Saturday, June 22, 2013

Self Portait of the Photographer herself! // UVU Graduation

I graduated from collage back in April!!!!!!! Such an accomplishment for me! I am the first in my ENTIRE family to receive a degree outside of high school. It has been a long hard road, financing my entire education myself.

I remember when I first began applying for colleges my dad thought I was weird for wanting to have a Bachelors degree. You see my dad never completed school, in fact he went to one day of 8th grade and then quit.  One might think he probably isn't successful, but that would be incorrect. My dad is a very hard worker and developed his own company and now makes LOTS of money. So to him he believes that education isn't what gives you success but hard work. I on the other hand believe in hard work and education.

My college experience has molded me to a women that will be able to provide for her family and at the same time take of my family as a future home maker. Yup that is right I am going to use my education in the best way, to educated my children. BUT until that time comes I work fulltime at WellSteps and do photography on the side.

After my husband and I got married we were looking at our finances and we thought that we wouldn't be able to pay for my education. Of course I believe that my husbands education comes first so we knew that if we couldn't offered both of us, he would be the one to continue his university studies. After praying significantly over this and I truly had a desire to go to school the coming fall, after we were married. We had this feeling that we BOTH needed to be in school. That took great faith because financially we just couldn't do it! I signed up for classes and went to class the first few days of school not knowing how it would work out. Two days before the tuition deadline (14 days into the semester) we had a miracle, I found out that I had a scholarship and that all my school would be paid for and then some! I had a FULL RIDE!!!! I cried for so much, I felt to much gratitude for a Father in Heaven who cares, listens and wanted my desires to come true. I worked hard, kept my grads up and graduated Cum laude! I thank the Lord daily for his tender mercies!

Anyway, if you read what I just said thank you if not, well just enjoy the pictures then haha!


  1. cute pictures and what a neat story! Congratulations on finishing your degree!

  2. I love hearing your story and completely believe in financial miracles that come from paying tithing! We have had crazy things happen like that SO many times! Good job to you and Steven both and you look gorgeous as always...almost as pretty as you are inside :)