Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Not again....

14 books and $280 later,
I begin my first day of my last semester as an undergraduate at 

Its gonna be another brutal semester, just like last Winter:

2 Shakespeare classes (yes, TWO)
Victorian Literature
PostModern American Literature
New Testament
Senior Seminar (in which I retake 5 of my core English finals and write a 25+ page dissertation that I present to all of my English professors and get grilled with questions)

Let's get this party started.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

So I have this thing....

with horses.
If you haven't noticed. 

oh, and also
I'm changing my photography business name to
m rose photography
I am is just too pooooopular. 
(Though I thought of it first, of course)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hour Won Ye Ear Annie Verse Hairy

In the words of my dear friend Heather Cox,

What a year, yeah?

What a year, indeed. 
On September 5th, 2009, we got married in the Logan Temple.

In the past 12 months, my husband has shown me
my true potential, my divinity, my inner - as well as outer - beauty;
We both have
loved, grown, sewed and reaped the benefits of nourishing and nurturing a marriage

I have learned so much about what it means to be a wife -
It means so much more than house cleaning and cooking (though those are major parts, I've discovered)
It truly is putting him before myself
and him doing the same for me

And that, right there, in and of itself, is a truly beautiful thing. 
It is a little piece of celestial-ality
a bit of heaven on earth, if you will.

I haven't given up much,
and yet have received so much love 
in return.
So very much love. 

I discover more and more each day the power of love. 
The kind of love that Christ showed while He walked this earth, teaching and healing
The kind of love Christ demonstrated when he suffered so much for all of us -
just because He wants to be with us all again some day.
I learn more about this type of love as I more fully learn how to
demonstrate this type of love.

As I wrote in my journal:
"As the days, weeks, months, years go by, I find myself loving Adam
a little more and it continues to amaze me. 
Once we reach eternity together,
our love will be perfect and perpetual"

Adam, and his characteristics, are truly more than I could have thought up on my own. 
To me, my husband is a testimony that God knows me personally. 
God knows me better than I know myself,
and He loves me more than I love myself,
because without God, I may not have picked Adam.
And that is truly a sad thought.
I would have fallen so short
of the blessings I am receiving now. 

(and possibly my kids wouldn't have been as cute as they will be in the future)

I guess what I am trying to say is,
I love him more now than I did a year ago. 
And it is only because God loves me that I have Adam. 

Below are pictures from our anniversary weekend adventures: Sea Life park and a homemade kite :)

Would that this next year be as wonderful as the past one.

Friday, September 3, 2010


My mind clears.
My skin is renewed - 
and so is my soul. 
(though my hair suffers)

Its not about the tan --- although thats a nice plus.
Its about the freedom I feel
Facing open, endless possibilities
Its quite frightening
and quite exhilarating. 

And thus begins my love affair with the ocean.