Friday, April 20, 2012

My girl and me

    Tempe and Matt were out playing last night, she loves chasing her Frisbee. So, I thought I'd bring the camera out and get some shots. I had been editing photos, after coming home from my cardio workout, and looked amazing, not. But I wanted Matt to get a photo of me and Tempe together, we have tons of Matt with Tempe and almost none with just me and her.
    He did a fabulous job!
 We have a busy weekend in front of us, including a baby shower for my cousin, Mindy! So, here's to an amazing weekend for you and yours!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Feelin' Groovy

    I got new glasses this weekend. They cost only $15 here and I love them. Matt says I look like an 80-year-old grandma, but I had a coworker tell me I actually look younger - I think I will go with younger :)
    I love new looks, though. They make me feel cool, at least for a short time. I have also been busy with photos and have designed a few grad announcements and a wedding invite. I'm loving my new lens, don't know how I ever lived without it. The fam is great! I had the opportunity to take my Grandma Wilson with me to the temple on Saturday and it was such a special experience. She had not been in 30 years and I loved being able to share that time with her.
    I still have not been to City Creek, bluh. I cannot believe it - I guess I'm not supposed to go, something always comes up and I have no time to go. I will have to just go down and not let anyone know I'm there, duck into the mall and spend the whole day in awe of the glimmering newness. We'll see.
    Happy Monday to you!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

When the going gets tough

   ...the tough go online shopping.
   I've decided lately that life is too short to let everything bring you down. We need to learn to laugh at the quirkiness that is life. I know that things get difficult, but that is no reason to stay down in the dumps. This last summer was filled with anxiety and depression, but I found my way back by taking the bull by the horns and screaming, 'This is not how life should be!' I'm still here, I get up every morning and thank my Heavenly Father that I have a caring husband, cutie puppy, loving family and chocolate. 
    Lately I've felt that I can see everything clearer. I think I have a bit of the eternal perspective gleaming through. I was thinking the other day about life and I had an I-get-it moment. We are here to love and be loved, to help and allow others to help us. We are also never alone, people tell us that over and over but it really is true. 
   So, here is the challenge, find something/someone you love, turn on your favorite music and sop up the amazingness that is life. Go on an adventure, get out of your comfort zone. Don't wait for opportunity to knock - it already has and now it's knocking on your neighbor's door, get up and chase it down the street. 
    I know times are tough and we may think we're too busy to do this, but we need to take time to enjoy life. Most of the time I have to remind myself that it's ok to sit on the couch and watch 'How I Met Your Mother,' while Matt plays some game on his Xbox, it's ok to take time out to relax. We need that relaxing time, we need it so badly.
    In conclusion I want to say this, don't take yourself too serious. Play in the mud, jump in the puddles, run off to Disneyland, bungee jump off a bridge and never lose your childlike sense of 'not giving a crap about anything.' The best thing you can do for yourself is let go of the tension that is cramping your style. 
    Do it. Just do it.
    Erin, Matt and Tempe 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tempe says

    I love the outside!
    The weather was so beautiful today we just had to be outside! Tempe loves it - she can hardly hold still!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Style

    When Spring rolls around we are reminded why we live in Utah, it is so beautiful! Now that Spring has sprung, well, kinda, I have decided to put together a little Spring style blurb. I love looking at, shopping for and living in clothes. I am already seeing so many pieces from new Spring lines I want to add to my closet. Especially a color I like to call coral - or watermelon, or peach. Whatever it is, I love it. Here are a couple examples:

    I also got a new lens:
    It's a Nikkor 50mm and I don't know where it has been all my life. I shot some portraits with it yesterday and I don't know how I ever lived without it. The depth of field with the f/1.8 is amazing, my detail shots are awesome. Love it. Just love it. Will use it forever. 
    I also won this bag:
    Cheeky Lime chose my Pin it to Win it, Pinterest board, and this is what I won! How cool is that? It looks like it will arrive today and I couldn't be more ecstatic! I also have a light meter coming, should be here tomorrow. So, I'm all set for wedding and graduation season! Nice!
    Tempe also loves Spring, that means that we get out and throw the Frisbee more often! We bought her a new Frisbee last night at Cal Ranch, we also bought her a new bed - it's actually a horse blanket, but we figured that would be thick enough to withstand her boredom. You get good ideas like that when your husband grew up on a cattle ranch in Wyoming - he totally thinks outside the box, and that's one of the many reasons why I LOVE him!
    Happy Tuesday!
    Erin, Matt & Tempe

Monday, April 2, 2012

Temperance in All Things

    I got this idea from a fantastic blog I read, The RockStar Diaries, their bulldog, Kingsley has his own diary and I thought it was such a cute idea - all credit goes to Tazaa and Husband

    Hi! I'm Tempe. The best thing I do all day is nap with daddy, and catch my Frisbee and eat my numnums. I am almost a year old and LOVE carrots, and strawberries, and oranges - oh and apples! When mom and dad ask if I know they love me I give them a little head tilt to let them know that I know. I love them too, but cuddles are not my favorite - but I really love giving kisses. If you come over to see me I will jump up and kiss you right in the face, even if you don't want me to. I will kiss you and you will like it.
    My days are relaxed and I can't wait to go on walks when mom gets home from work. 
    Hope to see you soon, and I will kiss you.
    Until then, I am Temperance and I get into everything!