Saturday, December 19, 2009

Love Is In The Air... And Fog Too

Well it's been another busy weekend of photography--two weddings in two days and boy was it COLD! These two cute brides were my sister-in-law's roommates at BYU-Idaho.
They both had killer bouquets. And both brides (and one of the grooms) had on BRIGHT converse shoes. (Oh and matching bright tights... the brides I mean.. not the groom!)

It was a great weekend. And now I get to spend the next few weeks editing HUNDREDS of photos. Lucky me. (I hope I'm not fooling anyone into thinking that I would be upset by that.) Photography is life.

Almost Forgot

To Janelle:

And the rivalry lives on...
(For those of you who don't know Janelle and Brent, my sister-in-law/brother-in-law, let's just say it's a classic tale of forbidden love: A Meridian High School alumnus married a Mountain View alumna. Yup, a Warrior married a.... what's the mascot of Mountain View?... Probably a goat or something. Mountain View Billy Goats? Catchy. Anyhow, best of luck to you both!)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sometimes I Could Cry

He's just SO cute.
And I refuse to believe that is prideful. Now if I posted a bunch of pictures of myself and said the same thing... well then you could call me out on that one.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Have You Ever...

..tried to take your own family pictures? PAH! You try getting a toddler to look at a camera with NO ONE behind it.
I tried throwing snow in the air. (Hence Jay's arms being up in the last one.) Oh well! He's still cute no matter where he's looking.
These were taken in our front/side yard/parking lot area... you'd understand if you'd ever been to our house what I'm talking about. Anyhow, it's too bad that I don't like the cold because I LOVE pictures in the snow.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


My distaste for winter has been slightly offset by Jay's utter adorableness this time of year. He loves to look outside at the bright glow of snow on the ground. He thinks that cold surfaces are funny. And he looks SO cute in mittens and a hat. Have I mentioned how much I love this kid?

Anyhow, "frozen" is my theme for this post for two reasons:

#1) That is what our pipes were this week! No fun. Have I mentioned that I dislike winter? Thank goodness for wonderful parents close by.

And #2) That is what I felt like being interviewed by channel 6 news at a toys for tots drive last night. First off, you should know that I'm not advertising my own awesomeness by telling you I was there. It wasn't my idea. Apparently, Joe has a soft spot for Christmasless children and we just HAD to go help. It was pretty cute. We showed up to Albertson's and Michelle Edmonds was standing in front of the bin with her camera crew. She asked if we wanted to be on the news and Joe said no. Before I could say anything she grabbed Jay and I and within 5 seconds we were on the air--LIVE! Blinking... microphone in my face... blank stare.... That's what I remember. I could NEVER be a news anchor. My mind went blank, which would have been okay had I fainted or walked off camera. But no.... I started talking! This is always dangerous. It turned out okay though, and luckily we were only on the 9:00 news on channel 9. Who watches that, right? As we were leaving, Michelle thanked us for watching channel 6... I wasn't about to tell her that I thought we were coming to help out Dee Sarton!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Did You Know...

Did you know that when it takes three cycles to dry your clothes that there is probably something blocking your dryer vent? Did you know that deep cleaning the lint filter doesn't help that at all? And did you know that two feet of solid lint in your vent is a fire hazard? Hmm.

Now our dryer works amazingly well. I'm shocked that our house didn't burn down in the few months that we've been putting up with our "broken" dryer. Yesterday I did three loads of laundry in just a few hours--something that would have taken all day and through the night a few days ago. My life will never be the same.

Funny side note:
(Do you like how I tell you that it's funny?)
I tried googling "lint" to find a picture for this post... cuz pictureless posts can be boring... and I was bombarded by all these pictures of belly buttons and lint sculptures!.... First off: Ewww!... And really? Lint as an artistic medium? Sheesh. No wonder artists are poor.