thirty days.

The thirty day challenge. I am admitting right now that I won't post thirty days in a row. But hopefully I can get through these thirty things. I chose this one, because they all include pictures, and I adore pictures. Plus, I need to go out and shoot more, and this will be my reason for now.
Day 1: A picture of yourself with 15 facts
Day 2: A picture of you and the person you have been closest to the longest
Day 3: A picture of the cast from your favorite show
Day 4: A picture of your day
Day 5: A picture of your favorite memory
Day 6: A picture of somewhere you've been
Day 7: A picture that shows your true self
Day 8: A picture that makes you laugh
Day 9: A picture of a person who has gotten you through the most
Day 10: A picture of someone you see yourself marrying in the future
Day 11: A picture of something you hate
Day 12: A picture of something you love
Day 13: A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14: A picture of your favorite past time
Day 15: A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16: A picture of someone you've been friends with the longest and still feel connected to
Day 17: A picture of your biggest insecurity
Day 18: A picture of your favorite place
Day 19: A picture of a habit you wish you didn't have
Day 20: A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
Day 21: A picture of something you wish you could forget
Day 22: A picture of something you wish you were better at
Day 23: A picture of your favorite book
Day 24: A picture of something you wish you could change
Day 25: A picture of yourself a year ago and an explanation of how you've changed since then
Day 26: A picture of something that means a lot to you
Day 27: A picture of yourself and a family member
Day 28: A picture of something you're afraid of
Day 29: A picture that can always make you smile
Day 30: A picture of someone you miss


bear lake trip with the swensons.

A few weekends ago, over the Presidents' Day holiday, I got to go up to Bear Lake with Zac and his family. It was freezing and snowy outside, and the pipes that brought drinking water and shower water in were completely frozen. But it was still fun hanging out in Zac's grandpa Max's huge lake house with the whole Swenson family: Lyle, Jill, Eli, JoJo, baby Kynlee, Sadee, Mike, Lincoln, Whitney, JT and Sophie.

On Friday right after school, Zac and I drove up with JT and Whitney. We stopped in Wyoming to get some "things" (fireworks that are illegal in Utah) and headed up to Bear Lake. When we got there, Jill showed me my room (with a creepy picture of an old lady in it--Sophie had to take it down for me so I wouldn't get scared at night). After everyone was settled in, we all just hung out for the night.

2/18/11 Me and Zac on our way up.

2/18/11 Me and Zac at the lake house.

On Saturday, half of the group went skiing and snow boarding. Zac and I decided to stay home because we were tired and didn't feel like being cold. Instead, we hung out on the couch all day, taking naps and watching movies. We did, however, go hot tubbing for a little while, and after hot tubbing, we made snow angels--in our swimming suits. It was freezing, but so much fun! Sadly, I didn't get a picture of our snow angels. That afternoon, we went to the chocolate fair, and then to a furniture store. That night, we got pizza that was pretty freaking delicious. I had chicken ranch pizza.

2/19/11 Us at the chocolate fair.

2/19/11 Us at the furniture store.

2/19/11 Zac doing his ugly moose pose.

2/19/11 This is why we're engaged.

On Sunday, we all went to church in the ward there. On our way home from church, Zac saw my neighbor. Weird. After church, we all went home and ate dinner and played Pictionary on the wii. Some time in between all of this, Zac and I rode the four wheeler down to the lake and took some pictures (none of them turned out). It was freezing, so we only stayed for five minutes before going back to the house. That night, we all splurged and ate all the leftovers.

2/20/11 Me and Zac freezing our butts off.

On Monday morning, we packed up and left. It was a pretty fun vacation, especially since I got to spend it with my future in-laws.