Thursday, December 24, 2009

cuteness is back!

My nephew is finally back! He has been far far away for the last two months. He is one crazy little monster now. He can crawl everywhere, he stands up with anything he can lift himself up, and he can even crawl up the stairs. Enjoy the cuteness that is my nephew...






Tuesday, December 22, 2009

sneak peeks.

So the salt flats photoshoot wasn't exactly at the salt flats. Instead we went to a little place near Saltair. It was quite cloudy and foggy so we weren't able to get any of the background like I would have wanted, but I worked with what I had. A few friends of mine were willing participants for this photoshoot and I am really happy with how the pictures turned out.


Click HERE to see the rest of the sneak peek photos.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

calvin and hobbes.

I love the calvin and hobbes snow comics. They make me giggle.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

winter.

I have decided that we need to have more snow. fresh snow. covering the trees. It would definitely make for better winter pictures. Today I drove up to Huntsville to find good photo worthy scenery. This is what I got.


This is the beautiful Morgan Valley.



The road to the monastery in Huntsville.

The rest of the pictures are elsewhere in Huntsville.




There has been a request to go to the Salt Flats to take winter pictures...so that may be coming soon. We'll see. Enjoy.

christmas village.

My job is great! Yesterday we took the kids to see the lights at the Christmas Village in downtown Ogden. These are my little punks I have the opportunity to work with everyday. Aren't they cute?





Jody bit into her sucker...she found sour fizzy stuff instead of the bubble gum she was expecting. I loved the face she was making.





And here is a winter picture that I took yesterday...more to come.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

i LOVE winter.

It has been snowing and snowing and snowing...I love snow! I love driving in it. I love playing in it. I love watching it fall. I love wearing beanies. I love my new boots, because I can now walk through the snow without getting cold toes! Everyone should get a new pair of boots for winter. My mom bought my dad a new pair of boots last week and we were looking for boots for my nephew the other day. My mom said I should try on a pair of these boots....I fell in love! They are amazing. They are called BOGS. They are great for snow, rain, probably even mud. They keep your feet warm up to -30 degrees. Hopefully I will never need that feature. This is a picture of the exact style I have.




And this is why you should never eat snow...


I hope those of you who are not big fans of all this snow will find atleast one thing you can enjoy about snow!

Side note: My laptop died about two months ago, and I lost all, I mean all of my pictures. Which has made me really sad. My drive to take pictures is gone. I really need to stop sulking and just take more pictures. So hopefully this week I will take the time to go out in this beautiful snowy place and take lots of winter pictures. Stay tuned for winter pictures from me!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

san fran.

On November 10th, 5 of us girls from Weber State left on a road trip to San Francisco. We went to an NCFR conference. NCFR stands for National Council on Family Relations. We had so much fun during this drive...all 12 hours of it! Here are just a few of the things that we did:

We stopped at the giant cement tree and took pictures. We even pretended that we were in a boat out in the desert.


This is the whole group of us from Weber State. We went into downtown San Fran one night while we were there.

Amy, me, Tiffany and Heidi

Joyce was so excited to go to China Town!

Amy riding on the trolley car.

Heidi and Kate.

Fishermans wharf....(sorry that their faces are blurry...the sign is coming in clear though)
me and Heidi.

This is were we ate down at the wharf. It was really good!
They even make their delicous bread into fun animals!
Ghirardelli Square.

Amy and Heidi...it took three pictures for Amy to make a normal face!
Joyce and Tiffany.

Dr. Merrill, Scott, Joyce, and Rick. (Scott and his harem of sugar mommas! Rick was jealous)
Heidi and Amy at Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz! We went there on our last day to visit my sister Brook. I took them to see the wonderful and amazing tide pools!

While we were walking on the beach in 60 degree weather watching the sunset, everyone in N. Utah was enjoying a snowstorm. We really didn't want to come home.
These little birds were so cute. Every time the water would come in they would scurry their little legs so they didn't get wet. Fast little suckers.

Overall, this was such a good break from school and homework! I really enjoyed learning at this conference too! We learned a lot of really good research that is going on with families and other good information too! This conference made me really excited for grad school. I am definitely looking for a good school to go to and have not yet decided. I do want to do something with counseling youth, but as to what type of graduate program I want to pursue is still a mystery to me. Lots of decision making in my near future....oh boy!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Update. Apology. Whatever.

So a quick update....
I am currently at work doing this, because
A. My computer is dead. DEAD!
B. I have no internet at home...currently. Hopefully that will be fixed today.

It is a rare occasion to be online, except to check my work e-mail and clock-in/clock-out. I apologize for not being able to update on all of the fun and exciting adventures that I am having...really I am. One day I hope to be able to catch up. For now I am going to have to say I am taking a leave of absence from blogging until I either get more time or a new computer. Life is rather busy right now with school winding down and figuring out what I am going to do with life. I love what I am doing right now and the decisions that are being made. Life is great! I'll be back soon!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Such a slacker!

I am so behind in my blogging. This is due to my busy life and lack of having an internet connection at home. Life has gotten a little less busy and I have internet now, so I will try and be better at blogging. Since all I am doing now is working and school...there is not much of interest to blog about, but I can catch up on all the things I haven't blogged about yet.

I have been busy because I am working two part time jobs - YMCA Afterschool program leader and teaching assistant for the department of child and family studies. And I am still doing photography on the side, about 2-3 sessions a month. I am also still taking classes at Weber. I am hoping to finish up this Spring and am planning on going to grad school for school counseling. I will be taking the GRE at the end of this month.

I am also part of the CFSSA...child and family studies student association...which doesn't take up much time, but I do have early morning meetings a couple times a month.


My nephew is now 6 months old (as of yesterday) and he cut his first tooth yesterday too! He is getting so big and so darn cute. This is a pic from his 6 month photo shoot:

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