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Come out Virginia, don’t let me wait…

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You MORMON girls start much too late!

~Billy Joel

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KATching the bouquet!

Sometimes Katherine

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catches the bouquet!

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And other times Katherine 

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does not.

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figuratively AND literally…

                                                              Lyrics here

(this song is really sad, but I like it…)

READERS!

1)  When have you “caught the bouquet?”

2) When have you NOT “caught the bouquet?”

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“We aren’t always gonna catch the bouquet,

but maybe we can still enjoy the wedding.”

-Katherine Anne Wilkinson

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I love the use of light/dark dichotomies

Imagebut as a writer, sometimes it can be tricky because of unintended racial implications, know what I mean?  Just gotta be wise, like Jacob said, I think…

(I dare you to listen to this song and try to resist tapping your toes.)

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And while we are on the subject of race,

allow me to reiterate the words of President Gordon B. Hinckley:

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“Racism still lifts its ugly head, and that is unacceptable.  I remind you that no [wo]man who makes disparaging remarks concerning those of another race can consider himself a true disciple of Christ.”

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[H]e inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness;

  …he denieth none that come unto him,

black and white, bond and free, male and female, Jew and Gentile…

~2nd Nephi 26:33

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ALL ARE ALIKE UNTO GOD.

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(this is an excellent resource about racial equality within the Lord’s Kingdom).

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And ya’ll just to close this post, let me say that I know that unfortunately there still is some racism lurking within our society (duh!), and sadly even within some of the members of the LDS Church (or any others who identify as followers of Christ, or perhaps even simply the human community).  But I also know that with the Savior’s help we can do better.  So I encourage you all to consider what parts of your actions, speech, and thoughts (Mosiah 4:30) you can improve to make sure you are living more fully in harmony with these sacred gospel principles.  Sound good?  Peeeeerfect 🙂

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Victoria’s Favorite Quote:

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“A [wo]man filled with the love of God is not content to blessing [her] family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.”

~Joseph Smith Jr.

And holy freakin’ cow, does she embody it!  Her money is TOTEZ where her mouth is…

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Even I can’t find the words to express how I feel about this girl.

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Help me out, Natasha:

Can’t think of a better way.  That’s all I have to say.  I love you!

PS.  In case you’re wanting some sort of count, she’s been to Uganda (TWICE!), the Phillippines, Fiji, France, and probably a million other places I don’t even know about.  Jet-lagged much? 

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Angles

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make a world of difference.

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This is the look you give after a job well done…

and a song well sung.

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Even if you are slouching, look a little like an equestrian, and have navy blue tights instead of black because you got dressed in a hurry, it was still a good day 🙂

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Virginia is for Lovers!

It is also the home-state of a girl who likes to bite her food into the shape of Virginia.

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My Heart, heart, heart is so jetlagged…

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for this girl!  She’s off in Uganda with her husband Jared doing amazing things and helping people.  Just love her so much.  I don’t want to tell her to hurry home cuz she’s got work to do, but when that time comes, I will be super excited to see her.

#Natasha is looking INCREDIBLE!  She always does 🙂

#ever been in a long distance relationship?  check out the lyrics:

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She really puts the DYING in stuDYING, huh?

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By the way, skip ahead a few short years and this sleeping beauty wakes up, gets a makeover, and finds her prince!

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This makes me SOOOO happy!

Renae told me about this and, um, the only way I could love this video more is if I was the bride and that beautiful man was singing to me.  Oh, and I’d probably get a dress with sleeves 🙂  And also girlfriend ‘s beautiful and seems very nice, but she didn’t need to spend so much time at the tanning bed….

Tori and her family know them from Chicago!

“as long as ur a thicky thicky thick gurl u know that’s it’s on”

*when he puts those wayfarers on, I’m a goner and my heart is his…

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Love it so much I’ll even be willing to look past the drug references at a wedding (weird)

Core Beliefs:  Kindness, Expression, Humor, Beauty, Creativity

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T-shirts I LOVE!

I want THIS T-SHIRT:

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(chemical equation of Chocolate)

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(from “The Big Bang Theory“)  watch here:  (TOTALLY CLEAN AND FUNNY CLIP, Sam):

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I HAD these t-shirts, but Tori Blonquist Powell borrowed them and never gave them back.  It’s alright, girl.  Ain’t holding a grudge.  Let bygones be bygones. You’ve done so much for me that stupid t-shirts don’t matter…Still, I can’t help but reminisce…

(they said “I can’t, I’m Mormon,” but Eliza and I thought our Mormonism empowered us instead of limited us, so we modified a little)….

A whole blog post devoted to shirts, you might ask?  Um, would you rather have me walking around like this? 🙂

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#scandalous

#brandichastain

#aftermyrace

#trick question

#careful how you answer

#don’t judge

#sorry mom

Core Beliefs: Beauty, Humor, Expression, Creativity, Understanding

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Put Your Arms Around Me…

This is my signature song, yes it is!  Anyways, I am going to include 3 versions.  But they ARE ALL GOOD!   Compare/contrast if you like.  If you wish to comment, don’t worry about hurting my feelings.  I have thick skin when it comes to this, I feel confident in my version, and I would like your honest feedback so long as you are kind and constructive!     My ranking of them are as follows:

1)  Walmart Stripped Acoustic Version

2)  Katherine Version

*Did it all-guitar, lead and harmony vocals, no autotune (the shakers were added in electronically)…oh, and I obviously don’t have a ton of experience with youtube videos yet (this is my first and only one).  Start small, dream big!

3)  Album Version

“i know they’re easy words to say, but i mean it”

*so many ups and downs but nothing’s changed, that’s why you know I’m here to stay…

*I played this for Tori and Jared and when I did she leaned over and whispered to him “that’s our wedding song.”

*WHY isn’t this song more popular?  It’s SOOO GOOD!  I guess I am the missionary bringing it to the world 🙂

I WANT TO MEET NATASHA BEDINGFIELD SO BADLY!

Core Beliefs:  Christ, humor, expression, kindness, creativity, beauty, understanding

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Wedding Singer…

I have a little experience singing at weddings:

Sam and Sara’s wedding:                                                         

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Tori and Jared’s wedding:

Who’s the next lucky couple?  Could it be you?  Lemme know 🙂  (shameless self promotion again)

and guaranteed to be just as good a singer and just as entertaining as this guy here:

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Core Beliefs: Humor, Beauty (that 2nd picture ain’t so hot though but not bad), Expression, Creativity

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