Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tagged! Things in fives.

5 Things I was Doing 10 Years Ago:
1. Finally graduating from primary to YW.
2. Making friends with people who are still at the top of my list for most amazing friends.
3. Begining Junior High.
4. Working in my dad's office filing papers.
5. Starting to notice boys.

5 Things on my To-Do List Today
1. Finish Hair story for Bride.
2. Get all my pictures for all my stories.
3. Grocery shop for my family.
4. Make dinner for my family.
5. Sign up for my last 4 credit hours.

5 Snacks I Enjoy
1. Popcorn
2. Candy corn
3. Chips and salsa
4. Ice cream
5. Red Vines

5 Things I Would Do if I Were a Billionaire
1. Travel travel travel!
2. Join Club 33 at Disneyland.
3. Build my dream house.
4. Something charitable.
5. Enroll in interior design school.

5 of My Bad Habits
1. Procrastinating (which is what I'm doing now).
2. Snacking on junk food at work.
3. Taking things personally.
4. Taking my shoes off when I walk in my house, then leaving them lying around.
5. Leaving a load of laundry in the dryer for days.

5 Things I Will Never Wear Again
1. Lace bodysuit
2. Floral bodysuit
3. Any bodysuit
4. Tye-dye
5. A long neon shirt looped through a neon heart

5 Favorite Toys
1. My food processor
2. My KitchenAid
3. My Nikon D80
4. Photoshop
5. Lightroom

5 People I Tag.
1. Brittany
2. Mom Elder
3. Mom Evans
4. Emily Kate
5. Elizabeth Wilson

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Matt + Lecia

I shot some engagement pictures for this amazing couple this morning. Matt is one of my very best friends and I feel so honored to be their photographer! Check out more of their photos on my photo blog.

Friday, October 26, 2007

10 loves

I saw something like this posted on my friend Brittany's blog and I decided I loved it and want to make it a weekly part of my blog. So faithful readers, check back every Friday for my current list of 10 loves!


1. The warm weather that hasn't forced me into a big coat yet.
2. My new camera lens, a beautiful 50 mm 1.8 f-stop. It takes yummy pictures.
3. People like Matt and Lecia who trust me.
4. The heated seats in my jeep, because even though the days are getting into the 70's, it's only about 40 degrees when I leave for work in the morning.
5. Disneyland.
6. Having 8 of my 9 stories for bride turned in! (this includes the million page reception center guide -- yay!)
7. Cuddling with Jason for so long in the morning that I'm late for work.
8. Cheerios for breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner.
9. The November Real Simple magazine.
10. Fuzzy socks.

Monday, October 22, 2007

What's for dinner?

Now that Jason and I are both working all day until at least 5:30 or later, it's been hard to make dinner like I used to. That's why I appreciate yummy, easy recipes like this one.

Chicken and Broccoli Pie
1 lb chopped chicken
1/4 C chopped onion
2 Tbsp flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1 1/4 C milk
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 egg
10 oz chopped frozen broccoli cooked and drained
4 oz shredded cheese
Pastry for 9 inch pie pan

Saute chicken and onion in 1 Tbsp oil till done. Add flour, coat chicken; add salt, garlic salt and milk. Stir until bubbly, add cream cheese until melted. Stir some of hot mixture with the egg, then stir egg into pan. Add broccoli, pour hot mix into baked pastry shell and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 min.

My alterations: I eliminate the chicken and use 16 oz of broccoli, I also use the 1/3 less fat cream cheese. It tastes just the same, but I feel like it melts faster than regular cream cheese.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Rylie's Birthday

It's official, the youngest in my family is now a teenager. Although she's been acting 13 for a while now, Rylie turns 13 today! Last night we went to dinner at Olive Garden to celebrate.

Jason kept calling all the snow last night a "Christmas Miracle."

My parents

Jason says he's growing his beard out so he can be a pirate for Halloween.

I kept catching Rylie mid-blink

Saturday, October 20, 2007

I want this house

So Jason and I have been talking about buying a house since before we were married. We know it's something we want to do soon, but today while perusing the Internet I stumbled across the house of my dreams. It's in Sugarhouse, which is a bit of a commute, but I'd say totally worth it. The only problem is, it's a bit out of our current price range. I mean, really, we won't have enough for a down payment for at least 6 to 9 months, but more realistically probably a year. But I can dream right?

Take a look at the house blog here
And more pictures here

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Betsy's Visit

Our dear friend Betsy visited us this weekend. She took the train (how cool is that!) in on Friday night and left early (like, hours before the sun comes up early) Monday morning. We spent Saturday shopping until we could hardly stand, and then went to dinner at Happy Sumo. Sunday was spent relaxing, eating and of course, playing games!! Both Jason and Betsy are skilled Scrabble sharks and it was fun to watch them go head-to-head. Jason won, Betsy came in second and I came trailing behind in last place with 146 points.

How am I supposed to win with nothing but vowels! (or if you're the lady on "Are you Smarter Than a Fifth Grader," vouls.)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Geoff!!

This past Thursday was Geoff's 19th birthday, so to celebrate we went to dinner with him and my parents. It was great to spend time with Geoff since we don't get to see him as often now that he's living in Price.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Dear Lizzy

Walking into Dear Lizzy is like watching all of your girlish dreams come true. This heavenly place is located in Highland, Utah and is stuffed top to bottom with the most amazing items. Dear Lizzy specializes in home decor but also carries clothing, hats, purses and jewelry, as well as other various items - usually covered in rhinestones. The store is not only food for the eye, but the stomach as well. There's a darling little bistro that serves the most AMAZING sugar cookies. I'm going there again this weekend.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Think Pink!

October is breast cancer awareness month, so show your support by posting pink!