Last Post of 2008

So, I decided to post once more so you don't have to look at that ridiculously long last post! :) Hope you all have a wonderful New Years Eve, and a great day tomorrow! Here's a little of what I've been up to...

Jessie & Kelly's wedding announcement. It's 5x7 double sided, and I love it! I haven't printed double sided before, so I was really excited when I got them back...However, I am upset with the place I printed. I sent in the final order on the 23rd, they JUST shipped them out on the 29th, and they haven't even gotten to Jessie & Kelly. I guess that's what happens when you need them ASAP! Anyway. They chose one of the designs off of my website, then wanted to add a map to the back. I couldn't figure out how to download the map off of mapquest, so I ended up taking a picture of my computer screen (with the map on it), and actually made it with the picture as a reference. I really like how it turned out! *CLICK PIC TO SEE BIGGER

This was fun to make too. I made it out of the pictures Shari posted on her blog. I actually made this for my portfolio (& for fun!), but I thought it was so cute, so I wanted to share it here...WAIT...I'm gonna make you go HERE to see it! (I gotta get my hit count up SOMEHOW!!:)

And this is the most favorite thing that I've done this week! I was able to shoot this ADORABLE little girl's pictures. Thanks to Violet for giving Elizabeth (who was actually one of Kandyce's old roomies) my website. (Yeah, it's a small world. Kinda funny when they ask me if I knew all these people from Cokeville, and they say Kandyce, and I say, "She's my sister" and they say, "I was her roommate last year" and we figure out that we've actually met...) But yeah. This girl was so little, and she had SO MUCH HAIR!! I LOVE IT!! (Ask them, I was obsessing over her hair the entire time!) Anyway...

Oh, and Grandma, I wanted to use the hat you made me (THANKS!) but this little one wasn't so thrilled about taking the pictures. When we finally got her to sleep, we didn't want to wake her up by changing clothes or putting on a hat. Next one I will though...and I'm excited to use them! :)

It went from this....(SWEET, huh?)
to this...(BIG STRETCH)
to this....(But still so precious!)

Alright, well enjoy! Happy New Year Everyone!


Another LONG one...

Alright, so this is going to be a long post, with lots of pictures, mostly random. Christmas at our home was really good. It's not at all what I am used to, but I'm growing to enjoy it more and more each year. It's just a real relaxing day. The best part about being "newlyweds" is being able to create our own traditions. One of our traditions is staying up all night, usually playing Xbox, and going to bed at about 5 or 6 in the morning. That may seem strange, and it may change as we get older, but it's just something that we've done every year, and the story behind it is why I love it so much. Then, of course we sleep in. I'm used to opening presents early in the morning, but this year I think we only opened maybe 2 or 3 of our presents, and then saved the rest for yesterday and today...another weird one, I know...but I don't mind it. I knew what I was getting, so I made sure I opened the ones I really wanted to play with first! :) Then we had a dinner and have spent the past few days relaxing. It's been super nice! Hopefully everyone else had a wonderful Christmas as well! I've been WAITING for posts on everyone else's Christmas......

Anyway...so my past few posts I have been whining about how there is NO SNOW in Logan, well...It has been coming slowly, so I thought I would document it's progress! :)

These two are some of the first real snow this year. We have kind of gotten snow, but this is the most we got...
These pictures show the amount that fell on our bushes...
There have been many times that Greg will call me from school and tell me how cool something looks and that we should get a picture. Well, this particular day, after his last finals of the semester! (YAHOO!!) He called and told me to get my camera and meet him out at the car. He said the clouds and the sky looked way cool, so he came home and got me and we drove back up to campus. I have to agree with him. It looks way cool.. (To see more, go <--HERE-->)
Later that night looked even cooler!
The lighting was so awesome. There were some places where the mountains looked like they were on fire. Totally cool...
So obviously there wasn't much snow after that first little bit...This next picture shows the difference between the first snowfall, and the second...YAY! (They were taken about the same place on our porch)
The mountains look so cool when its snowing on them...(this was before the big fall) Then the second shows how much we got...
Our newest decoration...
Mmkay...so I really love the snow, don't get me wrong. If you can't tell by the pictures I've been posting lately, Greg and I live in a "mobile home subdivision" aka, a trailer park. Unfortunately Greg and I don't have a driveway like some of the other houses have, so we park on the street. Every fall we get letters from the park manager reminding us of things to do to winter-proof our trailers. One of the things on the list says something about when they plow, they will do the middle first, then we need to move our cars to the middle so they can do the sides...Yeah right!!! seriously, are we supposed to GUESS when they are going to plow? Well, we have NEVER yet moved our car to the middle of the street, beause we don't know when they are going to plow! Well...Christmas night we got hit with a HUGE snowstorm! (YAY, right?!) Until we go out the next morning to this.....(top pics are BEFORE, bottom are AFTER)
UGH!!! I was SO MAD!! I mean really? Are the people who plow that inconsiderate? I should be happy that they plow, but who does this? There were some footsteps up to our door that morning, so I hope it wasn't them telling us they were going to plow...haha, I'd feel pretty dumb, but STILL!! So annoying! The white car (if you can tell which is which!) is in front, and the one we drive around town, and it took about 30 minutes to dig us out! We haven't tried to dig out the blue car...I'm not sure I want to! But yeah..so that's what we get to deal with all winter! I just get so mad about it! Even one night when Greg was at work, and the white car was gone, they plowed, but didn't plow where we usually park the white car. AHH!! Oh well..lol, we get to laugh about it at least! (Until the next time we get totally STUCK!)

Here is Greg digging us out! :) lol..it is kinda funny...And the sky looks totally cool. (look at it in the one above with the blue car too)
Our porch....lol
And some pics from Christmas Eve/Day...

Here's Greg playing, NFL Head Coach on the Xbox AND Baseball on the computer! lol...Oh, how I love him! :)
Oh Christmas Tree....
Here's greg and I on Christmas day. I got a new "cheap" camera (so I don't have to haul my other camera everywhere and risk having it lost or stolen). I know the colors aren't very good, but oh well...the flash was blinding, so I turned it off...lol
Our Christmas day meal...Turkey, Gravy, Mushrooms, Shrimp, stuffing, potatos, yams, oysters (didn't try them! :S), pecan pie...It was DELICIOUS!!!
And that was our Christmas! Hopefully everyone else enjoyed theirs as much as we did. I didn't get the Christmas cards out on time, so you may get them around New Years Eve/probably after! :)

Anyway...i thought since I probably bored you with that...I would leave you with some pictures of some cute kids that I never see. But I'm not complaining (too much), Ben and Shari were nice enough to send us a bunch of pics, and since I'm sure they're busy, I thought I would share them with everyone! (see how easy this is you guys? :) I love the first one of Lilli and the twins. So cute. I miss them! And I'm not exactly sure who is who, but I am GUESSING, the one in stripes is Alex and the other is Aidan...(I have no idea how or why i'd know that, but just guessing...Shari or Ben can correct me if I'm wrong! :)
Cute right? Anyway...I'm out, for now....Stay tuned for more...My sweet husband took me to Twilight last night (this morning, I guess it was...) so you'll get to hear my thoughts on that incredibly....interesting? movie! Love you all!


So cute...

I posted this on my photog blog, but it was so cute, I wanted to share it here!



Another Christmas Tag

Alright, so I'm sorry this is lame. I don't have much to blog. I could post some pics, but I am too lazy right now to get them on my computer....I'll maybe do that later tonight. We'll see...for now.... (I'm pretty sure I did this one last year...oh well!) Enjoy anyway...

1. Do you like hot chocolate or egg nog?
Definitely hot chocolate...though I've actually never had any egg nog...just doesn't sound good, so I won't try it...
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just put them under the tree?
Wraps them...It's more fun that way, even if you already know what it is...
3. Colored or white lights on tree/house?
COLORED!!! What's with white lights all you lame-o people!!! :)
4. When do you put up your decorations?
Well...this year we did it the second week in November. It would have been sooner, but my in-laws stayed the night around the 11, and since we didn't want them to have to sleep under the tree...but usually sometime in early November when we get the Halloween lights down...
5. What is your favorite holiday dish?
Uhhh.....Nothing really jumps out at me...I just always loved getting treats from our family friends...
6. What is your favorite holiday memory from your childhood?
I think it will always be decorating Gram's Christmas tree. I don't know why, but that was always the funnest. Going to the SCARY basement to get the trunks of decorations, the tinsel that always got all over us, the mistle toe, then singing Christmas songs when we were done. I loved it! Also, me and Brady sleeping in each others rooms (or the younger kids in our rooms) and waking up at like 2 in the AM (really!) and watching "A Christmas Story" over and over...We did that up until I left home...haha
7. Do you open a gift on Christmas eve?
Sure thing!
8. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Ummm...lights, and random ornaments. While I think trees that are coordinated (I don't know another word..) are really pretty, I prefer just the randomness.
9. Snow! Love it or dread it?
I love it! I wish it would SNOW a whole lot more than it is! It's driving me CRAZY!
10. Do you remember your favorite gift?
I don't remember a single favorite. I had lots. I got a bracelet making kit, stamp kit, my first digital camera, all my crafty/scrapbooking stuff, then in the past few years, my nice digital camera, and my tablet for my computer...But all my Christmases have been great, it's hard to single out a favorite!
11. What is the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Giving/service....and spending time with my hubby!
12. What is your favorite Christmas dessert?
Probably sugar cookies? I don't know....
13. What tops your tree?
There is a star on ours
14. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving?
I like both, but prefer to give. Though I don't actually buy it, everytime I shop, I find things to buy for anyone and everyone...
15. What is your favorite Christmas song?
I think Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas is You" song is a fave...but hymn-wise, I like Joy to the World and I like playing With Wandering Awe (?) They're all faves though. Just not lame ones that people thing they are clever to write, but in reality they suck! :)
16.Candy canes?
Just the miniature ones. Not a huge fan though...
17. Secret Santa?
I loved doing the 12 Days of Christmas when I was younger.
18. Favorite Christmas movie?
A Christmas Story, Elf
19. Can you ice skate?
I haven't been ice skating since I was about 10. I don't actually remember how old I was, but it was like the only year they made an ice skating rink in Cokeville.
20. Have you experienced a Christmas miracle?
....Maybe? That's a good questions....I'll be thinking about that one for a while...

I tag anyone who wants to do this!


12 Days of Christmas

1. EMBARRASSING MOMENT: Ya know...I can't really think of any...


3. THINGS I BUY REGULARLY: milk, ice cream, some type of brownie or cake mix

4. PLACES I WANT TO GO: canada, europe, back east, hawaii

5. GOALS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR: work out more, have a successful photography business, read my scriptures more, be a better wife, be more patient

6. THINGS MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME: I DESPISE clipping my fingernails, I love having my hair done (cut, dyed, etc.), I used to watch "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" every night to fall asleep (I loved having my own computer in my room), I could NEVER be a nurse or a doctor, i still love the smell of onions, I love campbells chicken noodle soup, but I HAVE to pick out the chicken...

7. THINGS I WOULD NEVER SAY: I won't list them, because I would look like a jerk, but most of it has to do with "Why do you have children?!" (and it's not directed to anyone that I KNOW looks at my blog...)

8. THINGS I LOVE ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS SEASON: Snow, Christmas Lights, Music, Hustle and Bustle of shoppers/shopping, joy of Christmas day, surprises, presents, and of course the real meaning of Christmas!

9. THINGS I SAY TO MY KIDS: I don't actually have kids. Do you want to know what i say to other people's children?!? hhaha....

10. THINGS I DO A LOT: sleep, take pictures, watch TV, edit, spend time with Greg, talk to myself, shop, cuddle with greg, eat junk, think about doing things and never doing them...

11. THINGS I WOULD RATHER NOT LIVE WITHOUT: Greg, my cell phone, computer, my house, camera, pictures, food, blankets, junk food, water, electricity

12. PEOPLE I TAG: everyone who is capable of answering these questions (and is bored, like I am..)

Also, still need addresses for Christmas cards...email me at bre11414@hotmail.com


Christmas Cards

Good heavens. I can't believe next week is Christmas. This month has FLOWN BY! HOly cows! Anyway....

If any of you want cards from us...be sure to leave a comment or email me with your address at bre11414@hotmail.com. I don't have everyone's addresses, so to be sure that those of you who want one get one, best let me know!

And...since there is nothing exciting in my life...enjoy some more pics of the twins that I stole from Ben's facebook...

First two are Alex

This be Aidan


I Give....

I was going to wait and let Shari & Ben post this, BUT....Ben's sisters already shared the good news on their side, so I'm going to do it on my side...I'm sure Ben & Shari have a million X2 pictures, so they can share them in due time...Here are the twins....
Alexander Keith Davis . 5 lbs 11 oz . 19 in (I think) . 7:26 PM
Aidan Scott Davis . 5 lbs 7 oz . 17 in (I think) . 7:27 PM

**Click to see it larger**

Doesn't seem real yet though, huh? I can't wait to see more pics of them, and see them in person someday! I'm so happy for my sister and Ben! You guys are great! Love ya lots!!

(by the way, I don't know if I actually got the pictures and the names right...I guess who will really know? They're twins! haha! Also...that was my first attempt at digital scrapbooking, and it was mighty bad, I know! lol...but I was in a hurry...so yeah! I promise their birth announcements will be 10x cuter!)

My SIL just posted this on her blog, so I hope it's okay to post on mine now. I have known since Thanksgiving, but I don't like to spoil surprises that aren't mine...but I'm going to be an aunt AGAIN in JUNE!! Congrats Juanita & Mike! We're excited to add another niece (to make it even for us!) or nephew!


As if no one knows...

Shari had her babies tonight! I will let her announce the names and all the information, as well as some pictures, since they haven't actually called me to tell me the news...and I haven't seen them yet! But I hope to see some pics soon, cuz I can't wait to see them! :) YAY!!!


Tis the Season

For mutual tonight, my advisor Emily and I decided to do some type of service at Sunshine Terrace (a rest home) not too far from our church. Emily (bless her heart) set everything up and decided to do some caroling. After opening exercises, I told the girls what we were doing and there were a lot of moans and groans. I told them we were doing it anyway, and so we drove to Sunshine. We got into the building and split into two groups. I never imagined what a great experience it ended up being. It was such a simple thing, and we were only there for about 30 minutes, going room to room, but it was so much fun. I think the girls ended up having a lot of fun as well. It was just fun to see the people and see their faces light up when we sang to them. We had one sweet old lady who didn't want us to leave. We only sang about 2 songs at each room, but we ended up singing 5 or 6 at this ladies. She was so sweet. We had another lady who told us her birthday was the day after Christmas, and she wanted us to sing Happy Birthday to her, plus about 3 other songs. We also walked into a Hispanic man's room. He didn't speak ANY English, but we decided to sing to him anyway. I don't think he understood, but halfway through the first song he gave us a thumb's up. He didn't have any legs, and during the second song, he scooted to the edge of his bed and started rummaging through the dresser next to his bed. He pulled out a box of ritz crackers and gave each of us a package of ritz. What a sweet man. Though he didn't understand what we were saying, it was so awesome to see his reaction. It brings tears to my eyes to think about it. It was almost time to leave, and we had just finished singing to some lady in the hall, and we were walking away. We heard a nurse yelling (not really yelling, but I couldn't think of a better word) at us and asking us if we wanted to sing to a couple of ladies they had just put into bed. Of course we weren't going to say no (even it made the other group have to wait). So we went into their room and "sang them to sleep." One of the ladies kept saying, "You have to keep singing, I'm not asleep yet." It was so cute. What a great experience though. It was fun to see the girls having fun when they were earlier mumbling and groaning about it. I really think it comes from the leaders. As a leader you have to have a positive attitude about everything, because the girls are going to feed off of us. It's frustrating when some of the moans and groans come from the leaders. (I'm not saying I don't do it, because I occasionally do...) but I'm working on, because we have this calling for a reason, and the reason is not to sit and complain about our activities, or songs we have to sing in sacrament meeting that no one knows and that we struggle with. It's just been a great end of the year. We have been doing quite a bit of service, and it has been so much fun. I love my calling, and I love the girls that I work with! I have an awesome advisor, and I am so happy to be in this calling! Anyway...just wanted to share that experience with you...It was a wonderful activity!! Makes me want to do a lot more of that type of stuff...lol...hmm....anyway..

Here ya go Linds and Kelli! lol, I will get more soon. These are just some funny ones that I wanted to share!

I know I'm such a downer...but...I have to share this bit of bad news.....The suns traded boris diaw and raja bell today...I am so terribly distraught by the bad news my husband shared with me! :( I didn't believe him at first, but it was just confirmed as I changed the channel to 207 and read it on the screen! I loved Bell and Diaw! Why couldn't they have traded Shaq instead? What is this world coming too...as long as Nash doesn't go anywhere, I'll be a-okay! :) Haha...They are playing the lakers tonight too, Kennan's favorite team! GO SUNS!!!! (they are getting beat right now... though...just by 5. Don't worry, there will be a comeback!)



...is here already! Can you believe it? This year has flown by, and in just 20 days, it's Christmas! YAY!! Not much has been going on around here. Greg has been doing a LOT of homework and studying. I am SO GLAD (for his sake) that next week is finals! I just hope and pray he does well. He is taking the GRE on Thursday, so we're hoping for a good score on that! I have just been chillin' at home, taking and editing pictures every now and then. Though my business hasn't picked up greatly, I have gotten more business than I expected (and it's still not a lot), but I can't complain. I just keep telling myself it will take time. I still have a lot to learn. It does get frustrating when I see photographers around me getting a lot of business...but I just pretend that they were once in my shoes, so it'll all be a-okay!

We're slowly getting ready for Christmas. We have most our presents bought, and wrapped. Lol, it's not going to be much of a surprise since we both know what we got, wrapped them in front of each other, and one of greg's is an empty box, since he already is using one of his...but it's okay. Its not about the presents, right? But it does make it fun!

Anyway...that's the boring update from here! Hope you are all doing well! Good luck to those of you with finals still, and enjoy your upcoming breaks!

PS. What are the rules to using other peoples pics (like this one above) as your own personal Christmas card? I can't talk Greg into taking a picture, so those of you who will be getting Christmas cards from us...don't be surprised to see a picture you've already seen on my blog...lol, unless.....Linds, do you think Kelli would mind if I used her baby's pic?! :)


What a stud!

So, I already posted about my cousin, but my cousin Emily had this posted on her blog, so I stole it to stick on mine so I can show off my studly cousin! :) This pic makes me laugh, and for some reason every time I see the Greg Oden commercial...I think of Brandon...Maybe cuz he's so goofy?! lol...oh well...If you're in the Provo area, be sure to catch some of his games and cheer really loud for him!

as well as this article in the Daily Herald newspaper

The list starts with Bulldog senior center Brandon Davies -- who has already committed to BYU -- and junior forward/guard Kyle Collinsworth, both of whom have the ability to be strong at the next level.

"Brandon Davies is a 6-foot-10 kid that can run," Drury said. "He has a four-star ranking, one of the highest Utah has had in the last few years. He might be a better college player than high school player because he's still growing, so his upside is tremendous. He maybe the best shot blocker I've had in a long time.

Haha, I just love this kid, and I wish him the best of luck this year, and in years to come. Good luck Brandon! I love ya, and there's no one else I'd rather stick up for when being accused by stupid Flying J ladies, and there's no one else I'd let drive my car late at night, though you don't have your license! :)


This made me laugh...**EDITED**

Haha, I stole this from my parents blog, but I thought it was way funny. This is my cousin Brandon (a 6'9" senior in HIGH SCHOOL), with my little brother Kennan.

You may not find it as funny as I do, but I wanted to share...Brandon just signed to play basketball at BYU next year... I will forgive him for that! (haha...I actually don't really care...but still...) anyway. Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. I did, but didn't take any pictures....oh well!

Lol, so it must be one of those days where I am finding lots of stuff really funny, but.....My little sister forwarded the A-Z Thanksgiving thing to me, and it cracked me up..Here's what she said...

A : a pie
B: banana pie
C: cool pie
D: delicious pies
E: enjoyable pies
F: fantabulous pies
G: great tasting pies
H: homey-g pies
I: incredible pies
J: joyable pies
K: kewl tasting pies
L: luscious pies
M: mom's pies
N: never-ending tasting pies
O: outragious pies
Q: quiet time for eating pies
R: radical pies
S: some pies
T: terrific pies
U: unbelievable pies
V: vevacious pies (don't know what vevacious means, but it sounds cool)
W: wonderful pies
X: X-travigant pies (spelling is bad)
Y: yummy pies
Z: zesty pies


More cute couples...well, just one, but still..

Go <--HERE--> to see more...ENJOY!

Still not much going on here. Just preparing for our yummy, delicious Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday...To see what we plan on our dinner looking like, go <--HERE-->. I can't wait, and hope you all have a great Thanksgiving. I look forward to seeing lots of Thanksgiving posts! YAY!!

Also, I will be in Provo on the 4th of December, and have an opening for a shoot, if anyone is interested or knows of anyone interested. Let me know!!


11-20 of 100 things about Bre

Decided to do this since my blog is in need of an update...(It's been at least a day or two!)

#11: Ever since I got married, I can't eat a ton of chocolate and ice cream. Still love it, but I can't eat it like I used to...(That's not saying that I don't still eat a lot....just not as much! :)

#12: I hate filing my nails, I hate THINKING about filing my nails, I can't stand watching or listening to other people file their nails, and I can't stand thinking about other people filing their nails...

#13: I hate shaving my legs...I could easily go 3 weeks without doing it (and I do!) my poor hubby....

#14: I love listening to Greg's silly songs that he makes words up to and all the weird nicknames he has for me..(He has a new one every day...)

#15: I use ... way too much. Even when I text...

#16: I know I've used this one before, but I really don't like talking on the phone. I would prefer to email or text, but I DO NOT like talking on the phone. If you need to talk on the phone, call, leave a message (cuz I most likely won't answer), and I will get back to you...

#17: I HATE scary movies. HATE HATE HATE them! Any time we watch one I will turn and bury my head in Greg's chest. It doesn't even matter if they are totally cheesy, predictable movies. I just don't like to watch them!

#18: I love clipping my toe nails. I know that's totally disgusting, but I really enjoy it. haha

#19: Speaking of disgusting...I pick at everything...zits, scabs, etc...even if they're not mine..(I don't do it a lot, and it's only to Greg that I do! ha)

#20: I love my hair (and at the same time I don't always love my hair, but...)...doesn't matter the length, cut or color, I love it. I have been blessed with really healthy hair. It's kinda funny cuz back in the day when I would color it all the time, people would always tell me my hair was gonna fall out, but it hasn't, and it's always healthy...I get compliments on how soft it is all the time, and now I'm sounding vain, so it's time to go update a different blog or something!!

For #1-10, click <--HERE--> and as always...be sure to stop <--HERE-->!


More cuteness to look at...

Go <--HERE--> and <--HERE--> to see more from this shoot!!!

He had so much fun running around, leaning over the bridge to look into the water, running through the mud. What a character! He is so cute though. But....does anyone have any suggestions on how to "tame" these energetic children long enough to get good pictures? lol...I'm patient enough to just follow the kids around, and I really don't mind it, but for the parents' sake (I mean, they are paying for the pictures!) I just need any helpful tips/suggestions on what to do...Anyway....

this one makes me smile. i think it's so precious, even though "j" isn't looking at me....

And this....I love looking at pics and being surprised at what I actually got...

Well...not much going on around here. The wind is blowing like CRAZY and once it's done, we are going to have to put all our lights back up! Good heavens, I thought I left Rock Springs! HA! Oh well...We will survive. I do get a little nervous though when our house (trailer) starts shaking and I'm afraid we're gonna get caught up in a twister...It's all good though. The joys of living in a trailer, right? Yeah, so not much happening. I'm getting together with Steph, Tate, and Tiff tonight for a little girls night. I haven't seen them all in a while, and since we're all living in Logan, we decided to hang out before the holidays hit. (BTW I can't believe next week is THANKSGIVING! I'm stoked. I love the holidays!) But yeah, that should be fun. Maybe I'll take some pics to share.


**EDITED TO ADD** (I didn't want to make a new post, because everyone ignore old posts, so....) Random thoughts from me for the night. I am re-reading Twilight to prepare myself for the movie (so I can be ready to watch it when it comes out on video. HA!) and can i just tell you how much it BUGS the crap out of me at how INCONSISTENT Bella's character is. i don't think she is supposed to be that way, I think the author just screwed up, but really. I am so annoyed with it. I really like Bella, but I am bugged at the way it is written and thought out! UGH!!! SERIOUSLY! Plus, the author seriously needs to cut half of the book out, because it just goes ON AND ON AND ON!! Maybe it's bad that I am rereading it. I really do love this series..but the more I read it, (and after reading #4) I am just getting bugged....BUT I'm still excited for the movie!! YAY!!! OKay, those are my thoughts for tonight! UNtil next time..

OH...and if you haven't...be sure to play along with my post below this one...I will reveal the answers soon so everyone can know what kind of random things I listen to...


I just want to play my music... ***EDITED***

So, I found this fun tag on some random person's blog...(I'm telling you, I am the BIGGEST blog stalker!) But I thought it would be fun, and I like my readers to be interactive, so....be sure to guess...no matter who you are. Even if YOU are a blog stalker!

Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 30 songs that play (no matter how embarrassing)
Step 3: Strike through the song when someone guesses the artist and song title correctly (Artist isn't necessary, but kudos if you know).
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or another search engine is CHEATING! However, if you think you know it, but can't remember the name, and you have it on your iTunes (music player) I will allow you to try and find it there...

I'm going to bold the ones that have already been correctly guessed, so don't guess those ones.

Also, there is a variety of songs...most of them are pop/alternative rock, but there are a few country (maybe one or two?) just so you know though...


1. I'm the one, I'm the one who knows the dance. I Don't Have to Try - Avril Lavigne (Linds)
2. Circling your head, contemplating everything you ever said. Headstrong - Trapt (Linds)
3. I'm sick of being alone, when are you coming home (They were a big punk band a few years back..umm for anyone who remembers, the boys in my class did a lip-sync to a Christmas song they had)
4. Creo(?) Williams, lived down the dirt road, made homemade wine like nobody I'd known (Country song, it was on my wedding video)
5. Burn it down, til the embers smoke on the ground. Your Heart is an Empty Room - Death Cab for Cutie (Jackie)
6. Is this a dream, If it is, please don't wake me from this high. You Found Me - Kelly Clarkson (Linds)
7. Are we growing up, or just going down, it's just a matter of time until we're all found out (Three words in their name...very political group (as if that helps...) Boy is in their name)
8. Been running so long, I've nearly lost all track of time. In every direction, I couldn't see the warning signs. (it's an older song, it's on 13 going on 30)
9. Don't know, what I was looking for when I went home. I found me alone. Back Home - Yellowcard (Linds)
10. I learned how to write it, when I first started school. My Last Name - Dierks Bentley (Linds)
11. Can this be true, tell me can this be real? God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You - *NSYNC (Linds)
12. Feeling sorrow, for all the things you had to steal and borrow. (Had a hit that was always on the radio about abusive husbands)
13. I wanna love I wanna leave, I want you to love me, I want you to leave me. Keeper - Yellowcard (Linds)
14. I didn't want to listen, to what you were saying. I Learned From You - Miley & Billy Ray Cyrus (Linds
15. I'm back, back in town, and everything has changed. Shadows & Regrets - Yellowcard (Linds)
16. Met on a rainy evening in the summertime. On the Rocks - Sarah Barellis (sp?) (Linds)
17. Just cuz she dances go-go, it don't make her a hoe no (There is a bunch of talking before this, but this is where they actually start singing...haha, this reminds me of Tyson when he lived with us...) (I have nothing here. I thought everyone would know this..ask Tyson..he HAS to know!)
18. Softly we tremble tonight (#12)
19. All I am, all I'll be. Everything in this world, all that I'll ever need is in your eyes. I Do Cherish You - 98 Degrees (Linds)
20. You thought, we'd be fine. (Linds you have one of hers on yours)
21. Wandering the streets in a world underneath it all. (Brady used to play this song all the time on his guitar)
22. You're a song, written by the hands of God. Underneath Your Clothes - Shakira (Linds)
23. I heard that you've been asking bout me, at least that's the word out on the streets (umm...three words, one is a color, one is an item of clothing..)
24. Midnight bottle take me calmly through my memories, and everything will come back to me (#20)
25. This could be the song everyone relates to, another melody something we go through. Golden - New Found Glory (Linds)
26. It's a shame, that it had to be this way (Linds, I think you may have had one of their songs on your wedding video)
27. I'm taking my time, I'm trying to leave the memories of you behind (#3)
28. I once knew a girl, in the years of my youth. Someday You Will Be Loved - Death Cab For Cutie
29. They're gonna clean up your looks with all their lies and the books (It's about "teenagers"....)
30. I'm just so tired, won't you sing me to sleep and fly through my dreams so I can hitch a ride with you tonight. View From Heaven - Yellowcard (Linds)

Have fun guessing!!!

Oh, and I tag whoever wants to have this fun!


And a few more....okay, a LOT more!

Here is the final post of Vi's bridals. My mom totally rocked this shoot, so all but one of these pics are hers. She did awesome, and I wanted you all to see. More of Vi's bridals can be seen <--HERE--> and <--HERE--> (be sure to scroll down to see all.) They turned out so gorgeous, and Vi and Austin, I hope you love them as much as I do! (Of course, I'm totally bias! :)

Anyway...here you go, ENJOY!!!

I love that you can see the entire back of her dress in this one. Love it!

This spot was so great. I loved the green in the background...Any of you Cokeville-ites wanna guess where it is? 10$ for anyone who can (who isn't named ellen, violet,  breanne, brittney, or has previously asked any of the above mentioned names where it is...) And, okay, I won't really give you 10$, but I want to know if anyone can guess. I didn't know it was there, so......but I'll feel really dumb when everyone knows where it is! :)

I was a little surprised out how pretty these leaves turned out to be. I love how bright they are! Gotta love fall, eh?

Nothing really has been going on around here. Greg is still busy as ever with school and work. He is really looking forward to a break. (HURRY UP CHRISTMAS!!) I am still just taking pictures when I can, and editing in all my spare time...if any of you readers out there are in need of a photographer, OR if you want to order Holiday cards, let me know! :) I would love to help you out!! Hmmm...what else is going on? Umm we had stake conference today. That was fun. I had to play the piano for the stake choir. I did pretty good, I suppose. They just sang hymns, so my job was pretty easy. I don't really get nervous playing the piano...so it was no big deal. I did have to laugh at myself a couple of times because of weird things I catch myself doing while I play. I don't even know how to explain it really..you'd have to watch me play...But yeah, that was random...today has been a nice relaxing day!

Oh yeah...Some good news....The other day we gassed up our car. We put 10 gallons (exactly, just ask Greg, he was so proud! haha) and paid $20.59, which means WHAT? Yeah, we paid only $2.05, and....at Smiths it is below $2.00. Gotta celebrate it while it's low again!

Enjoy, and let me know what you think on any of my 3 blogs!


For the most patient Bride...

Because she has been so incredibly patient with me, I just wanted to share a little of what I've been working on with you guys. Hope you love them! She's so gorgeous, huh? There are a million, so I am gonna have to bust my butt to get them edited this week! :) (But, oh how I love doing it!)

So far, this is my favorite. Love the Bride, the dress, and the location....Beautiful!


I was tagged by both Lindsay and Sarah, so I'm glad it's the same one! :)

8 Things I am obessed with right now:

Spending time with my hubby
Blog-stalking (I'm HORRIBLE! I should probably call it blog-SNOOPING instead!)
Editing pics
Whether my clients are SATISFIED or not. (seriously, I get so stressed sometimes I won't look at pictures for a day, or I can't sleep sometimes...I worry so much! I want them all to be 150% satisfied, so if you're not. PLEASE! let me know, I want you to be HAPPY!!!)

8 Words or Phrases I often use:

I love you.
I love you too.
Do ya dig? (Greg and I use weird lingo when talking to each other...) lol
You're retarded (I use this one WAY too much!)
This is a weird one, I can't think of any...

8 Shows that I love to watch right now:

90210 (the new one, even though I'm way behind and am way confused as to what's going on)
Gilmore Girls (even though I don't get to watch it so much! :(
Say Yes to the Dress
Any of the wedding shows on the WE network...I'm obsessed...really...
Hanna Montana (yes, I do watch disney channel, and no, I don't have kids!)
Gosh this is hard too. I usually channel surf because there is NOTHING on!!! so..yeah, random stuff really

8 Things I did yesterday:

Slept in
Went to Wal-Mart to get stuff for volleyball banquet
Edited pics
Spent a little time with Greg
Edited pics
Went to the banquet
Edited pics
Talked with my in-laws

8 of my Favorite places to eat:

Cafe Rio
Sizzler (BEST steak and shrimp EVER)
Olive Garden
Iggys (Only been there once, but it's delicious!)
My Home

8 Things I am looking forward too:

School to be over for Greg...COMPLETELY OVER...but at least right now this semester!
Christmas break!
Taking more pics
Thanksgiving break!
Harry Potter (even though it doesn't come out til JULY 17!!!)
Twilight!! (Though I refuse to go to it when it's going to be PACKED! I can wait...as long as NO ONE SPOILS IT FOR ME!!!:)
It to SNOW!
Losing 15 (okay 10 is more realistic!) pounds...(this may take a LONG time...I have to start working out first...! :)

8 Things that are on my wish list:

Greg graduating with his masters
A house
Lenses for my camera
Become a better photographer
A new car
My biz to pick up enough that Greg can quit work while he finishes school (or a good enough paying job for me that he can do that!)
I feel selfish on this question...but...I would love a new iMac...or, rather, that mine will last until we can afford a new one!
We will all make the best of today and quit looking forward to tomorrow...(I'm the worst, I'm sure!)

8 People I tag:

I tag anyone who would like to do this! ENjoy!


More Holiday Cheer!!!

So, I wanted to share some of my last shoot with you. I have decided that newborns are my new favorite! They are SO easy to photograph..they just lay there...haha..this was my first newborn shoot, and though the light was far from ideal, I was still pleased with the outcome. We did the newborn's pics indoors then went outdoors for the family shoot...so yeah...

***Due to certain circumstances, these pictures can only be seen <--HERE--> ***

Go check it out!!


November already?!? **EDITED**

So...I really don't like Halloween. I hate people in masks when I don't know who they are, it really creeps me out. The only good thing about Halloween is the CANDY!!! So, unlike everyone else, I have no Halloween pictures or pictures of me and greg dressed up, because, well, we didn't. Call us lame, but I just don't like the holiday! Lol...however...Christmas, I LOVE!!! So, let's take a transition from October 31 to November 2. You saw all our Halloween lights. Well, we took those down, and put these ones up! Yes, it is not even a week into November, but we can't leave our Halloween lights up!! Don't worry. We don't have our Christmas tree up yet...We're waiting until next week to do that! We have a lot of lights, but I really like them. I can't wait for it to snow, because the lights look 10 times better covered in snow!

Our red, white and blue lights showing our patriotism!! :)   (By the way, since when did blue become a Christmas color?! or purple for that matter!)
And the master of it all!! Love him!

In other news...
Volleyball is over! State was last week, and it was okay. We won our first game, and played really well. It was the first time in a while that Logan has won the first game at state. From there though, it just kinda went down hill. It was a little disappointing, but oh well. Nothing we can do about it now. I'm just proud of the girls and how well they've done this year. I didn't take many pictures, because I thought/think my camera is having problems focusing...and I didn't want to lose it, so I left it in my bag. This is the one picture I got...

Also, I am officially done with school at Bridgerland. YAY!!! I checked out and should be getting my certificate sometime soon. I am so glad to be done! Now I can focus the time I have on editing pictures and doing what I can to get my photog biz going. So...yeah...that's all the news there is here! Just wanted to share my Christmas pictures. There will be more, don't you worry!!

With today being the elections, I just wanted to share a story. When I was in 1st grade (1992) we were learning (as much as a 1st grader could) about the elections and politics. Clinton and Bush were running against each other. Clinton won that year, and I remember we had these little magazines that had some information about the candidates in it. Some of us drew mustaches and blacked out teeth on Clinton when we found out he won because we didn't want him to. (Because, you know, as a first grader you know all about politics and stuff like that!) Haha, that's really funny, I know, but Mrs. Dayton taught us something that day that I'll never forget. I don't remember her exact words, but she pretty much told us that we had no right to do that. Even though we "didn't like Clinton" he was our president, and we needed to respect him. I think this is particularly true in this election. There are so many people that HATE the other party, and there have been death threats against one side in particular. It doesn't matter if we like whoever our president is going to be or not, but we still need to show him respect. He is the president of our country, the least we could do is show him respect. Even if we don't like him. Sorry if that doesn't make sense. I word it better in my head, but I just wanted to share that little experience with everyone...Seriously, what 1st grader does that?! haha. I do know of a couple others with me, so none of my classmates can back out of this! I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!! lol....oh well..yeah..

in other news...we have a cat that camps out under our house and meows really loud...fun, huh?!
Maira Gall