ninjas !!! explinations needed...we're just plain insane!
haha, this is what i did to alyssa's hair one night...she has the perfect built in halloween costume! just think of all the possibilities with hair like this!
bubblegum kisses :)
sarah and i just starting to cook for our roomate dinner

Saturday, February 28, 2009

drawing kick....

So, i've basically in the last week decided i really miss drawing, so i've decided to take it up again! Drawing is a talent i have that i feel i've been wasting, and i want to change that. i'm clearly not the best artist ever, but i'm decent so i want to work on developing my abilities. Here are just a few sketches i've done. they dont look as good in pictures, and half of them are unfinished, but oh well. this one i covered up the bottom, because it's just a really rough sketch so far, and it looks creepy to see the really rough part and the more finished part together. oh, and here's the picture i'm drawing it from
i love i just sketched this tulip. this is a terrible picture of it however. magnolias are my favoirte flowers ever.....this one is far from done obviously, but it's a work in progress. this is actually a photograph i took of my aunt's magnolia bush in her here is the photo that i'm drawing this one from
this is just a really abstract flower design i drew with pen. i dont know why, but i really like it...probably just cause it's a little funky :)

feelin' good!

oh man, i love life! i dont know why but right now i am in such an upbeat, good, smiley , overly happy mood!!!! i've spent the evening talking to my roomate amanda, and reminiscing, thinking of good times, and jsut hardcore girl talking. we talked for hours, and i jsut totally love it! right now i am just so happy, my heart is soooo full of gratitude for what i have. coming in to this school year, i was scared to death!!! everything was new again....pretty much all of my good freinds from last year were gone...mostly on missions. it was a completely new start for friends, 5 new roomates, an new apartment, a new ward, new classes, new circumstances all around!! AHH! but guess what? the Lord knows me, he loves me, and he put me in exactly the right circumstances. Right now, i am exactly where i need to be, and i couldn't be happies!!! My roomates are perfect, they have each taught me something, and they are each exactly what i need in their own ways, i am SO SO greatful for them!!! also, i am thankful for my ward, i'm thankful that i found my niche in school and i know what i want to do with my life, i am soooooooo thankful that i have a best friend (Ben!) that knows me and loves me for who i am, despite my craziness and quirks and that just totally and completely understands and loves me. i am sooooo greatful for the trials i have had, for the leaps and bounds by which i have grown because of them and for the real, true love that my Savior has for me that i have felt over and over and over during those hard times (and during the good times too!) I am sooooo thankful for my amazing family, thankful that I decided to come here to BYU....even though i had may more scholarships and such to go elsewhere ( i really had no reason to come here....yet i know it is the right place for me's my home and i love it), so thankful for life and for everything!!! i can hardly stand it!!! life is crazy, wonderful, amazing, incredible!! it's inspired, uplifting, ever changing, full of beauty!! it's completely and totally awesome, i LALALALLALALOVE LIFE!!!!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

1. Who was your FIRST prom date? UMM....i didn't actually go to first date to a dance though was Will. 2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love? yes...but at the moment only by letter 3. What was your 1st alcoholic drink? i've never had one. 4. What was your FIRST job? working at freshmans jewelry company 5. What was your FIRST car? a teal oldsmobile achiva 6. Who was the FIRST person to text you today? my roomate amanda 7. Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning? my dad, he woke me up. 8. Who was your FIRST grade teacher? mrs. ashby 9. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane? redondo beach, california. flew into LAX 10. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk? nicole preueur. no. 11. Where was your FIRST sleep over? at nicole's house 12. Who was the FIRST person you talked to today? my dad 13. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time? my aunt michelle's when i was like 8 14. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning? talked to my dad, he woke me up, didn't i already say that! 15. What was the FIRST concert you ever went to? martina mcbride, celebrating the atlanta summer olympics 16. FIRST tattoo? umm...considering how much i hate needles this is a STUPIDLY obvious answer...i dont have one. 17. First piercing? ears, when i was 8 18. First foreign country you've been to? austrailia 19. FIRST movie you remember seeing? oh geez, like i know. 20. When was your FIRST detention? ive never had detention 21. What was the first state you lived in? first and only...UT 22. Who was your FIRST roomate? stacie and jessica 23. If you had one wish. What would it be? that's a hard question. one thing i've always wished though was that i could have grown up with my sister kristine. 24. What is something you would learn if you had the chance? to speak a trillion languages!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

me+short hair=??

okay, so this is what i look like with short hair, what do y'all think?

Saturday, January 31, 2009

25 random things

This one is a little different than the others. Pick 25 random things about yourself to share with people you care about and wish to know more about. Rules:Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things (altough i put more) , facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you. I TAG ANYONE WHO READS THIS.
1. i'm addicted to panda express and slurpees (pina colada and vanilla are my favorite flavors)
2. i've always regretted giving up piano lessons when i was little. i'm trying to make up for it now by taking a piano class, but i'll never make up all the time i've lost. 8 years. that's how long ago i quit.
3)i'm a sucker for dimples.
4) if i could go anywhere in the world, i would go to italy or new zealand. followed by a gajillion other places. france, greece, peru, thailand, mexico, switzerland,brazil, england, scotland, tahiti, fiji, hawaii, everywhere. i want to travel the world!
5)i hate the smell of money. come to think of it, i hate money.
6) i do weird things when i'm asleep. i walk ,talk, laugh, have conversations with myself or others, and i used to wake up upside down all the time.
7)my feet and hands are always matter what.
8) i think giraffes are the coolest animals ever.
9) i have a fettish for scarves and fuzzy pajama bottoms, i have WAY more than any person could ever need.
10) i dont like anything that is flavored grape, cherry, lemon or lime, but i love grapes, cherries, lemons and limes.
11) i love the taste of pepto bismol.
12)when i was little, i wanted to be either a marine biologist, or a wedding planner.
13)) i love lists. i write lists for everything. i write lists of my favorite smells, places i want to visit, my favorite sounds, my blessings and things i'm greatful for, etc.
14) my favorite color is teal. or aqua, turquoise, whatever you want to call it. anything that is a shade of mixed blue and green, i love it.
15) i love life. every minute. yes, i'm weird... i even like trials and difficult times because they all help me grow and be so much more appriciative of good times. no pain, no gain. i believe that with all my heart.
16) i love dancing in the rain (especailly with my mom...she likes it too and we've had many crazy days dancing like idiots in our yard during a storm) i also LOVE lighting, thunder, the way the sky looks before, during, and after it storms (that thick grey heavy coating of clouds) i also love the fog. and the sun. and i love how the sky gets white before it snows.
17) my favorite disney movies is finding nemo. close behind it are the emperors new groove and montsers inc.
18)war heads make me EXTREMELY hyper, especially when combined with lack of sleep
19) i LOVE pictures. i love taking them,and i love looking through old ones. i'm not sure anyone can compehend how much i truly love pictures.
20)i also love flowers. i love photographing them, planting them, seeing them, picking them, smelling them, I LOVE LOVE flowers.magnolias are my favorite :)
21) i have really weird handwriting. people say that it looks nice but at the same time it's illegible. also, i hold my pencil weird. i curve my wirst around and wright like i'm a lefty, even though i'm not. i remember people telling me i wrote wrong wne i was little, but i never changed it.
22) hoodies are probably my favorite clothing item on earth (well, besides scarves and pj's :) )
23) i have enough pairs of flip flops that i could wear a different pair each day for over a month. i dont know why i have that many, they've just built up over the years.
24) winter is a conflicting season for me. i hate the cold. i hate it i hate it i hate it. but, i love the beauty of snow, playing in snow, skiing, snowboarding, and i love curling up under a blanket with hot chocolate or cider and watching it snow outside.
25) my favorite movies are action (the italian job, mission impossible, the bourne series) and chick flicks (there are simply too many to list)
26)i hate eye makeup. i've only worn mascera and eyeliner once in my life, and only for a brief time. eyeshadow i only ever wear for haloween or 80's day cause you can't be a true 80's chick without blue eyeshadow right? going along with the no eye makeup, i dont really like makeup at all. i didn't wear any ever until i was a senior in high school, and even then (and now) i only wear it very very minimally.
27) i have way more clothes than any person needs. i have no idea how i have so many, but i seriously have tons. ask my roomates. and they haven't even seen the closet and dresser full i still have at home.
28) i have naturally CURLY hair. not very many people know that because i usually either pull it back when it's wet so it drys straight, or i straighten it. i like how it looks when it's curly, but it drives me nuts because it's just so wild and unmanageable.
29) one of my favorite places on earth is the oregon coast. although i love normal, hot beaches where swimming suits and flip flops are the perfect attire, one of the reasons i love the oregon coast is because you can wear sweats and a hoodie while walking on the beach. i also love the fog on the beach in the mornings, i love the smell, i love the green forests and the beautiful craggy rocks, the steep, dark cliffs and the sound of the waves crashing against
30) i have more nicknames than i can count. my mom calls me something different every week, and my closest freinds all have different tearms of endearment for me. here are a FEW. my moms favorites: carlylicious, carlilly, carlisle, cala lilly, charlie, carls jr, car-elise. others from family:carcar, chippy,carson, from freinds: la carlotta, little c, cheerio, calarly/kalarlyfluff, and my favorite ones from ben, carlyann,goober,veragana bella (italian for young woman, he heard it in a song once).
31) one of my goals before i die is to speak 4 of the 5 romance languages (romanian is the 5th romance language, i dont really want to learn it). French i've almost got, italian is next followed by portugese and spanish.
32) my perfume is called sensual amber. i hate the name, love the smell. my favorite mens cologne is polo blue. blame ben for that one:).
33)my hands shake when i get nervous, really bad. when i get emotional, my chin quivers(just like my dad's) and i make ugly faces.
34) i love cookie dough, cookie dough ice cream and cookie dough pop tarts. i also love licking the bowl after making brownie batter or white cake batter.although i LOVE chocolate, i'm not a fan of chocolate ice cream or chocolate cake. i'll eat them, but i don't love them. i'm a vanilla girl.
35) i love hot food. really hot. the hotter the better, even if it makes me cry. i just plain love it! and i love extremely sour candy.
36) when i was little, i had very very ecclectic tastes, my mom was worried about what my style would end up like. we were wedding shopping with my aunt once and i saw some plain maroon and navy colored napkins i liked. i told my mom and she told me if i promised i'd use them at my wedding, she's buy them. she told me later that she seriously almost did buy them and make me stick to my promise because she was so worried that i would choose some crazy, excentric wedding colors/ she jumped at the chance to buy me something normal that i liked :)
37) i dont have peirced ears. i got them pierced when i was eight, but they got super infected and my ears closed over the earings. i had to twist them (which ripped skin) for a few hours before i could get them out. they've never gone back in since and they never will.
38) i'm deathly afraid of needles. i dont know why, it's irrational, they're just ti=eeny little things and they don't even hurt that bad but i hate them with a fiery passion!!! i've had my blood taken probably literally a hundred times in my life, so you would think i'd be used to needles, but i never will be. once when i had strep throat, i was offered $100 to participate in a study (this when i was in elementary and $100 was basically a fortune). the only thing is that the study required i had my blood taken....twice. that meant TWO needle pricks...therefore i turned down the money/small fortune.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

tyler, my camera and photoshop=fun

okay, so over christmas break i was sitting in the living room with my brother and i just snapped this shot. i really like it :) anyway, then i started fiddling with it in photoshop. this is the original one.....then i got rid of the background so it was just black....then i sucked out some of the color.....then black and white....then i took the color from the writing on his shirt and colored his eyes. i'm a nerd, but i love to play :)

my favorite christmas ornament

okay, so this little ballerina is my favorite thing ever :) i don't even remember where i got it, but every year, it is the ornament i put on the tree first (with the exception of this year, because my family decorated the tree without me ). I love it!