Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It's Business Time

Now that I have survived finals, (barely), it's business time. I have a lot of ideas of things I wanna do and a lot of goals for the new year. I've never really been one for the whole "New Years Resolutions" thing but there must be a reason that millions of people every year make them. So while I'm thinking about that, check out the potential business card I did tonight!

  I probably won't actually use it, I was looking at other people's business cards while I designed it and then realized that it looked a bit similar! I hate it when that happens; you see something that inspires you so much you start creating and then realize you created version 2.0 of their design. But hey, it's a start! 

Goodnight y'all! It's lovely to see you again!

Monday, November 21, 2011

10 Things...

1. Me = Highly unmotivated this semester. (Zero idea what I really want to do with my life career wise.)

2. I'm gonna apply for an online job this week, I swear.

3. I will shamelessly stuff my face on Thursday, & Friday. (Leftovers)

4. Me = Crazy baby hungry. Must hold all babies.

5. I want this job so I can get unnecessary things like Mac make-up, eyelash extensions and a tanning package.

6. Trent wants babies too, he just doesn't want me to go into labor during my final, finals.

7. I miss the sun, I miss the heat, I miss the ocean, I miss the desert, I miss palm trees, I miss weather over 50, I miss a sun warmed car, I miss flip flops, I miss no jackets.

8. My abs are pretty flat right now. Except for when I sit or wear clothes.

9. Been hustlin' all kinds of deals lately, free trim (hair) for me & Trent, cheap food, free toilet paper... you get creative in college.

10. Realized today that any man who is willing to get stuck in the arm with a capri-sun straw sized needle, twice a week, for three years, just for $50 bucks to pay for the basics, is a real man. And he loves me. (He gives plasma!)

Friday, November 4, 2011


As I've probably mentioned before, Trent can fall asleep anywhere.
Right now, after a long week, we are both lying on the floor in our office. Me watching my brainless but kinda awesome girly shows, (vampire diaries, gossip girl, etc) and Trent lying next to me snoring away!

If he lies down long enough this is what happens, and I have always been jealous of it! All we did was watch an episode of The Big Bang Theory and he was out! His snores give me the chills because they wake me up at night. I hear the deep breathing getting louder and louder and I start getting really anxious! I usually shake the bed or shove him a little and he stops. Sometimes it will kind of wake him up and he will give me one of his famous Trent Quotes.

Well, this was super random, but he's cute. The end.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Beth y Colton

Remember how I posted that I am available for graphic design work to expand my portfolio?

Well my cousin recently got married and gave me the opportunity to design her invites!

(And may I say that when I received them I was relieved to see she picked something good to print the design on?!? Not that I thought she wouldn't; Beth has impeccable taste!)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Stars & Stripes

In the past few years my style has changed a ton. I still want to be able to just throw something on but I am beyond thick skate shirts. Now I want to be ready quick and comfortable but still look nice. I have been loving Zara lately because it's just simple and beautiful. You can look put together with only a few pieces.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


(thats what Trent and I say when life kinda stinks but there's nothing to do but laugh about it)

So I'm sittin here on the verge of insanity, (bit melodramatic...) icing my shin splints and doing my homework, feeling lethargic and sorry for myself, when I decided that's just not okay.

I really am a generally happy person and can only stand so much moping around, even from myself. (But I do firmly believe some moping is called for before moving on from some things...know what I mean?) 

So I decided to stop it. It's been a dang week and instead of just thinking about all of my short comings as a wife, friend, scholar, creative person, etc. I can't let that weigh me down and going forward I can do better. Sure, my feelings were real, but that is not a good reason to not be different going forward. 

One of my pet-peeves is when people let the past determine their future and let life just happen to them. It's such a negative outlook. You may not be happy with everything in your life at the moment, but life is constantly changing and so are you. It won't last forever, the sun will come up tomorrow, you are the master of your fate, etc. etc. etc. If you don't like something, change it. Easier said than done but I can't very well complain, (for toooo long,) about something I'm not willing to do anything about. I can create my own options and my own destiny. I believe in choices, like Dumbledore said, it's our choices that define us, not our abilities.  

Well, I'm going to mull over my own advice; here are some pictures from the last couple months!

On his b-day, he is my cuddly teddy bear!

 Sasha and Gordo came up to see us and went to the fair with us!
Also I ganked this from the talented duo that is Ryley and Chelse!
Anndd, I really like this picture of me. I was having a great hair night!

 Bridge jumping, it was COLD!!! and I love Sasha's indian dance in the back!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

well sir...

School is kickin my trash.

I don't have time for anything but homework or the Biggest Winner program, (which I barely have time for). 

I don't have time to watch my favorite shows.

I don't have time to shower.

I don't have time to call my favorite people.

I don't have time to get over my cold.

Yes, I am whining.

Yes, I will get over it.

And in true girl fashion, now that I have vented I will feel better.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Trent and I are exactly 9 months apart...which if you do the math...(we did, it was unpleasant to think about but it had to be done) means that I was conceived either the day or day after he was born. I like to think that we were up in heaven and Heavenly Father was like, "Well, Trent's there now, Kenzie better get goin!" and then I came barreling down like a fighter jet. 

My B-day was exactly what I wanted. Some time for just me and Trent, decorations all over the house, presents, and a birthday longboarding session.

Trent's was exactly what he wanted too! No party, because he doesn't like being the center of attention, plenty of me and him time, tea, potstickers, the mall, and Red Robin. He just wanted a day to hang out with me! (I know.. I am the best present.)

So here's some pics from our respective birthdays.

one footed race!

Trentyloo LOVES spicy things!

Bubble tea! It's big tapioca thingys.

One of the romance novels we found in the thrift store. We bought a whole bunch and put them on the nightstand for our guests.... hahahahaha!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Amy and Cece

My friend Amy asked me to take pictures at the birth of their second little girl! I was honored that one: she asked me to be there and two: that she asked me to take pictures! Like I mentioned before, I am trying to build my portfolio and am so thankful for beautiful opportunities like this.

I will definitely be posting more from this day! Can you see the look of love in Amy's eyes? It was amazing, Amy went natural for this birth and it was quite the ordeal. It was so intense but as soon as the doctor put Cecelia...(I don't know how they're spelling that!) in Amy's arms, Amy let out this cute awwww that was a mix between adoration and a sigh of relief. I started crying and couldn't see properly through the lens. There are a lot of things that aren't cute about giving birth, but it truly is a miracle when babies come to earth. It's a beautiful thing!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

100th Post!

And it's all about me, me, me!!!

My dear cousin Bethany posted her personality type portrait on her blog and I thought this would be a good idea. I grew up never feeling understood but once I left the nest I started to even out a lot. The time given to me to be alone and to center myself during college has made me such a better person. I still feel like my parents don't understand me, (LOVE YOU MOM!) but that's okay. This portrait fits me so well, I highlighted a few things that really fit. This is slightly narcissistic but if you have ever wondered what makes me tick, here ya are!

Portrait of an ENFP - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving

(Extraverted Intuition with Introverted Feeling)
The Inspirer
As an ENFP, your primary mode of living is focused externally, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. Your secondary mode is internal, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit in with your personal value system.
ENFPs are warm, enthusiastic people, typically very bright and full of potential. They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others, more so than we see in other types. They can talk their way in or out of anything. They love life, seeing it as a special gift, and strive to make the most out of it.

ENFPs have an unusually broad range of skills and talents. They are good at most things which interest them. Project-oriented, they may go through several different careers during their lifetime. To onlookers, the ENFP may seem directionless and without purpose, but ENFPs are actually quite consistent, in that they have a strong sense of values which they live with throughout their lives. Everything that they do must be in line with their values. An ENFP needs to feel that they are living their lives as their true Self, walking in step with what they believe is right. They see meaning in everything, and are on a continuous quest to adapt their lives and values to achieve inner peace. They're constantly aware and somewhat fearful of losing touch with themselves. Since emotional excitement is usually an important part of the ENFP's life, and because they are focused on keeping "centered", the ENFP is usually an intense individual, with highly evolved values.

An ENFP needs to focus on following through with their projects. This can be a problem area for some of these individuals. Unlike other Extraverted types, ENFPs need time alone to center themselves, and make sure they are moving in a direction which is in sync with their values. ENFPs who remain centered will usually be quite successful at their endeavors. Others may fall into the habit of dropping a project when they become excited about a new possibility, and thus they never achieve the great accomplishments which they are capable of achieving.

Most ENFPs have great people skills. They are genuinely warm and interested in people, and place great importance on their inter-personal relationships. ENFPs almost always have a strong need to be liked. Sometimes, especially at a younger age, an ENFP will tend to be "gushy" and insincere, and generally "overdo" in an effort to win acceptance. However, once an ENFP has learned to balance their need to be true to themselves with their need for acceptance, they excel at bringing out the best in others, and are typically well-liked. They have an exceptional ability to intuitively understand a person after a very short period of time, and use their intuition and flexibility to relate to others on their own level.

Because ENFPs live in the world of exciting possibilities, the details of everyday life are seen as trivial drudgery. They place no importance on detailed, maintenance-type tasks, and will frequently remain oblivous to these types of concerns. When they do have to perform these tasks, they do not enjoy themselves. This is a challenging area of life for most ENFPs, and can be frustrating for ENFP's family members.

An ENFP who has "gone wrong" may be quite manipulative - and very good it. The gift of gab which they are blessed with makes it naturally easy for them to get what they want. Most ENFPs will not abuse their abilities, because that would not jive with their value systems.

ENFPs sometimes make serious errors in judgment. They have an amazing ability to intuitively perceive the truth about a person or situation, but when they apply judgment to their perception, they may jump to the wrong conclusions.

ENFPs who have not learned to follow through may have a difficult time remaining happy in marital relationships. Always seeing the possibilities of what could be, they may become bored with what actually is. The strong sense of values will keep many ENFPs dedicated to their relationships. However, ENFPs like a little excitement in their lives, and are best matched with individuals who are comfortable with change and new experiences.

Having an ENFP parent can be a fun-filled experience, but may be stressful at times for children with strong Sensing or Judging tendancies. Such children may see the ENFP parent as inconsistent and difficult to understand, as the children are pulled along in the whirlwind life of the ENFP. Sometimes the ENFP will want to be their child's best friend, and at other times they will play the parental authoritarian. But ENFPs are always consistent in their value systems, which they will impress on their children above all else, along with a basic joy of living.

ENFPs are basically happy people. They may become unhappy when they are confined to strict schedules or mundane tasks. Consequently, ENFPs work best in situations where they have a lot of flexibility, and where they can work with people and ideas. Many go into business for themselves. They have the ability to be quite productive with little supervision, as long as they are excited about what they're doing.

Because they are so alert and sensitive, constantly scanning their environments, ENFPs often suffer from muscle tension. They have a strong need to be independent, and resist being controlled or labelled. They need to maintain control over themselves, but they do not believe in controlling others. Their dislike of dependence and suppression extends to others as well as to themselves.

ENFPs are charming, ingenuous, risk-taking, sensitive, people-oriented individuals with capabilities ranging across a broad spectrum. They have many gifts which they will use to fulfill themselves and those near them, if they are able to remain centered and master the ability of following through.

There you have it! Me in a nutshell. Good day.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Edwin + Gabby

So these are the invites I was talking about a few posts back! Cause I know you all are avid readers. A co-worker was trying to design his own wedding invitations in Word....WORD!!!

I ain't no graphic designer but I knew that I could do better than what he was doing. It was interesting finding a balance between what they wanted and my personal opinion. 

The top is the main part of the invite, the picture right below it is the other side, then the reception card, and then the return address label. I had a few different inspirations, the polka-dots are popular right now as is that purple blob shape thingy... I combined them to go with Gabby's personal style and also the colors she chose. (It's all about the bride!)

Anyway, I hope to get even better, so let me practice on all of you! I'm going to try and build a portfolio. Give me projects! I won't charge and I also won't be offended if you don't like something! 

Buenas Noches Amigos!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fall Line Up

Well sir, I officially have 2 semesters of school left! I will be taking about 18 credits each semester but thankfully I have a loving husband who is okay with me not working during these semesters!

I honestly have a really hard time with that. I have never not worked during school and I am worried about the pressure it could put on Trent, but we worked it out and we'll totally be fine! It will just be weird to not have a big chunk of my day not at my office.

I am also really excited for this! To concentrate on nothing but school is a luxury I never thought I would have. I am taking a super random assortment of classes, ya ready? (not that this is important, but I just like talking about it!)

1. Shakespeare
2. Business Statistics
3. Natural Disasters
4. Environmental Stewardship
5. Practical Homemaking
6. Home Decor Sewing
7. Logic

Oddly enough, all of these classes count for something! And can I just tell you how excited I am for Home Decor Sewing? I have a chair that needs recovering and 2 couches that need pillows!

Anyway, we did absolutely nothing this weekend! It was so amazing. I love my office, I truly do, I also got really burnt out this week. It felt like a lot was put on me and I didn't feel equal to the task. I really just needed to do nothing, to have nothing required of me! I am amazed by mothers, there's a job that never stops!

I did so little that I didn't even shower. If you'll excuse me, I have a date with a loofa and some soap!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Story Time: The Worst Kiss Ever

My friend BJ and I were talking about how awkward our first kisses were and how unsettlingly wet they were! It made me think of the worst kiss I ever had...

I had been seeing this guy I met through some mutual friends. I had already inwardly decided, (from the first meeting,) that I didn't like him. This was all based on the fact that he was about 4 inches shorter than me. I let it go on longer than I should have because I didn't want to believe I was that shallow. It turns out I'm not, he just didn't have any other compensating qualities! 

Anyway, this kid takes me to In & Out but they were about to close so we got take out and sat in the parking lot in his open jeep. He suggested that we sit in the back so we can put our fries and drinks on the wheel wells.

We climb on back, me being totally oblivious to any ulterior motives, and I sit there munching away at my fries.
All of the sudden, a wave of passion comes over this guy he throws my fries on the ground, jumps on top of me, straddles me, and starts kissing me ferociously!

I was so stunned, all I could think about for like 10 seconds was how the putz threw my fries out!

After those long ten seconds of me sitting there with my lips puckered and my body as stiff as a board, with no end in sight, I start trying to mumble something.

"ummm hommk dagggkkmmmm"

He finally pulled back to let me talk and all I could say was, "sooooooo......."
"You're not into it are you?"
"ah no..."
Then followed an extremely awkward drive home and all I could think about was how those fries would have tasted real good right about then.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Carter + Juliet

It's been a long time comin' but here are some pictures of two of the cutest kids ever! They are destined to be married one day...

These were taken at each kid's birthday parties which are only a few months apart. It's like it's fate!

(scuz the fuzziness!)

this is my favorite!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Nuevo Boton y Nuevo....bloggybackground....

yo no habla espanol.

but I sure do like to try!

Anyway, I realized this semester how much I love goofing around in the Adobe Suite! My visual media homework was my favorite and even though I can tell that I have a long way to go, I am really enjoying this! Trent's old typography teacher saw a wedding invite I just said and told me, "you could do this, really, you could put yourself through law school with this!"

Yes I am tootin' my own horn. It's just something I never thought I would be any kinds of good at.

Well sirs, here is my new button, grab it a love it!

And seriously, what do you guys think of the new look? I look at so many of your blogs and I see the talent surrounding me, I want some constructive criticism!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Thank you so much friends and family for your support. I've never been one to hide my emotions, I feel that's more detrimental than helpful, and I have always found so much kindness and love when I am honest with my feelings to others and to myself. I seriously love ya'll!
The last week of school is underway and I am taking a 30 minute mind break. 
It's always a little rough these last 2 weeks, there's hardly any sleep, hardly any shower time, hardly any kanoodlin time, just no times! How do you not look like a middle aged trucker lady when you haven't slept for more than 8 hrs in 3 days? These are my must haves for these stressful weeks.
Dark, sturdy nail polish. It hides the dirt and unkempt cuticles and lasts a long time.

Hair powder to soak up 4 day's worth of hair oil

Radiohead to calm me down and help me concentrate

Eye Flash to brighten the crackhead circles under my eyes

Plenty of water to keep my skin from looking like a zombie's

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Son of a Preacher Man

Trent and I have been slaving over our websites and whilst slaving Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man" came on my Beatle's station, (Pandora).
I started busting up and Trent looked over and asked why.
"Cause this song reminds me of you!"
He looked a little confused.

Well the back story is that when Trent and I met I wasn't active in the church. 

After we met I decided for this boy, I would give the church another shot.

Friends and family couldn't convince me to come back, but the son of a preacher man could! 
(His dad was Bishop at the time!)

So here you go, the theme song to my re-activation!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

uh-oh...another depressing one...grab your hankies

It's that time again, finals week. DUN DUN DUN! It's 2 a.m. and I will not be done for another couple hours. But its all okay!

I don't know why but I have really been missing my family lately. Maybe it's because my parents are having such a hard time right now and all I want is for my family to be close together. My brother's & sisters, brother & sister's in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins. I dunno, I just need a big family hug. I feel a major tie to not only my immediate family but also my extended family. I love all of my nieces and nephews like crazy even though I don't get to see them very often and I have the most amazing in-laws. I am so lucky to have older siblings who love me and look out for me and I always want them to think I'm super cool. ;)
There's just a lot going on right now that I'm worried about. Finals, family, health, the future. It's all kind of piling on me. I just worry all the time that everyone is happy!

Well, everything will be okay. Whether they like it or not my family is stuck w/ me forever so they all HAVE to love me. Yup. In low times I like to listen to this song:

Abide with me; 'tis eventide.
The day is past and gone;
The shadows of the evening fall;
The night is coming on.
Within my heart a welcome guest,
Within my home abide.

O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.

Abide with me; 'tis eventide.
Thy walk today with me

Has made my heart within me burn,
As I communed with thee.
Thy earnest words have filled my soul
And kept me near thy side.

Abide with me; 'tis eventide,
And lone will be the night
If I cannot commune with thee
Nor find in thee my light.
The darkness of the world, I fear,
Would in my home abide.

I know it'll all work out, it just sucks in the mean time.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I am bored of my blog.

I also have been learning a bit of dreamweaver.

So I think I shall try my hand at it.

Also, perhaps I'll finally go private?

Here is a lovely photo for you.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Ramble On

I go a little nuts in the summer. I just want to be outside all day and all night and live like a heathen child in the woods or on the beach. (Preferably the beach.) I want to run around halfa naked, (as my nephews would say,) bask in the golden sun and stare at the stars. I want to sleep outside, let my hair go wild, (with the help of Bumble and Bumble Surf spray of course,) be continuously sunburned, barefoot, pick wildflowers, listen to the wind in the trees and the ocean splashing on the beach, and as creepy as it sounds, explore the woods at night with only the stars as my light. 
Alas, I am in school and working. So I have been very busy with trying to keep up with my Law class and not getting cabin fever. We have been out of town for the last 3 weekends in a row and every other waking moment is spent on homework!
The first weekend was my b-day and my dearest Jo invited me down to Ootah so she could chill with me and make me dinner. I never refuse food and spending time with her, so off we went!
Also that weekend, Trent threw me the most amazing b-day party before we went to Utah! It included longboarding, presents, cake, decoration, good friends, and lots of love!

The next weekend we went camping up at Heise with our good friends Chelse and Ryley. Me and Chels worked our magic and set up the tents while Trent and Ryley made a massive fire that gave me wicked anxiety. We had massive mallows and delicious hot dogs!
This past Friday and Saturday our friends Amy and Daniel invited us out to Palisades for camping and boating. We camped by the lake in a little nook of trees with billions of mosquitoes who thought it was a comfy place too. Me and Amy went nuts with the bug spray and then we all ate massive mallows...again...turkey dogs, cookies, and chilled around the fire. Then on Saturday, Ryley and Chelse and Jules came up and we met Amy's awesome parents who took all of us on their sweet boat for a day of tubing, wakeboarding, and sunbathing. 
More pics to come fo sho'! I am off to study for my law test that's tomorrow...