Friday, May 27, 2011

This is me...

I bet you had given up all hope of me ever updating my blog again..well surprise surprise i actually havent forgotten about it..just have a lot going on!! and i do have a little story in my head,but its waiting to come out so i guess if i ever get it written you all can read it :)
i'm done with school, just been working and such...i guess i dont have to much to say..
Just going through day at a time.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Here's a little sneak peek of my latest project :) A portfolio for class! I'm not sure i like all my pages but for the most part they are turning out, so here's a little glimpse i'll share more later :)

There's been alot going on lately... work & school & other sometime i'll have time to come on here & write for you all :)


Wednesday, April 27, 2011


The sun was shining today :) It finally feels like spring, i looked today and seen the green buds on the trees & green grass. Spring brings me hope. By the end of winter, i'm getting depressed because all there is is snow and cloudy days. When spring comes around it means summer is around the corner, means school is done, the grass is green, the flowers are peeking up from the ground-Its just so cheerful. It puts a song in my heart, a spring in my step and smile on my face :)
Not sure whats up with this picture its supposed to be sideways but i havent a clue how to change such things on here!!

Tree buds :)

Later, brooke

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Long overdue...

I feel like i owe my readers a long overdue word post. Seems like back in the xanga days i actually gave posts with words, but i haven't really on here... I hope that i have something that makes you think or wonder, i feel like i have so many thought and emotions in my head right now...
For once in my life i feel like i am where i belong, even though i still have questions and doubts about things, my heart is full. I feel loved, i feel like i can give love freely and be myself, i am working one job and starting another and i feel like i am putting myself out there and doing something with my life. I dont want to be the girl who never does anything and never works a job. I work at the daycare...and just the couple of times i have been there i feel such a longing for my own family. Someday that is what i want, i love kids...and hopefully someday i can have my own & be a great mother & feel blessed with all that i have. On May 3rd i start training at Jagers in Hayti- the little grocery store. I will do a variety of things there-cashier, stocking shelves, working in the back which is making salads & sandwiches, pulling buns and the like. I'm hoping i will like it, because i can get good hours there and everything like that. This summer i'm hoping to "broaden my horizons" and put myself out there...I'm actually the type of person who generally keeps to myself if i'm not forced to put myself out there, so maybe this working business will help me with that & im looking forward to it :) and for the sake of my sanity, i need this...
Once again i am puzzling over what i should do with the rest of my life. Now i am not stressing over it too much, but i am thinking. Maybe something in childcare? The thought has crossed my mind...
In photography class interesting discussions sometime get started between us girls & they can get pretty heated. The latest is "Why would you guys want to get married and have 7+ children, and live the rest of your life caring for your kids like the rest of your church does?" You can probably imagine what goes on from there..or actually maybe you cant. Either way it sure makes me start thinking what perspective other people see when they look at us. You know if it was my choice i could move to who knows where & start totally new & do whatever i wanted. But no it is my dream to find a christian husband and have children & be a mom... i am NOT forced to do this and if i wanted i could do anything in the world. and no i dont want to get married right out of high school, i'd love to move away and be a nanny or something. Maybe thats what God has planned & maybe not either way. In spite of what people think, and in spite of the fact that we are taught to get married & bear children..its because its what I WANT.. This person we were talking with just couldn't understand why we would actually want to give up a full closet of clothes & doing whatever we wanted to care for our kids... I just think there is a bigger picture...its not always about ME or I. Its about the ones we love, the ones around us, the ones who make us who we are. And if i had kids, i would give anything to care for them, because to me holding a baby is one of the biggest blessings. It brings me peace and a hope for tomorrow.

I guess thats my soapbox for today :) I mean today im young & i enjoy my freedoms, but someday yes i want a family to call my own :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Life is crazy right now! I'll have to tell a little about it later :) later,brooke

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Picture post :)

Decided to do a picture post for ya'll! :) Blair on our field trip :)

A random nail on the roof
annd a random branch but its sweet cuz you can see the tractor :)


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring has sprung.

So warm out today, feels like spring! Pretty much all the snow has melted! :) Its a good deal!
Maybe words later.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Butterfly fly away..

I didn't know i could be claustrophobic, but today i discovered i evidently could. We took a photography field trip to Sioux Falls, went to the butterfly house and then falls park. At the butterfly house you go into this semi-large room with all these tropical foliage, a tiny pond and hundreds of butterflies. and i mean A TON of butterflies, flying free wherever they want. Annd you have to be nice to them since they come from far away places like Africa & such, so that equals if one lands on you then dont try get it off because you can't harm them. SO they just fly all over & scare the wits out of you when they fly by your face... I was literally getting claustrophobic with all these things flying by. It was just a scary thing... and my conclusion was- some cool pictures & a interesting experience..but i am NOT voluntarily going back!! Not very many things make me creeped out, but that did. I'm not even sure why because it's not like butterflies can harm you, must have been so many in one little place... Ate at Taco Johns & went to Falls Park. Twas pretty neat with all the water... got some sweet pics. Interestin bus conversation on the way home..haha... I like life :) Some of the Falls
Later, brooke

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

a little from me.

Here are a couple pictures anyhow :) My mom & Connie are in New Hampshire with Tell, so we're kinda bachin it at home.. miss the little munchkin!! Flower
At Kaylynn's birthday :) Abby, Meghan, Kara, Martha, Klara, Me, Kaylynn, Sari & Giz
More flowers & a story board :)
Later, brooke

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I was born this wayy..

I think that if you didn't know better you'd think we live in the wetlands not the praire or something. SO much flooding & rain, and its rather disgusting. All the piles of snow we've had are melting. blahh. Okay i'm done complaining about the weather, because really we can't change it!
So pretty much there isnt much school left, thannnkk goodnesss! I'm about burnt out! Annd really thats about all i have for you! i'll have to take some pics of the water when im out & about :)

Later, brooke

Friday, March 18, 2011


I feel blessed. Because right now i know where i belong & it's a beautiful feeling. To know you are loved.
Its so muddy i had to wear mud boots when i went outside, it was worth it cuz i got some cool stuff to work with!
Made some sweet sillohette cow pics :)

Some barbed wire down by the creek. Don't ever under estimate the power of slush snow. haha bout got sunk!

Next week we are going on a photography field trip to Sufu :D YAY! im looking forward to that!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

This is ME..

So i'm pretty sure you all "know" me, but maybe you really dont know everything about me, i'm not sure what all to tell you but i'm just going to give you some facts about me & perhaps some random thoughts mixed in it all :)
  • My name is Brooke Louise Somero
  • I turned 16 on February 10th
  • I have 4 other siblings-Tell, Tucker, Garrett & my one and only sister Connie
  • My mother is currently staying home with my sister & my dad drives truck.
  • I'm a sophmore in high school with no idea whatsoever what i'd like to do after the fact!!
  • I am jobless-sort of-i babysit quite a bit, but am currently in a not so ambitious job search!
  • Most weekdays i chill at home, what a life. hehe. but everyso often like last night i went to town with shawnae & her sisters & a coupe other girls. Spices life up a bit!
  • On the weekends is partayy time ;)
  • I suppose you should like to know about my friends! Well there is Krista Rhoades who happens to be one my best friends in the whole wide world & she pry knows more about me than anyone, we have one of those friendships that is so deep, we'll pry be friends when we are in the nursing home ;) Then there are my other friends from church that live out here-there's the whole young kids group, but i'm not as close to most of them, but i know a lot of people & have all sorts of random friends i talk to {other out of staters too).Kara & Kaylynn are my forever friends, we've been friends since we were little & obsessed with pollypockets. haha. Then my bro Tell & i chill quite a bit :) And then last but not least are "the girls" my crazy & absolutely AMAZING friends. They don't belong to the same church as i do, but our churches aren't that much different & we get along just fine. On the weekends you can usually find me in town with all or some of these many many memories!!
  • Photography & writing are my creative outlets. When i have something on my mind i can just write the world away. And photography its something i enjoy..immensly! I'm getting more knowledge in photoshop, so it's pretty fun to make things & i enjoy it!
  • I grew up with the boys as my connie wasnt born until July of 2010 {so yes im about 15 1/2 years older than her). So i take life pretty laid back for the most part-at least thats what people tell me.
  • My ambition is to be yearbook editor my senior year
  • I'm approx 5ft 31/2in. my little brother who is 12 is like 5' 10''...i got the short genes & i like it :)
  • I'm yearning for spring, because spring has a feeling of hope-of things new & green, of life. and thats what i need right now.
  • Both of my parents are from the east coast. I have much family there & friends too.
  • I wear my cowboy boots about every day, except to church, they are part of me, part of who i am.
  • I don't care what people think about me & just try to be myself.

SO thats me..Brooke Louise. Anything i didnt cover? something you always wanted to know? Be honest, be free.. ask away! :) Just leave a comment!

Later, brooke

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

You spin my head right round

Felt ambitious & made cookies :)
almond strips
White choip & craisin

The perfect snowflake :)

My little hippie girl :)


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Wish...

My wish for you...
So i havent written for ages and ages, i guess i don't really know what you all want to hear about. My Connie is growing up, i've been going to school, hanging out with my friends, learning about PSE....Pretty much sums up my life :) Not much stress going on at the moment, thankfully!

Later, Brooke

Monday, February 28, 2011


Photography class we are working on Photoshop Elements. Learned about Brushes today, looking forward to editing a bit more with it :D
Results of today's labor :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011


We all have our dreams, our hopes, our ambitions. Some are big things while others are minute. I dream about: going to see Ashley in New Hampshire, "re-meeting" my cousins & aunts & uncles-because its been so long since i've seen them, being a nanny in new york city someday-just for the experience,traveling to a different country & seeing the life, & getting married & having babies of my own. I sometimes wish i was an ambitious person. It amazes me that people have time to do all sort of projects & crafts of their own. The only thing i have time for is taking pictures & editing them sometimes, and the occasional writing that pops in my mind. I often wonder where life will take me, where i'll end up years from now. Even as i wonder i think that for right now-im just a South Dakota my life right here. :)

My 2 newest photoshop workings :) My baby girl after her bath & a collage of random things-still trying to figure out the whol collage deal!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Thinking back...

Thinking back....
New York City! I would love to go back...i'm waiting for my someday trip here with Krista :)
June of '09-Times Square

Check out the sidewalk waiters in Little Italy... {'09}

Monday, February 14, 2011

Some things Never change...

In order to properly celebrate my 16th birthday i needed 3 days of partying :D It was great! On Thursday, my actual birthday, Kaylynn, Kara & I went to Applebees for supper & to a couple stores was a grand time. Friday i had the girls over Shania, Lexi, Jaselle & Berta, they stayed the night. We went up to town after supper: went to hockey, went to applebees and ate salad, target & walmart, stones for coffeee. We had a wonderful time with lots of laughs. I think we might have been mountain dew drunk-its entirely possible ;) We stayed up waaayyy too late, like alwats. Saturday went to Klaras for root beer floats, played Clue & some other strange game & visited people. Sunday i pretty much just slept...
Feels so good outside-snows melting & everything!

Pretty leaves & pretty sky!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Open my eyes it was only just a dream...

"You alone are my strength, my shield. To you alone may my spirit yield. You alone are a real joy giver and the apple of my eye."
Do certain songs remind you of people? I always start singing a song & then think of some memory that goes along with it... As the Deer {above song} always reminds me of the good 'ol days at the farm with Elsie. Me-an how time flies, so much has changed since then!!

Speaking of things changing...funny how much life changes and we don't even realize it until after the fact. Friends come & friends go, lifestyles change, ways of thinking change, our looks differ and in the midst of it all we become who we are today. I was thinking back to how things used to be-just being a kid, playing with dolls & pollypockets&who knows what, things were always so simple. The biggest "problems" in our lives were simple things..really nothing. Sometimes i wish i could go back to those days, but more often than not i am most perfectly content with who i am & where i find myself now.
I'll be 16 in a couple of days. Me-an i'm almost a grandma ;) Guess that means i'll have to start being a rebel now.. hehe... Really though it makes me laugh when people think that turning a certain age will change everything. I usually don't look forward to birthdays because they are more embaressing than anything else-everyone calling attention to me. barf! For some reason though this year i AM looking forward to it as long as people don't do anything too mortifying! Knowing my friends though-something is bound to happen.
{My Hero. It's nearing valentines day!}

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hey you!

Hello to you! Just a quick update here because truth is i dont have anything in particular to talk about.
Anyway meet Connie Jean. Shes the special person in my life-cuz she's just a doll-and she just so happens to be my only sister :)
Talk about big eyes! I fondly call her a goose-because really she is. I cant imagine what sort of personality she might have when she gets older, should be interesting!!

My drawing attempts! I repeat attempts. thought i'd share anyway. thats where my creative-ness has taken me. i discovered i actually enjoy it some...

{& yes she is wearing tights, shorts & boots. AHH! haha.}

Have a lovely week. Mine started off with a 2 hour delay-amazing way to start off a monday! :)

Until later, brooke