Thursday, December 30, 2010

Amazing Lens

Okay. Just a little disclaimer. I don't know jack about cameras or lenses. But many months ago, I told Ty I wanted a lens for Christmas...a 50mm lens. I only knew I wanted that lens because a friend of mine said she loved hers...and her photos were convincingly awesome!!

I basically only shoot in "aperture priority" mode...Which I think just means the camera figures out the ISO and the Shutter speed by itself, and I do the aperture.

Sad. I had to use the spell check to spell "aperture". See? I really don't know what I'm talking about!!! Haha.

Anyway. I'm just a little obsessed and had to share. If you have a camera and you're scared of it like me, then visit this site, and read. Read like there's no tomorrow.

That's all I have.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


We are so blessed. Like, for real. I should slap myself for ever wanting to complain.

Christmas morning came early, but it was wonderfully fun! Bella made it all feel so different. Like the magic of Christmas came back...and all those feelings of being a kid. Ahhh. I love it!

We enjoyed a lazy morning together - just us. It was blissful! Eating crepes, or was it pancakes? Wow. I don't even remember. Haha. Either way, we ate yummy food. Then spent most of the morning playing with our toys. Actually, we spent most of the morning building Bella's toys and putting in the batteries. The "Dream Kitchen" was the beast. Thank you very much Grandpa Rowdy and Grandma Judy for spoiling us all rotten!

The coveted Dream Kitchen.

After Bella took a nap, we headed over to Mykel and Camille's house for the afternoon portion of the festivities...

Outside on the trampoline testing out the new lens.

...which included scrumptious eats, making scripture totes out of place mats, cookie making, card games, and well, more food. What are the holidays without food?

So yes.

This Christmas we were blessed, beyond measure. 2010 was an incredible, memorable, and .... that word that means you grew. Yeah. That's what kinda year it was. A really sweet one. Thank you to all who were part of it! :0)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, we enjoyed the most delicious Pizza from the Pie Pizzeria in South Ogden...YUM. Then we visited the Ogden lights with Mykel, Camille and family. Freezing, but mucho fun!

Bella's Christmas Eve present.
She loves putting her baby in it and carrying it around. Adorable!

Snuggling up with dad and a movie. Nothing better than that!

Santa DOES live at the mall!!! I knew it. My childhood suspicions were confirmed.

Christmas Eve was so exciting for me this year. Seeing things through Bella's eyes makes everything more exciting!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot CHRISTMAS!

A peek out our window last week:

Quite a change from Florida weather!

Thanks to my awesome neighbor Tina who let us have this charming little tree!

One VERY excited daddy!!!

Bella doin the Whoo-ville face!

Feeling incredibly grateful!!! I am SO blessed!!!