Took a detour on our road trip home. Stopped in Hopkins, SC, to see the Columbia LDS Temple.
Inspired by my 2015 project, my stepdaughter, Meagan, is launching her own 365 Days of Happy album for 2019.
Some of my best friends never say a word to me
Small, yet valiant. Chloe braved the vet today. I'm so proud!
Decided to get out of the house and bike three miles today
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” ~Henri Matisse
Spring cleaning has begun! Shredding papers is strangely therapeutic.
Because sometimes you just need a reminder
Life is better when you're surrounded by friends
My friend, Lacie, got me some Skittles today!
Appreciating others’ talents
I'm trying to be like Jesus,
I'm following in His ways.
"Love one another as Jesus loves you.
Try to show kindness in all that you do.
Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,
For these are the things Jesus taught."
When words fail, music speaks
Pistachio is one of the best flavors ever invented
Lemur memes are so funny, I don't know why!
Today I had some intriguing thoughts
More and more frequently, I find that so much of my encouragement comes from the scriptures
I believe in God, even when He is silent
I was listening to YouTube when I came across a very touching song by the St. Olaf choir: youtu.be/hYwYMngq4II
It is always nice to be appreciated 🙂
See the rest of the photos here: www.instagram.com/p/BsyEsmgBKYn/
“This DHS Band Shoutout goes to Flute player Meagan Glase! Meagan is a Sophomore this year, but shows skill beyond her years! She is hard working, attentive and talented. Meagan always listens to what her section leader has to say and is always respectful and receptive to any advice others have for her. She demonstrates poise, skill, humbleness and grace daily. Meagan is always giving out hugs to others and asking how you are feeling. She genuinely cares for others and actively listens to what they have to say. Her section leader says that Meagan has been a joy to work with and that she sees so much in store for her future! Thank you Meagan for your dedication and your character of Gold!”
I spent the day with my best friend at the Florida Mall
Somebody made me happy but I'm not saying who! 😜
I love my fuzzy penguin socks 🙂
This may look extremely uncomfortable, but I can assure you, it's not!
This had me hysterically laughing!
I was overwhelmed with joy when I heard my special someone slept well; it was simple, but his happiness became mine as well
Reconnecting with my middle school band director and mentor, Mr. Powell, topped off a fantastic Friday
Tonight, Pastor Orlando's farewell party inspired lots of beautiful laughter and resurfaced good memories
This small bundle of joy inspires happiness with her playful demeanor and awesome selfies!
¡Mi gusta fajitas! They're homemade, too!
The best kind of graffiti
I'm a pretty unicorn!
I got distracted in Walmart today and found a friend!
Today marked the first day into enhancing my smile!
Moooo! 🐄 I went to a dairy farm today
This was relatable today
Mondays be like this sometimes…
When your friend asks you about an instrument they have no idea about…
Just a simple Spanish assignment
I can't possibly imagine who I would be if God hadn't placed my best friend, Aimee, in my life. She has been with me through the good, bad, and ugly. "A good friend knows all your stories; a best friend helps you write them." And she really has. I appreciate her so much and hope that she realizes that she is loved beyond belief! #mysister
My lock screen reminds me of the things that are most important to me: God's beautiful creation and someone born on May 25th
The puppy doesn't know that curiosity killed the cat…
My sweet little princess was in a photo shoot with me today
College is already setting out for me!
The overcast weather gave me a different perspective on my test-filled day #PrepForCollege
It's the day before Valentine's Day! 😆😆
Valentine's Day is always better when you have someone to share it with
Chandler, you may live 700 miles away, but you are always close to my heart. You make me smile, laugh, and you appreciate me for who I am—flaws and all. You are very special to me and I wish that you could see yourself thru my eyes; you are kind beyond measure, very charismatic, and a true gentleman. You have genuinely made me happier than I can describe; I couldn't imagine my life without you! Thank you for being my special someone 🙂
He's looking at me…
It's almost springtime!! Oh, they were so good!
The beauty in this dress is its simplicity; I wore it all day today
I love it when the missionaries come over for Family Home Evenings!
Jack and Jack are coming to Orlando!! Time to start saving up my 💵
I look pretty good for a Wednesday
The weather could be seen as gloomy or depressing, but I think the clouds give off a strong and powerful atmosphere
Directly after taking three college placement tests, I finished a World History test (which I didn't study for)…and ACED IT!! #miracle
There is such beauty in serenity
Worked hard today with Grandpa; discovered muscles I forgot I had!
Look! I have a bunny!
I've heard it said a thousand times before; but during family scripture study, this verse stood out to me
These are a wonderful depiction of the Sunshine State!
I'm going to see my boys in concert this April, got the tickets today! I can't wait!!
My friends: "Please don't freak out!"
Me: *squeals and breaks out into dance, making herself look insane*
I couldn't have said this better; 'tis very inspirational, Johnson. This boosted my self-confidence today, thank you.
I had a wonderful time at Strawberry Festival
It's a catchy, pick-me-up tune
I love the lyrics to this song: "…I guess if I knew tomorrow, I guess I wouldn't need faith…"
I worry so much when I need to realize that it's okay to not know. The world can be a dark place, but there is a reason for everything.
We are called to be in the world, but not of the world yet for the world
Mr. Boswell complimented me on my dress today before MPAs!
The mysterious green lantern…er…lava lamp
Simple little stories with no point make me very happy sometimes
Wonderful weather for a walk on the trail
I got my expander in and I'm having a great hair day!
I love having friends who reflect my inner weirdness
Band friends are the best
Yes, that is me—last class before spring break and my friends thought I was the perfect pillow to chill with
A rice bowl with white sauce and wasabi; yum!
Sugar coma? Yes, please!
Got creative today and hand made a birthday card for a special friend
Who did it better? I'm so thankful for the people who can be silly with me
A vanilla milkshake; simple and sweet
¡Fue un día en Disney World con mi hermana!
A little strawberry treat
Today, I got some hard-earned cash working for Grandpa
Spending the the day out in beautiful nature (Lake Woodruff)
Looking back on beach photos from yesterday makes me wish I was back there
23 days until concert!
Greek salad—who knew eating healthy could taste so good
I played around with a little makeup today 🙂
6 AM today, my seminary class decided to go to Chik-fil-A as a special Friday treat
It was an eventful day with my best friend and little sister
I got my dress for 2019 LDS Prom, and the back is absolutely gorgeous!!
I stifled a laugh today while filming a video for a Spanish assignment (with the help of my little sister crunching in the background)
Channeling gray vibes
Dancing Mr. Cawthon
One of my band friends showed me this photo of what looks to be my choir director, Mr. Cawthon, dancing in a play a few years ago. It made me laugh so much! His fun nature is always present in class too; which is why I appreciate him so much!
I am officially enrolled in classes at Daytona State!
Caleb, a friend of mine saw that I wasn't feeling too great today and drew this portrait of a fictional character named, Chad; it's simple, but made me smile
Texts like this start and end my day on a high note every time ❤
The cat's face cracked me up; who thought this was a good photo?
I finally understand algebra!
I don't like homework, but this book isn't half bad!
I am so proud of myself: a bun that actually turned out looking great!
This morning, Tennessee's weather mirrored Florida's
I wrote this on the whiteboard in the chorus room a few days ago, and it's still there! (P.S. Congrats to next year's Miss DHS, Kimberly)
Music: Views — Musician: @iksonofficial
'Twas a splendid Sunday—four days until Jack and Jack!
Rewarding myself with a homemade treat—crème brûlée—after finishing the P.E.R.T. Math test!
"Thank you" to Orlando Plaza Live for the AMAZING concert tonight!
I have been waiting SIX YEARS to see Jack and Jack, and I had front row seats! #blessed
Here are a few photos of the great night that killed my vocal chords from screaming! LOL
In memory of Matthew Buth
Students at DHS came together today after the loss of one of our senior band members, Matt Buth. I never knew him personally, but he is a part of my band family, and we are all mourning his death—he took his life yesterday. 😢 I am amazed at the love and unity that this experience has brought to our campus. I was touched by the people who joined hands in the middle of campus during lunch to say a prayer for Matt's family. There were happy tears; I wish we could be a unified society like this all the time.
Sung in the Easter program at Florida Hospital Church today
Played a little volleyball with Adrienne, my friend, Eric, and a friendly Hispanic family
My friend, Jasmine (on the far right), sent me this boomerang video we took before the Jack and Jack concert on Thursday
We all have those people who make our lives brighter 🙂
I was trying to find something to make a friend happy and found this adorable puppy!
I designed this year's Girls' Camp shirts today!
It's cool to see others wearing this bracelet to remind us of a mutual friend we used to have
I got to spend LDS Prom with my homies, Abbey and Alyx! I felt like a princess and danced with three young gentleman—I even got a hug!
This picture was NOT taken today, but it accurately illustrated my fatigued mind
First day with my braces on! It hurts A LOT, but I'm thinking of the end result, and I can't wait!!
When you're having trouble eating grapes, just mash 'em up; it's like baby food!
A mother's day surprise
'Twas the last concert with one of my favorite people: Madonna Rivera
She has been one of my biggest role models—I've looked up to her since the 6th grade; and she has been the greatest flute mentor. This year, she is graduating and I will miss her so much! Nevertheless, I wish her the best as she begins another chapter of her life.
I'm happy for no particular reason, it seems…
Mom sent this photo to me today
This drawing could've been a little bit better, but I am proud of my design; it's called "Savage"
Preparing for my last Sophomore choir concert; we perform tomorrow night, May 7, at 7pm
The choir concert was amazing, and here's one last photo with Madonna before she graduates! ❤
I'm trying so hard to find the right thing to put in this birthday card I made…I might just use one of these phrases and personalize it!
After a stressful day and crying, my little sister gave me a hug, changed my bedsheets so that they would be clean when I got out of a warm shower she had started; and next to my bed, sat some chamomile tea
Searching to find the right thing to write in a birthday card and found this quote
I love the realness of theatre, and am grateful for the opportunity to see the show; it was amazing!
I've been waiting a LONG time to see Singing in the Rain; it truly was a blessing to see this live show. I went to buy the tickets and they only had TWO tickets left—the exact number of tickets for my friend, Courtney, and me to see the play! We didn't know the story beforehand but loved it all the same!
Such a gorgeous arrangement of flowers!
Reminiscing over a picture I took with Chloe the other day; she is ADORABLE when she sleeps!
It was nice flipping through the yearbook; I'm hoping these two come and visit soon!
It was an emotional rollercoaster ride today; but I went to sleep happier than I woke up!
I got two SWEET things today: a summer slushie that looks like the beachside and my chorus t-shirt—I've been waiting all year for this shirt!
My seminary teacher made cinnamon rolls for us this morning, and they are—by far—the best I've ever tasted!
Happy Birthday, Little Man! The Captain America suit looks good on you! (Photo by my Mom)
I've been brainstorming ideas for a story, and I created a rough visual depiction of the cover
Tijuana Flats! Yummy!
The Santa Fé burger at Chili's was delicious, and the cheesecake was great too! 🙂
I was very social, trying to finalize some Girls' Camp details with various families; very busy!
I obliterated them LOL
Thanks, Dad 💛
This made me laugh today; I'm glad this birthday boy is enjoying his special day!
I went to the Orlando LDS temple, after church today
I found this on Pinterest and it's now my wallpaper 🙂
I received a certificate of completion for seminary this year! I am TOTALLY going to frame this!!
DeLand High School 2019 Graduating Class
It was awesome playing with the band for graduation! (Best seats in the house for free!)
Getting ready to give the children's story at Spring Meadows Seventh-day Adventist Church in two days!
I auditioned for a lower band and got accepted into a higher one—either a mistake or a miracle! 😂 I think I'll go with the latter!
I'm grateful for the opportunity to volunteer and be a part of the church service run by the highschoolers today
I created a tag for a home-made gift I'm going to make for a friend soon
Una carta de Dios
I enjoyed the two days of VBS while it lasted
First day of LDS Girls' Camp!
We played Paint Twister; and I painted a picture frame today at camp
The Youth Camp Leaders (YCLs)—my friends, Becca and Cydnee, and I—pranked the younger girls TWICE today LOL
It was a great last day of camp; couldn't have done it without my amazing friends and their support!
Spending time with my family
Today, I had the privilege to listen to the prophet, Russell M. Nelson, at the Follow the Prophet Florida Devotional. I enjoyed the prophet's spiritual advice; Elder Uchtdorf was a very close second.
It warmed my heart when President Russell M. Nelson asked the primary children to sing, "I Am a Child of God," with him. At least a hundred tiny voices came from around the stadium, singing the sweet lyrics.
The atmosphere was calming, and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to gather with fellow brothers and sisters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. #FollowTheProphetFL
I'm so proud of myself; I made a poll for my friends to vote on what we should do this week!
I found this photo on Pinterest and thought it was a beautiful angle!
There was no reason for it, but this photo made me laugh so hard, I almost couldn't breathe! 😆
A little midday snack…Yum!
While babysitting at the Tucker's home, after the four kids had gone to bed, I noticed their dog, Luna, just chillin'; she and and I have the same sleepy demeanor, haha!
Good night talks
Tonight, I was staring at a small candle flame. Little did I know, my adoration sparked a conversation with Chandler on the several symbolic meanings behind fire. It was a thoughtful discussion. 🙂
A cozy Father's Day at home
Friend: What do you wanna do on this rainy day? Me: Cuddling and eating kiwi sounds nice…
The Smoky Mountains are marvelous! Wow!
After 12 years, I have returned for a day at the Biltmore Estate—the history and scenic views were inspiring!
The Ark Encounter was fabulous!
Made an instant friend today; her name is Bunny
I enjoyed Aunt Earlenne's 50th wedding anniversary with these cowboys today
I loved it when Maddox fell asleep on the train ride at Dollywood
"My momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates…'" ~Forrest Gump
It was simple and random: today, at lunch, Adrienne offered me a mozzarella stick—I didn't ask—she just gave it to me
This was the only photo I got for today, and it's adorable; I enjoyed cuddling with my pup after a long vacation
Service isn't just in our community; it is in our homes
"Yeah, I stole your blanket…You're not getting it back" ~cat
Some of us took a nap
I'm so proud of my chicken-cutting skills, haha!
First day of summer college classes!
An accurate depiction of my lethargic mind; very cute!
Finally—Taco Bell has come out with a slushie that DOESN'T taste like medicine!
Band camp is coming soon!
Girls night in
Today has been fun and weird. I got to hang out with my sisters, laugh while doing face masks, and make a bracelet for Chandler!
I found a pretty hibiscus flower outside and spent a majority of the afternoon coloring with Sharpies!
While packing, I uncovered this fedora…but I think I'm wearing it wrong! LOL
Note to future self, remember this advice: "All good things come to those who wait" (Tangled)
I had a great talk with a friend in which he impersonated the Joker from Batman…and it wasn't too shabby!
On a good day, like today, I make food like Gordon Ramsay 😎
Life can be so colorful and simply beautiful
"Please don't go to the beach without me!"
Spying on my grandpa as he pressure washes the patio furniture; for a Floridian, those are some pale legs LOL!
I went runnning today
Is he dead? Nope, he just decided to become our new welcome mat!
Great things happened today—Chandler is now wearing the bracelet he asked me to make for him, and Eric went with me to the youth group at Spring Meadows Church
Caption in picture; I loved spending time with Grandma!
This random text message absolutely warmed my heart tonight
Enjoyed the spontaneous visit from Eric today—he drove all the way to DeLand just to hang out xD
DeLand High School Band has a new web site, and I'm in an image on one of the pages
The air conditioning at the new house is fixed!!
My interest in a new, open-hole flute led me to this hand-engraved beauty sold on Amazon!
College classes have me like…?
Life hack: when you feel stressed, work on a puzzle; when you finish, you'll feel like your life is put back together—HAHA!
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Chandler pet-sat for someone yesterday and sent me these photos that melted my heart!!!
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First day of band camp; Mrs. Leimer introduced us to band camp olympic games!
No air conditioning and more band camp sweat
On Wednesday, we wear pink—say cheese!
It was America Day today at band camp, and Larry the photographer caught me practicing
It was a wonderful day—saw a bright rainbow early this morning and got a snack from a flute friend!
I had the opportunity to practice my conversational Spanish with Clarabelle and Nelly from El Salvador; they are friends of my grandparents
I spent time with my friend, Courtney, for her 16th birthday at SeaWorld
"God knew what He was doing when He made you"
It's the last week of summer college classes!
Stopped by the library and thought I'd snag a recipe 😉
You can only see his glowing eyes for a second, but they're so pretty!
Eric: "Oh my, those are some odd shades…"
I made an advertisement for a charity project that I organized with the Young Women at my church
I think the photo captioned itself 🙂
Spending time with Chloe before I go to school
First day of 2019-2020 school year
I got my schedule fixed today!
Worked as office aid for 3½ hours since I didn't have any classes in the morning
Game day; surprise—we won!
I went to Ormond beach with my soon-to-be stepbrothers
I finally watched Endgame today #ily3000
I played the trumpet for the first time in three years (Photo credit: Google/Yamaha)