Monday, December 31, 2012


quotes Justin Bieber in mission farewell talk.
manages to tie it in to the gospel.
mad props to this kid.

my best friend > then yours

yay for gay baby J.

Saturday, December 29, 2012


because errrrbody needs a little bobby in their life.

"if they're amazing, they won't be easy.
 if they're easy, they won't be amazing. 
if they're worth it, you wont give up. 
if you give up then you're not worthy....
 truth is everyone is going to hurt you;
 you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for." 
-Bob Marley

find the ones worth suffering for.
and when you do, you will know.
and it will all be worth it.

kudos for Bob.


"patience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. patience means active waiting and enduring. it means staying with something and doing all that we can- working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring it well."
- President Uchtdorf

worth the wait.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Las Vegas. 
prolly had the best time. ever.
we did everything.
watching movies.
walking down the strip.
hot tubbing. e'ry night.
eating out.
Micheal Jackson Live concert.
dance parties to the car.
jords MJ dance moves.
8 beds. 7 people. 8 TV's.
are we spoiled much? 
best family in the world.
too many smiles.
too much laughing.
total bliss.
magic shows.
puzzlin it up.
we be super BA puzzlers.
three 500 piece puzzles in 2 nights.
did i mention we are BA?
holding hands through big crowds.
walking through 4 queens christmas lights.
watching big bang theory with savvy.
so much candy.
serenades on the guitar.
spilling mac n cheese all over mah shirt.
wetzels pretzels.
breakfast for dinner.
steak. i think mine was still 'moo'ing
new york new york 5 times in a row=sore sholders.
waking up the boys each morning.
micheal bubles christmas album.
because its still the best.
kisses on the cheek.
gambling with Shaurnold.
feel the power.
having the best time with the best family for a week.
and basically feeling like this everyday.
ridiculously swerve.
this trip was amazing and exactly what i needed.
complete bliss.
i am the happiest girl alive.
i love this family with all my heart.
they're kind of the coolest people alive.
7 days until my best friend leaves for the mish.
and im so excited for him. 
he will be the most amazing missionary.

all in all, my christmas break was better then yours.
that is all.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

happy christmas to me.

welp. spontaneous trip to Vegas with the Wrights.
you could say i'm a tad bit excited.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


"trust me. and trust in god. everything will be alright i promise."

"Be believing. Be happy. Don’t get discouraged. Things will work out."
- Gordon B. Hinkley

things will work out the way they are supposed to.
go forth with faith, patience, and courage.
have a lovely Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

something in the nothings.

Date a girl who takes photographs. Date a girl whose favorite sound is the click-click of the shutter as it closes and opens to capture a memory. Date a girl who sees the wonder in the simplest things. Date a girl who looks at the world and wonders how to  put a little of herself in it. 

You might find her in the park, lost behind her lens, the world a blur around her as she tries to capture a single moment in time. you might find her in a exhibit, a look of concentration on her face as she contemplates a photograph that called out to her as she was passing by. Or maybe you will find her in a bookstore, a book in her lap as she pores over photographs of weddings all the while wondering what hers would look like.

Take her out to photo walks and laugh as she tries to take a picture of you. When she gets tired of walking, buy her cupcakes but wait until she has taken pictures of them before proceeding to eat them. listen as she tells you her ideas for a photo shoot on the ride home.

Take her out to  a restaurant and wait patiently as she surveys the menu carefully, appreciating the food photography. And again, wait until she has taken a photo of your food before digging in. Allow her to introduce you to Ansel Adams while you both eat your lunch. Introduce her to your favorite musician as you wait for the bill to arrive. when you get home, change your Facebook profile picture into a photograph she took of you. She silently hoped for it. 

Take stolen shots of her. Compile it and give it to her on her birthday. Tell her you love her over and over until your voice replaces the click of the shutter as her favorite sound. Kiss her on the forehead after she lifts her head up from the camera. give her camera-shaped necklaces. Go places with her.

You will never be bored again.

Date a girl who takes photographs. She will never whine about a little dirt on her favorite pair of jeans as she kneels down to get a better angle of her subject. she will never be afraid to take adventures with you. She will take photographs of you not just with her camera but with her mind as well and keep it to herself to admire at night. but above all, she will teach you how to look at the world with a brand new perspective and she will do that unknowingly.

Marry a girl who takes photographs. Ditch those wedding photography books and give her the most beautiful wedding you could. She will teach your kids to find the beauty in everything just as she had taught you. Everyday will be an adventure as she tries to create memories photograph-worthy with you. She may wake you up in the middle of the night because she is buzzing with ideas but she will make it up in the morning with a stack of hot pancakes beside a steaming cup of your favorite coffee blend.

grow old with a girl who takes photographs. Sit with her on the front porch as you both pore over the bits and pieces of the moments you've had together. Stroke her hair as you both relive the photo walks that you took and the places you have been when you were both young. Smile as you both reenact your clever wedding vows.

Date a girl who takes photographs because she will always see that "something" in the most "nothing" of things. She will never let anyone take you away form her like she never lets anyone steal her photos and that is just one of the evidences that she loves you.

I found this eons ago. but its fantastic. happy break peeps.
oh and i adore that picture right up durr.

you are my happy.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


i love my friends.
squishin' in the grandma car.
crankin the jams.
almost missed the trax. 
hipster Jesus with a mustache. 
temple square Christmas lights.
bag pipes.
"peace be on your soul" "oh i want peace on my soul too!"
Justin bieber and one direction t shirts.
"is that really a man??"
walking around downtown.  
fortune cookies.
panda express.
flat tires and wet socks.
cuddling up in blankets to keep warm.
holding hands.
"ahhh, what are you nuts? are you trying to turn me homo?"
watching troll 2.
and laughing uncontrollably.
piggy back rides to the car.
slipping and falling .
snow ball fights bare foot in the snow.
goodnight kisses.

and thus ends the most perfect friday night. 

"can we get married here?"

2 years. worth the wait.

Toronto, Canada
Jordy Ray 2013-2015

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

happy christmas from #305

* fresh fallen snow
* turtle necks
* mittens
* boots
* festive socks
* snow men
*** christmas lights
**** temple square
* friends
* ornaments
* christmas deserts
* stripes
* pine trees
* gingerbread houses
* cute nativities
* christmas music
* DIY projects
* christmas wreaths
* warm chocolate chip cookies
* cute roommate christmas cards
* christmas movies 
* ribbons 
* warm scarfs
* tree skirts
* frosting
* sweatshirts
* family parties
* no school
* Griswald family chri(th)mas
* candy canes
* bear hugs

 an emotional state that is characterized by perfect happiness.

being home for christmas really is the best.

Monday, November 26, 2012

note to self:

The Lord's delays often seem long; some last a lifetime,
 but they are always calculated to bless.
 Although his time is not always our time, we can be sure that the Lord keeps his promises.

Remember this:

Happy Monday.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

i love these boys so much.

notice how harry nails his note right at the begining.
so hot right now.
so guess what?
 this is happening

k. not Canada. 
July 25th, 2013--> Maverick Center
who's going?


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

it is time.

With thanksgiving coming right around the corner
i would like to say i am thankful for christmas music.

and yes. i am listening to it before thanksgiving.
im not a Nazi that wont listen to christmas music until December 1st.

mostly i am thankful for 
Michael Bubles Christmas Album.
its phenomenal. i could listen to it all year round if i wanted to.

so please dive in and love this man and his album with all of your heart. 
i know i do.
happy thanksgiving?

Moe 4 Prez.

Monday, November 5, 2012

u. r. speshul.

today my bestest best friend becomes old.
she is now offically 20. super dross.

just look at her....
shes old and smells funny now.
but thats ok we love her and her body oder just the same.

i love your face off and hope you have a super fantastic day. 
i kidnapped you and decorated your room all fantastic like in my mind.
that'll have to do until i come home from hickville.

hbd ho friend.

Friday, November 2, 2012


happy birthday to the coolest kid on the block.

he's pretty neat.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

happy halloween.

so today batman opened the door for me.
and this seriously happend.
no but really.
best. day. ever.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

hey guys,

my brothers are seriously the coolest.

no. but really.
42 weeks and 3 days.
297 days till this boy gets home.
words cannot fully express my excitment.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


we meet again.
im not sure how i feel about this.
bring in the heavy duty sweaters.
and the hot cocoa.
its go time.

Friday, October 19, 2012

fall break.

no school.
no homework.
(well thats a lie, but really who does homework on breaks.)
going to bed at a decent time.
words can not express my excitment.
See ya F-riam.
its been real.

Monday, October 15, 2012

hi, my name is chelsey.

sometimes, college is overrated.
i wish i could be awkward like ellen
and get payed buko bucks for it.
all i have to do now is to learn how to belly dance.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


im in love
with this band
no but really.
its a disease.
these boys are deadly.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

we so excited.

general conference was really neat.
2 of my roommates are actually starting their papers!
its so crazy. im not sure what im going to do.
but thats ok i have plenty of time to figure that out.
school is stressful. very stressful.
give us fall break or give us death.
its only one week away.
we so excited.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

this guy.

came all the way from New York to visit. for a week. 
he is the coolest kid you will ever meet.
Nelsen Wang Campbel.
we miss his face already.
soo. Nels bels....

Friday, September 28, 2012

the neatest.

This really is the greatest.
take a listen. you wont regret it.

pretty sure its a sin to be this attractive.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

say hello.

to the newest fluffball in my life.

her name?
cutest puppy in the entire world right there.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

get some.

live while we're young.

my life is made.
these men are classy beyond belief.
and oh so attractive.
it should be a crime to be this good looking.
the album couldnt come out soon enough.
did i mention we were the 300th viewer?!!
we cool.

Monday, September 17, 2012

one hundred and seven.

sometimes this is how i feel.

Pinned Image
and loosing you.
life happens really fast.
in a blink of an eye everything changes.
sometimes you wish time could stand still for only a moment.
you live off of memories.
you miss how things were
wishing they could be the same.
but knowing they cant.
for now.
and all you can do is pray for things to be alright in the end.
Gods timing is right.
put your faith in him.
life has no rewind buttons.
no fastforwards.
no skips or stops.
and once we figure that out we need to learn to live our lives in the moment.
to savor the good times.
remember when you felt so much love in your heart you thought it would burst.
when prayers were answered. and contiually are.
learn to rely and lean on the lord.
though you are in darkness right now.
the Lord Loves YOU.
and will help you through it.
no matter who you are.
one day everything will make sense.
and you will understand why you went through that darkness.
You are strong
You can do hard things.
The Lord is on your side.
dont ever give up on him.
for he has never given up on you.

Pinned Image
it will ALL be worth the wait.
until then this song shall be on repeat because i heart it.
 give it a listen. you'll love it too.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


loosing once was bearable.
but loosing THREE time in one night?
well played.
go utes.

Friday, September 14, 2012


being sick is seriously the pits.
so i listen to this.
its neat.
you should totes check it out.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Harry styles.

Ephriam is a very boring town.
so my roomate gave me a fantasic idea.
i think it was pretty brilliant.
harry and i are best friends now


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Some people..

 make you want to curl up into a ball, hide in a corner, and cease to exist.
yay for jerks in college!!!

on the bright side, tomorrow is friday!
one direction/brownie party.
so good. so good.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

a birthday.

theee greatest day evs.
August 15th, 2012
So the day started out like a normal birthday. my mom made my favorite breakfast.
 we ate. opened presents. and parents went to work. so my siblings and i watched my brand new dvd.
 One Direction- Up All Night- Thee Live Tour.
best. video. ever.
so much love for those 5 men.
So then my grandma decided to take us out for lunch. and obviously we ate at pizza factory.
 i could never ever get sick of their pasta.
After lunch we went home. my mom had planned to take us all to City Creek.
 but she told us we had to dress up all classy.i figured we were just going to a fancy resturaunt.
  so we get to city creek and my mom asks "whos hungry?"at this point i felt genius.
i knew she wanted to take us somewhere classy for dinner.
wanna know where she took us? the food court.i ate Subway.
 heck  i looked so fetch classy eating my foot long samich.
 eons later...we finally finished eating and i was so glad cause this was such a painful 'suprise'
on the 'drive home' my mom wanted to show my grandparents where i performed in one of my bands
a couple years earlier at the galivan center.we drove past it and on the the capitol theature as we were passing i pointed out that Wicked the Musical was playing that night.
and all the sudden my dad pulls over and drop us all off. so my mom acts like its completely normal and says  "we just thought itd be nice to see if they have any standby tickets for tonights worked last time!"
 I thought it was a joke.
a sick, sick joke.
 what are the chances that theyre gonna have 8 empty seats.
 not likely.
being sarcastic i lean over to my uncle saying "just watch out of no where mom is just gonna whip 8 tickets out her butt pocket and be like oh yaa happy birthday!"
  then it happend.
soooooooo SUPRISE!!
i went to wicked on my birthday.

happy birthday to me.
youd think thats the end.
i did too.
but theres more.

 we watch the amazzzing performance
and it was real great.

  so anywho, plays over and we start heading out of the theature back to the car.
we had to walk a block to get to the parking garage and then 3 flights of stairs.
  when we finally get to the parking garage
   my mom whips out the camera and starts filming me asking all sorts of nonsense questions
 then all the sudden who pops out from behind a wall?...
this boy.
thee Jordan Wright
and starts singing
a birthday serenade

i may or may not have died a little inside.
 it was seriously the best birthday in the entire world.
 this boy is crazy amazing.
and he is defs going pro someday

He sang ' My favorite girl' by the Biebs.
it was suuper neat.

 that boy right there leaves on a mision to Toronto, Canada in 4 months.
and i couldnt be more excited for him.

 and thats why my birthday was better then yours.

here it is on video- super great.
 the end.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012


College has begun. its official. let the partyin begin.
truth is, im actually starting to enjoy college.
i know.
crazy, right?
my apartment is ammmmazzing.
i love it so much.
i even have my own room.
theeee best.
and great roomates.
so much better then last year already!!
we geek over one direction very often.
and have one direction pinterest parties.
auditions for the bands are over 
and the results are in.
i made it into the top wind ensemble and jazz band again!!
principle alto in wind ensemble.
and second alto in jazz 1:)
good 'ol e town is growing on me.
but surely.
we got to skype NELLS BELSSS!

Classes are going well.
and i've loved catching up with the buds.
the hardest thing for me tho is missing people from home.
i wish when you pack up your life in boxes to move away
you could pack those certian people away too.
my friend kelsey wrote the perfect blog post on missing people
and it pins my feeling as of late to a T.
either look it up here. or i'm just gonna copy and paste it.
no bigs. ;)
the ability to miss someone is beautiful, really.
to miss some one just in their being. for who they are, and what they help you to be. to wish they could just sit with you, and not have to worry about conversation. or anything else in the world for that matter. because just being there with you, fills your heart to the brim. it spills over with happiness and smiles that say more than words. to miss, is to love.

i used to associate missing someone with sadness. and sometimes, i still do.
but now, i compare it to beauty. it is found in many forms, and is so full emotion and life. and no two people feel, or see it the same way.
that to me, is what the core of missing is.

to feel emotion, to really truly feel emotion, is just another reminder that we are living.
and that we are only human. to physically miss someone, so much so that it hurts sometimes, is the incentive to keep moving forward. because one day, the hurt will be filled with hope. we have to remind ourselves that its good to embrace feeling this way. and its not the end.

in the words of winnie the pooh, "how lucky am i to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

the ability to miss someone is beautiful.
pinned it to the T.
go college. round 2. lets do thisssss.
ps. i had the greatest birthday evvvvsss. yes i realize it was a week and a half ago. but its too good to not brag about. but it needs a worthy post. lets say it was the most perfect birthday ever. with the greatest people evs.