Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Selfies of 2014

Yesterday, I realized I hit my 5 month mark! (Whaaaaaaaaat?!?!???????????)
Time flies when you're recovering from jaw surgery! Not really, but really.
So in celebration of that, and in celebration of the New Year, I'm posting selfies from 2014! This is mostly for me. I'm just really proud of myself for making it through jaw surgery. Life has gone nowhere but up from there. It's just super crazy to see how much my face/mouth has changed in the past year!
2014 was a crazy great year. I went to San Francisco, Hawaii, and Disneyland (twice!). I made so many unexpected friends through school, work, and even jaw surgery. I learned so much, and I can't wait to learn even more in 2015! And now I can do it with a jaw that works properly.

This actually isn't a 2014 selfie... it's one of the last selfies of 2013. And all I have to say is wow. This picture just makes me realize how much I've changed since last year. And not just physically, but socially, mentally, and emotionally too!

Celebrating New Year's last year. Woot!

The first selfie of 2014. What a gem.

Disneyland with the bros.

Seeing Studio C live! That's right, I saw this live.
I tried to take a selfie with some otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Didn't actually work out too well.

So this doesn't necessarily qualify as a selfie, because I didn't take this picture myself (my mom took it), but this is one of the many times I got impressions done this year. And everytime I see this picture I'm just in awe of my lack of chin. Like, holy cow! There is NOTHING THERE.
Prom day-date 2014. What dorks.
My mom gave a talk at the Women's Conference at BYU this past year and this is her support team :) My family is pretty much the coolest. We almost take better selfies than Ellen DeGeneres. 

A shout out to all the people I work with. 'Cause they're some of the funnest, coolest, funniest, awesomest, nicest, best people I know.

Peter Pan Prom selfie. At work. Again, work is the best.

The first snowies of 2014

The sun was in our eyes. Eeeee.

Elevator selfie.

Cousin-work selfie :)

This is one of the faces I used to be able to pull before jaw surgery. Do I miss it? A little. I used to be able to make my whole chin disappear into my neck! It's a hidden talent I gratefully no longer possess.

This is one of my last true selfies before jaw surgery. I was at the surgeon's office and they had put wax over my braces to take my last impressions. So much fun!

The final supper.

THE LAST PICTURE OF ME BEFORE SURGERY. Ahhhhhhhhhh. I look so scared. Pretty sure this was taken just before I started crying. Also those socks are a spawn of Satan. I despise hospital socks with a fiery passion.

My first selfie after jaw surgery. I don't know if I have that crazed look in my eyes on purpose or if I was just really drugged. Probably both.

Measuring my recovery process in how well I can produce a "duckface". 

Lookin' swollen, but classy.

The first slice of bread after jaw surgery!

I wanted to get a picture of my splint before I got it taken out, but I just look like some kind of crazy alligator creature. I was too lazy to take my rubber bands out... no regrets.

THE SPLINT IS OUT. Easily the best day of 2014. 
52 days after surgery I hiked 14 miles up/down a mountain. I dunno, I think that's a pretty great accomplishment.

I was in my first play in since sophomore year :) It was unbelievably fun.

We're in Hawaii. But you can't really tell.

Dole whip in Hawaii. HEAVEN. 


Leaving Hawaii :(

This ukulele is my current pride and joy.
 2014 was fab. Mostly cause I can eat sandwiches less messily.
Happy New Year!


  1. congrats on your 5 month mark! youre soo lucky! i got lower jaw surgery and genioplasty two weeks ago, but I feel time has gone soo slow. I miss eating actual food mostly:( you're the first blogger I can actually relate to because i'm 16 and I haven't seen any other blogger close to my age except you! hope everything keeps going well and btw you look amazing!

    1. Oh my gosh hi Regina! I totally remember at the two week mark time felt SO SLOW, but don't worry, I PROMISE it'll speed up :) You'll be eating real food again before you know it! Hope everything is going well for you!