Monday, February 28, 2011

I almost forgot to get a shot.

It was a busy day, Mondays usually are. I picked up Gabe from Velocity Sports the sun was setting and I still had a shot to get and this is what I saw...chalked roads and toy cars parked.

So, Greg and I had a soccer game FUN and we were winning...then we let it go and they came back for the win 6-7 -FRUSTRATING but still FUN! Its just kinda how our team plays. I hope we can figure it out cuz we are dang good and could win all of our games.

Christy and Ryan thank you for your words of encouragement I really appreciate it. I don't think I could ever quit taking pictures of my family however, I think its about time for me to stop shooting for clients or just increase my pricing and do EXACTLY what I want to do.
I love this 365 day challenge I really wanted something else for me to focus on besides trying to get the best shot to the most creative session to the best location that no one else knows about...yada yada yada. You know trying to be like the Jones' in photography gets down right frustrating. I don't feel like I do that per say...he he! I honestly want people to succeed in photography. It makes me happy. I just don't like the part of whose name is bigger than who and who decides who is big and who is not. HA does that make does to me.
I rarely get on facebook and I've gotten rid of all my bookmarked blogs I used to look at...just kind of taking me out of it all.
The best part about this is I don't usually feel this way the next day. I kind of laugh when I look back on the honest things I say but I keep the posts because it was how I felt in the moment.

I'm going to keep doing this challenge. I've considered making the blog private because I really wanted it for me to learn but I'm going to keep it as it is. I think it creates more growth just knowing there is someone watching and waiting. Keeps my accountable.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Paper Flowers

The word for this weeks 52 project was Paper...I really had to think about this one when I had 2 seconds.
Gabe is really good at origami and I had him whip up these flowers tonight. I'm gonna keep these ones forever because it was the first time he didn't want to do it. Thanks Gabe love doing this project with ya.

On a little side note: I feel done today. Just done with everything. I think if I dropped photography I wouldn't even look back. I would be freed of all the crap that comes with it. I get too caught up in the popularity of annoying because I could care less about the popularity. But then it seems to haunt me. I've got issues!!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Paparazzi Accessories

K...accessories is hard to spell. I get it wrong every time.
I had the pleasure to photograph an amazing event this weekend. This company is called Paparazzi Accessories. Where everything is $5 this makes it so easy for me to buy for my girls. And how fun is that? They sell headbands, hair bows and feathers, earings, necklaces and bracelets. Everyone should check it out next time they do an expo or you can find someone to do a house party or you can become a consultant yourself if you want to. I almost did!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011


I love to watch babies play in the splash all over. When he is done I am soaked. And its even cuter to have them in a little bath towel. This photo makes me laugh cuz he's like a little dog always chewing on something in his mouth.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Birthday Boy

Today is the Day this little one turns 5. He can barely wait. Everyday since February started was "is it my Birthday" and then he wanted to buy all the Ultimate Ben 10 toys. I had to tell him to "wait til your Birthday" that doesn't make it any easier. I didn't want him to get them all and then what would he get for his Birthday? We also had to postpone the party because Elyse and I were sick.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Checks in the mail

I got this in an email and this was the day that I was to reflect upon it.
"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us."

The line that is italicized was what particularly happened today. We received a check in the mail of $5000. What a blessing! Greg is on a new venture and we were pretty much out of money. Not sure if this is crossing the line of personal and biz but I started this project as a personal thing and this how I view it.
Anyways my religion suggests I be a stay at home mom and I love it...of course, there are bad days but I wouldn't change it for the world. And because its suggests I stay home I don't push my business to make money to pay bills, with Greg not having and income yet it would be an obvious thing to do. But every time I've tried for more work, I stress out hard. Okay, so back to my story, we are getting close to running out of money and considered borrowing money from Greg's parents but a couple weeks ago I read an article in the Ensign about a family in a similar situation and considered borrowing to make ends meet. They received counsel not to and so they didn't. It all worked out for them. We actually felt the same way and I didn't freak out...cuz I typically do go CRAZY...but 2 days later from deciding not to go into debt we got this check in the mail. Isn't that AMAZING?!! The Lord has blessed us.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Ice Fishing

I grabbed this photo while we where driving home from Midway. I didn't think that Deer Creek was shallow enough to freeze like this for people to go fishing. How cool is that? And how cool is that I could get such a shot while we were see I am all about lazy.

I had to post 2 today.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Smashed Skittles

So this week I've taken a lot of photos for the 52 week project...HEART. And I think this is the winner.

I finally figured out how to put my logo in a brush. So super cool and EASY!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Swim & Snow

Yeah, those combination's just don't seem to work but for the kids it did!!!! Looks crazy cold but they just kept going and then even added a snowball fight.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Zermot Resort

A much needed Vaca. Getting me some relaxing. And just watching the kids have fun.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Its a Chocolate & Almonds kind of thing

I thought I would photograph what I love for my 52 week project this week the word is HEART. SO its chocolate chips and almonds. Mmmmmm so YUMMY! Oh another yummy is melting the chips and putting the chocolate on a banana.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Chocolate Cravings

So, I am always working on my diet. We all have a diet. I am just trying to eat healthier its a constant battle I have with myself. This week I have told myself I can eat 1 salad a day and if I crave some chocolate that...its okay to have some so I don't splurge. This is a little gem I have discovered you can get chocolate chips, 70 calories for 18 chips, and then I like to add some almonds in the mix. So satisfies the craving and is low cal what more can I ask for. Except today I had to divulge and get this fine treat.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Its not that fun for me. I wish I enjoyed. I think there are a few factors that come into play for the enjoyment is:
1: Gotta HAVE money.
2: The clothes just don't fit.
3: I don't get fashion. I seem to get it wrong.
4: Have time to shop.

But hey sometimes I give it a try and I end up just getting the accessories. Those are still FUN though.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentines Day Cupid

Oh, how I feel so good today. I'm ready for what the day has to offer. The best part is I have energy from such a horrible sick weekend. I wanted to get a quick shot of this little guy for today before the day runs away from me. So, I bought these wings, I think, like 4 years ago and haven't used them until today. I buy all these props and think I'm going to use them and then -I don't.
Isn't he adorable? I could just eat him up. LOVE this little stink -its what we call him.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Jar of Heart

K I wanted to do a heart theme for the Jar this week and thought of trying this because I was too sick to go out to the antique store to get the shot I really wanted. I might still go out later this week just because its what I have in mind.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Its my Birthday!!!

And I still feel so sick. But I still got up to take Gabe to Velocity sports for some training because Greg was at Bryn's soccer game. We meet up there and the kids wanted to go to In & Out for a Birthday celebration. I thought...sure, why not. Once I got there I was feeling pretty yucky so, I went home and jumped right into to bed and slept for a LONG time...woke up ate something and then slept again. I pretty much slept the day a way. Its too bad cuz it was SO nice outside and it was my Birthday. I was suppose to have fun but I didn't.
I did get a lot of Birthday love on my phone and nothing from facebook until 8:00 pm from my sis-in-law. I was going for a record nothing and she ruined it. HA! Its funny how you look forward to someone recognizing your special day getting lots of love from friends and then it didn't happen. I can feel bad but I'm not going to cuz I got all the love I needed from my family. The best was 9:00 at night, while in my bed, Greg came home with a Birthday card, cheesecake and a beautiful orchid. It pretty much made up for my Crappy day.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Its the Flu

Well, I'm sick. I feel horrible. I'm tired. Got the sneezes, watery itchy eyes and it feels as if my head is going to EXPLODE!!!!
If you look real close to the photo most of my medicine is for children except for the Excedrin that's the good stuff for my migraines. I took that childrens Benadryl right there the kids can't stand it anyways so, I thought I would use it up.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

His new Hat

Just got some hats in the mail yesterday and couldn't wait to photograph my little peanut in them. He's a little charmer...huh?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Business for Photography

Had a business meeting today and I didn't even think to pull out my camera to get a shot of Greg in action...I don't like to be a distraction. Instead I took a shot of the really yummy treats Suzanne brought. Oh, how I loved these. I do have a weakness for Oreo's. Its what was inside of these little balls of chocolate. So YUMMY!!!!!! And now I have the recipe I can make them any time.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Old Jars

On my 52 week project Jar was the word this week so, I went to the antique store. I took a few quick shots and was outta there. Didn't have very much time but I wanted to make them into the shape of a heart. For Jar of Hearts.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hoolie Hoo

I finally got these little boots for more socks. I'm tired of keeping track of them so I got some boots to keep his little toes warm.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I Heart U

I'd like to think I am creative. Mostly I'm not. How ever I am very good at stealing the idea from someone else and this one of those ideas. I used to follow this photographer named Brenda Acuncius. I loved how creative she is with her own children. But, I kinda stopped following her and many other people. I have decided I want to find it my own own vision. I have hoped that doing this 365 project would help me with that. We will see if in the end I have a new vision for my photos. BUT for now I will COPY someone else's idea. I couldn't help it its an adorable shot for miss Elyse.

Friday, February 4, 2011

My LOVE Note

Earlier today I put a note on the kids bed, it said "somebody loves you" and along with it came a pretty cool sponge bob shiskabob. It seems it made a big impact because later that night Bryn made me a note that night so that I could find it the next day. I love how she put it on my camera knowing that I would see it.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Love me some Gabe

I just asked him for a photo and he let me. I can't believe it...he let me take a picture. He was a little crazy but non the less he LET me take a photo and then he said they can't go on the blog. So I'm posting the good one.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


You see, I have been wanting to watch this show FOREEEEVER and I finally got it in the mail and I rented it from Redbox. I thought another movie was coming in the mail. LOVED it!!! It was a very good show.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Taco Amigo

Its our kind of hang out. Bryn wanted our date to eat at Taco Amigo. She loved being checked out of school for an hour, eating the best food for lunch and having the best company. Good times.


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My passion in life is photography. I live eat and breath it....seriously sometimes I can't sleep at night. I love to be able to capture every moment of my children's lives...I'm not so sure how much they like it. They'll thank me later...right! I have been blessed to be married to my best friend for 12 years. I love that he tolerates all of my obsessions he may not get them but he supports me to go for it. So, thanks to my best friend for supporting me to make my DREAMS come true.