Thursday, May 12, 2011

Royal wedding - My thoughts

I don't know what my fascination is with Royal people, maybe it's my name "Elizabeth" or maybe it's the dream that all little girls have to be a princess one day but I have to admit I really quite enjoyed the Royal wedding. I thought it was very entertaining and quite beautiful to watch. I loved her dress, I loved the carriage ride through the streets, I loved all the pomp and circumstance.
What I said earlier about my name, reminds me of something funny I heard the other night. I was talking to another girl by the name of Elizabeth and she told me that she thought she was named after the queen when she was little. When asked "Who are you named after?" She would respond with a little attitude "The Queen, duh!"
I will say this, I am grateful not to be a queen. I would hate that kind of life! Yes, sure there would be perks but in reality, you'll never be left alone again.
So really my thoughts on the whole wedding are this. I'm happy for William and Katherine. They seem very happy and seem to know each other very well. I really hope they make it last and I think it'll be fun to see what's next for them. I wish them well!

In No particular order, here are some photos I got off of

Someone posted this on Facebook today and I had to share.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

This is my beautiful Mother, my best friend in the world.
Let me just tell you how important it is to be a mother. This Woman and many women out there are full time mothers. The role includes: Homemaking, nurturing, spiritual upbringing and many more! Mothers are doctors, taxi drivers, film makers, chefs, "HandyWomen," therapists, writers, housekeepers, photographers, coaches and so many other things I can't even name them all.
My mother in particular is a superwoman. She is the mother of 8 Children, that's right 8! I am the third child and often times require a lot of attention. She's so amazing though, she gives me all the attention I need plus all the attention needed for my 7 other siblings, 4 in laws, 2 nieces, 2 nephews and 2 (what she calls) "Grand-Doggies" Not to mention she's a loving wife. Another thing I appreciate is the relationship that my Dad and Mom have. They are best friends and confidants and they still date and are still in love. The respect they have for each other is neat to witness.
I had the opportunity this year to treat my mom on her birthday which was just last month on April 25th. What a fun day! We did lunch, pedicures, I did her hair, we had ice cream and chocolate and lots of fun conversation. I wish I could do this for my mom every week it was so much fun. She's always there for me and I want to always be there for her. The best thing about my mom is what she has taught me about the gospel. Countless times in my life I have memories of staying up late with a few of my siblings, gathered around mom and listening to her words of wisdom. She has a huge testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Her and Dad have raised us up right, we've had many early morning scripture reading that at the time I grumbled over (I'm not a morning person) but now I look back with appreciation.
She has taught me to love so many things in this life and so many people. She's full of love for everyone and has been counted as a mother to many.
Thank you so much for being my mother. I love you dearly!

Left to Right Jesse, Mom, Me, Mica

Congratulations Hillary and Chris

Congratulations Hillary and Chris on your Marriage!
This is my stunning cousin Hillary. I'm so happy for her, she got married this last weekend. It's so cool to be a part of my Big, Fat, Mormon Family. We are always there for each other and know our cousins as if they were brother and sister instead of just cousins. It's always a party when we get together and this past weekend was no exception.
I'm so grateful to be able to celebrate momentous occasions with the ones I love. I'm grateful to be able to be with my family forever through God's plan of happiness.
I'm also grateful to celebrate my mother this weekend for Mother's Day. A blog post all about it will soon follow.
Welcome to the family Chris!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Sophie!

So I realize that I'm a little early, Sophie's birthday is not until next week on May 11th but I just had to share. Look how absolutely stunning she is! She's one of my favorite models because she's so easy to photograph and takes direction so well.
Besides being an amazing model, she is most importantly, a precious little sister. I love this girl so much and she makes me laugh constantly. Just check out her blog to see what I mean. Sophie had a tough move this past year, She changed schools in the middle of her Junior year but I'm constantly impressed with how she has made the best of her situation and has really blossomed in her new surroundings. She is very talented and creative. In her bedroom are these fun little paper birds that she has pinned to her ceiling. She has great taste in interior decorating and she cooks too. My little sister is the whole package and I'm excited to see what she becomes in the future.

Thanks for being my buddy, for coming to play with me on my random adventures. Thank you for your love of this family and your love of the gospel. You are a great example and I'm so happy to be your sister. I love you so much and I wanted to wish you a VERY happy birthday!