Pictures i took (and afterwards messed with) off a lovely stroll i went on around my dear Pleasant Grove a few days ago.


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Silly me.

Ok OK ok. when i said i didn’t think i had any performance-y talents i meant that i wasn’t a prodigy at like piano or singing or something you can easily perform at a talent show. I know i’m tolerant at some things. I really do quite like myself. so no worries :)

HEYo. my mom, brother Ashton and I got into a play. American Fork Community Theater is putting it on. The Music Man! and i got a solo-ito tonight at rehearsal in The Wells-Fargo Wagon song :3 (I got some salmon from Seattle last September.. or something like that is what i sing.)

I need to stop popping my knuckles so much. I know it’s not super-bad for them, but if you do it a lot, do you notice your grip gets weaker? Mine is VERY weak now. i’m constantly popping them unawares.

I went on a pleasant walk an evening ago and i took some pictures of the neighborhood. Some of them turned out pretty good. haha i can’t find my camera right now but when i do i’ll put them on here.


Heart prayer

Wow! I love the song “The Prayer”. In fact i love it quite enough to have 3 versions of it. Call me crazy, i know. I have the song sung by Andrea Bocelli with Celine Dion, Josh Groban with Charlotte Church, and also the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Is this true? If it is it’s awesome. I saw it on facebook: 

There are weird similarities between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. * Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. * Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960. * Both were shot in the back of the head in the presence of their wives. * Lincoln was shot in the Ford Theatre. Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln, made by Ford * Both wives lost their children while living in the White House. *Both Presidents were shot on a Friday. * Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy. * Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson. * Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808. Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908. * Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.' Kennedy was shot in a car called 'Lincoln' made by 'Ford.' * Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse. Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater. * Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

I went to see my friend in our school talent show tonight. He played his guitar as his friend sung Halleluiah. They did great. I love the guitar!

I always think that i could be happier if i was like… super expert at something like all the kids at the talent show were tonight. I’m definitely not expert at anything so i just need to tell myself i can still be happy even though i might not have any performance-y talents. I’ll just work on myself inside i suppose.



  Awesomely different day at school today. Even though none of my crushes were there. I think I can live though. We got out of our last class a tad early. The walk home was more quiet than it usually is because the many loud revving cars from the high school hadn’t hit the road yet.


  I started a “tender mercies” list. In 1nephi 1:20 in the middle of the verse it talks about them. I believe in the tender mercies of the Lord and I’ve dedicated myself to writing them down every time i’m blessed with one.

  Like, this morning, my alarm clock didn’t go off at 5:10 like it should have (hey i need an extra ten minutes ok? ;) but i woke up 10 minutes later to the beeping a construction vehicle makes when it’s backing up. I have no idea where it came from, but somewhere close by something was backing up at 5:20 in the morning. Isn’t that nice of Him?

  Then there was that cute popular boy that went out of his way to say “Hey Shumway!” to me. He totally didn’t have to, but he waved his arms until he got my attention. My friend walking next to me had to nudge my arm to tell me he was trying to say hi. That totally made my day. I love it when people go out of their way to smile at me, or give me a hug or just say hi. It gives me the greatest feeling and i love them when they do.



well that’s strange. I was totally in a melancholy mood right up until i turned on some of my uplifting music (mostly the RM soundtrack). I totally forgot about all the weird stuff i was going to write about. I’ll try not to remember.


It’s quite late for me. 10:11. but i took a nap earlier today so i don’t feel sleepy and i don’t want to go to bed.


we just got back from being up in Morgan Utah for my grandma’s 63rd birthday BBQ celebration. I ate my fill of clover clubs. (potato chips) bleh.


I’ve been on a spiritual high lately. With the 25 scripture mastery verses in the bag, i qualify for our seminary’s Excellence Program. I’m reading all these AWESOME *cough*self-help*cough* books. The 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens, What I Wish I Knew in High School, and of course, the Book of Mormon, which i just finished last week for the… 3rd or 4th time? I also have finally finished the Personal Progress Program for young women of the church, but my own personal progress will never stop. I like that thought. I guess breaking up with a boy will do you a lot of good, depending on what you choose to do with your crazy emotions. Put them to work, i said.


My beautiful and marvelous friend Danica: her sister got married. I caught the bouquet at the reception. Quite on accident I might add. I reached up for it and then the rose stems were separated evenly by my middle finger. I had caught it. hehe. LOoK at Danica’s little hat! (squished between our heads) it was so cute!


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NuEvO CaBeLo.

ladies and gents.

i cut my hair.


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Ha. well of course I didn’t. A lovely girly named Jessica cut it for me at Clean Cuts on State Street.

Te Gusta? or do you miss my old hair?

please share!