Friday, December 21, 2012

recent happenings

   this post is all about me. as you can see from the pictures. but every once in a while i am allowed to brag for just a second. first- i put on my senior recital- this was my huge- going out with a bang- project. I memorized 45 min worth of music in 4 languages. it was time consuming & harder than i could imagine but i did it & couldn't have been happier with the way it turned out. i worked on it for  7 months & all my practicing finally paid off. not to mention it was a blessing to have family in the audience. my parents, taylor's mom & grandma flew out just to see me. my cousin kelsey with her husband( who was there because of a pure christmas miracle) filmed it for me. I can't wait to watch it. thank you!

second- i graduated! I am now an official college graduate! graduation was more fun than i anticipated. i got showered with leis and shook elder bednar's hand. it doesn't get cooler than that. i am so grateful for my time spent at BYUH. i know my experiences there will be with me for a life time. coming as a freshman i couldn't have begun to imagine the hard/amazing/ best experiences i have ever had. i grew more & expanded my mind than ever thought possible. thank to everyone who supported me!

aloha 'oe hawaii

Monday, December 10, 2012

christmas time

one thing I look forward to all semester long is campus decorated for Christmas. Nothing makes me more excited than to see the lights set up around the McKay center. palm trees & Christmas lights are the perfect combo. I am defiantly noticing & appreciate the Hawaiian Christmas spirit more since we are leaving in 8 days. yup 8 days. - our little house looks nothing like Chistmas so I am glad I can admire the lights and trees from another source.

over the weekend I also had my last choir concert. This year we had the opportunity to perform Handel's Messiah. We all known the familiar tunes, "Hallelujah" and "For Unto Us A Child Is Born" but as we dove in to each piece, I was amazed by the power behind each song. I learned more about the birth of our Savior and how special it was. Being apart of the Messiah was a perfect way for me to start off the holiday season.

- Taylor tells me I look like an ice princess wearing my choir dress. I know he wishes I could take it home.