Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Last Hoo Rah.

So, me being me, I had to go on one last HOO RAH
before I leave for my mission. St. George it was (of course).
I loved it. It was exactly what I needed.

Since I was young, I have been OBSESSED
with the music from The Phantom of the Opera.
I know every word to every song, and
have sung the music to this play my entire life.
The funny thing is, is I have never seen the play.
So, one of my lifelong dreams has been to
see the play live. On Friday, Patrick told me
he would drive down with me to Vegas to see
it with me. Seriously, I have the best brother EVER!
We drove down, ate dinner, saw the play, and were
completely amazed. I teared up as I watched the play.
It was even better than I had ever imagined,
and I sang along the entire play to every word.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


My boss sneaked a picture of me shooting my last wedding.
Although I look really lame, I do have a smile on my face.
Someone asked me why I love my job so much.
Imagine capturing the best day of two people's lives
who are so much in love they want to spend eternity together.
Everyone is so happy, and I get to be there first to see it.
I want to thank my boss for capturing my moment
of the happiness I have while working.
I'm not going to lie, I cry at least once
every time I shoot a wedding.

I played tennis today for the last time before I leave
with my mom and my 2 sisters, Whitney and Annelise.
When I am with them, there are at least 3 occasions
in a 4 hour time frame where I laugh so hard I can't breathe.
They are all hilarious, and always have the funniest stories.
Although we all played horrible because we haven't played
since Thanksgiving, we had the best night laughing our heads off.
I am going to miss those moments for the next 18 months,
but those moments are one of the things I am looking
forward to the most when I get back.

I visited my wonderful Aunt Carol today,
and she said the best quote...
"My cookies are good for you!
They are made with LOVE!"
I will never forget that when I decide to eat her
cookies at 8 a.m.

Friday, August 6, 2010

My Last.

Today I shot my last wedding before I leave.
It was one of the best weddings I have ever shot.
I seriously soaked in every second,
and loved the fact that I was there.
I am going to miss it so much.

I went to a friend's wedding reception
tonight, and I HAD to look good
(for certain reasons), and my dad
was wondering why I was stressing
out so much about it. I told him,
"Dad, because I HAVE to look GOOD!"
He then replied,
"You always look good, Elizabeth."
My dad always knows what to say
to make my day.
Love you Dad.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I have taken a liking to sitting on my roof
and just sorting through all of the
many thoughts that run through my head.

This is something I have never done,
because I am one of those people
who can never just sit;
I always have to be doing something.
Since I have started doing this,
I find it one of the most peaceful
activities EVER.
It is nice to just take a break
from LIFE sometimes.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Although umbrellas are one of my
top 3 favorite things in the world,
I love standing in the rain.

As I was making a movie today,
I looked outside and it was
pouring rain. A rush of
excitement came over me
and I got up to run outside.
I just imagined the feeling
to be able to stand in the rain
with my eyes closed and
feel the rain soak up my body.
As I opened the door, I looked
to see hail was streaming down
out of the clouds, hitting my
foot and causing enough pain
for me to change my mind.
I looked up the weather, and
it is supposed to rain tomorrow.
I cannot wait for a second chance.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Blog.

I made a new blog for my mission!
It will be updated while I am gone.
To see it, click here.
Clever right?

Sunday, August 1, 2010


My favorite Sunday activities:
~Laying on the hammock
~Going on Sunday walks
I did both today, and LOVED it.

Today is August 1st.
I remember when I got my call,
I wondered what I would feel like
when today would come.
I wondered what the month of
August would bring for me.
Its finally here, and I couldn't be

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mr. Charlie's Full Moon.

Procrastination is a good friend of mine.
And when it comes to buying concert tickets
at USANNA where I know it won't sell out,
I definitely take my time in going to
Smithstix to make my purchase.
I get a friendly text from Caitlin
saying Steph had gone to buy her ticket
for the Tim Mcgraw/Lady Antebellum concert
and they were completely sold out.
Oh cool, little known fact that USANNA,
a massive field of grass that fits an infinitive
amount of people, sells out of tickets.
So, being the adventurous, spontaneous
type of people that we are (NOT),
Steph and I decide to take a little drive
out to USANNA to see if they have tickets.
No big deal it took us 2 hours to drive
out to USANNA only to get 2 blocks away
and find out Lady Antebellum has already
started, and the cheapest ticket is $76.50.
So, Steph makes a U-turn, and we
have our own Lady Antebellum concert
in our car and blast the music. We decide
to go see Charlie St. Cloud (or Zac Efron
with his shirt off for almost 2 hours).
I guess that is a good alternative, right?

We ate at an awesome pizza place and
of course had to stop at Rocky Mountain
Chocolate Factory.
After the movie, we were both in interesting
moods. Maybe we were contemplating how
hott Zac Efron was the ENTIRE movie, or how
random our night had turned out, or maybe
it was the insanely gorgeous moon that night.
It was just as I would have imagined it if I was
in the Pacific Northwest sailing on a sailboat.
The moon had a beautiful, soft clouded mist
hovering that gave it a glow that no camera
could capture. Steph taught me many things
in our hangout, but one thing was how to take
a mental picture of something so gorgeous
when your camera just isn't good enough.
I can imagine the moon and how beautiful
it was without even looking at any picture.

Tonight, some of my best friends and I
climbed on the roof of a church and
enjoyed the brilliant view of the entire city.
The lights were incredible, and I tried to soak
in every second considering I won't be seeing
such beautiful lights for 18 months.
Such simple things that make me realize
how lucky I truly am, and how beautiful
the scenery of Utah really is.

A close friend of mine told me that in Ecuador,
the mothers tell their children the same phrase
every night before they go to bed. The phrase
translated in english means,
dream with the angels
I am going to tell my children that same phrase
one day, because it is adorable.
And I think to myself,
what a wonderful world!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


I cannot even express how
Aubree called me this morning
and told me she is going to be
going into the MTC in Provo
on August 18, SAME DAY AS ME!
Her visa hasn't arrived, so
they have postponed her mission
2 glorious weeks.
I seriously cannot wait to spend
3 weeks (or until her visa comes)
with Aubree in the horrid MTC.
I will have one of my best friends
with me during one of the
scariest parts of my mission.
I seriously cannot wait.
I told her I am going to hold her hand
as we walk in together.
Hope she doesn't mind...

Friday, July 23, 2010


7.22.10 was one of the best days of my life.

The first thing I did today was go SKYDIVING.
Yes, it was completely unreal, and I don't regret one second.
The feeling of flying cannot be compared to anything
I have ever done in my entire life.
It is something I have always wanted to do,
and luckily I was able to go before I leave.

The reason we went, was because it was
Patrick's birthday present from Kimberly.
I have to thank her, because otherwise
we probably wouldn't have gone.
Surprisingly I wasn't scared at all,
and had the most amazing experience.

I love this picture, because the skin
on our faces and legs are rippling.

The second thing I did was go through the temple.

It was something I have been looking forward to
my entire life, and it was the best experience.
I was able to be with my whole family (besides Alex)
and it was such a blessing to know that all of
my family could be there with me.

7.22.10 was quite successful, and one of the
best days of my life.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


So for Family Night, my sister Annelise
had her friend teach our family a Yoga class.
It may have been one of the funniest nights
I have ever witnessed.
My family has a hard time being serious
when we are all together. We all have so
many different personalities, so when we
all get together, we all laugh hysterically.
Even my brothers and my dad participated,
so it was quite eventful watching them
try to attempt to do the balancing poses.
At the end of the class, we all performed
our favorite poses for a picture, and my
dad's favorite was laying down on the ground.
My family is so awesome, and I wouldn't
trade any of them for anything in the world.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cod Fish.

Well kids, I leave in 1 day less
than a month. It is going by
way too fast. So scary, but I
am so excited for this adventure.

Today my boss told me
I will be eating a lot of
Cod Fish.
I hate fish, but can't wait
to try Cod Fish just because
Peter Pan calls Captain Hook
a Cod Fish.

Just a random thought,
but my boss is extremely
knowledgeable and is
usually right. I am hoping
my terrible fear of eating
fish will disappear while
I am gone. Bring it on
Cod Fish.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

St. George.

This past week my friends and I
went to St. George and Vegas.
Needless to say, it was
completely awesome!

We boated, swam,
rocked in Vegas
and best of all just

Being with some of my
best friends for an entire week
was the best way to have a great time.
It was so relaxing and a
great way to start the
end of my summer.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Good Life.

My favorite song this summer,
and maybe even jumping to second
with my number one favorite song
is The Good Life by OneRepublic.
I highly recommend listening to it.
You will be in the best mood
because you will realize what a
you really do have.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Girl In The Glass

The Girl in the Glass

When you get what you want in your struggles for self
And the world makes you queen for a day,
Just go to a mirror and look at yourself
And see what that girl has to say.
For it isn't your father or mother or man
Whose judgment upon you must pass,
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
She's the girl to please, never mind all the rest
For she's with you clear to the end
And you've passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the girl in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you've cheated the girl in the glass.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Yes, that says Lil.
And I did it with
a sparkler.
I was very proud
of myself, and
I am in love
with this picture.

What To Do.

As I am getting ready to leave on my mission,
I always want a fun activity to do every night.
I was telling one of my close friends all of
the crazy fun things I want to do, and he
agreed that they all sounded awesome.
The one thing he told me that stuck out
was what he remembered most
before he left on his mission...

"I don't remember all of the
activities I did before my mission.
What I remember most were the nights
where I just sat and talked with my friends
and all we did was just chill all night.
We didn't need to have an activity planned,
we just enjoyed the company of friendship."

I have thought about this quite a bit
the last few days, and although activities
are so much fun, and good times are
always a must; I always cherish the nights
where great chats happen, and I am in
the company of my closest friends.
Not worrying or needing something
important or fancy to do. Just enjoying
the good life.

Friday, July 9, 2010

This Is Our Adventure.

Back in high school, my friends and I
(ashley, nicki, emily, rachel & I)
would film everything we did when
we would hang out together.
Since then I have kept the
video tape and I finally decided to
turn it into a DVD.

We all got together and went to dinner
to catch up on all of the new things
going on in our lives, and laughed
harder than I have in a long time.
We came back and watched the
famous DVD, and before it even started,
we were all laughing our heads off.
We watched the movie, and could not
believe the things we did back in high school.
Luckily we had each other, because
we were all a bit... interesting haha.

Our personalities in high school are
depicted perfectly in this picture.
We were all so different, yet we
were such great friends.
We had the funnest/best times
by doing literally the most
random things. We never had
a plan, but always had the best
nights. I often wish I could go
back to those days when it
didn't matter what we did,
but the fact that we were
together made us all so happy.

It amazes me that we could all
get together after such a long time
and it felt like nothing had changed,
and we were all back in our innocent years.
I guess that is what true friendship is.
So thanks to you guys for giving me
true friendship during one of the
best times in my life.
This is our adventure.

Ashley blogged about our night,
and she said it PERFECTLY!
You can read it here.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Diet Coke.

Dear Diet Coke,
I just want to let you know that there is nothing like the feeling of craving you, walking into Sev, grabbing a Big Gulp, a chocolate donut, and taking that first delicious sip that makes my body tingle. With that being said, I have something to tell you.
I have decided I cannot see you anymore. I have become addicted and dependent on you, and in about 6 weeks, I won't be able to see you every day. I know, I cannot even think of the thought but I think it is what is best for me. You have been there for me when I have needed you the most, and I thank you for that. But I sometimes think you aren't the healthiest thing for me, and I should stay away. My mom keeps telling me you aren't good for me, and I am finally going to start listening to her. Maybe in 19 months I can start seeing you again, but for the time being I am going to try to stick with water. Today is day 2 without you, and I plan on adding to that number. Thanks for the many years of great times.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Once again, I am going to talk about
how much I adore my job.
I cannot even call it a job, because it
is the love of my life.
I can take a camera and with one snap,
I can capture some of the most
precious moments and be able to
remember them for the rest of my life.

These special angels are why I
smile so often after capturing
their moments.


I find it interesting
how easy it is to
freak myself out.
I could be driving
in the middle of
the day, and be
nervous someone
is in the back of
my car. Let alone
at night when I think
a street sign is
some person waiting
to attack me.
Speaking of, I feel
like someone is right
behind me, watching
my every move over
my shoulder.

I remember one time
when I lived at the Deeg,
Caitlin, Jane and I were
telling ghost stories, and
were truly convinced
Myriam (the DG ghost)
was chasing us down the
hall. We ran out of the
Deeg in a panic, and soon
attempted to go to graveyards.
It makes no sense to me
but I do know how
truly terrified I really was
and how terrified I can get
by doing absolutely nothing.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July!

I don't know what it is.
Maybe it is the fact that
I am leaving soon, but
this 4th of July has
probably been my favorite
4th of July EVER!

I have celebrated it
2 days in a row with
fireworks, BBQ's,
swimming pools,
bon fires, snuggling
on blankets outside
at night, eating
watermelon, and
enjoying my time with
friends and family.

And the best part is...
The holiday continues,
and I plan to do it all
again tomorrow.


Since I am a pyro,
the 4th of July
is one of my favorite
holidays because I
can be mesmerized
by the fireworks.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


If you know my family,
you know we get very
about things we like.
For example...
Every time a new
Twilight movie comes out
in theaters or on DVD,
we have a big party
with our close friends,
the Lofgren's.

Let's just say our party
for the Eclipse movie
was quite EPIC.
We prepared all day
by making treat buckets
with Eclipse stickers,
chocolates, caramels,
cookies, swedish fish,
and other fun surprises
inside. We all had our
famous matching
t-shirts on, and hair
clips to match.

Well, our Eclipse movie night
turned out a little different
then we had planned, but
we did get to see the movie
1 1/2 times before everyone
else could. It was quite the
adventurous night with some
of my closest friends that I
will always remember.
There is nothing better than
watching Edward and Jacob
on the same movie screen
screaming every time their
shirts come off.

These are our
model poses for Edward.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Going to Costco at lunchtime
is the best idea one can make.
I went with my mom and as we
were shopping, we decided to
have lunch as well.
So, of course, we walked past
each sample booth eating
a chicken wrap, some chips,
fresh fruit, a waffle, and of
course a tasty hot dog.
Perfect lunch for a summer
day, and a perfect way
to spend quality time
with my mom.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Midnight Hike.

I went on a hike tonight
to a beautiful waterfall.
I love hikes, but there
is something different
when I go at night.

The view from the top
over our valley always
takes my breath away.
The city lights are wonderful
from so far away.
And the stars are so vibrant
that I could just stare at them
for extended periods of time.

We are so lucky to have
such a gorgeous place
to live, and are so blessed
to have mountains.
I am going to miss
the mountains when I leave.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


If I had my life to live over,
I’d try to make more mistakes next time.
I would relax. I would limber up.
I would be sillier than I have been on this trip.
I know very few things I would take seriously.

I would take more chances. I would be crazier.
I would take more trips,
I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers.
I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I am one of those people who lives life sensibly and sanely;
have done so hour after hour and day after day.

Oh, I have had my moments;
and if I had it to do over again, I'd have more of them.
In fact, I’d try to have nothing else.
Just moments, one after another,
instead of living so many years ahead each day.

If I had my life to live over,
I would start barefooted earlier in the spring
and stay that way much later in the Fall.
I wouldn’t make such good grades except by accident.
I would have more dogs;

I would have more sweethearts.
I would go to more dances, and
I would ride on more merry-go-rounds.
I’d pick more daises.

-This is one of my favorite poems.
It means so much to me, and I love it.
My sisters showed it to me when
they were in DG, and ever since
It has meant the world to me.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


I blog about shopping
way too much.
But this will be the last
for a while, so enjoy.

So every year, my mom
and her two cute sisters
go to Arizona for a fun
girl's shopping trip.
She comes home every
year telling me how
absolutely wonderful
the trip was.

Since I am leaving so soon,
my aunt invited me
to join them, and lets just say
I was more than ecstatic!
My aunt's private jet
picked us up and
flew us to Arizona
where we stay
in my aunt's house.

The whole trip is
dedicated to shopping.
Completely amazing right?
So on this trip, they all
focused on finding
CUTE missionary clothes.
Luckily, we had tons of luck!
I got so many cute things
that I absolutely love!

There are no better people
to shop with than my mom
and her two sisters, because
everything I tried on, they
would respond with,
"That is so-o cute!!"
"You HAVE to buy that!"
"If you don't buy it,
I will have to buy it for you!"
"That makes you look great!"
"You will be the cutest
sister missionary out there!"

Shopping is always much
more successful and fun
with a little encouragement.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Love & Shopping...

Love is like shopping...

When you go to the mall
with no intention of
buying anything,
you always do.
The perfect pair of shoes
pop out of nowhere, and
you can't believe you
never noticed them before.

Then there is the shirt that
every time you
go to the store it's at,
you go to the rack its always
on and spend the
next hour debating if
you should buy it or not.
By the time you decide
to buy it, someone else has
bought it and you always
wonder what would have
happened if you would
have bought that shirt.

When you have something
specific you need to buy
when going shopping,
you can never find it.
If you need a salmon-pink
shirt, for some reason
salmon-pink isn't in style
so no one is carrying it.

When you can't find the one
perfect piece of clothing,
you end up just buying
something you didn't want
that doesn't even look good on you
because you are so frustrated.
Then you always regret buying it
because you never wanted it
in the first place.

Then of course there is the
"shopping spree".
You go crazy going to
20 different stores
buying everything in sight.
Then feeling depressed after
because you have no money left.

Finally there is the
perfect shopping experience.
You go into the mall
looking for something that
will make you look great.
And you find it.
It looks amazing on you,
and you love it
more than anything.

One day I will have the
perfect shopping experience.

You Know That Feeling...

You know that feeling
when you are
laughing so hard
you can't breathe?

That is the feeling
I get when I go tubing.
I never grew up going
boating much, so when
I do get to go, I get
extremely excited and
have the most amazing time.

A bunch of my friends
and I went and
lets just say it was a
I had such a blast
with them and
loved every second.

So Trevor....
When is the next
boating trip?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Moment of the Day...

My sister and her 2 sweet girls
are in town from Texas.
Nothing makes me happier
then when they come to town.
Today I was just watching tv
and my sweet niece, Abby
came up right next to me
and held my hand.
She continued to watch
tv with me, loving the fact
that we were together.
She didn't need to say anything
for me to know she was so happy.
Moments like these
bring me the greatest JOY.

Monday, June 21, 2010

My Recent Favorite Activity...

There is nothing like the thrill
of going down a hill
with the wind running through my hair.
Picking up speed, and rounding the corner
hoping to not slow down or fall off;
longboarding brings a new excitement
to my life, and I absolutely love it.

My friends and I have been
going to parking garages,
starting at the top,
riding all the way down
to the bottom,
taking the elevator back to the top
and repeating the whole process.
I enjoy it way more than
I probably should.

If my mom knew I was doing this,
she would probably kill me.
But it is so exciting to
race to the bottom
hoping to pick up enough speed
to beat everyone.
One day, I will advance
to riding on my feet
Instead of on my bum bum...