Thursday, December 22, 2011

crafty christmas

i decided to make all my friends gift this year for christmas. i love home made gifts.
it helps to show how much you care and its fun to try and figure out how to make it just perfect for them.
i really hope they like them!

 "a friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are."

 "we are all a little weird and life's a little weird. and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into weirdness and call it love" -dr seuss

"laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live"

"life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

  "happy girls are the prettiest" - audrey hepburn

 " happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, enjoy simply, think freely, and risk life."

 " life begins at the end of your comfort zone"

"life isnt about weathering the storm, but learning to dance in the rain"

i am pleased with the way they turned out. the quotes are some of my most favorite.
that dr seuss knows how to speak to me!

Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dear Finals,

I dont like you!!!
Please end soon so I can go have fun.
{just have to make it through the next week}

Monday, November 28, 2011


sneak peak!
the barton family decided to make a tree in honor of brynn for the
its. so. cute.
if you want to see this beauty you will have to wait... or go down to the festival and check it out for yourself! there are so many other great tress to look at with an amazing story behind each and every one. this one is my favorite....but i may be a little biased!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

baby jude

it is so weird getting
i still cant believe that all my friends are married and starting to have babies... but i do have to say they have such cute little babes! this sunday was the blessing for 
 i love that he smiles so big for me
and his chunky cheeks!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving!

i know i have not been the most thankful lately. 
this year has been and extremely rough one, full of challenges i never imagined i would ever have to face. so i have complained a lot. but this thanksgiving there are so many things that i am thankful for. 


the bartons- my other family 


an education

be to alive
this is my car after the semi hit me on the freeway for a nice little surprise on halloween. 
{this year really has been ROUGH!} 
thank you to everyone who has helped me through this hard time. i could not have made it this far without any of you. i am so blessed to know so many wonderful and amazing people. 
love you all
happy thanksgiving!

Monday, November 14, 2011

25 years ago...

one amazing lady was born.
i am so glad i was able to have you by my side for 20 great years
thank you for always being there to lift me up when i couldnt stand.
you always pushed me to be better, and dream bigger. 
you cheered me on when i wanted to give up and made me smile whenever i was sad.
you will always be in my heart.
i love you bff

ps. happy 25th year of your beauty covering the world and shining light into the  lives of everyone lucky enough to know you, even after you are gone your light is still shinning. 
Nov. 8

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


or when i have a test (like right now), homework, or basically anything dealing with school

Monday, October 3, 2011

diiiiirty dash

sept. 17 i ran the dirty dash 10k
a bunch of the nurses from the U that knew brynn put together a brynnstrong team to run the race that she had ran the weekend before her accident.
  she was a dirty nurse.

 all shiny and clean before the race. and a little cold!

 and were off!

 little dirty!

we had so much! Thanks for the invite ladies.

enjoy this video. you really get to see how much fun this really is.
who wants to do it again with me next year???

did you see brynn?!? shes in it.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


jelissa took me to disneyland with her family to finish off the the birthday week!
It was so much fun. 
we flew in thursday night after school and got picked up by a limo
we lounged about in our robes, danced on the bed, then went to sleep
 we woke up early (10:30) to hit the rides and eat a little breakie
brynne frei joined up with us for a fun time
i love sleeping beauty

 i got a "birthday button" since it was birthday week and everyone i walked past wished me a happy bd. so great to get so much attention!

mad hatter party
 so cute

 disney world of color
best ride ever

 amanda came to join in on the fun after the utah game
 bumped into these cuties sunday morning for breakfast. they came to LA for the utah game, had no clue we were both there!

Thanks jelissa and cameron family for taking me on this great trip. it was so fun!
and thanks for putting up with the end of birthday week!