Sunday, August 30, 2009

Just a Little Food for Thought.

It's been quite a weekend. Mom and I ended up at this sleepover thing hosted by one of the personalities on B98.7, a local Salt Lake radio station. It turned out to be just a lot of vendors peddling their stuff, and mostly really boring. Highlights included a yummy roll filled with ham and cheese, and mom and me sitting down in the lobby of the Hilton (where the party was held) talking about fun stuff, I only went because I wanted to spend more time with mom - so to be with her made it much less boring! We have such a fun time together.
Anyway, I just wanted to post this, it's my favorite poem - helps me through so many times of doubt and sadness. Here you go - and here's to a beautiful week!


HOPE is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard; 5
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I ’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea; 10
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
- Emily Dickinson

Friday, August 28, 2009

More Barbecue Madness! I Love It!

Did I mention that we had such a blast at this Week Of Welcome RHA Barbecue! I so enjoyed talking to everyone - we even signed up to win an iPod from the on-campus radio Fusion HD3 - I'm listening right now for them to call my name! Anyway, I had so much fun taking pics around the bbq - the hot dogs were pretty good. So, the pictures tell the story of fun in the sun! Happy first week of school to all of you out there. We wish you the best this semester!Now that I'm done with my blog post I can tell you that they didn't call my name for the iPod :(

And on an unrelated note - how darn cute is this? Click on it to enlarge and read!Head to the LemonLime Photography Blog to see the whole setup!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I went over to the Week Of Welcome bbq hosted by housing last night and shot some pictures of the fun! I got this shot at random and really liked it - the rest will follow, just wanted to let you know what we're up to! - E

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bullen Hall Staff

Our friend Aldo, who happens to be the Graduate Resident Director over in Bullen Hall on the USU campus, asked me to take pictures of him and his staff last Wednesday. Things have been so crazy and I finally got them all edited. It was great getting to know everyone a little better! Thanks Aldo!

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Parks Take 2

I was able to do two family sessions with the Parks - for this one I suggested that they wear their University of Utah garb. Dave graduated from the U and they're big fans! So we had a great time on this second shoot - here are some of my favs!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

What's to Come!

I'm working on editing the new pics I took of Christine, Dave & Carson and I just wanted to share this one. I love it! There's more to come, check back.
EBy the way - The Office starts up again on Sept. 17th! Can't wait!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Adoption Yard Sale!

Our good friends Brittney & Morgan are holding a yard sale to raise money for their adoption fees! Every one, come out and support them - they are so amazing and so deserve a little one is their lives!
So here is their info:
We need EVERYONE who reads this to immediately copy and paste it to there blog! Lets spread the word people!
We are having our Yard Sale this coming
Saturday August 22 from 8 to 3
8085 South Leslie Drive (3905 West)
We are doing this for two reasons...
1. To raise money for our adoption fees.
2. To make contact with people we never would otherwise.
Please come and support us! We have many pieces of furniture, an electric dryer, lots of clothes for kids and adults, prom dresses and even wedding dresses!

Julie & Julia

Mom and I made our way to the movies this weekend to see "Julie & Julia," a movie that I have been looking forward to see. I have to say that it did not dissapoint! Amy Adams is adorable, as usual, and Meryl Streep completely looses herslf in Julia Child. It's such a fantastic story of two women finding themselves through food - Julie is stuck in a depressing job and decides rejuvenate herself by creating a blog to document cooking her way through Julia Child's, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," 365 days & over 400 recipes in the book! During Julie's story we also get a glimpse into the life of Julia Child - her adoring husband and her journey into cooking! She was such a wonderfully upbeat woman, nothing got her down or stood in her way - an amazing role model for women!
I loved this movie - it touched my heart! Mom and I cried and laughed our way through it - I really want to see it again! I highly recommend," Julie & Julia"! So guys take your gals for a night out on the town to see this extraordinary film by Nora Ephron, who brought us "Sleepless in Seattle," and "You've Got Mail"!

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Park Family!

I took some pics of my good friend Christine, her husband Dave and their adorable son Carson! We had such a great time! Christine and Dave moved into the house next door to mom and dad this summer and we have loved having them just a few feet away - mom loves when they come visit her!
I met Christine in junior high, it's so great that we've stayed in touch and gotten to spend so much time together over the years! I love her and her wonderful family!I had two sessions with the Parks - once I get the second set edited I'll post more!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

John Hughes = genius!

We will certainly miss the films put forth by John Hughes! Some of my favs: Uncle Buck, Ferris Buhler's Day Off, Sixteen Candles and of course Pretty in Pink!

Oh, and don't forget The Breakfast Club!!

Monday, August 10, 2009


The Residence Hall Association is ready to start a new school year! This awesome group asked me to take pictures of them to go on their website - despite having a hard time getting one without one of the boys making a silly face, it was a very pleasant afternoon with my hubby, RHA president, and the rest of the staff!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The List

My list of the 100 movies you have to see in your lifetime! Take it from me, these movies have had a huge hand in who I am today - one of my favorite things is a good movie! No matter where, or with who, a good movie takes you anywhere in the world. Mind you, these are in no particular order.
1. Baby Mama
2. Tin Cup
3. Young Frankenstein
4. Murder By Death
5. Scavenger Hunt
6. Ghostbusters
7. Juno
8. The Thomas Crown Affair
9. When Harry Met Sally
10. Ratatouille
11. Innerspace
12. A Walk in the Clouds
13. Captain Ron
14. 50 First Dates
15. Sneakers
16. The Sandlot
17. True Lies
18. 10 Things I Hate About You
19. Summer Magic
20. Oscar
21. Moonstruck
22. Never Been Kissed
23. Mean Girls
24. Sleepless in Seattle
25. Ocean's 11
26. One Fine Day
27. Strictly Ballroom
28. Signs
29. 17 Again
30. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban
31. Adventures in Babysitting
32. Some Kind of Wonderful
33. Pretty in Pink
34. Sixteen Candles
35. The Breakfast Club
36. Field of Dreams
37. Pillow Talk
38. White Christmas
39. Oklahoma
40. Hairspray
41. Mama Mia
42. Hello Dolly
43. Brigadoon
45. Casino Royale
46. The Magic of Ordinary Days
47. Love Comes Softly
48. Ferris Buhler's Day Off
49. Clue
50. Moulin Rouge
51. The Notebook
52. The Patriot
53. Titanic
54. A Knight's Tale
55. The Hangover
56. Monster's Inc.
57. A Bug's Life
58. The Incredibles
59. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
60. The Royal Tenenbaums
61. The Rocker
62. Napoleon Dynamite
63. Hope Floats
64. South Pacific
65. Pearl Harbor
66. You've Got Mail
67. Pocahontas
68. The Sword in the Stone
69. Enchanted
70. Stranger Than Fiction
71. The Family Stone
72. Fools Rush In
73. Roxanne
74. Splash
75. Joe vs. the Volcano
76. Fever Pitch
77. Only You
78. Elizabethtown
79. 9 to 5
80. Big Business
81. Guys & Dolls
82. Elf
83. Kung Fu Panda
84. The Count of Monte Cristo
85. French Kiss
86. Ocean's 12
87. Goonies
88. The Greatest Game Ever Played
89. Transformers
90. The Proposal
91. Tarzan
92. Cars
93. American Graffiti
94. Grease
95. Dirty Dancing
96. Footloose
97. Step Up
98. Center Stage
99. Down With Love
100. Foul Play

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Meet October Road

I've been watching "October Sky" while at work. I edit the scoreboard page, so there are some moments of down time. I must say that the soundtrack is the best part of this, only two season, show. Besides the soundtrack its redeeming quality lies in the unnaturally-clear skin of the actors, and the quirky bartendress, other than that it's long circles of people getting together and breaking up - making one stupid mistake after another!! Well, it wasn't meant to be, the show was canceled after only two seasons.
You can watch the complete series on Hulu, that's where I've been spending my time! So, if for nothing else, check out the show's soundtrack - a great selection of mid 80s classics and early 90s alternative-amazing songs that totally remind me of my big brother! I love it - even though the acting might not be that great.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My Sister is Absolutely Gorgeous!

We went out on Saturday and got some great shots of Allie. She's so much fun to take pictures of, I know she's been watching America's Next Top Model too much, I didn't even have to tell her what to do. She's so beautiful, I always get a good shot, it's hard to choose my favs, but here are a few!