Friday, June 27, 2008

Photo Week

I've had a long and exciting day. A few weeks ago, I was hired for an awesome commercial job at the University Guest House. Many many thanks to Justin for giving the marketing department my name. Anyways, I've been trying to fill this massive commercial order. I did an few on monday but got the bulk of them done today. I was there for about 5 hours. I forgot what it was like to work so many hours all in a row! : ) I was tired. Luckily, I didn't have to deal with a toddler as well. Thanks again, to my mom. I did realize something though. I actually worked, almost a full day, at something I actually like. Even though it wore me out, I liked it. I never knew it was possible to like work!!!! And now I'm thinking, how stupid was I to waste all of that time cutting payroll checks at my last job. I could have been this at twice the pay and half the time. I guess I've never really been a big risk taker but maybe now I will have learned my lesson.

Anyways, the reason I titled this "Photo Week". For some reason people end up wanting their pictures taken all in the same week. This week I've been shooting like crazy. Twice for the U of U. Wednesday I had a sitting with my neighbor's kids. Tomorrow I am taking pictures of Tammy's cute extended family. Then tomorrow night I get to take some shots of all the rednecks at a Demolition Derby. I'm really excited for this one. I hope I can find some good stock shots.

Overall, I'm loving my full schedule and I couldn't ask for anything better to fill it up with. I say...keep it comming. Here's a peek of what I did.......

Sunday, June 22, 2008

St George Summary

Overall, thumbs up for St George. It was good just to be with the fam. I got a tan, met with some old friends, went shopping (although, I remembered why I always hated shopping in St George. There isnt anywhere to go.), ate lots of junk and watched a lot of Ninja Warrior.

Sand Dunes

Then, I was somehow talked into going to the Sand Dunes. It was not fun. We got a late start and it was hot hot. I did get some pictures which will make it worth it if I can make them Stock worthy. You will have to look at my iStock site in a few weeks to see if they were accepted.

First item on the agenda: Fill cup with sand

This isnt everyone, but I dont really love getting groups together for "the big shot". I just shot who was sitting there at the time. Works for me
Audrey had a hard time leaving Gramy's side the whole trip. She would say "Granny, Granny". Mom thought it sounded like "Rodney, Rodney"
It was HOT
Matt was such a good model. He actually volunteered this time! Probably, because I'm so mean if he rolls his eyes when I get my camera out. He took his shoes and shirt off to get some desolate looking pictures. Then we took some of his back flips. These are blurry (aagghh), so no stock.
These are the ones I'll send to the iStock people. We'll see if they like 'em

More St George.....

Somehow I was talked into hiking at Zions. We did Emerald Pools for the kids sake. It was mostly fun. I dont think I had as much fun as a true hiker would have, but I did get some good pictures.

Justin, Tammy and Caden taking a break

We reached the Upper Pools. Audrey fell asleep before the end of the hike. Her head was flopping around so Matt took her out of the backpack and held her for the the last 15 mins..... then held her on the shuttle. She woke up when we got off the shuttle but didnt go back to sleep, I was surprised.

I'm Back

I'm back from St George. We were gone for a week and now, I am oh so relaxed. I love the "do whatever" vacations. We went swimming every day. Especially for "Adult Swim". One full hour without anyone under 18. Amazing! Then when they kicked us out of the pool, we would sit in the hot tub on our porch.
Audrey insisted on wearing the Gwasses

Yes.....she is licking him....

Monday, June 9, 2008


FYI: I made a blog page for the watches I'm making and selling. Check it out to the left. Click on SummerRay Watches. Also, I've decided to sell them for a lot cheaper. Bands will be $14 and faces are $6!!

Scrapbook Pages

For those of you who are still seeing me with blonde hair, I decided not to dye it dark after all. We decided that after my last "home kit" adventure, my hair just wasnt ready for that much damage. Oh well, maybe later.

Anyways, I wanted to post some scrapbook pages that I've been working on. These are my first for 2008, from January.

Scrapbook Kit credits: Patricia Amaral and GABhappyscrap