#1- In exactly one week from this very moment, I will be driving to the airport to fly to Europe.
Holy bikini Batman!
It came so fast, I don't even know what to do with myself!

#2- I did something extremely brave last night. I'm not going to tell you what it is (unless you call me or something, then maybe I will :P ), but just know that I'm a little proud of myself for doing a very brave thing :)

#3- I've had an average of about 4 hours of sleep a night for the last week. I'm exhausted. And I still have a to-do list the length of my house.

#4- Come to think of it, I'm going to take a nap now.



#1- I'm making a wedding dress right now and my fitting this morning went wonderfully. It felt great.

#2- I leave for Europe in t-minus 10 days.

#3- Ayisha and I have been having an office marathon while I sew my brains out and she does accounting homework. What a smarty pants.

#3- I love my doggies!

#4- I graduate in spring of next year. I have zero idea what I'm doing with my life. Kind of exciting though!


my bro

Chris is moving to Yellowstone and it makes me sad :( we just started climbing and hanging out a lot just recently and now he's leaving. Boo...
Love my brother!

(forgive the poor cell phone pic...)


death and taxes

I haven't done the first, by I'm done with the second! Huzzah! :D


trail running and lessons

I've never liked running before, I always found it boring and bleh. I even tried running a half marathon to see if I just needed more experience and when I finished that half marathon, I vowed to never... ever... run again. And I haven't since. But after hearing that my 40 plus photo teacher has ran 50 mile marathons, I thought to myself... if she can do it, I can do it! So I asked her what her secret is and she said it was trail running.
So I headed up Dry Canyon with Miss Ayisha and we ran and ran and ran and guess what? I absolutely loved it. Crazy right? :P Now I try to run any opportunity I can get, I can't get enough of it, it's fantastic! I've always liked hiking so I guess it makes sense. There's just something about being on the mountain, completely alone, on a beautiful sunny day running the stress away. It's incredibly soothing and relaxing to me.

Today I went on the longest run I've been on so far. I started at Dry Canyon (Dry Canyon is in north Orem) and once I hit the peak of the trail, it was all downhill or flat and it was so easy to run. I just kept running. It was hard to stop because it felt so easy and was fun running down a slope. So I kept running and I kept running and I kept running and then... the trail hit a parking lot. And I realized I had ran all the way to Pleasant Grove.
I'm not going to lie and say I wasn't a little proud of myself for going so far. But I couldn't believe it had gone by so fast and so easily. So after enjoying a good sit, I turned around and headed back to my car in Dry Canyon.
Oh wow.
It was so much slower and so much harder getting back. Remember how I said it was so easy to get to Pleasant Grove? Because it was all flat or downhill? Well, that means it was all uphill on the way back. And there were some pretty steep uphill parts.
Long story short, I got back to my car after an hour and a half of running and it took me almost twice as long to get back as it did to get to Pleasant Grove.

My whole experience made me think about how easy it is to distance ourselves from our Heavenly Father and Savior. In my our life, every time I start making poor decisions and falling off the path, it almost feels natural to go the wrong direction because it's so easy and it's amazing how fast and far we can fall and before we know it, we're so far we're lost. Getting back to the Savior is definitely a much harder process. It's work, like running uphill. But it's so worth it.
Wow is it worth it.
I remember my dad always telling me when I was younger that we all make wrong choices and distance ourselves from the Savior. The key is to catch it early so that we don't have to go through the long, hard process of getting back to where we were. I think it's a valuable lesson to learn and I definitely realized that even more after today :)



Dearest friends,
I have been inspired by my sweet Ayisha to give a shout out about dating.... because I don't date.
Weeeeeeell.... I guess I can't say I don't ever date, its more like a quarterly event ;)
So anyways... if you know of any fabulous, normal, taller than 5'9'', Mormon men that are currently single, you should send them my way :)
That is all.


i heart this song

I want a wonderful man to sing me this song :)

PS- I think this is a well done video. I love the lighting and the tilt/shift look with the shallow depth of field. Yummy. Not to mention that it's adorable.


night runner

Took this shot tonight with some help from my friend Nate, I'm happy with how it turned out :)

all images © missy eyre photography 2012



I love the temple.
I have found so much peace in my life because of the blessings that are so abundant from temple service. It amazes me the spirit that's there. There is just so much love and peace and goodness in the house of the Lord.

"I am satisfied that every man or woman who goes to the temple in a spirit of sincerity and faith leaves the house of the Lord a better man or woman. There is need for constant improvement in all of our lives. There is need occasionally to leave the noise and the tumult of the world and step within the walls of a sacred house of God, there to feel His spirit in an environment of holiness and peace."
President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008), "Of Missions, Temples, and Stewardship," Ensign, Nov. 1995, 53.


food photography

I've been trying my hand a little at food photography lately. I want to build up a portfolio for it because I do enjoy it and would like to do more of it. The only problem, I have no good looking food to photograph :P
I really like the bread shot, the cake one is okay, but not as good I think. I should've styled it better.


instagram again...

I'm not on facebook right now and so I don't really know how to find friends on instagram... so basically, you should follow me so I can follow you :)
Look for Missy Jean or missyjean37 or potentially misjean. I'm not really sure haha.
Anyways ... much love :)

guys, guys, guys!

Android has instagram now.
I am ridiculously excited about this.


skillsUSA competition

I competed in a photography competition over the weekend for SkillsUSA. I went with two other UVU students. I took 2nd place and the two other guys took 1st and 3rd. (Yay UVU for taking it all!) It was sooo close though, it was scored out of 1000 points and my friend who took first beat me by 7 points.
As in his score was 0.7% better than mine.
Kind of a bummer haha. But I'm happy he won, he's incredibly talented and I didn't really want to go to Nationals :P


breakfast with the fam

Me: "I went to conference yesterday and there was a guy in the row in front of me who stood up in the middle of Elder Scott's talk and was waving down his daughter for almost 5 minutes, it was so distracting! I mean, goodness, he should have just walked over there to get her instead of trying to flag down an airplane."

Aaron: "That is so rude.... "

Me: "I know right!?"

Aaron: "... there is no way she was as big as an airplane."