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Loving work...

So while I'm here in Salt Lake, I've been given three amazing part time jobs. Each one is special to me and fetch, I've had so much fun already and have learned a lot in just this first week. Here is a summary of what I do.

Job#1: Cookie Cutters... Receptionist

I know, I know... Kindof ironic that Samijo has a job with kids seeing that I suck at kid watching. hahah Don't get me wrong, the little tykes are adorable.. but most of them scare the begeezies out of me. Could be because they are nearly as tall as I am. I will say though, that this job has actually had me start to like the little guys. Being the receptionist... you do not get a break. Blowing up balloons, answering the endless-ringing phone, ringing customers up, setting/cancelling/starting appointments, sweeping after stylists finish cutting hair, calling the next days customers for an appt. reminder, blowing bubbles for crying kidlets, and playing janitor for the whole store... It's a busy job. It has definitely been a challenge so far, but I don't know about any other job where you get a phone call with a customer saying, "Hey we'll be a bit late for our appointment, my son just got a poopy diaper that will hold us back for a few minutes." haha - 

Job#2:   The Trophy Case

Even though I am pretty useless when it comes to helping customers here at this store... I still get some work done. You'd think that after working here all of my life (family business) that I would know what to do when a customer calls and asks the price for something to be engraved.. Nope, still don't know. I am what you could call the "runner girl". Asking my mom every time I finish a job.. so... what do I do now? haha who are they going to leave the business to when they are old and in diapers? ;) I must say, I do love building a good lookin trophy and being the speedy typer for engraving.

Job#3:    La Europa Academy ... Dance teacher

Soooo freaking blessed to have this job. I've been doing solo dance classes with 4 different girls who attend La Europa Academy (a boarding school for teenaged girls). Ah there is so much talent. I made up my first combination and taught one of the girls the dance.. she picked it right up and looked exactly, if not BETTER than what I imagined! There is nothing like creating a piece, setting it on a dancer, and having her pick it right up and look beautiful dancing it. Giving these girls a personal hour to forget any bad thing going on in life and to just dance, is plain and simply inspiring. Each girl that I've met have such stunning personalities and are amazing to spend time with. It has been a very humbling experience for me so far. I don't like calling it "work". 


Angela/Henrique's Engagements

For the first time ever doing 'engagement' pictures.. I was able to work with the gorgeous couple, Angela Alder and Henrique Silva. For my first one, it wasn't too bad! I had a blast working with these two and LOVED editing these shots. Of course it was easy to edit seeing that they are both already beautiful! Happy wedding day in March you two!!! I'm so bummed I won't be here to attend the big day... Best of luck to you both! Here are a few of the end results--- enjoy!


Photo shoot-Kc, Linds, Tino, Samijo

I'm back at home from Cedar for two months. It's great to be home, although I do miss my Cedarites. The first week back has been a success :) One of my favorite things so far is a photo shoot we did down town in Salt Lake City. Kc, Lindsey and Tino are stunning models and not to mention, some of the funnest people to hang out with. While taking pictures if freaking fun... editing all the pictures afterwards might win the battle for me. Here are a couple of the shots that we did. 

I love these three people right here. The end.


Earth, Wind and Fire.

Hello. So, in my photography class we had a final project that can be anything that we want... I decided to use my favorite model - Kaley West - to design a way for her to display the three words "Earth, wind and fire" into the pictures of my project. We took many, many shots, but these are the few that I ended up using for the actual project. Thank you for letting me put crap all over your face for some of my pictures Kaley! This project was a great time! Enjoy...


Starting something new...

Well, we all thought it would be weird to graduate high school. So many new questions... What do I do now? Dude, I really have to grow up? What the heck is a career? I only know how to make cereal? August is now here, are we ready to grow up and experience life as an "adult"? Looking back, I cannot believe how quickly life has gone by so far! I feel like I am still that little 6th grader getting all nervous/excited that I am finally going to be a big kid in Jr. High. Now, I am packing my bags to go off to college. My dad just came to me and said... "Sam, you're going to miss your Joe Joe.. you're going to miss me poking your eyes, pulling your hair, buggin you and stuff." hahaa As excited as I am to move out and Realize. exactly who I am, I will absolutely miss everyone in my hometown. 

The "summer of spending" has been rad. Who woulda thunk that in three months, I would have figured out so much and have done so many great and fun things. I've met some pretty amazing people this summer. I've been good, I've been bad, I've had all the fun I could have had. Watching my best friend figure out exactly who she is in another country for 2 weeks, meeting new friends, reconnecting with old friends, family parties - even if I am the odd one - and learning to love someone with everything in me.. I'd say it has been a pretty ROCKIN summer!

All I have to say now is... Thunderbirds, here I come. Show me some friends, throw me experiences and bring on the good life baby!