Usually the winter means long nights, cold toes, a dislike for the outdoors, and dry skin. However, this has all changed with a new love for the snow. I find myself loving winter. It may even be my favorite season. Snowboarding has been the cause of this change in heart. As the weather becomes more harsh I become more giddy. So far this has been a very snowy season, and I can't wait to see what happens in the near future. I will be going to Colorado next week for some major boarding! I cannot wait to get some beautiful pictures of the wonderful snow and my wonderful family and friends. Hopefully we will survive.


Home for Christmas.

I stayed home from work today to bake, wrap, and clean. I love wrapping presents once I get into the swing of things. This year I have felt the need to make all my presents have a rustic crafted look. I hot glued some small pine cones and fresh pine twigs (snipped from the tree) onto the gifts this year. They smell wonderful. :) Now I just hope the receiver of the gifts likes what is inside just as much as the wrapping. Once I get off the cozy couch with my cozy puppy, I will need to get started on some baking. Merry Christmas everyone! 

And the angel said unto them, fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tiding of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; you will find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." 

Luke 2:10-13


six years

These roses were given to me by my boyfriend of six years now. They smell so wonderful, and he made this arrangement himself. I can't believe how quickly time goes. He surprised me with Sophie after I cheered at a football game the week before Christmas two years ago. She has been the best animal I have ever owned. I came into my parents' house talking about how cold it had been on the field, and when I turned around to my boyfriend he was standing there holding a small fluffy black puppy dressed as a little elf.

This was Sophie dressed as an elf two years ago. She was such a cute puppy, and boy was I blonde..

Holly and Tensel.

My brother really loves decorating for Christmas. This is his house so far. My boyfriend and I went over to his house to relax and watch a movie while we enjoyed the decorations. We all watched Sex and the City 2, and I am pretty sure its safe to say that I will not be allowed to pick the movie for a while. Even I regretted my decision after the first ten minutes. 

More Thanksgiving pictures.

Very Edward Cullen-like.

Drift wood crafts.



 It was an overcast Thanksgiving in Nashville, but it was actually quite nice to step outside of the crowded houses into the fresh, crisp, cloudy outdoors. My cousin and I took advantage of being together again with nothing else to do. We took pictures. This seems to be our favorite past time. I also have my cousins in from Dallas, which is super nice! We are currently watching Eat, Pray, Love before we decide if we are going to fight the crowds and get out on black Friday. Here are the pictures Tori and I took...


My lovely cousin.

My cousin is a senior in high school, and I am a senior graphic arts major in college so when she needed her senior pictures done I jumped at the opportunity to have some fun with her and with my photo equipment. We found this amazing field that is actually private property. It was a little uncomfortable behind the scenes with all the bugs and itchy grass, but i really liked how they turned out. She had an awesome lace dress from middle school that still fit her,  so I picked that for her to wear. 

From the summer