February 25, 2009


MERRY: finishing a book. So i just finished the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Very interesting read and I would definitely recommend it. I was pleasantly surprised by the book and turns out the monster is not exactly like the commercialized, green-skinned, stitched-head monster that a lot of us probably assume. Read the book to find out the REAL story of Frankenstein.

p.s. quick art lesson of the day: the painting on this book cover is called An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump done by Joseph Wright of Derby. The painting is held in the National Gallery of London and I have seen it in real life- (which is why I chose this book cover).

February 23, 2009

coming soon: spring.

HAPPY: spring is just around the corner! The past couple days were sunny and it got me really excited for spring and warm weather. Bring on the sun and fresh flowers.

February 18, 2009

p.s. i got accepted..

MERRY: getting an ACCEPTANCE letter from BYU's advertising program! That's right, I got into the advertising program at BYU. I had turned in all my application stuff about a month ago and found out just a couple of days ago that I got accepted. I am seriously sooo excited to be in the program and can't wait to start classes and working in the ad lab. BYU has an awesome program and I am lucky to be apart of it. The program is not too long either so graduation is not too far around the corner.. there really is a light at the end of the tunnel!

Below is an amazing project that the ad lab is currently working on and my friend kylie is heavily involved in. It's called the TAP project and it is a foundation working on getting clean drinking water to children who desperately need it. Go check out the website- the ad lab did an awesome video for it. I really hope to get involved with this project.

February 15, 2009

introducing: preston forbes cook

HAPPY: baby Preston is born!  This is my new nephew Preston Forbes Cook.  He was born on Friday, February 13th, weighing 8 lbs and 2 oz. Everything went smoothly and Ashley seems to be doing great as well. He is a beautiful, healthy baby boy and I love him so much.  I can't wait to spoil him and be his favorite aunt!

February 11, 2009

new face.

MERRY HAPPY: my blog. So I have just been playing around with my blog and its title part a lot recently. Sorry if you are overwhelmed with the constant change but I find it fun to mess around with the layout. I actually think one of the biggest reasons I got a blog was to design it. Not that I have any design skills (I have used the accessory "paint" on the computer to do a lot of the stuff- need to learn photoshop)

Also, I am not married, nor am I photographer/crafter/writer (although I do sort of wish I were all those things) so I don't have much to show for myself except the hum drum of my daily life. Which is why I probably change this layout more than I actually post on it. It is sort of like that computer game "Sims." I only really liked designing the house and what not. Once the game actually began I got bored with them, usually killed them off or something (cruel game- no wonder my mom took it away) and created a new house. So not sure how long this face will last, nor the color pallete, but I hope you like it and perhaps now understand why I change it so much.

February 6, 2009


HAPPY: 21 years old.

yep, my birthday finally came. I am 21. I had an amazing 21st birthday; thanks to all the texts, facebook & blog posts, phone calls, birthday songs & shout outs, hugs, spankings, packages, presents, and lots of love. It was the best 21st birthday ever. Thanks for making it great everyone.
love you all.

February 4, 2009

last day as a baby.

HAPPY: birthday (tomorrow). today is my last day as a baby.
tomorrow I will be a real adult. (or so they say)

the big 2-1.