Sierra's View: April 2011

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Oh, Easter!

This painting has altered my life.
I saw it at the BYU Exhibit, the paintings of Carl Bloch, a few months back.
I sat and stared at for multiple minutes.
This picture emphasizes the pain, agony, and distress the Savior went through for INDIVIDUALLY.
May we remember him this Easter season.

Part of me wishes I could be home, have all my family gathered around--eating that special Easter dinner. Of course, my mother would put those nasty marshmallow bunnies in my basket. I have many memories of decorating eggs. Then running around in the backyard trying to find all of them--but ultimately just becoming mad at Landon for ALWAYS getting more than me.
But Tanner's amazing family has offered me and Landon a place. Grateful for that. Maybe I can hit Landon again on the search for more Easter eggs this year?

Do an Easter egg hunt, eat some food, and remember what He did for you. :)
Happy Easter to all! And to all a good ni--...wrong holiday?
Thought so.
Regardless, I still leave love.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Just Some Things...

Things you may or may not want to know about. (probably the latter)

I am obsessed with THESE DRESSES . Lace is my thing. Anyone want to buy one of these for me for Easter? Just shoot me a text if so. I'd love ya foreva.

I don't watch American Idol anymore. Mostly because Simon and Paula are gone. At let's face it--they were the sheer brilliance and entertainment of that show. And... well, sucks now. However, I did watch fifteen minutes of one episode. Yep, I was right. It was just as I had suspected. Continuing with this random thought, I just came across THIS BLOG POST. I laughed out loud. You may find some joy from it as well.

Finding Neverland is probably one of my top five favorite movies of all time. If you have not watched it, GO WATCH IT right now.
Things I love about it:
*The music. Those orchestral notes are sweet and melancholy, but quite fun as well. Listen to one song HERE. I fall asleep to this soundtrack every night.
*Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. My two favorite actors IN THE SAME MOVIE? Yes please. (Not counting Leo and Rachel Mcadams, of course).
*I love Johnny Depp's character. He's crazy. He's imaginative. He's a daydreamer. I am currently planning a goal to write something as perfect as Peter Pan here soon. When? I'm not sure. I'll keep you posted.
*The movie teaches us about finding the inner child and imagination within. Who doesn't want to believe and laugh like a five year old?
*The DOG--Rufus. I would like a big fluffy Pyrenees too. I also want a Newfoundland, a lab, and a swiss mountain dog. A girl can dream, right?
*Peter. The little boy. Makes me cry at the end every.single.time.
*The era it's set in. I want those clothes back Now.

I really only posted this because I am avoiding taking my Anthropology Final. I'm thinking of these things instead. Shocking.
Leave me some love.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Random Thoughts.

I don't deal with goodbye's very well.
I seem to have had to do a lot of it lately.
It's sad to let someone out of your life whom you thought would be in it forever.
But, tomorrow is another day.
We'll see what lies ahead.
There's ne'er a boring day in my life, I swear.

Anger is a terrifying feeling.
I have felt sad. I have been upset.
But I have never been this angry before in my life.
This feeling where, in any minute, I could burst and want to hit something. It is a weird feeling. I don't like it.

My show, Families: A Proclamation to the World is amazing.
I'm not sure why, but I feel such a strong connection to it.
The music is beautiful. Please, if you have any time, come on April 29 and 30 at the Conference Center Theatre. I am not lying to you--you won't regret it. Our show last week was absolutely perfect. I almost got emotional during it.

I am on school overload with finals.
SO ready for this semester to be over.
One week. One week. I can do it.

Less than one month until I go to Kenya, Africa with the organization Kenya Keys for a month.
Words can't explain how excited (and maybe a little nervous) I am to go.
I know this is going to change my life.

Speaking of change, I am ready for it. I have been doing this "Provo school single" life for awhile. I am ready... No, I NEED something more.

I know of something that could change. But he's leaving soon. But, for now, he keeps me up when I'm feeling down. He gives me incentive to be the best person I can be.

This is extremely scattered, my apologies.
Welcome to the constant daydreaming of Sierra.
I hate growing up. Can I be this again?

P.S. It's 4/20. I remember NOBODY came to school in high school. I lived in Oregon, what do you expect? This day will forever be drug day in my mind. However, in actuality, this day has very little importance to me because I don't do drugs. So I'm not really sure why I care or am even mentioning it to you. Eh. What e'er.Happy 4/20. Don't do drugs.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


My Choir, The Latter Day Celebration Choir (an auditioned group at the Orem Institute of Religion) is putting on a musical performance about families.
"This family themed show, based on “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” celebrates the trials and triumphs of family life. Through music, dramatic vignettes, and multi-media presentations, LDC reminds us that life’s greatest joys are found in the family."

I wish I could express to you all how much I would LOVE for you to come. Bring your moms, dads, aunts, uncles etc. It really is fun for the whole family. You will cry AND laugh!
The spirit I feel in this choir can be exemplified through our powerful music in this show.
It's a perfect date night :) and a wonderful missionary opportunity.

April 29 at 7:30 in Conference Center Theatre on Temple Square.
April 30 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm same place

For tickets (They FREE, just need them to get in!)click HERE

Please text/call me for more information or to let me know if you are coming! Tell your friends and family! Pass it on!

if you absolutely cannot make it on the 29th or 30th, I would LOVE if you can come this Sunday, April 17th at 6:00 and 8:00 at the Orem Institute of Religion. It's the same show, just not as cool as lighting, stage, etc.

Monday, April 4, 2011


Before I write, here are some pictures of my life recently.Yes, I am having FUN. Man, I'm lucky. (skip to writing if you want...or actually, most people just want to see pictures anyway. Eh, ya know what. Do what you feel is right. ha)

(festival of colors!)

(so full house.)

(Pondering on the marina in San Fran. I saw this picture and instantly proclaimed: "I look like my sister, Lexie." I do. Body language, playing with hair, everything. Sorta creepy.)

(Salt flats. Big butt.)

(Lauren and I at Alcatraz. It was pouring down rain. And quite beautiful, oddly enough.)

(love. All love.)

(The gang.)

(Downtown San Francisco. Artsy.)

(Hi. We're tourists. Can ya tell?)

(on the ferry to Alcatraz)

(shopping in san fran the the bethst fran)

(Sigh. This hat was me. So very me. I could have worn it in Africa like Jane in Tarzan. I just could not spend 50 dollars on a hat at Anthropologie. It will forever be in our hearts though...)

(Lake Tahoe. This one time we got stuck there on the way to San Francisco.)

(sauna time!)

(Reno. The trashiest place on this earth.)

I have begun to realize how much I am grateful over the past couple of days. I have been reminded that life is to be enjoyed; not just endured.

I went on a Spring Break trip that was rough, but it taught some things that I will NEVER forget. I was strengthened, tested, and ultimately have become wiser because of it.

I got into the elementary education program!

I have realized how many friends and family who are consistently picking me up when I keep falling down. My friend make me laugh on a consistent basis. Thank you.

I owe a majority of this realization to General Conference. The apostles and prophets always know EXACTLY what to say.
My rejuvenation for life has been rekindled.

I am ready and excited for Spring. I'm thrilled to see what opportunities the next few months have waiting for me. I am ready for the blossoms to burst, the sunshine to appear, and to be spend quality time outside. Doesn't the sunshine just make you so happy?

I cannot wait to finish this semester. And to be one step closer to actually being in my program!

I cannot WAIT for my LDC's spring show, The Family: A Proclamation to the World. This may seem like just another choir and concert, but this show is truly going to be amazing. I can feel it. It will change your life. And I'm not being cliche. Please find the time to come to feel the Spirit, to support me in my endeavors, and to have an incredible time. It has taken me awhile to get excited for this show; but that feeling has now hit and I want to spread it to the whole world!! (April 17th 6:00 and 8:00 pm at the UVU Institute. It's free)

I have a man who loves me. He treats me like a princess. And he's pretty cute too :)

I am going to live in AFRICA IN A MONTH. I get the opportunity to teach in a village in the middle of nowhere in Kenya. No Electricity. No running water. I'm scared to death. It's going to be wonderful. Haha. My perspective will change dramatically. And I cannot wait to learn and grow.

The Lord always reminds me how lucky I am. It has been a rough few weeks. I have been proved wrong once again. I never win with Him! Haha.

I hope you all will take the time to realize how much you have to be grateful for, despite the hardships that may seem to overwhelm you.

I love you. The Lord loves you. What else do you need? :)


P.S. In case anybody else was wondering...I think I'm a feminist. No big deal.