Good Friends

29 06 2009

John and Andrea

John and Andrea

Wonderful neighbors who just moved

Wonderful neighbors who just moved

Ella and Ruth

Ella and Ruth

A little funkiness in conservative Salt Lake

A little funkiness in conservative Salt Lake

Best Buds

Best Buds





Reflections in DC

29 04 2009

Vietnam War Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Vietnam War Memorial, Washington, D.C.

This week’s theme over at I Heart Faces is “Reflection”.  I spent the last three days in Washington for work and only had about three hours to go out and take photos.  I ran right down to the National Mall and got some great shots I’ll be posting soon.  With the theme in mind, I was limited in what I had to work with.  I was struggling until I came upon the Vietnam Memorial.  What an amazing monument!  The picture above is my adult entry.  And the photo below is my kids entry.  I came across this boy touching the monument and was so curious about what he might be thinking.  His mother was behind him talking to him.  I wanted to get a better glimpse of his face,  but the moment seemed way too personal for me to get any closer than I did.  Enjoy more pictures over at the I Heart Faces site!

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How to have fun with your kid in a parked car.

21 04 2009

 

Ella and Mommy - Salt Lake City

Ella and Mommy - Salt Lake City

 

My daughter and I were excited to go to my beautiful friend’s book signing at a local book store.  My friend is a fabulous writer and amazing photographer.  Our entire family is thrilled with all of her success.

The problem, that evening, was that we arrived early.  Really early.  Ella wanted to go in, but I knew that lingering around would only get awkward and tiring in about 5 minutes, so we waited in the car.  I had brought my camera along to take candids of Heather and Jon, but pulled it out early to take some shots of my girl.  She asked if we could pose together and this is what we got.  

If you ever want to feel old and decrepit, just take a close up of yourself next to a child with porcelain-like skin.  It’s awesome!

The theme this week at I Heart Faces is “Self Portrait”.  This is my entry in the kids category which required me to be in the picture with a child.  No tripods were allowed.  I had my arm out as far as it would go (thank god the minivan has a deep set windshield!)

Go check some truly beautiful people at the site!

 

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Easter

14 04 2009

 

What candy?  I have no idea where my basket is!

 

What candy? I have no idea where my basket is!

Our Spring Break is this week and the house is full of people as Chris took off from work this week, also.  He’s working on remodeling projects – so there is always a saw whirring, or a nail gun popping.  One of the kids usually has a friend over, while the other gets in front of a screen.  Today it is Ella.  She doesn’t want to leave the remote control.  Rarely do her older brothers let her watch the variety of princess cartoons, Hannah Montana, and Wow Wow Wubzy that she enjoys.  

I was working on my computer for quite some time and realized that I hadn’t fed Ella lunch.  When I went to find her – the above scene is what I found.  She wasn’t hungry for lunch.  Hmmm?  Go figure.

This week’s theme at I Heart Faces is “Spring/Easter”.  Go check out all the other Springy shots here!

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Best friends

7 04 2009

 

In love AND in like

In love AND in like

We are actively remodeling our vintage tudor, both work and are raising three active kids, however we found time this winter to have a date.  Just one, but it was awesome!  We went to a Nordic Center at the top of a beautiful canyon and went snowshoeing for a couple hours.  We took this (arm stretched!) with my husband’s point and shoot.  I thought it turned out really well!

Go check out other adult friends here.

 

 

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Great friends

6 04 2009

 

Ella and Savannah

Ella and Savannah

Last summer, Ella and her friend got the most out of the hot day by running through the sprinklers.  As you can see, they had a ball!

I’m entering this photo into the I Heart Faces weekly contest.  This week’s theme is “My Friend & I”.  Go check out all the other friends on their site!

 

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The Count

30 03 2009

 

Our Basie

Our Basie

This dog is so loving and acts like a human so often it’s crazy!  She loves to curl up in my lap and take in the love.

I’m entering this picture of Basie in the pets category of the I Heart Faces weekly contest.  Go check out the other great photos of pets.

 

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