Saturday, October 6, 2012


Last year I traveled the world, last month I parted with some best friends only to make new ones here in Rexburg, last week my roommate wrote me a letter that made me happy, last night Abby Baire made me laugh, this morning the prophet invited me to go on a mission. Today I am blessed. Every little smile each day just reminds me of everything that I'm blessed with. With the cozyness that I felt in my heart  because of conference today, it put me in the perfect mindset to sit down and remember the girl that's inside of me, the potential that I'm blessed with, and the choices in my near future that I will have the opportunity to make. Do I take the internship in DC? Do I do the study abroad to Jerusalem? Do I be a Girls State councilor? Do I be an EFY councilor? Do I continue to focus on dating and marriage? Or do I go on a mission? I'm not sure which way my life will take me, but whatever it is, I'm excited. As for now though, I'll just continue to live it up here in Rexy with my new best friends Lindsey, Maddie, Kara, Abby, and Cheyanne. I'm one blessed girl. I love them. Today is makin' way for the positive day.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

big girl.

Today i felt like a big girl. I've been thinking differently about my life, being in this new environment and all, and i'm realizing what is most important to me. It feels so indescribably good to shake off the dirt from the years of growing up, and realizing that today, I am who I want to be. Today I can become that person I dream of. Today I am a big girl. Today I am in the world. Today I can become what i will be out of this world. Today I am making way for the positive day. Living away from home opens up your mind, and helps you to see what you believe for yourself, not just what the walls of your home surrounding you your whole life have forced into your mind. I'm thankful for those walls though, because now that they are taken down, i am able to see how beautiful they were. I love my family and the walls that they reside in. I love my dog and the happiness that she teaches me. I love my life and the experiences that it brings to me each and every day. How beautiful.

Sunday, May 6, 2012


I have nothing to say right now, except that I have ten days left of highschool, forever, I love my dog with all my heart, I'm so excited to live by Cameron and Krystal this summer, I'm so excited to visit Carsen and Bree in California this summer, I'm so excited to go the the Shins concert in Colorado in a couple weeks, I CANNOT wait to see Emily and Elyse, I'm so excited to room with my Girl's State bff Krystal at BYU-I, I'm excited to give my senior talk in church next week, it's warm outside, I'm so happy with my senior pictures, I got the glorious priviledge of watching Nacho Libre last night, and..... I'm makin way for the positive day. But like I said, I have nothing to say right now.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

pay off.

Ok, so I'm gonna brag a little.... I just was notified that I got a music scholarship to Dixie!!!! Wow. I'm a happy girl! All the practicing and dumb scales and studies have literally 'payed off' haha. Thank you Dixie State for boosting my confidence and revealing my future.Today is a positive day.

Preston Tiegs showed me this video and I thought it was hilarious. To add to the spirit of cello love I decided to post it here for you all to see.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


We watched this at mission prep a couple weeks ago and I was just blown away. Be thankful for those moments that take your breath away, but more importantly, recognize those moments. Don't look over them. Life is jammed pack with "momentos", every second is a moment. Don't let moments pass away without thoroughly feeling the joy from them. Life is too sweet to do that, too intricate. I'm truly intrigued by the moments of my life. Make today your positive day.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Julie's Jewels.

I'm the featured blogger this week at Again Consignments blog! These pics were for it. Check it out!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

winter formal.

This year for winter formal I decided to ask Sean Pinder…. Sean is quite the character… one time when I took him home from mission prep this is what he said while getting out of my car... he said, “Julie, I’m sorry that we didn’t take this opportunity to make out.” Another time Sean just came up to me and said, “Julie, remember when you were a freshman and ugly?” I was instantly stunned and then decided to ask what that made me now. His response was, “freakin hot!” I asked what happened between now and then and he said estrogen. What a strange creature Sean is.
Because of his strangeness, the day was A BLAST.  We went to dinner at Fork in downtown Boise, with Sean making it clear and known that he hated it. Then we went to Aspen leaf and laughed our heads off. Then we headed to the dance and grooved our booties and then ended the night bowling in all of our wonderful formal attire. It was SUCH a fun night. The other couples in our group were Tanner and Clara and Alyssa and Clay.

Monday, January 30, 2012


 I'm a bargain shopper, through and through. Whenever I find a good deal I'm all over it, and I would say that I'm pretty dang good at it. Pretty much every single one of my outfits comes from again consignment clothing boutique in Eagle. It's also where I work, which is like a creative haven for me. I love it! Usually my outfits come off of the $3 rack. Some people would find that embarrassing, but I'm pretty proud of my successful treasure hunting skills. This outfit? 10 buckaroos.
 My all leather boots? $7.
The sweater? $1.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

old happiness.

My friend Alyssa had an assignment to mimic another photographer's work for her photography class. Being the beautiful dancer that she is, she chose to mimic the ballerina project, of which you should totally check out because the pictures are AMAZING. Anyways, she asked me to be her model! I haven't put my point shoes on since Sophomore year so it felt so so good to bring back my long lost love of dance. Even just being able to put my shoes on was an instant rush of joy. I can't wait to take some classes again in college!

Friday, January 20, 2012

oh brother.

Today I get to see two of my brothers. And my sister in-laws. I'm so excited, I can't even stand it..... counting down the hours!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

high school.

It's finals week, officially wrapping up the past semester of senior year. It's so weird to think that there is only one more semester  left of life as I know it. I'm ready though. I'm ready to tie the bow on the past 12 years of my life and get started with the rest of my story. It's also raining today. With rain brings thoughts, mine of which are consumed with the future. Today is a positive day because it's the day that will lead me to tomorrow.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Yesterday was Mari's birthday. Beings as she turned 18 in Norway 8 hours before she did in Idaho, we all thought it was funny that she got a 32 hour birthday rather than a 24 hour one. We went to the cheesecake factory to celebrate and the food was AMAZING. After we watched the movie Hanna to end our Girl's Night Out. Today I am thankful for foreigners. I hope whoever reads this, if anyone reads this, that you have a positive day:)

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Haha I was pretty proud of my nails this time so I thought I would share them. The diamonds have sadly come off of my thumbs due to bowling so that's kinda depressing. None the less, I'm glad to be a girl. Therefore, today is a positive day.