Monday, January 26, 2009

Blame it on the fact that I don't have a macro lens!



My friends and I were having our daily dropped-the-kids-off-at-school-so-now-we-can-chat chat when it started to lightly snow. One of us (not me) noticed that the snowflakes were so cool! We made a pact that we would run home, grab cameras, take pictures, and blog them. My pictures did not turn out very well. Repeat, did NOT turn out well. But I am showing you anyway. They were so gorgeous. I can't believe that they were this beautiful! I wish I had a macro lens! Anyone want to chip in and buy me one?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Have a great day!

I haven't played with my camera for a while. It has been very cold and I have had other things I have been working on. Don't get me wrong, I love the winter. I am a winter girl. So I was looking through some pictures today and found this one that I hadn't done anything with yet. I really like it. I love the simplicity of it. And I am over the sad few days (see post below) and I am excited for new things. Time for a happy blog post. Today I am just really grateful for my awesome family that I love, great friends and my great life (cheesy, yes, I know). Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bob is sad...




It has taken me a few days to do this post but here we go. I was released from my favorite calling in the whole world last weekend. I was in the Stake Young Women Presidency. Before that I was in the Young Women presidency in my ward. It has been a very emotional few days for me and I wondered if I should blog about it. But this blog is a journal of my life and this was a huge part of my life. I have loved being with the youth for so many years. I love them so much! I think out of the eight years I have lived in my house I have been to Girls Camp almost all of them. These pictures are from Girls Camp last summer. And I am still leaving my Young Women button on the side of my blog because I love to click on it and see what is new with the Young Women and so you will know that it is a part of me and who I am. And I love the picture of the temple on my blog. So I am sad but I am good and I'll be fine. I am excited about the things to come. I love you Leesa, Margie, Ann, Shauna, Beth, Julie, and Shanna! Thanks for being my sisters!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Jazz



Mike's company had box seats for the Utah Jazz game Saturday night. We rode Trax downtown. Aidan loved that. He struck up conversations with everyone around him. He went over to stand by one guy who was a larger guy. Aidan said, "you look mad, is it because nobody is talking to you? I'll talk to you." The man was very nice and actually thought that was a pretty funny comment.





At the game we were very spoiled! The food was awesome, we had fun visiting with friends, Aidan ran around with the kids and ate ice cream until he got sick! Mike's cousin does the sound system for the Energy Solutions Arena (it makes my hand hurt to type that long name that I hate, I like the Delta Center better, anyway). He let us hang out in the sound booth while they worked. They let Aidan turn on lights, push buttons, and wear their headset.



He also took us down to the floor where we met Craig Bollerjack and Ron Boone. Aidan got to push the button that shoots the confetti out after the Jazz win (which they did that night, by the way!)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Winter




I love the snow! I always have! I love living in a state where we have all four seasons. I love watching it snow. I love playing in the snow. My cute photography mentor Carin has a new photography challenge for the month of January. She said in the morning soon after sunrise, take an hour all by yourself and with only your camera and one lens take a bunch of pictures outside. I got in my car to go to my favorite field but it was so snowpacked that I decided to stay home. I just walked around my neighborhood and took some pictures. Then my great friend Dede helped me learn how to make a collage. So, here you go. Someday I might try to make a calendar. We'll see...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Board




Some friends invited us to go sledding the Saturday before we went back on track for school. We had a lot of fun! It was such a GORGEOUS day! The dads came with us and we think they had as much fun as the kids. Aidan had to take his snowboard. I got these shots of him and boy does he look like a snowboarder or what? He actually got some runs in and didn't fall. I was quite impressed! He, of course being the social butterfly that he is, found some older boys that were also snowboarding, left our group, and went over to hang out with them for a while. The boys were very sweet with him. I am grateful for good friends who like to hang out with us. I am also grateful for my darling boys who have a LOT of energy.