Sunday, August 18, 2013

Birthday Pictures

This is Preston's first birthday away from home
so I wanted to make sure it was a special one.
I'm sure it was an amazing and depressing day all at once.
There's not much I can do when I'm in a different country and we can't call
each other, but I knew there was one thing that would make him smile.


Duh! Like come on, that's common sense. 
Pictures mean the world to missionaries since they get a little glimpse of what
you're up to. I wanted him to know I was thinking about him on his special day and that I love him more than anything. So I got all dressed up and headed off to take some birthday pictures :)

One thing that is a must is CREATIVITY.
Make this as fun as possible, you can definitely tell in a picture whether you're enjoying yourself or not.
My favorite thing to use is signs. 
It's like combining a letter and a picture in one.
I decided to use cardboard for my signs.
I like the way it looks small town. But that's just me! 
I've seen pictures done with chalkboards, printed words, cut out letters/numbers,
just about anything you can think of!!
What I wanted was something similar to a postcard, so it required 
four different signs.
four different pictures.
Here's the individual pictures...

After I picked the ones I liked best I put them in a collage 
so it was all on one picture...
Of course I wanted to send a couple extra pictures..

I love this boy more than anything. 
Happy birthday Preston!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

3 Months

Today Preston's been out for 3 months!
I can't believe its been this long already.
It feels like yesterday he left
Then I blinked and it's 3 months later!

 I had a "Roommate Get Together" 

 Went to Lagoon with my family :)

 Taught this little princess the beauty of lipstick

 Was able to go with my best friend to do baptisms for her first time.
Most amazing experience.

 My mom had a little too much fun taking pictures.. 
She pulled over to the side of the road just because she thought this 
tractor was cool.

 I received my mission call :)
Off to Mexico I go!

 My brother had his 27th birthday :)

 I turned 19 :)

Became OBSESSED with this show.
I was very depressed they cancelled it...
But on the bright side they're making a movie!!!