June 7, 2010

Ten Day Photo Journal - Monday


I took some cute pictures of Carter and his first real haircut. My computer lost all but three of them during my import... :'(

He has had his hair trimmed, but not a full haircut until today. He was adorable and kept trying to run the buzzer through his own hair.

June 6, 2010

Ten Day Photo Journal - Sunday


I went grocery shopping yesterday, and I saw these raspberries and remembered some of my fondest childhood memories with my Grandma and Grandpa. My siblings and I would spend the summers playing in their backyard. The MAGICAL fairy house, making flower princess dolls out of holly-hocks and toothpicks, playing 'Snow White' in the kid-sized 1ft deep stone well, mud pies, walking to the Idaho Falls Temple with Grandma, fireworks on the Fourth of July, and Grandma's AMAZING bed time stories.

Without fail, every summer, we would anxiously wait for Grandma's raspberries to come out. We would spend evenings picking the darkest red raspberries out of what seemed a forest of bushes taller than me. After all of our hard work, we would pour milk and sugar over the fresh raspberries and sit on the front porch as a family. We laughed at the dog as he chased June Bugs, we listened as mom played the guitar, and all the girls pretended to be the Andrews Sisters, singing "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy". I can't wait to grow my own raspberry bushes and pass on this tradition to my children and grandchildren......

Oh ya! PS, Today I got called to be a nursery leader! BEST CALLING EVER. : )

June 5, 2010

Ten Day Photo Journal - Saturday

Getting "Saucy" ready for bed
Please excuse his robe.... 'tis a tad bit small... :)

"Mr. Raisin Tippy Toes"
trying to crawl back into the tub to get his toys

"What the heck is this wonderful new discovery,
and WHY isn't mom taking it away?!"
He loves to look through things for some reason.
He was wiggling his toes underneath the toilet paper and giggling.

Egh.....SICK. Mom promptly put the camera down with that one...

Trying to use it as a step stool...Didn't work too well...
He just got toilet paper stuck between his wet toes...

Just liked his Ogre-ish reflection in this one...HA!

"Ok. Messy Toilet Paper Masterpiece - CHECK.
Now on to the Toilet Scrubber Toothbrush game!"
(Hence the end of the photoshoot)

....I LOVE seeing my cute little guy run around every night like this...BUSY BUSY BUSY!

June 4, 2010

Ten Day Photo Journal - Friday

Wow, one whole week! Seven days down, three to go...I'm really liking this. Maybe I should just continue for 346 more....

"I think I've got it!!"
Jaimee learns studio lighting patterns for portraiture...

(Short Style, Butterfly "Old Hollywood" Lighting = MY FAVORITE!!)

What better way to spend a Friday night than in a dark studio with creepy mannequins, known in the Photo Department as 'Chester the Molester' and 'Big Red' (whose eyes really do photograph RED)?! cheste

I loved today's assignment for Studio Lighting...Plus it counts as two assignments in one, as this is what I did ALL DAY LONG. My wonderful little sis was my model while I practiced my Lighting Styles + Patterns. It went something like this...
"Open Loop, Rembrandt, Butterfly, Split, Broad Style...oh wait...which one did I miss? *Meter, trip over light stand, re-meter, re-meter...notice hairlight is broken, tape, tape, squint, stick out tongue, hop in a circle on one foot*...voila! Make-shift hairlight! AWESOME."


Creeper? I vote YES. Chester with a hint of blonde Willy Wonka hair. Is it just me, or do you see a resemblance? Cousins maybe... hmmmmmmmm...Nah, probably just the same hair dresser. Depp is too handsome.

Now to end on a good note, my Oh-So-Beautiful best friend/sister in the Open Loop and Butterfly patterns I love so much....

Ten Day Photo Journal - Thursday

Walking through the Gardens

I can never get enough of our walks together as a family...
They are a much needed break from school and responsibility.

Every time we take Carter out on a walk, I can't help but sing one of my favorite Primary songs to myself. If was one of my mom's favorite, and it's always been one of mine...

"I often go walking in meadows of clover,

And I gather armfuls of blossoms of blue.
I gather the blossoms the whole meadow over;
Dear mother, all flowers remind me of you.

O mother, I give you my love with each flower
To give forth sweet fragrance a whole lifetime through;
For if I love blossoms and meadows and walking,
I learn how to love them, dear mother, from you."

June 2, 2010

Ten Day Photo Journal - Wednesday

To rain or not to rain?

We took a different way home on our way back from the ridiculously expensive trip to the eye doctor. It was a gorgeous day! The skies looked ominous, but it never did end up raining.....I LOVE DAYS LIKE THIS!!

June 1, 2010

Ten Day Photo Journal - Tuesday


I think I need glasses.

My photo today ended up showing exactly how I feel. I go through phases during the day that I honestly see like this, and being my stubborn self, I've managed to put off going to the eye doctor up until now. I don't think I can avoid it this time....... For the past three weeks or so, I've been really dizzy any time I see movement - bad thing with a ten month old who is getting into EVERYTHING. It's getting gradually worse every day. I'm now to the point where it's hard to walk or drive because of the migraines and nausea that the movement provokes.

And this one...well, I just like it cause it shows a pretty view of my second child who we have yet to name...No wonder some people feel a little intimidated in front of this thing! haha....

Ten Day Photo Journal - Monday

Ode to 'Craftiness'
"The greatness of a craft consists firstly in how it brings comradeship to men."
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I hosted a 'flower party' on Sunday evening. Steven took Carter and they escaped to watch LOTR with Ben. There were seven of us girls, and I haven't had such a wonderful evening in a long time. I obviously needed a girls night! I couldn't stop making the flowers, and I jumped out of bed this morning and ran downstairs and made another gloriously CRAFTY mess. :) Carter only tried to eat about three buttons, so we're not doing too bad! :P

Ten Day Photo Journal - Sunday

Carter has a great visit with Amma, Papa Dan, and Auntie Nat over Memorial Day weekend! Although he hardly ever gets to see them, he sure warms up quickly!