Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

this is why I love my dad

I love my dad because he sends us text messages like this:

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Photo Assignment 4- LIGHT

This weeks assignment was Light as a Subject. The first one is Michael's shadow; he was holding a water bottle. The second is Lily's dress..... again. . I had not intended on using it for my assignment, but for some reason I stuck it up in the window while I was taking pictures for my other post, and I thought it looked cool with the light coming through and making it almost transparent. I took a picture and it turned into an assignment:)

A girl in class commented that she thought it would bee cooler if I had used an old wooden hanger to give the photo a more vintage feel. I think it would have been super cool if I could have done that. Too bad I don't have any. I don't even have wire hangers anymore because I used them all to unclog the drains at our old apartment!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lily's Dress

Ever since I saw this dress pattern, I knew I HAD to have it. I waited forever to buy the pattern because They are pricey ($15.00) and I thought if I waited I would find a deal. However, when I heard the Jump Rope Dress was going out of print I decided to give in and just buy it and I'm sooooooo glad I did!! I LOVE THIS DRESS and the best part is that Lily does too:)
It's an intermediate pattern, but it was full of detail and helpful hints. It was my first experience with a collar, a placket, and buttonholes and I didn't have to rip one seam! I really love all the cute little details on this dress like the cuffed sleeves with the cute little tabs, the pockets, and the sash and belt loops. I think I might go back and buy the toddler sizes... Here are the photos of Lily loving her dress. And don't mind the blue marks on it; I didn't want to take the time to wash it before having a photo shoot. I was just too excited!!!:)

ps. I bought my pattern along with another one from I also bought two yards of inexpensive fabric so I could qualify for the free shipping for orders over $35. Oh, and the fabric I used for Lily's dress was purchased at a garage sale by my mom:) Thanks Mom!

Monday, October 25, 2010


These photos are the 2nd and 3rd assignments for my photo class. The first assignment was a film assignment and I never scanned my pictures. Eventually I will but for now I'll show you these:)

Assignment 2 was to show one example of shallow depth of field and one with a large depth of field


I don't love this photo. But I think it demonstrates an adequate example of large depth of field.

The assignment for this week was to take one photo that captures motion (shows motion) and to take one that freezes motion. I am very happy with my photos this week!! I especially enjoyed the photo session with my brother:)



Monday, October 18, 2010


 E is for "Emma"

 Grandpa and Riley

I thought this was funny.

Kaylee thought this was super cool 
and made me take a pic.

I love this pic. Too bad my camera strap was in front of the flash!!!:(

 A friend we made one day


We had so much fun in CA!! We went to the beach Santa Monica and then to the San Diego Zoo and then to the beach again! How I looooove the beach. I wish I could live there!!! Oh, and a special thanks to the Nilsen family for letting us stay the night with them when we went to the Zoo!!!:)

We got the girls these dumb floaty bathing suits because I was feeling paranoid and they were on sale. Worst purchase ever! But luckily, the children didn't care:)

Here we all are at the Zoo. We had such a fun day! I'm SOOOoo happy that you were able to come with us Heather!
You can't tell from this pic but the snake was looking RIGHT at us!

Coolest animal of the day!

Mama and baby

This guy was huge!!

The panda exhibit was a bit of a let down but at least we got a pic!!

Cute elephants

The Polar Bear exhibit was so neat!!!


Making new friends

Reading a huge book

My brother Andrew's cute girlfriend, Nicole

Michael and me:)

Mom, Melysa, Nicole

After boogie boarding. It was SOOoooooo fun!!! 

But it was freeeeezing that day. I could not believe how COLD it was. My hair was dripping wet and I was doing everything I could to stay warm.