Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tag, I'm it!

I was tagged by my mommy

random-facts-about-me tag.


Post the rules on your blog
List 6 random things about yourself.
Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

1. I have a thing about my feet. They need to be covered. By socks, a blanket, long pajama pants or a combination of the three. It's more of a security thing than a warmth/comfort thing. 

2. I severely dislike folding laundry and hand-washing dishes, but I enjoy cleaning toilets and vacuuming.

3. I love to bake but I don't like eating baked goods. This worked well in my dating years because most boys like baked goods ... but not Jason.

4. I spent a semester in Nauvoo more than 5 years ago and I still tear up with I think/talk about it.

5. When I walk up or down stairs or even when I am just walking I am constantly counting or singing nursery rhymes in my head to the rhythm of my steps. This drove me crazy when I was at BYU and had to do a lot of walking between classes.

6. When I listen to the radio in the car, the volume needs to be set to an even number or a number ending in 0 or 5. 

I tag Kim, Macie, Lecia, Annie, Karissa, Brittany, and anyone else who want to do it.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Elder Gray comes home

My cousin Kyle Gray returned home from the New Hampshire Manchester Mission yesterday, and I accompanied his family and my mother to the airport to pick him up.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Photographing people seminar

On Saturday I had the opportunity to attend a fantastic photography seminar taught by Kenneth Linge. We learned a lot about composition and lighting techniques and were also given the chance to put the teachings into action. It was a lot of fun and I feel like I really learned a lot. Check out my photo blog for more pictures!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


A while back I had the opportunity to take some images for Mormon Artist magazine. If you're never heard of it, you are missing out! Read up on some talented LDS artist HERE.

I took the photos for the interview with painter Merrick White, check out my photo blog for more pictures!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mia Maid Temple Pictures

For a young women's activity, we decided to head up to the Mount Timpanogos temple and take pictures there. I always have a lot of fun with these girls and am so grateful for my calling.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I'm a copy-cat

I saw this on Elizabeth's blog and I though it looked like fun, so I'm doing it too.

There are 99 things here, and the things I've done are bolded.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band 
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a Meteor Shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity 
7Been to Disneyland (too bad there isn't a way to make this REALLY bold)
8. Climbed a Mountain 
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - from school, not work.
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a Lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - What do you consider ancestors?
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job - laid off
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper - my byline dozens of times, but never my picture.
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox 
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous 
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
Been stung by a bee

My verdict? My life is awesome.

Sample album

I just ordered my first sample album for my business. I can not wait to see how it turns out!! Here's one of the spreads, I used Annie and Dan's pictures:

Check out my blog for more!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Let it snow!

The past two days have been very white. As far as I can tell, it started snowing Monday around noon and didn't quit until late last night. Now I can't say that this is 100 percent accurate because I wasn't awake during the entire time, but pretty close. Jason's little Prius has become a permanent fixture of the driveway and I have been driving him to and from work in the Jeep. Ah, the joys of living in Utah .... Anyway, last night Jason and I borrowed some shovels and cut ourselves a pathway through the driveway so we could get the Jeep out this morning and while he worked hard, I took some pictures.

I don't think this vehicle is going anywhere soon.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Scott and Shelly

I went to high school with these two, and it was a lot of fun to see how cute they were together on their wedding day. If you want to see (more of) how cute they were on their wedding day, head over to my photo blog.