Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Swapped Horizon

This is my younger brother Jonathan. He is a pill sometimes, but I love him more than anything. When we first moved here, I had more friends than him, so on a friday night when he had nothing to do, he come hang out with me and my friends. But now as our roles have switched, and all my friends have gone, I (though way older than all of them) have been adopted into his circle of friends. I still keep in touch with all of my friends who have left on their own adventures, and love the friends that I have today, but Jonathan will always have my back, and will forever be my friend.

That's how i see it,
Laurel E

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

People are Basically Good

I hope you smile, I did! Thanks Day Book :)

The Coziest of Cozies

I know I didn't show you how to really do this. But my sister Alyssa anad I spent the majority of our thanksgiving break crocheting. We are truly beginners, but we had fun looking up patterns and trying new things. I made a scarf with four different stitches-undid it, half of a sock-undid it, and a hat that would fit a polar bear-made a mess while I undid it, all before I got a hat that fits and is quite cozy if I do say so myself. It was a marvelous sight..especially because it was 80 degrees out side and we were in our swimming suits in Palm Desert. But it was definitely worth the time and effort we had a great time together. Find someone to chat with and start playing with your ball of yarn!
Thats how i see it,
Laurel E 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Called to Serve

 My sister Alyssa started her papers to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, the day after the announcement that Sister Missionaries could serve a mission at 19.
We drove up to Utah to watch her open her calling only a few weeks later. We were all nervous to hear where she was going to go. And sad to have her leave for a year and a half, but excited for her new adventure.
She couldn't wait. But was more nervous than the rest of us. Enjoy the movie!
That's how i see it,
Laurel E

Monday, November 12, 2012

Skipping to Winter

 My family and I drove up to utah this weekend, leaving the 70 degree weather and trading it out for fresh fallen snow. I thought it was so funny I had gotten so excited to see some leaves change color when we went to OCMCO, but going to Utah, yellow trees dabbed in white paint, Utah must have missed the memo that it's still fall. But it was so fun to be the for the first snow of the year. It should be a good ski season :)
 I love how the trees still had their leaves when the snow came, it made for pretty pictures!

 My best friend who moved to spain couldn't fit these boots in her suitcase so I got the blessing of beholding them :) I love them a lot! In California they keep my feet the perfect temperature, but i swear, I felt like I needed 18 socks on underneath them when walking in the snow. Thanks TESSA LYNN
 Ok I have a weird thing for cool walls. This is an abandoned home that is too old to be torn down, because the city thinks its history. Its oddly out of place next to all the apartments in Provo. But it sure was a cool wall!

 This is ma familia! Heather and her husband Daniel, my mom and dad, Brooke and her husband Devin, my brother Jonathan, and me and my sister Lyssi!

We were a little early to dinner at my aunts house and she still had people over, so we took a drive up the mountain and got out at the top. It was stunning. We could see the provo valley to one side and the salt lake valley to the other. It was stunning....and freezing.
I took this one from the car window, focusing on the rain made it much more interesting to look at. Jonathan and I played the rain game where you pick a rain drop and see who's drips to the bottom first. It reminded me of Georgia driving to church in the rain. I love family road trips!

Thats how i see it,
Laurel E

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Wedge

 Jared, Tyler, Joel and Matt took me to "The Wedge" a couple of weeks ago. The waves they are able to body surf are amazing! I'm surprised none of them died.
I loved capturing the moment they finally caught a wave.
It is insane the way the waves crash right on the sand, and they still choose to go out there.

It was one of the brightest days we had had in a while, so getting the right setting took a while.

 Loved sitting on the soft sand.
 Feeling like pros.

I love the way you can stop a moment in time with a click of a button. look at how the water falls, and you can see every droplet. 

 It gets crazy at the wedge; it is so funny watching from the rocks. Every one is cutting eachother off, but they are very much content with it. It is a gentlemen sport i suppose.

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Thats how i see it,
Laurel E

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Finally Fall

Im from Georgia, where in the fall the leaves on the trees turn magnificent shades of red orange and yellow, the air gets chilly, and there is a smell of pumpkin spice in every home you enter. But i have been deprived of that glory since living in California. It wasn't till today when we got to OCMCO (Orange County Mormon Choral Organization) Practice in New Port, that i saw the beauty of Fall. I was so excited i had my camera! It was GREAT lighting too! 

Thats me!
i hope you enjoyed my ode to Fall
That's how i see it,
Laurel E

Proud and Nerdy

It was BELL WEEK! Which means a new theme everyday. Today was NERD DAY! and it just happens to be my favorite day of the school year. I go hard. this is Year book staff and i after school.
Even we can make friends!!
Don't hide who you are, EMBRACE IT!

Thats how i see it,
Laurel E

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I woke up last Saturday after dreaming of cinnamon rolls. Obviously i wanted some really bad. But i was really hungry RIGHT THEN. I didnt really want to wait hours for some dough to rise. So i found a recipe that required no wait :)

I made a really STICKY dough (next time i would probably add more than the called for flour) and rolled it out onto the counter.
Sprinkled the brown sugar, cinnamon filling over the top, and rolled it up! (what a mess!)
Then i cut the roll into six small rolls (even though it said 12) and put them into a muffin tin.
Popped them in the oven and drizzled homemade ream cheese icing over the top.

Again. a huge mess to clean up. But i got my craved breakfast, and it was devine. So worth it.

Thats how i see it,
Laurel E

Precious Baby

 I went over to Emily's house the other day, and her sister was over with her kids. This sweet baby just woke up from a nap and i couldn't help snap some photos. Such a beautiful baby boy. I am so excited for my sisters to start having kids, i can't wait to be an aunt :)
Thats how i see it,
Laurel E