Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Headlines

So much happened in 2009! Here are a few of the headlines...

January: 2nd Semester at BYUI

February: Logandale Chapel burned

March: Taylor came home from his mission in Georgia

April: Finished up Freshman year at BYUI, Went to Disneyland

July: Turned 19, Stadium of Fire

August: JB concert

Ari broke her arm

Family vacation to San Diego
Dad is Stake Pres

September: 3rd semester at BYUI
Guitar lessons!

October: Honor Society road trip!

November: Thanksgiving

December: David Archuleta (no one can go to too many concerts, right?), Christmas!

Happy New Year! 2010

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Christmas this year was a good one. How was yours?

All of the cousins (minus trent/tara/evelyn & phoebe) at Gma & Gpa Adams for Cmas Eve party (gma told us to hold up our presents. i did.)

All the grandaughters & great grandaughters (minus Evelyn & Phoebe)

Debated on whether or not to put my 'hobo looking' pic on this...but i'm playing my guitar with a snuggie. doesn't get much better than that.

Mady with the coolest blanket ever. (compliments of myself)

Driving around, looking at the cmas lights in the cool changing glasses

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Home for the Holidays

Our last shopping trip for Christmas took place yesterday. We went to Vegas, hit up the Galleria, ate out and went to the Bellagio to see thier Christmas display and water show. It was a lot of fun :)

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Drawing Final

For my Presentation 1 (drawing) class, we had to draw a baroque style room. It takes a long time!
A little bit into the process:


We'll see if my teacher likes it...haha

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Of course They Would

This was published in the BYUI newspaper this week:


also...anyone else notice that guys love to use/wear/carry things they got on their missions? i.e. scripture cases (or man purses). or this beauty:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Things You Don't See At Home

Snow. (which is now waaaaay worse than this BTW)

This happens to be my bedroom window.

Weather like this.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My Rug Design

Another project! This time we had to take inspiration from a picture, and design an area rug. (My pictures were from lilly pads) This is how mine turned out (The white numbers are from colors I had to just ignore that).

Doesn't it look like a mad animal running towards you? hahaha

Sunday, December 6, 2009


The truth is, I haven't ever been a big fan of David Archuleta. When I heard he had a stop at BYUI on his Christmas Tour, I thought I should go (BYUI isn't the best at having awesome concerts haha) So I got a couple of my roomies to go and we had A LOT of fun! (We will now refer to him as "Archie" :D) Archie has an amazing voice! He was so good live, he did his pop songs and then Christmas songs as well. I was extra excited when the MC said that Benton Paul was opening for him. (If you haven't heard Benton Paul's music, I highly suggest going I discovered him awhile ago and can't get he has a free discovery download on itunes called "Run" gotta get it :D) Anyway, they're both really talented artists and it was an awesome concert!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Turkey Time!

Thanksgiving Break was waaay fun and nice to be home! Here's what my Break consisted of:


Turkey (doesn't my dad look cute in the lady apron?)

Family (and endless games of 4 square and kickball :D)

My first time making cinnamon rolls (turned out yummy!)

Christmas shopping

PSHHH and of course THIS: :) is Taylor Lautner really only 17? Dang.

How was yours? Did you like New Moon? :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Walk to the res

Yesterday I went on a walk with my mom & dad to the very empty reservoir. I'd never walked all the way across when it was empty, so...we did. haha Found some beautiful treasures too ;)

Empty res...

just being weird...

Taryn's old barbie jeep. ha jk...

Having fun being home! I <3 my bed :D

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Contemporary Oriental

Project Update! This time around, everyone has a different style/room and we had to find fabrics, finishes, furniture (all that jazz...) and produce a material board. I had CONTEMPORARY ORIENTAL bathroom, and this is how it turned out...I know you might not be able to read the Key and tell what every piece is, but I think I like it! :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

About That Time

It's about that time where:

It's hard to concentrate in class...

I'm making Thanksgiving break plans with Taryn :)

Homework seems to go on forever!

Conversations in class start with, "so, are you ready for the break?" (infact, it's pretty much all my friends and I talk about)

There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel-the end of the semester is actually coming...

*on a positive note, my history professor uploaded a study guide online...all the correct answers had an asterisk next to it. I'm guessing this wasn't supposed to happen, but it saved my Sunday night sanity.

I'm flying home Thursday night and i'm soooo excited!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Texture Ball

Guess what?! YES, another project! This time we had to get a styrofoam ball and cover it with ANYTHING (as long as it was recyclable) to creat texture. So, I used little wooden the kind you get in those icecream cups. Painted them and hot glued them to tin foil. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Another project! This one was inspired by our initials. (don't worry, when I say, "it's inspired from", it isn't supposed to resemble it, Mom?) :) Anyway, Once we sketched the design, we used Adobe Illustrator to draw it out exactly the way we wanted it to look (pic #1). Then created a textured pattern out of a few more (pic #2). Then created the pattern we ultimately want (pic #3). I have to decide what this pattern would look good on...a tie? pillow? shirt? etc...What do you think it would look good on? Give me some feedback guys...