December 28, 2012


We made paper mache masks. Rawr.

Thank you to beautiful Kathy and Rob for crafting with me and letting me shoot some photos with/of them today:

December 21, 2012

12/21/12 - Jeffrey and Kara

Today, the world hosted the wedding of my brother Jeffrey to Kara (Now Kara CHEN).

Today, I was so blessed to attend the sealing and marriage of these two beautiful people and gain ANOTHER, new, beautiful sister.

Here are some of the photos I snapped during the events of today:

December 18, 2012

Cut Cold

As I was feverishly climbing the mountain for time, I cut my ankle on an unforgiving fragment of cold ice, but in the moment, I hadn't noticed for the cold...

December 15, 2012

Your joy is my joy.

Today, I realized how happy I am for my oldest brother Jeffrey.

Jeffrey is getting married 12/21/12 in the Salt Lake City temple to his wonderful fiancé, Kara.

I don't know what love is, but knowing that someone so close to me has found that love makes me so so happy.

So tonight, I cried because my brother's happiness is my happiness, and I just want their love to last forever.

In that, there is so much beauty.


I'm surrounded by beautiful people.

Wherever I go, whatever I do, I see SO MUCH beauty in everything.

Too often do people feel discouraged, lost, forgotten.
With all that is going on in the world today, I know that we can find peace in the little things, no matter what they are.

Today I didn't wear any makeup, and I didn't curl my hair.

Today, I embraced my own beauty.

Today, I smiled when I was happy, and frowned when I was sad.

Today, I played my dad's old guitar, and I put my poetry to song.

Today, I cried when my best friends left for Japan.

Today, I cried out of exhaustion, sadness, and anger.

Today, I am grateful for beauty.

One day, I want someone tell me with the most genuine intentions that they think I'm beautiful even if I'm small, even if I'm aching, even if I cry so easily.

I want to love others the same way.  I want to hold a child and tell them I love them for their beauty, even though they're vulnerable, even though they're tired, even though they're hurt.

Today, I decided that everyone should feel beautiful, so I told someone they were beautiful.