Monday, August 22, 2011

I Heart Faces- Pets

Another entry for the I Heart Faces challenge this week. This is my sassy, but beautiful (and she knows it) Siamese cat Berrie.


Monday, August 15, 2011

I Heart Faces- Beautiful Eyes

I'm a devoted follower of I Heart Faces but I've never actually entered one of their photo challenges...until now. This week the challenge is "Beautiful Eyes". My gorgeous sister has some of the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen so it was pretty obvious I would use something of her. I love her eyes in this pic and her cute dimple. Isn't she beautiful?!?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Lake Shasta

For probably over 50 years now my mom's family has been going to Lake Shasta every summer. It has become, by far, the one thing I really look forward to every year. When I was a kid we would really rough it; sleep in tents, bathe in the lake, build our own bathroom, pack all our food (enough for a week) in ice chests, and cook with a camping stove. I'm not sure what changed, but we finally decided we would only half rough-it. We still sleep in tents (most of us), bathe in the lake (most of us), but now we use the houseboats for cooking and bathrooms.

This year we had a record breaking number of people come...78! That includes 31 kids all under 12! We had four houseboats, five ski boats, and one jet ski. We played games, roasted marshmallows, read books, played with kids, floated in the lake, wake surfed, skied, hiked to the Shasta mines, told hilarious ghost stories around the campfire, visited with family, and many more.

I love my family and extended family very much and I am so grateful we all are able to spend time together every year. Until next year....

This year we did our own 4th of July celebration. We played patriotic music while all the kids walked down the shoreline with their attire for the parade. It was so fun to see all the kids having a great time.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Doug & Bri

My favorite brother married one of the coolest, sweetest, prettiest girls I know in May. For fun we went out one afternoon before the wedding and snapped some photos. Here are some of my favorites.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Emily and Dustin

I've been having some technical difficulties with my blog lately and instead of patiently trying to figure them out I only last about 15 minutes until I throw my hands up in frustration, maybe say a few choice words, and move on to the next item on the agenda. Ya, I don't like it when I can't figure things out. SO I decided that instead of trying to figure it out I'd just move on with the post I've been wanting to do for months and maybe I will figure things out along the way.

My little sister Emily was married last October and I had the privilege of taking her engagement photos. At the time I was a basket case, I mean this is the photo that would be sent with their wedding invitations and it was on my shoulders to come up with something that hundreds of people would see! I look back on it now and wonder why I was so stressed, they found the perfect photo! So almost 6 months later I'm just now getting around to posting some of the photos I took of them. My bad, but in my defensive I was having a ridiculous amount of trouble with this blog (see previous paragraph).

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Happy six month (almost) anniversary Emily and Dustin!