Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

I love the Memorial Day tradition of traveling around to visit the graves of family and friends. It was a beautiful day to keep up the tradition. This picture shows just how much I was "Grandpa's girl." Oh, how I love him and miss him. Happy Memorial Day.

Monday, May 10, 2010


So, I finally graduated! On April 30, 2010 I graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management. It was a great day. It started with my convocation at 8:30am where I walked across the stage without tripping...yay! If anyone really knows me, yes, tripping in front of all of those people was a great fear of mine. Then there was the commencement at 10:30. That same evening, mom and grandma threw me an open house party. It was so fun visiting with our many friends, family, and neighbors. It has now been about two weeks since I finished school and I've got to admit, I am kind of lost. I am actively (very actively) searching for a job and probably need to have more faith. I feel scared, stressed, anxious and so much more. Because of all of these emotions I have not slept well for a week. This is normal....right?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hasta La Vista Baby

"Yo Quiero Taco Bell?"
Spanish is over!!! I never thought I would be so glad to get a class over with! I literally hated every minute of that class because I just could not get it! Anyway, I know its been like forever since I have posted on here....sorry. My photography class was great! Not to brag or anything but my Professor said I had the best pictures in the class (I mean he actually said that in front of the class)! Also, I totally loved my internship at Thanksgiving Point! I managed the Farmers Market every Friday during the summer, and also worked on many other events. So basically it was only Spanish that was my sour....chili this semester. And yes that means...(drum roll sparky)...this Spring semester will be my last!!! Can you even believe it!?! I will actually graduate with my Bachelors Degree this coming April!!! Oh and I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas too, so....FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Well, Grandma has fallen again and this time has fractured her back. She was home less than three weeks after recovering from her previous fall when she broke her upper arm/shoulder. I don't know why she has to go through all she does, but she is now back in Stonehenge of Orem to rehabilitate and get the physical therapy she needs. We are pretty discouraged, but will work through this just like the last day at a time. I pray she heals quickly and is able to come home soon. Love you Grandma!!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Photography Classes

I know it's been like forever since I have posted on my blog, but I have been so busy this semester. So, other than school and work, I have been taking some photo classes from Erin Summerill (who I went to school with and she is amazing!) and Tonja Merrywheather. It has been so fun learning how to use my Nikon D60 camera without having it on auto. I just wanted to share with you some of my favorite pictures.

Sydney Merryweather

Erin and Tonja says I need to be comfortable with self portraits...I'm not so sure

Erin Summerill

Monday, January 12, 2009

Blast From The Past

OK, so we've been going through old boxes of pictures this past week looking for ones for our family reunion coming up this summer. There have definitely been some gems to never be forgotten!!! Anyway....I ran across these few ones with yours truly, and thought you might get a laugh or two. So here goes.......

Kindergarten (gotta love the pig-tails)

Grandpa and I (I was his favorite helper in the whole world)

Not sure which grade this is, but I just call it the year of the perm!

Grandpa & I in Parker, AZ (doesn't it look like his hair and my hair are blowing in opposite directions?)

OK yes, that would be me in the bikini, and FYI...that will be the first and last time I will be seen in a bikini!!! (do my thighs resemble the Michelin Man?)

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Christmas Season

I just love the Christmas season!!! Finals are over (YAY!!!), It's finally starting to feel and look like Christmas outside, our house is all lit up and so beautiful, everyone is kind to one another (for the most part), two weeks off from work (YAHOO!!!), Christmas music all around, Mom's delicious egg nog smoothies, catching up on movies I have missed due to homework, visting friends and family, Christmas dinner at the Madsen's, my little wal-nut dropping in (you know who you are), and last but certainly not least...a wonderful season to center my life around Christ.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas season. I love you all and am so blessed to have the friends and family I have. Have a very Merry Christmas!!!