Sunday, April 25, 2010

the 24 in 4 resolution

It's not even a new year and I've made a resolution.
It's called the 24 in 4.
Who: Me
What: Hasta Lavista 24 extra pounds
When: The next 4 MONTHS
How: A change of lifestyle
Why: Health and Happiness
Let the games begin.

You wanna go? - Lets do this.
I must say though,
I've heard myself say these words a million times. This time though, I am serious.
Dead Serious.
In fact, I am laying it all on the line right here, right now.
This time, I am doing this for me because I want to.
This time I am doing this for me because I KNOW that I can.
This is a time of change and I am changing myself for the better.
Perhaps you should think about doing the same.
A wise man once told me that "surely there is ALWAYS more you can do..."
The moment we stop progressing in this life is the moment we start regressing.
Find a way that YOU can be better today, and head toward that goal...
We'll do this together.
And we will celebrate together how much better we feel in the end.
Who ever is out there listening, whether it be a parent, a dear friend or a complete stranger I have a few last words...

Life is amazing.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is TRUE.

We all have a great amount of work to do
Last but not least...
24 in 4 challenge has officially BEGUN!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Cheesy Post

I think every girl has a dream for who her prince charming will be.
Oh how my prince charming has changed over time.

(Yes, it is David Beckham in this picture, what a hunk of a man.)

I used to dream of my sweetheart riding in on his white stallion to sweep me off my feet and carry me off into the setting sun.
Aside from these things though, I knew nothing of what he was going to be like.
At this point in my life though, as many of you ladies could probably agree, my idea of who this wonderful man will be becomes more clear to me day by day.

I must have a man who loves the gospel,
a man who loves me,
a man who writes messages to me in eyeliner on the mirror before work so that I wont be lonely while he is gone.
A man who comes home from work, sees me cooking dinner and rolls up his sleeves to help me.
A man who will not settle for anything less than the temple
A man who lets me sing, and will sing along with me.
A man who makes me laugh,
a man who loves me more and more each day.
A man who inspires me to be better.
A man who can not wait to have children
He will be a righteous young elder who loves the Lord, respects his priesthood and has a divine testimony.

Its a comforting feeling to me that he is out there somewhere. I don't care whether or not I know him yet or not... because my trust is completely in the Lord. Whoever he is though, is going to have to have a lot of patience.

Whoever you are out there, I can't wait to find you. I can't wait to start the next best phase in my life with you by my side through the years.


Monday, April 19, 2010

"It's gonna be a bright, bright, bright sun-shiny day!"

It's 8am and I am awake.
Good morning world, you're beautiful again.
The sun is warm and I am finding myself basking in it already.

With Hall & Oates blaring in my ear, I am sitting here, simply thinking about life.
Thoughts of this last semester come to mind - what a bleak winter that was. I've decided that I can't base my mood for life on the weather anymore because if I do that... My mood will always be up and down with wonderful Utah's bipolar patterns.

So today, this very day, at this very moment under this beautiful sun, I choose to smile. If a sudden downpour of rain comes... I'll dance in it. If A blizzard sets in, I will build the biggest snowman in the world.

Because, like the dear prophet- President Thomas S. Monson once said:

"Life is to be enjoyed.... not just endured..."

Why live a life full of sadness when we can choose to be happy?! LETS TAKE THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED! - Remember how it will make ALL the difference?!

Now, of course there could be a few sad days-even under these sunny rays... But we have no reason to fear if we fill our whole soul with the light of the gospel - and fill our hearts with the spirit. If we do this... the sadness will naturally start to seem less apparent.

So I had a "crazy-person" moment yesterday as I drove back to Salt Lake from Orem. I was feeling down, and all though the beautiful sun was streaming in.. even the sunrays weren't helping to turn my frown upside-down. So... after half the drive, I decided I couldn't take it anymore so I burst out into crazy, uncontrolled laughter in the hopes of releasing some of those lovely endorphins.

Well, I am happy to report that it worked. The fake boom of laughter turned into real boom of laughter as I turned and looked out the window to see a family car on each side laughing as they watched my dramatic efforts to obtain happiness.

Moral of the story: Sometimes being a crazy person is not so bad!

Well world, tata for now... I am off to St. George to bask in the sun some more!

But before I do, I want to ask YOU - What do you do that keeps you happy- even on cloudy days?!.... I know you are there, so why don't you share?!

Sydney Tittle

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Beautiful Children

So I babysit these kids here and there...
and today we took some pictures.
What darling little kids.
They make me sing them to sleep,
and they are the sweetest family ever...
OH how I wish they had the gospel in their lives.
Check out these beautiful Children...
TWINS: Eli and Evie..

He should be a child-model.

PS - what a bright, bright sunshiny day!
I laid out on the grass at temple square for a while as I ate pistachios.
I let my good friend Sunny Ray warm my skin and brighten my day.

Monday, April 12, 2010


My dear Hailey.
Oh there is so much to say about this girl.
She must be one of Heavenly Fathers most valiant spirits,
how do I know this?
Well she simply is a best friend of mine.
MEET Hailey.
She is the epitome of all-around beauty.

Hailey has a caring heart.
Hailey is one of the most talented people I have ever met.
She's an artist, actress and an all around musician.
She has an imagination that keeps her entertained at all times. :)
Hailey knows who she is and doesn't stray from that.
Hailey knows me, and wont let me forget who I truly am.
She always succeeds in everything she does because she is a hard worker.
She loves so deeply, and I truly believe that her love could change the world.

Hailey, I remember that night when you and I sat in your room. It was one of the many summer nights where we sat and talked for hours. We might have actually been organizing your room together. I remember as we sat there in your room you pulled out one of your old journals from junior high. I know you remember this because we still laugh about it to this day. You began to read passages and we laughed at the melodrama we called life back then.

You continued to read until you came across a passage that talked about me...
"Sydney is bugging me so bad lately. She always talks to me about Tim..."
hahah oh good times, good times.
We're so spacey together, but life would not be as enjoyable any other way.
Dear Hailey,
I love you dearly.
I am so proud to call you best friend.
You will be the worlds greatest wife and mother someday.
I am forever indebted to you for your example to me.
Love, Syd

This quote is what I will always wish to be... this quote is what you are:
"To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cake-Covered Failure & Music-Muted Melodrama

This semester hasn't been easy, but I still should have succeeded.
Nothing in life is ever simple, but through the Lord and through control we can do anything.
My failure at life is an outward manifestation of my lack of self control.
So instead of grabbing the reins and taking back the control that I rightfully deserve, I am drowning out the melodrama in my head with loud music.

Instead of figuring out solutions to my current "failure" I am covering it with delicious strawberry whipped frosting and angel food cake.

I was starting to wonder if I will ever change my ways and take control of my life.

...and then I realized...
There's only "one way" to change, and it's time I took that road.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Love #1

David Duff is his name.
He's an incredible artist & is secretly a ROCKSTAR.
Above that though, he is a Father.
A GREAT father, and he is mine.
A champion supporter he is,
and an amazing coach he will always be.
One of the greatest things about my Dad is that he really cares for me.
He worries about me when I am having a rough day, and he sends me text messages that let me know he is thinking about me. So much of who I am is because of this amazing man.

We often joke that we share the same brain.
But really, it is true, I never got away with anything growing up.

I wish the whole world could have a Dad like mine, because if they did?...
Welp, the whole world would be happy campers.

Dad always tells me how talented I am and gives me confidence to be all that I can be.
Dad sings in the shower, and now not a day goes by that I don't do the same.
Dad played catch with us whenever we wanted someone to play with.
Dad taught me the importance of saying thank you.
Dad taught me how to love.

My Dear Father,
I love you very much,
and now the whole world can read it!
I will always be your little girl!
Love, Syd

Sweet Sunday Stroll

I walked home from church today and a stroke of brilliance hit me.
Like REALLY hard over the head or something.
So I walked past cute house after cute house, and I couldn't help but
dream about the day that would come when I would live in a house like that with a sweet, sweet husband.
As I walked, I also began to think more and more about my life. As I did so, my heart filled with gratitude as I thought about all the people who I love, for there are many. I thought of those who have left a lasting impression on me.
Many of these people have come and gone, and many more of these people I have failed to document their service. So starting today and continuing every day I will talk about someone that I love, someone who I look up to and care very much for. Because the way I see it is that I sit here day by day and talk to myself about myself. Not knowing if anyone is even listening anyways. This way I can reflect on others more instead of myself. I do believe that this is the way Heavenly Father would want it to be.

And that my friends was my stroke of genius.
Call me brilliant!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Light of Truth

What beautiful weather.
The good Lord smiled upon Salt Lake City today.
With sun shining and heart full I made my way over to the General Relief Society/ Young women building to sing to Sister Dalton with my fellow mentors. What a special opportunity this was as we gathered together in a room and sang to her and Sister Cook. The spirit was so strong!

Sister Dalton got up and told us several wonderful things, and then reminded us/challenged us to do some things that the whole youth were challenged to do not too long ago... So now I am issuing the challenge to you as well.
Lets do it together, just you and I.

Here is the challenge:

1. Say (at least) your morning and evening prayers every day!

2. Read the Book of Mormon everyday for at least 5 minutes


These things will bring us strength! We will be closer to the spirit and will be able to make a difference in the lives of others. How could we live without it?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens....

Sometimes I feel like Julie Andrews...
Simply living in a world of "my favorite things."
In fact, if there were a big open hill near me, I guarantee I would find myself on a daily basis twirling and singing with arms outstretched and apron neatly tied around my waist.

I think that I would feel JUST like Julie.

Now while I do thoroughly enjoy rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens... there are 5 other things that I, Sydney Tittle, absolutely love.
Among many other things... I love...
1. Frolicking in the rain.
2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
3. Frankie
4. Photography
5. Sunsets
These things often times make me want to whirl and twirl and sing.
You know what though?
I actually feel that it is safe to say that altogether I have lived quite the life. At times I will lay in bed at night with a smile on my face, completely grateful for the "movie-like" life I have been blessed to live. There's seriously nothing I can't do, no mountain I can't climb and that is an incredible thing. Tonight I feel like singing at the top of my lungs like Julie... "The hills are alive with the sound of music.."
What a cheesy life I live in.
Take it or leave it... this is me.
Good Night World
Tomorrow will be a wonderful day,
I get to sing for Sister Elaine S. Dalton!

Just Call me Lobster Larry.

Nothing hits home like listening to a little bit of the beach boys.
what wonderful MEN.
So as I sit here in the library, listening to someone else's itunes
I can't help but think to myself - this is the life.

But oh, what is that gloomy cloud lingering over my head?...


Math, English, and Psychology.
AWESOME, I am stoked.

Can I just say though that today was a wonderful day?
Well...besides the fact that I am completely fried.

you want the story?... ok fine.

Now I know that I shouldn't have because I probably just acquired a bad case of skin cancer....
...BUUUUT yes, I went tanning yesterday.
That was bad mistake number one.
And although I desperately wanted/needed those lovely, lovely endorphins... I am thinking today that it was not worth it.

BECAUSE are you ready for mistake number two?...
I told the lady at the front that I wanted to go full time.
...BAD idea.
So with the understanding that I was going to get out when I felt my skin burning I hopped in there and began to relax.
Oh the beautiful feeling of those UV rays. And oh how I had missed them so much.

Well, the songs kept playing,
I kept relaxing.
And right when I thought I should probably get out...
Boom. It shut off.
CRAP, I thought to myself.
So as a result of two very dumb decisions, today I am pumping the ibuprofen, bathing in Ocean Potion and am keeping myself fully covered to avoid further embarrassment.

There is NEVER a dull moment in the life of Sydney Tittle.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

"Oh what a day is today..."

Photography is a sweet, sweet LOVE of mine.
So are my beautiful cousins.

Saturday, April 2nd 2010: Photoshoot

Interested in Scheduling a shoot? :

Friday, April 2, 2010

I live in a world of color

Life is a beautiful thing and today is a beautiful day.
From out behind the cold clouds of winter the sunshine makes its way back into my life.
Spring is finally here.

Hello sunshine, I have missed you.

here comes sunshine rays and summer days.

Lyla Mae & Lucy Lou

I'd like to welcome myself into the world of BLOG.
It seems nice here.
As a new member of the blog society, I would like to take a moment to express my excitement for the new opportunity I have to talk to myself and post it online for everyone to read.

This is wonderful.

Lyla Mae & Lucy Lou.
neither of those are my name, you are right.
But I'll have you know that one day they will be the names of my sweet daughters, and boy am I excited for that day.
They will be beautiful, sweet, gentle, kind and pure.
I will tie little ribbons in their hair and sew clothes for them to wear.
I can see it now, can you?

Nobody but me here.
This is a place of my own, a place where my creative brains will be spilled.
At this time I would like to say to you, yes you...
welcome to my life.
get ready for a ride.
Remember to keep your arms, legs, hands, and blah blah blah at all times. You know the drill.