…Every day we get the opportunity to learn something new…

Every day we get the opportunity to learn something new. I feel like I learn new things everyday about myself, family, music, and just life in general. If we are opened to learning new things, we can be guided to things that can help us learn whats most important in life. I’ve learned that I love music more than I have ever loved it before. I’ve learned that family is the most important thing in life. I’ve learned that god blesses us if we give him the opportunity to and he guides and directs us. Lately, my life has been focused around those three things, god, family, and music.

God- God guides and directs my life everyday even when I am so undeserving of it. I am so grateful to know that he always has my back. I am thankful for everything that he has blessed me with. I don’t know where I would be without the guidance and direction I receive from him. He takes care of me and Bryson everyday and i’m so blessed.

Family – the more time I spend with family I learn more that they are my best friends. I remember when I was in high school and hated spending time with family all I wanted to do was spend time with my friends. But what I didn’t realize is that in the future my best friends would be my husband, my mom and dad, my grandparents, and my two awesome brothers. I’m blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. They teach me so much and being able to talk to these people, as well as spend time with them and just laugh and be silly has shown me I really do have the best family!

Music – I am so grateful to have learned the things I have learned from my voice teacher about the voice and how it works. I am also grateful for my awesome Grandma Hawkins and how she has been so patient and helpful in teaching me how to play the piano. I am excited about my new songwriting class that I am taking online and can’t wait to start writing songs of my own. I have already written a few but they are still in the works. One day I will also have Bryson tech me how to play the guitar to.

I’m grateful for the things i’ve learned over the past few months and for the things i’ve become grateful for.

Here are some pictures over the past couple of months…

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Music is a gift.

The last 10 months my life has revolved around music. Studying it has been such a fun thing for me because it really is my top passion in my life. I have learned how to play the piano, as well as apprenticed under my voice teacher to learn how to teach voice lessons. You wouldn’t think that the voice is very technical but it is and there are so many things that go into singing. Music is a gift. I will always be grateful for the things I’ve learned through studying it. Although I’m done learning the science behind singing i’m always wanting to learn more. I just started taking an online songwriting class which is fun. I don’t know if I will ever be done studying music because I love it so much. I will always have a hunger to learn more. During piano I’ve learned simple hymns (from the lds hymns made easy book as well as their beginners learners book) and of course from my grandma who has taught me everything I know how to do today. I’m starting to play songs in the original hymn book and that is hard but fun. Below are pictures of what i’ve got to study (memorized 64 terms, studied seth riggs book, labeled the larynx and what it does and memorized 15 + exercises and how they help the voice), as well as a picture of my piano that I get to jam out on everyday.

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Josh & Hailey | Utah Wedding Photograher

I know what you’re thinking “I thought she wasn’t doiing photography anymore.” And I really don’t because it stresses me out. But when my voice teacher texted me one day and said that her good friend was in need of a photographer and that they were in need of a photographer, my helping people out instinct kicked in and I just had too. It was only for an hour for their wedding so I was okay with it. I just had to post some pictures because I have never done a wedding at Manti before and it was gorgeous! We lucked out though it was a stormy day and we had just enough time to take the photos before it started raining (which it did right when we got in the car). Congrats to Josh & Hailey! You’re a beautiful couple!

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