Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween! Here's a pumpkin...

I chose to go political with my pumpkin carving this year.
As an amateur carver, I was very proud of my work.
Happy Halloween!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Three little pigs had a good time.

These little piggies went to a party.
And these little piggies had fun and danced.
And when the night was over, these little piggies went 
wee wee wee all the way home. 

(kacey.ism 250)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

a passion of mine.

"Let yourself be silently drawn 
by the strange pull of what you really love.
It will not lead you astray."

(kacey.ism 248)

Let's carve pumpkins.

On Sunday eve we had some friends over and carved some pumpkins,
 ate delicious soup (thanks mom!), and watched Hocus Pocus.
It was the perfect Halloween activity.
I'm so proud of our pumpkin. Every year we get a little better at carving...

(kacey.ism 247)

Monday, October 22, 2012


On Saturday night we ventured out to Frightmares.
Nothing screams Halloween like roller coasters and haunted houses.
It was a blast and those haunted houses were winners. 
When the chainsaw came out it was every man for themselves.
We have the bruises to prove it. 

(kacey.ism 246)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

a thought.

Lately I have been pondering how to be better.
Be better at life. Be better at school. Be better at dance.
Be better at branching out, being a friend, being an example.
And I think the trick is it all starts with me. 
I'm not going to get any better until I believe I can be better.
And once I believe in myself I can take those steps towards the better.
I never want to be stagnant in life. 
If you aren't moving forward you're either standing still or moving backwards. 
Not an option. 

(kacey.ism 245)

Park City.

Park City never lets us down. 
It was another great night with another great group.
We wandered Main Street, had some hot cocoa, and made some new friends.
I loved everything about our night.

(kacey.ism 244)

Friday, October 12, 2012

the beauty of fall.

I realize fall comes every year--
the leaves always change colors, the mountains look beautiful, and 70 degrees becomes the perfect temperature ever. 
However, pulling out my fall wardrobe every year will never get old.
It just won't. I love it too much. 

(It also doesn't hurt that my birthday comes around right when this transition is happening...
 hence the polka dot blazer and watch)

(kacey.ism 243)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

So blessed.

 We are so blessed.
All weekend long we got to listen to counsel from our Heavenly Father. 
I am always so inspired, touched, and amazed. 
My testimony is vital to who I am. 
I never want to take it for granted or neglect it. 
I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true.
I know it with all that I am. 

(kacey.ism 242)

Monday, October 8, 2012

A letter to 23 year old me.

Dear Kacey,
This year...
Smile a lot. Laugh often. Be spontaneous.
Try to worry less (I know it's hard for you), and live in the present. 
Be confident. There is no other You in this world. So be the best at it.
Do the things you love to do, and learn to love new things and do them. 
Treat everyone like it's their birthday. It's the best feeling in the world.
Love your family. Love your friends. Tell them you love them often. 
Keep exploring, growing, and putting yourself out on the ledge. It always pays off.
And once you're on the ledge, leap! You'll be able to keep flying and end up somewhere totally new and amazing.
Most importantly, remember your Heavenly Father loves you and has a wonderful plan in store for you. 
Talk to Him. Trust Him. Always. 
Enjoy every day. You'll only be 23 once.


(kacey.ism 241)

Birthday weekend.

One year older and wiser too...
I had the best birthday weekend. 
I spent it with all the people I love and did all the things I love.
From shopping, to karaoke, to birthday cake, to more shopping, and more birthday cake--
it was just the best. 

I have the most wonderful family and friends.
They take such good care of me.
I am a very lucky girl. 
Here's is to year 23 being the best yet!

(kacey.ism 240)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

DC revisited.

On Sunday I reunited with some of my favorite people.
In May I left for DC knowing no one.
In August I came home with some amazing new friends. I repeat, Amazing.
I love them all. They were part of one of my very best and favorite summers.

(kacey.ism 239)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Birthday Week.

A Happy Birthday week to you!
And a Happy Birthday week to me!
(picture credit goes to Annerz for the snap chat)

(kacey.ism 238)