Monday, December 31, 2007

Day 110

New Years Eve at Temple Square
Zenobia, one of the students that my parents met in Paris is in town from Hong Kong. Confused? Anyway, we took her to Temple Square tonight to see the lights. My battery was dying and I didn't bring any spare so this is the best shot I got. ...Sigh.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Day 109


It is officially cold. These icicles grew overnight...or since the last time I went out...which feels like a couple of days ago (it wasn't really). I love "vacations!"

Friday, December 28, 2007

Day 107

Dressed up and ready to go

Em, Robbie, and I went to breakfast this morning (Rob didn't believe me when I said Jeremiah's had GIANT breakfast's...he believes me now), and we got all dressed up.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Day 106

The Family
Okay, so I didn't "technically" take this picture. I did all the set up, I did all the processing...and let me tell you, there was a LOT of processing (5 or 6 faces are from 5 or 6 other pictures), but I didn't press the shutter. Is that cheating? I don't think so. :-)

Anyway, this is my WHOLE family. They're pretty cool.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Day 104

Stocking Vomit

You'd think that a house full of people over 30 would find less enjoyment in Christmas Stockings. Well, not my house. Stocking gifts are the best ever!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and your stockings were full to overflowing!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Day 103

Snow Angels

...or should I say devils!?

Yay! I'm all caught up! I can't say it won't happen again, but I'll try really hard. :-) Happy Christmas Eve!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Day 102

The Orgy of Greed
My family used to exchange gifts from each other on Christmas Eve after dinner. As the family grew it became an "orgy of greed." Needless to say we changed the date...there just isn't enough time!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Day 101


Johnny & I went shooting at the Antelope Island causeway. I realized that I really do suck at landscapes, but these clouds turned out pretty cool.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Day 100

Christmas Shopping Marathon

I was hoping to get something really great for Day 100, but instead I went Christmas shopping. Ug!

I'll do better for Day 200. :-)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Day 99

Wrapping Paper
I forgot to buy wrapping paper, so I made my own.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Day 98

Pink Mountains

I'm not really great at shooting landscapes, but the pink sunset was reflecting on the mountains tonight and I thought it was lovely. So here you go.

...Did I just say lovely?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Day 97

Grocery Shopping
I haven't been grocery shopping in over a month. Tonight was a good night. :-)

Monday, December 17, 2007

Day 96

Candy Canes
...for 1300 people. Oi!
I've added a new link to "my peeps." It's not a blog (though he has one there), it's my friend Dan Beck who is an incredibly talented singer. Y'all should check him out, there are even some of my photos on his photo page...the ones for A Broadway Valentine.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Day 95

Patient Kitty
Chloe loves her kitty, and her kitty must love her because...well, she lets her.

You guys will let me know when you're sick of pictures of these kids wont you? Because I never get sick of them.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Day 94

Drive-by Christmas Lights
Sometimes it's all you have time for.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Day 93

Alvin & the Epic Tale
First of all, you should know, my Dad is kind of a dork. That said, this photo has a story. So go get your Jammie's on, a cup of ...whatever and get ready for story time.

I had a great childhood. We had everything we needed, lots of kids to play with, a Mom and Dad who loved us like crazy, but not a lot of money. So, when my older brother (who was 4 or 5 at the time) broke the T.V., my parent's didn't replace it. Needless to say, I grew up (in the 70's) without a T.V. Sad, I know. But like I said, I had a great childhood...and friends who had T.V.'s. But that left the time at home to find other things to do. Those other things usually included records (and for those of you who don't know what records are...GET OFF THE BLOG!).

At Christmas time, before the Carpenters came on the scene, we had Alvin & the Chipmunks. Our favorite song in the ENTIRE world was The Chipmunk Song, or Christmas, Christmas Time is Here. In my father's defense, if I heard that song 12 times an hour on a record that skipped and had 5 - 7 small children pinching their noses and singing it at the top of their lungs, I'd probably do something similar to what he ended up doing.

What did he end up doing? Well, one dark day, pretty close to Christmas, he "accidentally" stepped on our favorite record...the one that "someone" left "laying on the floor." We were devastated. But like I said, we didn't have a lot of money and "couldn't replace it."

Well, as we got older we got wise to the old man (as we got a few days older...we weren't stupid). But we, for the most part, got over it. Over the past few Christmases we've taunted him with The Chipmunk Song at Christmas time and watched as he covered his ears, then laughed and turned up the music. But this year, we hit pay dirt! Alvin & the Chipmunks live action movie hit the scene, and the other night when my nieces said they were going to ask Grandpa to take them to the movie it was like my dream come true.

So tonight, I sat next to my father as he sat through not only The Chipmunk Song, but several renditions...including Hip Hop. Oh, sweet revenge!

P.S. He just tried to tell me (30 years later) that "it was an accident!" Right.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Day 92

Steel Life
Lara is a photo title genius!


Shameless Pimp of ME:

It's official, I'm can be bought! I've been having computer issues, and I need a new one. Specifically, I need a MAC. So, I'm saving my pennies and pimping myself out. I've decided that it's time to post prices and start charging. So, my plea to you is this:

a) If you or someone you know needs family/individual/whatever (within reason) pictures taken, my prices are now listed to the right. Send me an email and we'll hook up...for photos. :-)

b) If I have taken photos of you, your kids, or someone you them off, then give out all the information you have for me...including my website (which is under construction, but the address is: and tell people to GET IN TOUCH WITH ME!

c) Visit this links:

and buy prints of your favorite photos. You'll have a stunning print and you'll be helping me at the same time.

d) Just keep checking my blog and sending me good Juju.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Day 91

Jelly Bean
This is my Jelly Bean...or Jake (...when she was 2 or 3 she told me her name was Jake, not sure why). She is the most fun to photograph because she loves it! I can't tell you how many times she has said to me "Lissa, take my picture." To which my response is always..."OK!"

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Day 90

Christmas Shopping
Go ahead and interpret this however you'd like... In fact, post comments, it'll be fun...and I need some fun!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Day 89

It's slowly killing me
I had to get gas on the way home. Holy Crap! This isn't even 1/2 a tank. I think I might die...or go broke.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Day 88

Denali's Family

Remember Denali? Well, here she is with her family. Too bad there isn't anyone out there who loves this kid, huh?

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Day 87

Once there was a Snowman
After Taylor & Baylee's dance recital we headed to my brothers house to make a snowman. There's lots more pics in the "graveyard."
P.S. I made the scarf.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Day 86

Yummy Snow
The rain turned to snow, and Mary ... again ... was a very good sport.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Day 85

Christmas in the Rain
I went to my parents house tonight for a piano lesson (but forgot my books again, so it didn't actually happen), and realized driving up that I didn't have a picture for today. Big shock! So I snapped this out of my car window. I didn't think I'd post it (since I posted a photo of my parents house just the other day), but realized that it was pretty cool and posted it anyway.

So, there you have it. The story you didn't really care to know. :-)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Day 84

Christmas Card
It's a Christmas Card! Can't you tell? Okay, it's not...yet. I was very crafty tonight, much craftier than I've been...well, ever (my friend Karen calls me "craft challenged"). Johnny had a Stampin' Up party and we made Christmas Cards. It was fun! I love art projects, I don't do nearly enough of them. You can see the finished product here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Day 83

Baby Gas
This is Denali (Hallie's baby sister), she's two weeks old. Her mother insists that she isn't having gas, that she actually is smiling. What do you think? Whatever it is (gas or smile) she's pretty stinkin' cute!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Day 80

Winter at the Parent's House
My Dad's even out playing with his favorite winter time toy (you have to look for him though).