those of you who follow my blog religiously may remember this post where i painted a giant portrait of my brother. one of my friends who has always envied his picture put me up to the task of painting his face, hopefully it's all he has ever hoped for. i never seem to be able to make a picture look realistic. even if it lacked all the color it would be very cartoon/pop-arty, i always say i just see things differently cause thats as realistic as it comes from my brain to my hand. maybe one day i'll be able to paint realistic looking pictures.. but then again, why would i want to?


just a few black lights, neon paint, highlighters & music.

i wanna go surfing

"wake up, it's a beautiful morning honey, while the stars are still shining, wake up, would you like to go with me honey, take a run down to the beach oh momma, i wanna go surfin, oh momma, i don't care about nothing" -let's go surfing, the drums (check out the song)

last wednesday i decided to give surfing a try. you'd think after living in california for the past 20 years of my life & being a lover of the beach i would be a little surfer girl. i'm not. i've tried a couple times before when i was younger & never took to it (i was too impatient and wanted to be instantly professional), so i decided to give it another shot before embarrassing myself too badly in costa rica. Rus took kris and i down to the beach to teach us the basics. I loved it. i'm not good by any means, i think i might have stood up one time for maybe five seconds, but just the feeling of being in the water with the waves was so calming. there's something about just floating a long in the ocean that brings me comfort, it's so lovely. kris was pretty good though, she's going to kill it in costa rica, hopefully i take to it a bit more while there. i had some pretty good shots of us learning to surf i was planning to post, but rus and kris lost my camera on the bottom of the ocean. if anyone sees it it's mine.

lets colour

this summer there is a rad, world wide project going on to bring color to gray spaces. anyone can join too. learn more here.

i love you & you & you

all found here.

glow in the dark party

so both rus and his lady kristen are turning 25 at the end of the month, so to celebrate we're having a party. hopefully it all goes accordingly, cause if it does it'll be pretty rad. they got the idea from Ke$ha's performance on snl. check out the video to get an idea of what will be going on at our house pretty soon.
lately i've been MIA in blogland due to summer. so let me catch you up. since my last post i have:
gone to lake arrowhead for a campout but we ended up staying in a cabin. i saw a-team and actually liked it. looked for my lost dog who found her own way home after our 3 hour hike searching for her. had a big pool party for the "official" start of summer. found new bands to fill my ears with. went back to utah for a wedding. saw another friend who just came home from his mission. rediscovered my love for my ultimate favorite band. sabotaged friends with other friends. signed up for a spanish program in costa rica. purchased tickets to go to costa rica. got my craft on. so far it's all been pretty carefree and fun. can't wait to see what else is in store for me this summer.


for the past week i have been in utah visiting with friends and family. one of my favorites came home from his mission so jo and i decided to make the trek to his homcoming. it's been really fun since being here. i stayed at our friends the moller's house with their two daughters i'm friends with while the parents went on a weekend harley ride. we watched girlie movies, ate ice cream and once emma went to sleep abigayle & i had some real talk. we went to a cousin dinner with the despain girls and halverson girls, and afterwards jo, whit, marta, abby and i went to see sex and the city 2 (the first one was better). we went to dave's homecoming talk and after party in park city, where i randomly ran into an old roommate who i haven't seen in nearly a year.
we tried new restaurants with whit and jason. ashley came up to slc to visit with me which was lovely. i miss seeing her all the time in provo. jo and i went to dinner at the fryers house.
talked whit into showing me some new yoga moves, and despite my peer pressure she wouldn't teach me the hardest one (i'll ware her down one day). went to lunch with a couple of my friends that i haven't seen for a while. attempted going rock climbing which failed when my phone shut off in the middle of the night so my alarm didn't wake me. had a girls day with tar whit and jo. we went to taipan, paradise cafe, convinced jo to stay till saturday, and went to anthro. jo and i saw prince of persia. watched a movie with dave. went around town with my mom and danece then went to dinner with part of the bagley family. hungout with dave and john, introduced dave to another movie. met up with a friend from school for lunch, then went to mgmt with dave, john, taryn and justin (worst concert i've ever been to). and now today i get to fly home for about 10 days. then right back to utah for some wedding fun.