May 30, 2013


Early on Memorial Day my fam hiked our favorite little Adams Canyon.  I seriously just can't get over how beautiful our mountains our. I might just be in love with them. 

I'm so grateful for our country and for so many of those who sacrificed their lives so we can enjoy the freedoms that we have today. I definitely think it's appropriate that we have a Holiday dedicated to remembering and honoring them.
 Also, in THREE days i'm headed off to Mexico! It's finally so close and on Sunday I leave early in the morning with a group of people to go do humanitarian service in some of the orphanages! I am so excited it isn't even funny! 

You can never have too much MURICA, right?? Haha just kidding, this was probably a liiiiitle bit over to the top, but hey it was Memorial Day and I was headed to the Lake, so I justified it :)

one piece-PacSun 
trucker hat-PacSun
button up- Bohme Boutique
shorts- old
yellow bracelet- CottonOn 
blue bracelet- CottonOn

May 28, 2013

happy birthday jordan


Wishing the happiest 20th to my BFF! Wish I was with him to celebrate, but I know the people of Mexico will take care of him :) 

20 things I love about Jordan:
(not in any particular order)

1. I love his eyes.


2. I love that he has always treated me like a princess... even after 5 years of dating! He still never fails to impress me.

3. I love that he can and will achieve whatever he puts his mind to. Most determined person you'll meet!

4. I love his testimony! So pure, so strong, so sweet. He loves the Lord and this gospel so much!

5. I love that he wants to help other people all the time. It's become his life ambition, to serve others! (From leaving good tips, to giving to the poor, to offering rides to strangers, to anonymously giving gifts to kids at school seriously he was constantly trying to help!)

6. I love that he plays the piano so well, and constantly teaches himself new songs. Love it! (and guitar)

7. I love that he makes me come out of my comfort zone and try new (and mostly for me, at least, scary) things! He seriously wants me to experience life haha. But he knows my limits and when not too push me too far. He always makes me feel safe.

8. I love that he is my best friend! I can talk to him about anything and everything. I know he cares about me and wants the best for me, and we ALWAYS have fun together. I couldn't ask for a better BFF in the world!

9. I love that he is funny. Seriously hilarious and ALWAYS makes me laugh my head off. 

10. I love that he has faith in me. He encourages me to follow my dreams, and believes I can accomplish whatever I want. And that he genuinely wants me to be happy.

11. I love that he is the most handsome guy on this planet! HOTTIE-MA-LATTIE! And he's all mine! #sorrynotsorry

12. I love that he makes me want to be better. Since day one when I first met him something about him just made me want to live a better life, and become my best self.

13. I love his taste of music. Even in high school he never listened to your average teen-age boy rap stuff. (Never with me at least) I loved his play lists! 

14. I LOVE that he is a gentleman. The real old-fashion kind! Opening every single door, carrying everything for me, he just had a general respect for women. There was never a day that he didn't tell me I was pretty! He knew how to make me feel so good about myself.

 15. I know this is cliche but I love how cute he is with kids. He is so good at playing with them and making them feel special! He'll be a great dad some day. And I know he's won over the hearts of so many cute little Mexican kids who adore him!

16. I love that he loves treats almost as much as I do. (he's just better at being smart about how much he eats of them haha)

17. I love that he is so giving. He spoiled me!! Without a question. If I ever had a random cafe-rio craving even ten minutes before they closed, we were there! 

18. He gives the best hugs in the world, and I LOVE them! Probably one of the things I miss the most about him. Nothing makes you feel better than his big "anaconda squeeeeeeze!" haha.

19. I love that he loves the gospel. He trusts and turns to the Lord for everything and I could not have asked for a better example in my life!

 20. I love that he chose to serve a mission! I know missions aren't easy and he sacrificed family, school, technology, his job, me! haha, to go serve the Lord. I admire that so much about him! Not to mention, he loves his mission! He doesn't even look at it as a sacrifice and tells me every day how grateful he is that the Lord gave him the opportunity to go serve the people in Mexico because he is learning SO much from it and becoming even a better person!

Happy birthday Jord! I love you with all my heart and you better have the best day ever!
Forever and Always :)

May 23, 2013

get dirty

Sometimes a nice little razor ride through the hallow turns into a full on mud war.  

I've been considering dreading my hair, what do you think? 

May 20, 2013

jessica anderson

Thank heavens for my Studio Art class! 
I do love learning, don't get me wrong. I'm one of those girls that actually likes school. But it is SO nice to have a class that I am just free to be creative, express myself, and I don't have to read five chapters a night to do so! I really like my professor. She's a little nutty but given, she is a studio artist. I love that she just sets us loose to create or think up whatever we want! The few assignments that I have been assigned so far don't really have any parameters. And I love that it gives me the chance to go in any direction with hardly any evident instruction. This particular assignment was labeled "200 Names." And that was it. There were no further guidelines or outlines that we had to follow. 
So I got thinking about names, I have always joked around about how I have THE most generic name in history. Jessica Anderson. Seriously though I kind of do! I looked up a list of the top 200 most popular girl names from the year I was born. Guess what #1 on the list was? Jessica. Honestly, not that big of a surprise though haha. I decided to write the 200 names on a picture of my face. And we are about to get a little deep here. Our name is just a word that labels us. I could have been given one of millions of different "names" when I was born. But I am Jessica. And through out life, we give our "name" definition. I am defining what "Jessica Anderson" means to the people who know me! My actions and character are what people will associate the sound of my name with, and it makes you think. What are you defining your name as? Is it something you want to voluntarily claim? Or, does it even matter? To an extent, I think it does. Of all the things in this life that we don't have control over, one thing that we can control is who we are. And wouldn't we want to take advantage of that? And leave a positive lasting impression on those who learn our name? Just some food for thought! 

May 17, 2013

Roll Wit It

Sometimes you just need to take a break from the madness and roll wit it.
How have I never been to this cute sandwich restaurant until now? Rickles, right off Main street may just be my go-to summer-lunch-stop now. And while i'm taking 15 credits during this summer I am going to go crazy if I don't make time for careless summer adventures like this. Needless to say, my arms are so sore from roller blading! Haha yes, my arms. I guess all the flailing from almost falling so many times was more of a work out then my legs actually got! 
My friends T and Jenness crafted their own roller blades! You have to take a closer look at them here. They are the cutest!