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Friday, May 8, 2015

Shake It Off Disney Style

Here is the music video I was in. RJ did a great job with it. I have one close up... and I'm in the background a bit if you are really looking for me. Still fun to be a part of. Maybe I will get to be in his next one as well.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 270

Well... I don't usually blog while out of the country, but I have good wifi and some time to kill at the airport, so why not?

The trip has been a blast so far. Those that follow me on Instagram (tracyjean82) see how beautiful it is here in the Philippines. Beauty aside, the people are also super friendly and everything is really cheap! It's great. There are down sides though. The sun is hella hot here. The burn came real fast. It's also so humid that I feel bloated and sticky and gross pretty much all the time. So... Not many pictures of me. Ha! I just want to be in the water all day everyday. Or be somewhere with AC. Besides that, my travel companions have been great, everywhere we have stayed has been great but because there are so many islands and so much to see, we have spent a lot of time traveling which gets pretty exhausting pretty fast. You get back from your vacation and you feel like you need a vacation from your vacation. I love it though. It's worth all the lows because the highs are so great, so I continue to travel like this. Bring it on.

We have already had some great adventures and experienced some pretty amazing things. Have had some great food too. It's just been great overall. Still have so much to go, but I'm already looking forward to coming home to my bed and doing laundry and not living out of a backpack. I've been getting up early every morning and going to bed early every night. So unlike me, but the heat and activities really drain us. We are all in bed by 9 most nights. Ha ha.

Anyway, a lot of the trip left, I'm excited to see what happens. You just never know when you have no plans. :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Photo of the Week 268

Just another reason why I love Spring. I love seeing all of the babies.



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Adios

Packing.... I've got it down to an art. It still takes me a while to decide what I want to pack... but I still pack pretty light and have learned how to pack a lot into a little space.



My mom gave me some treats for the plane ride. :)


I'm ready to go. I'll be back in a couple of weeks.


Monday, May 4, 2015

Payson Temple


On Thursday I was able to go with some people in my ward to the new Payson Temple open house. I love going to Temple Open houses. I love exploring the beautiful temples and marveling in their beauty and trying to figure out the theme in each temple and what makes them unique.



The theme in the Payson temple is the Apple Blossoms. Cool fact, on the bottom floors of the temple you there are just the flower buds... as you go up the floor and make your way up the temple, they Apple Blossoms open more and more until the very top floor where they are in full bloom. It is really beautiful.


I always love to go to the temple, especially seeing new temples. I am thankful I got to go with my ward and I'm thankful I was able to go at all. I didn't think I would have time before my trip and by the time I get back there will only be a few days left of the open house.



Such a beautiful temple!


Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Country

On Tuesday I went on a long overdue outing with my BFF Neighbor Darrell. We both love taking pictures, so sometimes, we just go explore and take pictures. This time we went out to Spanish Fork / Payson and took pictures out in the country. Places I had never been to before actually. I drove ... so mostly I was just enjoying being out and about and wasn't really taking that many pictures. Darrell took most of the pictures. I didn't mind though. I was just enjoying the beautiful weather with a good friend in the beautiful country. I love this time of year. It's perfect.




Saturday, May 2, 2015

Quilts

The first quilt that I ever made was a jean quilt out of my old jeans and corduroy pants.



Then at the end of high school, I made a T-Shirt quilt with the help of a lady in my home ward. It was from all of my shirts that meant something to me from grade school to high school. It has class shirts, choir shirts, sports shirts, youth conference and girls camp shirts etc...


I love T-Shirt quilts because I get so many shirts that mean something to me and I wear the shirts for a little while but then I stop but then I don't want to get rid of them because they have meaning. Making a blanket out of them is the perfect solution to still get use out of them and keep them forever. So... I decided I wanted to make another from my college years. It has shirts from a lot of places I have worked and races I have run in, church shirts and so on and so forth. I wanted it to be a project that my mom and I did together... but I was having a hard time finding the time to go and do it. We worked on it together in the beginning but then my mom surprised my for Christmas and finished it for me. Well... the front. Then she took it in to have it quilted by a machine and then she finished it and just brought it over to me the other day. Turned out SO great.


I'm pretty sure I only want to do one more T-Shirt quilt sometime in the future. It will be a blanket of all the T-Shirts I have bought on my travels around the world.... and I want to get some sort of map material for the back. It will be legit... but that will probably not be for a while. In the meantime.... Thank you mom!!! I love my new T-Shirt quilt. It will get lots of use.