Monday, July 13, 2009

Photoumbra Seniors-Taylor the Model ;)

THIS PASSED WEEK I GOT SOME REALLY GOOD NEWS! I am a Photoumbra Studios Model Representative. I've been given a chance also to win other prizes. I have wanted to be a model forever! Now is my chance.

If everybody that reads this could click the link below and vote for me --Taylor Shepherd-- I would forever appreciate it!

This year we decided to treat one guy and one gal to one awesome Rock Star Session! Our Rock Stars will enjoy the royal treatment while our team of 2 photographers, a stylist and videographer are there to create a photo shoot you will never forget. We will start by picking you up in our tricked out SUV and taking you to a few locations, including our studio to create some really unique portraits of you. You will enjoy plenty of good music, food and drinks while you are with us. After your session you will receive a video of the experience, a glossy magazine style album of the shoot, 5 of your favorite images all touched up for you to use online however you would like, a custom metal dog tag or charm necklace featuring your favorite photos, a set of 100 rep cards that you can pass out to friends and classmates and we are working on a deal right now with a local clothing designer to get you some more swag! So follow this link and to vote! Get your friends to be fans of our facebook page and they can go vote for you too! Don't wait though, voting ends next Sunday night (July 19th)!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Utah Boy's State 2009

I had to opportunity to go to Boy's State this year as a graduating junior. It was up at Weber State University and I'll have to say I was pretty stoked! I love to meet new people and learn new things, so this was the perfect opportunity for me. At Boy's State, we get to learn about how our government works. It is kinda like a simulation of government. There was around 250 boys that attended from the state of Utah. About 30 kids were put into each of 8 cities. We ran for city, county, and state positions as well as 2 National Senate positions. Now this experience felt like the real deal. There were elections, campaigning, and debates. I was so eager to learn all this new information.
Utah Boy's State started on Monday the 8th and ran until Friday the 12th. I was lucky enough to drive up to Ogden on Sunday evening so I wouldn't have to wake up at 5 AM on Monday morning and drive all the way up to WSU.
The first night was a little rough. I hadn't met many friends. The next morning was much better. I met most of the kids in my city. ENGELBRECHT! as they checked in. I felt a little more comfortable. Now the food was okay, but the rooms were freezing! They gave us one blanket each and this blanket was more like a garbage sack! I mean, It was thinner than a towel! Luckily I took my own blanket too and I and a few others snuck some more blankets from the basement ;)
Monday, we ran for county and state delegates. I made both :) as well as State Delegate Chairman. We decided our party platforms and our city candidates.
The rest of the week went on. By Tuesday, I was totally homesick. I hadn't really made close friends. I had some really funny people in my city though. They were all so smart and talented in their own different and quirky ways. I enjoyed them, but I still didn't have anybody that I was really close with. I missed my family and my 2 dearest friends back home. I ended up running for State Senator, State Representative, and County Attourney. I didn't make any of them, but I did go to the General Elections for State Representative. I was pretty excited about that! Also, my city won the Athletic Activities of the week. It was set up like the Amazing Race. There were all sorts of athletics that we had to do.
One thing I did not like so much was the time management. We would wake up at 6:00 AM every morning and then we wouldn't get to bed until 12 AM! We had seminars all day long...which I couldnt stay awake during most of the time...and then we had meals, and more seminars! :) all in all I had alot of fun.
Thursday was our last night at Boy's State. We ended up getting our graduation slips that evening. Our two counselors, btw, were THE COOLEST! Clint, who was a police was the coolest guy I ever met. He was extremely funny and very motivating. Gary, was an old fart, but I loved his dear heart. He was extremely funny his old-mannish ways. Thursday Night, we all wanted to do something outrageous. A bunch of the boys in my city, including me, stripped down to our nickers and tied our bed sheets around us like togas! We were having a toga party! It was hillarious and super fun! We ran on all 12 floors, except 10 (they were onery), and we yelled, "TOGA! TOGA! TOGA!". Man, It was great fun! We went outside and ran around a bit. We then found out that the supervisors were after us so we snucky up the stairwell. We made it to our floor, hurry threw on some clothes, and pretended it was us. :) well it was :) That was so much fun! We then started telling jokes. We told some many jokes, some dumb, some hillarious, and some just plain stupid (which we laughed at anyways because of other people's laughs). Then we were delighted to watch our friend Suit's monologue, which was extremely awkward and very professional at the same time. It was on Homosexuality. Very Hillarious haha! Then everybody simmered off to bed. Except a few of us. Me, Alexander, Dillon, Suit, and Kalon. We started telling jokes like you never believe! I was laughing so hard. Harder than I've ever laughed before! I swear! It was so much fun. Kalon, who was in my city, but I never had the chance to talk to, became my friend. haha. We stayed up and talked and laughed and joked until almost 3 in the morning! It was ridiculous! We also had to wake up at 6 AM for graduation practice and all...but we didn't care. "helen keller is awesome" by the way ;) We still didn't even go to sleep until 4 because we were still laughing so hard! It was super fun!
I ended up recieving a $1300 scholarship to WSU. Graduation went super! It was kinda sad to leave. I really did make some new friends up there that were the greatest! I encourage anybody to go to it! It is so amazing!


Alexander, Me, Kalon

3 AM Jokes with the pals

Saturday, March 28, 2009

~Time Craze~

Well, SO MUCH has been going on with me. I've had to defy science and be in more than one place at once! It's been crazy!...and yet, I have had fun! :) I'll try to update you as much as possible beginning with December-Winter. lol.Christmas was great! I got so much this year from the 'Big Man' lol. Tonz of clothes, accessories for my car, PTO tickets for a real theatre show!, some video games, more clothes, and a WII (technically, my family's). I love Christmas time! It is wild in my family, but it's great to see everybody come together! Next, is January. January whizzed proceeded. I'll say, this basketball season was not great at all! I had fun, but we just couldn't pull together as a team. I'm crossing my fingers for next season. February.The month of Love! haha! Basketball went on....I was tied up between School, Basketball, and Work. Blah. Blah. Blah. haha! Honestly, I don't remember February :S Is that a sign of early Alzheimer's? Oh-SO-Busy MARCH! Our Junior Prom was the 20th of March. Time's were crazy because our junior officers-(Korey, Me, Kelsie, and Kinzie)-wanted our Prom to beat out any body's. You see, our two high school rival's Proms were the same weekend as ours. ;( So we were planning the most SPECTACULAR Prom ever! By now, Basketball was done with. However, Soccer had started. That means practice from 3:30-5:45 every day after school plus games every Tuesday and Thursday! My Time was just disappearing from me. The first week of March was especially busy with soccer, promenade practice, and the Upcoming Preference Dance (which I was chosen as one of the "most" preferred contestants). This was difficult! I had to be in a kinda-"male-beauty pageant"...all while keeping up with promenade, soccer, my school work and my actual job at Gatorz. I overcame Preference, had fun doing it, and went on with my busy schedule. Prom was 2 weeks away and I had to get busy, along with a lot of others! I got work off for those two weeks so you would think that I wasn't so busy....well I was even BUSIER! Now that I think of it, the week of prom was a blur. Haha! Too many details!
Prom night came :) It was actually here! The night everybody had been waiting for! My dance partner was Kelsie. :) She look Beautiful! We had lots of fun! And I'll tell you, we can dance :) We want to take ballroom dance lessons in the summer.
My actual date was Chevia Gates--a lifelong friend of mine. We've been friends for about 11 years now. She was gorgeous! We matched in olive green attire :) SEXY! I know ;) Prom was Amazing! Everyone enjoyed themselves. Did I mention that I won Prom King! I Know! It was awesome. I actually told people not to vote for me for obvious reasons, but they did and I'm so glad :) My Queen was my good Friend Korey "Barn". She was beautiful also.
The mothers had put together a slideshow of our class through the years. It was alot of fun! We also had a pro videographer there to record our whole night! It was amazing! After Prom was over and everybody left, My group and I went to Oak's house hot tubbin. Felt very good! A stress-reliever! :) We got hungry and went to the all-famous Denny's! What other place would be open at 2 am ;) haha. We all were sooo tired! and we had a BIG day ahead of us! I took Chevia home--no kiss goodnight! haha and to Bed I was! The next morning, my group set off on our day date to Ogden to go..(drum roll)..INDOOR SURFING! It was so much fun! It was hard to stand up for long periods of time but I would love to go again! Afterwards, we went to Applebees and drove home. :) I had a great time and it was such a great "Prom" experience. It would have even been better if I had gotten my "goodnight" kiss lol Everything was alright though.
Now...Its coming on April and I have lightened my load. I am still busy with soccer, school, and work, but I have made my schedule more flexible. I will be going on the famous Band Tour of North Sevier soon and I cant wait. Who knows what will happen? I'll try and keep you updated! ---Forever and Sometimes Taylor Shepherd

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays! With all the family coming together and all the catching up. The passed few years, we have gone to my grandpa's house in Salt Lake. We've made it into a tradition now. :) But this year was a bit different. Ya see...I've never driven up north by myself and this year, I decided to take my own car up so I could run to the mall and do all that good stuff while my parents were Christmas shopping. I did very well and I'm glad too cuz I want to live in the city once I graduate from High School.

And O! I got a chance to go to Pennsylvania in the Spring for a Leadership conference...However, I was so caught up in all my Thanksgiving Plans, that I forgot to send in my papers and get my letters of recommendation. I was pretty disappointed because I would have loved to go with my friend Kelsie there. But there is no reason to look back...I missed my chance. Better Luck next time.

Twilight Movie

O my gosh! I went to the Twilight Movie with my two best friends....WOW! It was so amazing. I didn't know what to expect when I sat down, but I'll tell you that I loved it. The book and movie were right in sync, although the movie had to cut back on some parts--The meadow scene was slaughtered and Bella's Lullaby wasn't what I thought it would be. But other than that, I wish I had gone and seen it more than once.


Basketball Season is finally here! Tryouts were in the middle of November. I practiced hard and I made the team. I am on the Varsity 2 team and plus I start JV. It is very exciting to be playing two games every night. Our team is one of the best teams in our region. I know it. But of course, our record doesnt show it. Out of the 8 games we have played (Varsity) we have lost all 8, but the region games do not start until January 9th. We have been practicing hard during the Christmas break and I know we will prove ourselves once we come back off the break. Teams will overlook us and thats when we will take the game from them. I'll try and keep you updated throughout our season.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Twilight Craze!

The closer it gets to November 21, the more fanatic I get about the whole movie! Even though I know that the books will always be better!

I'm a Edward! I found out through Which Twilight Male Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Newest Trailer!!

Twilight HD Exclusive Trailer

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Whoa Baby! Today was this year's first Snowfall!! If you know me, I love the snow! It is only October 11th and Its already snowing! How great is that! I guess I better pull out the sled and get my snow boots out because I'm gonna have a grand ol' time until its all melted!

Monday, September 29, 2008


Whoa! Fall is already here! I absolutely love the Fall. With the leaves changing colors and the briskness in the air. :) It is totally mezmerizing! I hope to soon go on a fourwheeler ride/date up the mountains to have a picnic and see all the beautiful changes!

Expected Halloween Costume

This Halloween, I am pretty sure what I want to be. I am kinda...sorta...into the Twilight series. So I decided to be Edward for Halloween. I dyed my hair and I am ordering my gold topaz contacts. I have even grown out my sideburns. haha My friends say I have too dark of skin so I am gonna have to buy some light make-up or just pour baby powder on me. haha! I will have so much fun! :) I am super excited! But I need a Bella? ;)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Is it possible to live without a phone? I lived about 4 weeks without a phone! My dad took it away until I got my Eagle Project finished. He also took my car away but somehow...I got that back the next day :) My friends felt deprived but when I got my phone back, I had 63 texts! haha It was funny to read through them and not knowing what half of them meant. But I am now glad to have my phone back! It was a different learning experience however I wouldn't do it again...I think ;)

Eagle Project

I'm finally finished! Finito! Complete! My Eagle Project is done! As you may know, this Eagle Project deal has been a real controversy between my parents and me. Its a very long long story...but as always, I agree with my parents and started my Eagle Project.

This passed Saturday, I got all my scout troop and family together and we went out to paint. For my project, we painted the fire hydrants in my ward and weeded around them. It all worked out just DaNdY! It took about 3 hours to finish my whole project. How easy was that! Now I just have to do the paperwork until i recieve my actual award.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is probably one of my most favorite weekends ever! It's kinda become a tradition for my family to get together and go camping for the weekend. This year, my grandparents, my family, and the Westbrooks came up. Even my brother Talin and his nice girlfriend Shanna came for the weekend. We ended staying at Twin Ponds up Gooseberry. We all took our four-wheelers too, so we could ride up the mountain. The entire weekend was fun! We went fishing, a lot!! And we went on plenty of four-wheeler rides. My favorite part was when my mom, Niki, me, and my three younger siblings went on a hike up past Farnsworth by a smaller pond. We walked around to the other side of the pond and we noticed a stream coming down from the mountain. Needing adventure, we all started hiking up along side the stream, trying to find where it came from. We hiked about a mile up to the tip top of the mountain. We had so much fun! Another great time is when we went muddin! All I can say is "hang on to the willows"! Here are some pics of our trip>>>

My favorite Grandma

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Homecoming Heck is Over!

ha ha! Homecoming week is finally over! It is the most busy week out of the whole year! Dont get me wrong though...I love homecoming.(: There is so much spirit and fun that goes on in our school! Very ~RoCkIn~! Our junior class didn't do so well in the activities this year though. Actually, we did pretty good we just didn't win alot like last year. Last year, we won almost everything! So our football team played South Sevier on friday and our volleyball team played S.S. also on Thursday! They both rocked...even though they didnt' win. I was still proud of them all. During the week, each day had a different dress-up day and Kinzie and I won overall! Down below is a picture of me on "rOcKeR" day :) Best day ever! I took T to the dance and on our date, we went paintballing. It was very super fun! When I get the dance pictures back, I'll have to post them!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Taylor in Pictures

Sorry it took me so long to post this, Kels! :)

I found two pictures of 2 famous 'Taylors'. This first one is a pic of Taylor Swift. The next one I found is Taylor Lautner, a new star of the Twilight movie. He plays the role of Jacob Black.

I was born at the Jordan Valley Hospital on October 17, 1991.

My favorite Colors are Green and Red.

My favorite place is Cape Hattery, Washington--pretty much anywhere in Washington though.

The place I want to visit most is Paris, France. I will visit there before I die!

My worse habit is probably popping my neck used to hurt if I didn't pop it but now I just do it because of habit.

My most favorite animal is a white siberian tiger.

My Past Love would probably be dancing. I used to do it all the time! but now I just do it for fun.

My very first job was not JJWD. I used to actually deliver newspapers all over Salina! Not very fun but I mad lots of money :)

Another place I'd like to visit is Italy!

Currently, I'm a Student at North Sevier High School!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

New Movie

"Good Morning Pooter!" haha This movie looks absolutely hillarious! My friends and me want to see it so so bad! Anna Ferris is one of my favorite actresses because she is so random and funny! The House Bunny comes out this Friday but we'll have to wait til Saturday, or after our first football game to see it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summer's End

Wow! This summer has flown by so fast, I dont know where it went! It's crazy because this summer was a normal summer...I wanted it to be awesome and full of alot of excitement...There have been some good times-some very good times...but I think I would want to redo it. LIVE it up a bit, if ya what I mean?!--This is a picture of the Moon above Redmond Lake the other night. A Summer's End.

Olympics Beijing

The 2008 Summer Olympics are going on now in Beijing, if you didn't already know and I love to watch the swimming! Michael Phelps[above] is that greatest swimmer ever and he is representing the USA! He has done so great this year! With a total of 13 Olympic medals, 10 of which are gold, he is the first person to ever do that! I hope he keeps it up! Go USA!

LOOK! I was driving nowhere on my way home from filling up with gas and I drove passed this blotch of sunflowers! I put my car in park to take a picture! I love this time of year! Everything is so beautiful and full! The big things in life make nothing!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Last night, I was bored...[not helping that we live in salina and there's nothing to do] so I went and decided to make my own fun. I went up to El Mexi and ate dessert with Megan and Kelby. Afterwards, we felt kinda stealthy so we decided to play a prank on my friend Kelsie. Her car had been Surran Wrapped like 3 times and she blamed them all on me! Which it wasn't. haha So we decided that I should really get her car! We had 3 rolls of Surran Wrap, a package of Double Stuff Oreos, and we headed over to Aurora.

It only took about 30 minutes to make a mess of the scene and it was so much fun! Next Time I feel like destroying Kelsie's car, I'll make a much much MUCH bigger mess! Cuz Bigger is always Better...well sometimes :) Here's some other pictures!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Digging up the Past

Tonight, I was digging through my photo albums [right, like its really an album-more like in big storage boxes]and found some way old photos of when I did clog dancing. Those were some fun times! Here are some pictures of all the years and there are even more, I just haven't dug them up yet.