Sunday, November 30, 2008


November hasn't been my month to blog. We have been busy and haven't taken many pictures, so I haven't thought of posting. But we are still alive and well. My 22nd birthday came and went, with much celebrating, eating out, cake and ice-cream, surprises, presents, and the traditional shopping trip with mom. After the big movie premier and associated girl's night out, Twilight has been a main topic of conversation, which Klane is loving I'm sure. :) We travelled to Southern Utah for Thanksgiving and had a great time catching up with family who we don't see nearly enough. (I had great ambitions of taking lots of pictures but didn't pick up the camera once. Darn!) Two weeks left in the semester and then it's on to Christmas break (!!!) and then our last semester of college (!!!!!!!!!), which is awesome. We will find out soon where our internship will take us. I will keep you updated.
Sorry for the blog drought. Life is crazy (but good).

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Two Families at the Cabin

Graf family + Harding family + the cabin ... all of our favorite things in one evening! Everyone got together this weekend for a very fun night. We love spending time with our families and to have everyone together was so fun! We had a yummy dinner, played with the kids, had a few rounds of catch phrase, enjoyed delicious dessert and just generally enjoyed each other's company. I feel so blessed that we have such great families on both sides. We love you all!

Click Ethan's picture to see a few more, if you want.... Klane took them... they're cool.... Also, scroll down, there's another post under this one!

He's still alive!

This is Klane on the beach with Santa Monica Pier behind him. On his quick trip to LA he was able to visit and tour four of the top advertising agencies in the world; now he's thinking he would love to work there after our internship. Possibly at Deutsch or Chait/Day (those would be dream jobs).

You blog-readers may feel like you haven't seen much of Klane lately... well, neither have I! He has definitely been a busy guy these last few weeks with multiple school and work projects, plus church responsibilities and such. He has successfully designed two websites for different companies (click and appreciate the beautiful design ;)), entered the Loreal Brandstorm competition, completed his portfolio for internships, done work at the Ad Lab for Nike and Burger King as well as many other companies, built a video and travelled to LA for a company called Hydrorain, completed several solo and group projects for classes, and most recently he was on a team that concepted and filmed a commercial. There have been many all-nighters and busy days... and somehow he has survived! I love Klane and I'm always amazed at his integrity in his work and at how much he is able to accomplish with his time. Here's some pics of the commercial shoot yesterday.

It was a creative idea; I will just explain that they're using headphones as defibrillators for this guy, who is about to die from listening to such awful music. The commercial is for an online music site, I think.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Marriage: Between a Man and a Woman

I don't usually like to post about politics, but I am glad Proposition 8 passed in California. There has been so much controversial conversation going on about this, both with members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and nonmembers, and I wanted to clarify for anyone out there that is confused about the Church's stance on same-gender attraction. This article states exactly where the Church stands, and I stand by it 100%. The issue isn't about gay rights, it is about protecting the sacred institution of marriage between a man and a woman.

This quote comes from an article published today by the church news and gives an accurate description of the true stand on the issue:

"Allegations of bigotry or persecution made against the Church were and are simply wrong. The Church’s opposition to same-sex marriage neither constitutes nor condones any kind of hostility toward gays and lesbians. Even more, the Church does not object to rights for same-sex couples regarding hospitalization and medical care, fair housing and employment rights, or probate rights, so long as these do not infringe on the integrity of the traditional family or the constitutional rights of churches."

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


(insert picture here of Barak Obama) 
At first I posted an actual picture but I couldn't stand to have that face on my sacred blog. Hopefully I don't offend anyone, but I am genuinely afraid for what may happen to our country. Not that either candidate was really such a sparkling option... i am bummed out overall. The next scary decision of today? Prop 8. We are really hoping it passes, as i'm sure many of you are too.