Friday, September 28, 2007

My new boyfriend: The Macro Lens

1. Ruby.

2.Our neighbor and Ruby's biggest rival: Elliott M.

He is rough and tough, but sometimes needs a good cry.
3. Newborn, 1 week old.
This weekend:

Open House at my Salt Lake Listing

Baby Shower

Grocery Shopping

Birthday Party

Sunday Nap? (always, always, in question)
Laundry (whites, specifically)


A Conference Call.

Oh, the Joy.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


My favorite blogging phrases (inspired by my brother who is in constant mockery of me):

"You should totally blog that!"

"One time, when I was blogging, I..."

"I blogged that picture the other day!"

"Oh ya, I know her, she blogs too!"

"NO WAY! I didn't know you were a blogger!?"

Now I would like to point out that each of these conjugations of the word "blog" are useful, real and are begging to be said out loud, emphatically.

In other news, I dropped my Blackberry (the cell phone, not the fruit) in the toilet and it still works. I let it dry for a couple of days (on my sister Ali's instructions, she has dropped numerous phones in puddles and "refurbished" the carnage with great success) and it works great. I'm sure the fact that it was dropped in clean water had a great deal to do with its perfect rebirth.

Right. So then I went to a concert with some friends. During which we spotted the !Oh! !My! !Heavens! drummer for Dashboard Confessional whom from far away we thought was the lead singer (by his tattoo of all things). I flagged him down because after all, what's so fun about being 28 if you can't act like you're 17? So. We got a picture with good-smelling-drummer-man hours before his show but not before he must have spent hours parting and gelling his hair. Which I would never know because as everyone can probably tell, I spent NO time on my hair and certainly look pregnant in this picture (which I certainly am NOT).

This show consisted of: Piebald, Limbeck, Love You Long Time, The Format, Aquabats, Colbie Callait, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Dashboard. Before D.C. came on (1030pm) I was thinking of my flexible work schedule and how because I had been at the concert most of Saturday night I would have to be up until 4 a.m. working to make up my hours. So. I toyed with the idea of skipping Dashboard because they are oh so... "yell about High School and hair and vindication". But, I stayed. And I screamed and jumped a lot. And then the little mom of two went home and worked her hours and then crawled into bed beside her husband and smiled.

The end.

Monday, September 17, 2007

New photos

I wanted to share the fruits of a photo shoot I did this past week. The girls I photographed were gorgeous, and I am playing around lately with a free 30 day trial of Photoshop. Kasey was right, I will be up all night playing around with this program.

In other news: nothing much new. I am on a book slump, and must read something new. I'm reading some stupid "complex murder mystery". If I open a book and the words "detective", "attorney" or "police force" occupy any space, I am done. Just bored and done. Too much John Grisham before I turned 20 I think.

Please, suggest.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Post By Jake

With Jared living with us, Jake is getting to do all kinds of fun stuff ---- check out this link for a couple of great stories:. . . . . . . . .

Sunday, September 09, 2007

The weekend

There's Ruby's bum. And then there's Ruby's bum. Both equally cute and squeezable. And both my favorite thing.
The second photo is of us at the park by our house. From left to right: Todd, Kate who is holding Ruby, Me and I'm holding Kate's baby Sarah, Jake and Grace. Kate is Jake's Australian cousin who came to visit the States from Sydney with her husband Todd and their beautiful Sarah. We were lucky enough to be on their travel agenda. They stayed for three days and we enjoyed Temple Square, Deseret Book, Grey's Anatomy, Shotgun Shooting (men only), Cafe Rio, Helicopter flying (Todd only) and homemade scones by Kate. We had a lovely time.
And tell me that these don't make you want to hold a baby: