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.