Saturday, 31 December 2011

2011. What a year!

Another New Years Eve and it's time to say goodbye to another year. And what a year it has been...

What a way to start a year. With a trip to Arizona for the BCS National Championship to watch Auburn and Cam Newton win it all with my favorite people in all the world.

The Next month was spent unseparated from my bestest friend Logan Smith. We spent our days watching every episode of Friends that we could possible fit in, finding every fun date that we could possible conjour up and loving every single second of it. We also celebrated our 4 year dating anniversary in February.

February was fantastic, until it came time to say goodbye to my Big brother Patrick to his mission in Ventura, California and only a week later, Logan who headed off to Winnepeg Canada on his LDS Mission. Luckily we made the promise to always stay together. 

The next few months were long and longer haha. But I had good friends and family always there. I barely made it through winter semester, and found out I was accepted into the BYU advertising program, plus I got a new puppy Dimitri. 

I also purchased myself an amazing new car in April! 

Summer came and I luckily passed my classes and had to say goodbye to my amazing friends in Mansion 12 

My summer was great. I spent every hour at Seven Peaks working. I made some awesome new friends and had lots of good times. Sometimes it wasn't the funnest, but I sure do miss it some days. 

I also celebrated my 19th birthday and had an awesome Summer Vacation at Cour d' Alene with my family.

After summer my semester started out rough with a double surgery on both of my feet. But I sucessfully moved into Crown 11 I met lots of new friends including amazing new roommates. During the semester I found out I will be headed to Disney World to work for my favorite mouse from April to May! I have survived fall semester and came out with some great new friendships that will last a pretty long time. Our adventures have only just begun... 

The year has ended with a fantastic Christmas with my family. I also got to talk with Logan and my brother for the first time in over 10 months. They are both doing great. 

Well, this may not have been the greatest year of my life. There were lots of tears, and lots of sad days, but I've made it through. and Despite all the sad times there were plenty of funny, crazy, silly, fantastic days full of laughter and I made many many new friends. Through it all, me and Logan have grown and our relationship is the most amazing thing I could imagine. We stay together with lots of letters and emails.  I can't wait to see what this next year holds and to be perfectly honest, I'm not too sad about leaving this one behind . I hope everyone has a fantastic new year! 

Happy New Years!!!

 Becca Soup 

Bring on 2012!!! 

Monday, 12 December 2011

The True Christmas Gift- Jesus Christ

Let us all remember the true gift of the Holiday season. The Savior of the World Jesus Christ.

Over the course of this last semester I have been studying the New Testament, specifically the four gospels. The New Testament to me is one of the most beautiful books. I love learning about Christ's ministry and all that he taught, and more importantly what he did. I made these Graphic portrayals of the Savior's life and teachings through my favorite New Testament Scriptures. I would hope that you feel the spirit of Christ, especially during this Christmas season, remember him and his love.

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

9 Months without my man

So I promised a post every three months reporting on my favorite missionary man and how the waiting is going.  Logan is doing super great. He's just working as hard as can be. Lots of the other missionaries like to call him Trunkie cuz he gets home sick a lot. So now that is his new nickname haha. He doesn't mind. I always tell him that I'm very Logan sick, so it doesn't make him feel bad.Its crazy to think that one year ago thanksgiving break, he was opening his mission call.  

Anyways so Logan has been serving near the city of Winnepeg in Manitoba for the last few months. He's been in the suburbs. Lately he's been in a dead area, so not too much work happening, but he's working hard. His companions have been really good and he seems to be liking the work. He tells me that is isn't the funnest years  of his life, that he liked being home a lot better, but he is trying his best. It's starting to get super cold where he is at, it's under ten degrees basically everyday. Luckily he's got lots of warm gear.  hopefully he'll survive the winter. 

As far as the both of us, we are doing great as a couple. I still write him every day, and he tries to write everyday, usually he only finds time to write around 3-4 days a week, but I'm totally fine with that. He is so good to me! We have a voice mail system where we send voice messages back and forth, and he is so cute, last time he had the voice chip he got up early every single morning for a whole week to record me messages. When I got it I had over 2 hours of his charming voice to listen to it was definitely the best day ever. I honestly couldn't ask for a sweeter boy, I can't even imagine ever being with anybody else, even from 1,000 miles away, he makes me so happy every day. 

I haven't gotten any new pictures for a long time so I'm really sorry. He promised me he would send a bunch for Christmas though. For Halloween I did send him a mustache in the mail haha. We are so silly. Here are those pictures of both of us with the mustache... we are so cool. 

So that is us we are really silly sometimes. I'm doing pretty good. I still am keeping my promise that I will stay true to him, and keep him as my one and only. Don't worry though, I'm not just sitting being lonely all the time. I have lots of friends and go on daily adventures haha.  I just miss him so incredibly bad. The missing never really goes away, there is always something to remind me of how much I love and miss him. I'm expecially nervous for the next three months and all the good memories they hold. Christmas, , Football Championship, New years, our 4 year anniversary, Valentines, then his 1 year mark. I may have a couple breakdowns lol. Nothing is the same without him, so these next few months will be tough to be apart, but I believe in us. 

I really do not like this nine month landmark. I always compare the mission to running a mile on a high school track, so this would mean a lap and half done, 2 and a half to go. I feel like he's been gone for a lifetime, and he's still not even half way. It's going to be a long rest of  the mission haha. I shouldn't complain though, our relationship is like a fairy tale and we are in love more than ever. I am blessed a ton to have him out serving the Lord and to have this time to better myself as well. So I'm spending all my time trying to better myself and work super hard. Plus I still have lots of fun and loving life, just not as much as i did with my bestest friend Logan.  

I hope that didn't all feel like one big ramble. So yup... There is 9 months for ya! 

When I go back to my apt. and have all his letters, I want to put a post of some of my favorite quotes from his letters.. So that will be a really fun read. stay tuned... here's a sneak peek at a few quotes from emails ☺

"ha ha no i'm not gangsta just lazy at typing lol. i wish i was gangsta maybe i could find more people"

"um ya no good stories sorry oh here's a funny one so in dand c section 132 i think verse 25 or 26 it says all you have to do is get married in the temple and not kill anyone and your saved it's greatlol you should look at it and oh in revaltion it says don't take form the word or add to it and people always say that to us and say we add to it so we read duteronmany 4 verse 2 where it says the same thing and they don't know what to say but today some guy we read that and he ripped the verse out of his bible an said it 's not in my bible it was funny very hiprcritcal he is lol "

"thanks for the idea's for christmas i know what i really want is to just run away and come home and play with you haha what would you do if i did it? what do you think everyone would say? 

i miss you lots too it's no fun being away from you i didn't dissapear forever i'm just in silly olle canada."

" i love you soo much darling ha ha your funny i'm glad you like that though. i love you bec your a very sweet girl, and your my girl so don't forget it:) kay and i'm your boy. i heard some taylor swift song in a store the other day and nearly broke down and cried it's hard for me to listen to here without thinking of you lol well i love you soo much bec"

Hope you enjoyed!!
Becca Soup ♥

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Kara and Jared Engagement Photos

My roommate asked me to do her engagements. She is Gorgeous let me tell you. I had a blast shooting their photos. Such a fun and adorable couple!!

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