Thursday, March 31, 2011

"This will be an Everlasting Love"

Well, I am well on my way to being the 27 dresses girl! I think I was just in my 7th wedding. Just 20 more to go!
Pictures from some of the recent weddings:

My Brother and Sister in laws wedding.

Stefenie's and Bradon's Wedding

Jessica and Chase wedding.

But my best friend, Becky Davis is now Becky Madsen. Ginelle and I were her maids of honor. Yes, she had two and it was wonderful!

We started the day off by getting our hair done by Jessica! Thanks again Jess, we looked absolutely smashing because of you! After that we rushed to Salt Lake so we could help watch all the little kids. After some struggles of finding parking, we successfully made it to the Zions Bank building where the reception was going to be that night. The kids were crazy and kids usually are, but the parents came and picked them up. Of course, the only time it rained on that day was when we all were outside waiting for the happy couple to come out of the temple and then when we needed to take pictures. In the end, Ginelle and I got some great shots with umbrella's and I kind of enjoyed the rain.

Here is us with our facial expressions about the rain.

We were very excited for Becky to be married!

Being cute with the umbrellas!

After that, we had lunch at Bucca di bepo, a really tasty italian resturuant. Then all went to the reception hall to take more pictures and get ready for the reception. The reception was on the 18th floor of the Zions bank with three walls that are windows! It has an AMAZING view!

Somehow, I also ended up in the cake battle. Still not sure how...

I caught the bouquet! But don't get too excited that I am getting married next as my niece once told me "Tiare, Mommy says that you always catch the bouquet but you are never married" haha, she speaks the truth!

Now, Becky is married! That is such a weird thought but really exciting. She seemed way happy and so I am way happy for her!

Congrats to Becky and Mike!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Colors of the Wind

Every March, there is a festival of colors at the Hindu Temple in Spanish Fork. I looked up what the symbolism is behind this festival because I was really interested to see what it was exactly that we were celebrating. So, if i am wrong, I apologize, this is just what I read on the Krishna temples website. I guess this festival of colors is to celebrate all the colors in India and the colorfulness of
India, their traditions, talents and many other things.

Anyway, this happens every march and is a big hit with all the BYU students. They have this festival all over the world, but the one in Spanish Fork is the biggest! This year, they had the festival going from 10-8, with the throwing of the colors every two hours! It is a really cool experience and a lot of fun!

A little tight though, we were in the middle of the huge crowd and everyone just starts crowd surfing. I got kicked in the face at one point, so it is just a little scary! But here are some pictures of yesterday's events!

This is everyone that I went with. Just in the beginning of getting all the colors put on us.

The girls in the bathroom after the event. We looked pretty nasty and were trying to fix our faces a little bit.

My friend Colling and the chalk in his mouth.

Tyler and I after the festival on the way home. We may have put 8 people in a 5 person car. So we got the comfortable spot of being in the very back of the car!

Christine, Mariah, and myself. Pretty excited about the days events!

So last year, my friend Spencer kissed a Llama. This year, I told Tyler I really wanted him to do it as well. I didn't think he would go through with it, but he did! He placed grass in his mouth and then kissed the Llama.

My future roommate Michelle and I! My face is still pretty clean at this moment!

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Rock Star"

So one time, a group of girls and I went to Park City during the Sundance Film Festival. We had high hopes that we would see a celebrity but they were dashed once people informed us that most celebrities had left already. After all, it was the second weekend of the film festival. Of course, that didn't get some members of the group down. They continued to pretend that everyone we saw was a celebrity. As a couple men walk by us, my friend Jane shouts, "Are you famous?"

The man and his friend turned around and his friend proudly put his arm around the man and said, "yes, yes he is famous!"

At that moment, all of us loving that they are continuing on with the joke asked for a picture with him. We took multiple, all of us loving this. What could be better that taking picture with a random man pretending he is a celebrity. After we had all our laughs and giggles about this, he asked us what we were doing for the rest of the night. At that moment, I got scared. I didn't want him to ask if we will join him for the rest of the night. That is when I noticed he pulled out a HUGE thing of money. Getting more confused, I just watched as he grabbed a $100 bill and hand it to my friend Jane. At that point he said "Go buy yourself some ice cream." Then he walked away and disappeared into the crowd!

We all sat there for a few seconds in shock, and then just as a bunch of girls in one group should do, we started screaming our heads off! Other ladies came up to us and asked us what we were screaming about, once we told them, they screamed for us as well!

Anyway, we all couldn't get over this for the rest of the night.

Is he famous, we may never know. But there is the picture of us with him... It is a little blurry but maybe you can tell?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"You had a bad day"

Today was one of those bad days. I am sure you all know exactly what I am talking about. We all have these days, where one thing after another gets worse. And just when you think it can't get any worse, it does.

On these days, I sometimes tend to get all caught up in how bad of a day it is, get really frustrated and start to lose hope. It can tear me down. And all I can do is look forward to sleep because there is hope with a brighter day tomorrow.

I can't wait for sleep....

Of course on a bad day, it is especially important to count your many blessings. So here is mine for the day

1. I got a 10 out of 10 again on my quiz in my law and liability class. The one class I thought for sure would be the one with the worst grade so far is my best! Its a great feelings!
2. Last night I got to talk to my nieces and nephews! Its always great talking to little kids! The way they view life is so great and it always makes me smile!
3. I attend a great school that upholds its honor and rules. Even though that meant taking Brandon Davies off the basketball team, it is good to know that I attend somewhere that sticks to its values and doesn't falter from them.
4. I rode my bike around town today and I love my bike so much. And this weather that made riding my bike wonderful!
5. I have a father in heaven who loves me and even though today was horrible, I know that there are better days in the future. With him, All things are possible!

New goal: Write five blessings every day in my journal!