Thursday, July 31, 2008

Day 323

Vacation Day 6 - Nick
This is my cousin Cari's son Nick.  This kid has no fear.  Cari asked me if I'd take some pictures of him doing his thing, my answer?  Um...yeah!  I have another shot of him on his dirt bike, very cool...I'll post it in the "graveyard" another day.  

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Day 322

Vacation Day 5 - Waving at Emma
No real story, just Emma (my cousin's daughter) waving from the boat.  It was a good day.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Day 321

Vacation Day 4 - A 15 Year First
I have a pretty intense fear of water.  I never learned how to swim and over the years have become increasingly frightened of even being near a large body of water.  How then, you ask, is it that my favorite place on earth is a lake?  Well, I usually keep my distance.  This year however I decided I would change that.  So when my cousin Cari asked if I was going to go out on the boat this year, I said yes.  Besides, I wasn't about to miss out on some great photo op's.  

So yes, this is a first, me (not pictured) on a boat for the first time in 15 years...oh, and my brother skiing.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Day 320

Vacation Day 3 - Chloe's Blanky
The Wednesday before I left I got a phone call.  It was my sister-in-law Stephanie and she was a bit panicked.  You see, a little over 2 years ago my niece Chloe was born, and being the good auntie, I knitted her a blanket.  Well, she fell in love with the blanket and hasn't let it out of her sight...that is until Wednesday the 23rd of July.  They were shopping and she dropped her precious blanky.  Needless to say, she was a bit distraught.  

Several months ago, Stephanie had asked me if I could knit her a scarf or a mini blanket just in case the blanket Chloe was attached to unraveled  (which it was in imminent danger of doing), and I started one for her.  Well, now it was necessary.  I told Steph to hold her off as long as she could and I would knit my fingers to the bone...which is just what I did.  We told Chloe that I had found her blanky and was fixing it for her.  Believe it or not, she bought it.  The blanket is much smaller and a whole lot pinker, but she loves it just the same.  Success!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Day 319

Vacation Day 2 - Deer Lake
This, my friends, is my favorite spot in the world.  Yes, it is beautiful, but my favorite part of this place is my family.  My Aunt & Uncle (Carol & Lew) own a cabin on this lake and every other year (sometimes more often) we spend a week playing and getting to know each other.  Because of this, my cousins are some of my best friends in the world.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Day 318

Vacation Day 1 - The Rook Family
Day 1 of my Vacation was a bit of a work day, but not the yucky kind of work.  My aunt (Naomi) and her family live about an hour away from the Lake, so we stopped there on the way to take their family photos and Garret's senior photos (Garret is the one on the far right).  It was a lot of fun and I think we got some great pictures.

Vacation Baby!

Hi Everyone!  

In about 3 hours I'm supposed to be waking up, so it's rather unfortunate that I'm not asleep yet.  Anyway, I'm headed out of town for the next 11 days.  I might be able to access the internet once or twice while I'm gone, but for the most part I'm going on Internet Silence.  Have a great week and a half and I'll post those 11 days as soon as I get back.

I'll miss you!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Day 317

Welcome Home
As most of you know, I moved back to my home town at the beginning of the month and as you also know, this weekend is my 20 year high school reunion.  So tonight as I was coming home from work I passed the drive-in that has been a beacon of news since I was a little girl, and saw this sign.  As much as I've gone on about how I didn't like high school and how it was ridiculous for me to revisit a past that I was not a fan of, I've been in touch with several of my old friends and it's been great.  I've loved hearing about their lives and their families.  This sign touched me.  So to all you "Class of 88" friends reading this, it's good to be in touch again, you've always been in my thoughts.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Day 315

For those of you unfamiliar with Utah History, the 24th of July, 1847, Brigham Young and the Saints (the Mormon Pioneers) entered the Salt Lake Valley.  So the holiday (complete with a big old day off work) is a pretty big deal.  Lucky for us Fireworks vendors leave their stands up through the month of July...or as my friend Mark Saal say's "Twenty-one days of perilous patriotism."  So tonight I went to my brother's house and took pics of the celebration.  This is Taylor dancing with her sparklers.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Day 311

The girls and I went to see The Police in concert tonight.  Hello, great show!  We were only a few of 15,000 trying to recapture our youth.  *Sigh*  

And if you look close, you can see the real Sting.  

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Day 309

This is Katie, she belongs to my friends Sarah & Michael and boy did this little girl love the camera (and it loved her back).  We had fun tonight!

Day 308

This is my cousin Dani. We had Sushi and a mini-photo shoot tonight. For Mom's, Grandma's, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins,'s the rest. Isn't she pretty?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Day 307

Good Old Weber
My 20 year High School Reunion is in less than 2 weeks. So I drove the old and oh-so-familiar route to my High School to snap a pic. It's rather fortress-like isn't it? Is it okay to feel old? Is it okay to feel like I haven't accomplished nearly enough in 20 years?

p.s. No, I'm not going, I'll be blessedly out of town. There were parts of high school I loved (I had some great friends), but overall...not so much.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Day 304

We had a concert tonight at Wolf Mountain (formerly Nordic Valley, if you're familiar with the area) which is to say that "we got the funding that brought the Symphony to Wolf Mountain."  Anyway, it was a great night and very family friendly.  They had face painting and games for the kids.  This kid was cracking me up all night.  He started out pretty horrible at the hoop, but by the end of the night he was teaching all the other kids. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Day 300

65 Days to go!  ...and a bonus for leap year.   :-)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Day 299

Tiger Lilies
It seems like a new flower blooms every week for me to shoot.  Isn't that nice of the flowers?

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Day 298

Patriotic Toes
Remember my friend Shirllyn's infamous chest?  Well, here are her toes.  :-)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Day 297

Painted Horse
As part of Ogden's Pioneer Days celebration, several local artists have been commissioned to paint life size horses.  They are all over downtown and 25th street, if you get a chance check them out, they're very cool.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Day 295

Oh yeah...SUSHI BABY!!!
Knowing how much I love Sushi, my friend Jo sent me a link to Candy Sushi.  So of course, I HAD to make it.  Thanks Jo!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008