Where should I even begin? Obviously I’ve been slacking in writing. I’ve been slacking in giving myself enough me time. But it’s a new year, and I plan on changing some things. Starting a new year makes me reflect on my past year and think about my continuing future goals.
I’m going to start with where I left off. I finished my third semester of school, began an internship at Piñon Hills Community Church with the marketing director working on graphics, improved immensely on all my graphic design skills and website creation, and of course stayed on top of workouts, having a boyfriend, and doing various projects (mostly cooking related).
I like to tell my story through pictures, so here’s yet another gallery.
Flew to my cousin Mary’s (on the left) wedding in Wisconsin in October.
Shells I found by Lake Michigan.
I went pumpkin picking with my boyfriend at Sutherland Farms.
Can you tell whose is whose? Mike’s is on the left, mine on the right. His is carved from an orange pumpkin and mine from a white pumpkin, hence the difference in color.
I carved this from a white pumpkin. The light is from a candle.
Took a trip to Salt Lake City for Halloween.
I was begrudgingly dressed up for Halloween as Mary Poppins.
I went ice skating for my 21st birthday.
One of my few pieces of fancy jewelry. Got this from my boyfriend for my 21st birthday.
21st birthday tea time at my house.
My first legal drink of 21. It was tasty, but I don’t handle alcohol well. It gave me a pounding headache. Don’t have the desire to drink much.
Took a walk through the luminarias. A perk on living in this area.
I wrapped all these presents for a good friend of mine. It was actually pretty fun.
Marzipan I spent all afternoon modeling.
Beginning of gingerbread house.
Designed this gingerbread house with my boyfriend. Almost deserves its own post. We designed it off a picture. After figuring out the pieces we needed, I made the template pieces on the computer, made the gingerbread, rolled out and cut out the pieces, and baked them. We assembled the house using hot sugar syrup.
Gingerbread house in progress.
My marshmallow snowmen.
My boyfriend’s snowman.
Finished gingerbread house.
Final gingerbread house.
Gingerbread house with the overhead light out.
My mom and I had some Christmas pictures taken.
Our Christmas tree.
We’ve already had so much snow this year.
As you can see I had quite a full semester. Will do a separate post about my graphics work and school, as well as what I plan on doing this year. I have made it a goal to blog once a week this year (or a minimum of twice per month). I really enjoy sharing parts of my life with you and writing. I hope that you are inspired to do more and to enjoy life. I need to take my own advice and slow down enough to stop and write every once in a while. 🙂