Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Busy busy busy, there never seems to be any downtime anymore. Photography has kept up a pretty steady pace during the winter, which is something I honestly did not anticipate. But I'm grateful that it has. Our schedule over the past few weeks has consisted of enjoying the company of Jason's parents in town, shooting a wedding in Oakland, Christmas at the cabin and now this weekend we're heading to Mesa. The days between those fun events have been full of shooting photos, editing photos, coaching cheer, traveling to and from basketball games with my cheerleaders and getting ready for Christmas. And guess what? Things do not seem to be slowing down after New Years! So this is our life right now, wonderfully busy and full of enjoyable activities. For now, know that we're doing well and loving life and that someday I'll have time to blog photos from all of our fun times.

Oh yeah, how cute are we? I stole this from my mother-in-law's blog. This is us outside our beautiful home the weekend Tom and Cheryl came to visit. And would you believe it, the snow in this picture is nothing compared to what we have going on right now.

In the meantime, check out my photo blog! I recently posted my 200th post and my first ever giveaway.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cabin bound!

We're heading to the cabin tonight! Of course, only if I can get all the things done I need to get done in time. Such as:

Oil change
packing (both clothes to wear an all our Christmas gifts)
eating (I keep forgetting)
run to the bank
last minute Christmas shopping
last minute Christmas wrapping

And I only have three hours left to do it all. And here I am blogging instead. Procrastination is one of the things I'm pretty good at. In fact, if it were an Olympic sport ... that gold would be all mine. If your "to-do" list is daunting and you want to procrastinate too, please do so by viewing my photo blog and leaving me comment love. This lovely couple was featured today:

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


If I took a picture outside my window right now and posted it, it would look something like this:

And I'm loving it. For about half a second there I was afraid we weren't going to get snow for Christmas, but now it's snowing! I just pray that it keeps up and sticks around. Even if it does mean I have to leave my car parked at the bottom of the driveway in order to avoid death by slippage when I try to leave the house.

Jason and I just returned from a fantastic trip to Oakland/San Francisco. It was a work trip for this couple's wedding, but we were able to do a little site seeing. Unfortunately my hard drive is FULL and I can't upload any pictures until I make it less full, so this will be a picture-less post. But don't you worry, there will be pictures eventually and they will be fantastic and so worth the wait.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I ordered really cute Christmas cards. The printing shop lost my order. They also forgot to tell me. This is why we're not sending out Christmas cards in the mail. Instead, we're blogging our less cute card.

2009 was a big year for the Evans Family! We finally, after an eternity of looking and making offers, purchased a home in Cedar Hills, UT. It's a charming 3 bed 3 bath home with plenty of room for guest (hint hint) so come visit!

Jason is in his fifth year of working at Quomation and was the proud recipient of the "Innovator of the Year" award. Along with the fancy title, he also received a blu ray player ... now if only we had a television to hook it up to!

Jessie and her business celebrated their one-year anniversary in August and couldn't be more proud. Business is booming and Jessie Alexis Photography will have weddings featured in not one, but TWO bridal magazines. Not too shabby for the first year :) She has also been filling in as a cheer coach for a near-by private school. While this started out as a temporary position, rumor has it the school wants to keep her on even after the regular coach comes back from maternity leave.

Together we enjoyed a cruise to the Mexican Riviera in October. We were lucky enough to be joined by Jason's parents and grandparents. We ate way too much food and had way too much fun. And as a result we're hoping to make it a yearly tradition!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Flashback Friday!

Hi. My name is Jessie and I'm a terrible blogger. Sorry.

OK, now that that's out of the way ... Flasback Friday! This past weekend we went to Jason's work Christmas party and someone at our table asked us how we met, and we got started talking about "our story" and all that fun stuff, and mentioned that it was that very Christmas party 4 Christmases ago that we re-kindled our romance. Someday I'm going to do like Pioneer Woman and write down our love story, if only for our posterity. For now, I'm just going to share a picture of that date!

December 9, 2006

Highlights of the date include:

1. Our second first kiss
2. Riding trax
3. The food (especially the mashed potatoes!)
4. Seeing the lights at Temple Square

Coming up next ... pictures from this year's Christmas party!