Sunday, September 14, 2008


In an effort to actually keep a blog active, I have decided to close this particular blog down instead of trying to run two (my photography blog). SO, please update your links :) I am now located at:

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


AZ is hot....

way too hot to have people livin up all over that state.

Friday, July 11, 2008

My List

So I'm jumping on a plane and heading for Arizona tomorrow to do my friend's engagement photos! I'm sure it'll be fun... HOT, but fun. I don't do very well with summer heat here in Utah, so I'm sure Gilbert will kick my trash. And to add to that, I've been super busy and getting NO sleep.

Anyway, I decided to look at what's on my Ipod for my REALLY LONG one hour flight over there. Plus, my friend Staci's getting married and needs some help with song ideas. Figured I'd get a head start and look at what I'm jammin to.

In lieu of another boring post, I thought I'd post an even more boring post. So here's a list- a list of 21 (I am doing 21 because 10 is overrated) of my most favorite love songs ever (it includes the happy, the sappy, and the depressing ones):

21. "Silly Love Songs" by Wings
20. "El Scorcho" by Weezer
19. "Faithful" by Go West
18. "Something Beautiful" by Tracy Bonham
17. "Very First Lie" by Material Issue
16. "Faithfully" by Journey
15. "Reasons to Love You" by Meiko
14. "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel
13. "I Will" by The Beatles
12. "Til I Hear it From You" by Gin Blossoms
11. "We're at the Top of the World" by The Juliana Theory
10. "Ocean Size Love" by Leigh Nash
9. "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure
8. "I Will Love You" by Fisher
7. "Glory of Love" by Chicago
6. "All I Want Is You" by U2
5. "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman
4. "Closer" by The Wallflowers
3. "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman
2. "Strange and Beauitful" by Aqualung
1. "Shiver" by Coldplay

What's everyone else's favorite?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Do you remember that one time?

I read this on Staci's blog and thought I'd throw it up there to entice my friends to actually comment. Probably won't happen, but I tried, right?

Leave a comment on my blog of a memory that you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you've known me for a short time, or a long time, anything you remember!
Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Ready, Set, GO!

Friday, July 4, 2008


Today sucks. I HATE TODAY. Actually, no... I HATE OUR APARTMENT.

If any of you are familiar at all with what happened to us when we FIRST moved in to Promontory Point, you're well aware of the following:

1. The maggot infestation in our bedroom (yes, INFESTATION because there were over 100). And of course, they refused to let us out of our lease. They even made us pay for the 2 weeks we had to wait for an apartment to open up in the complex while we stayed at my parents.

2. The broken refrigerator that they refused to replace (that caused a good loss of eateries) at first. When the manager checked on it he said:

"It seems to be working fine. If it happens again, let us know." To this I replied, "Um, will you be replacing my groceries if it happens again?" And he kind of smirked over the phone and said, "Well no." So I cut him off with, "Then we would like a new refrigerator". He finally agreed to change it.

3. The thick layer of cat hair at the BOTTOM of our fridge when we first moved in.

Oh, I could go on. Not to mention the fact that I've seen more cops in this complex then I have ANYWHERE else. We've had them knocking on our door because of phone calls saying tenants heard a woman screaming and banging on doors. I've had to call 911 because of a group of people below me in the parking lot screaming, "Ill kill you. I've got a gun". And then there's the neighbor next door who had his motorcycle ripped apart in attempt to steal it.

But last night was a good kicker to the day. Brant went out with Ted and his brothers last night, and when he came home I was asleep on our couch. I was awoken to, "Our fridge isn't working".

Seriously? So this morning I checked it, and the freezer is working fine, just not it's bottom half. Our place has this wonderful aroma of spoiled foods that have been thrown up by a mouth that hasn't seen a toothbrush in years. Again, I find myself having to salvage what can still be kept- and there isn't a whole lot.

We have 28 days of our lease and we'll be moving to near the Sugar House area, into my brother-in-law's condo. I think this complex should be condemned with no chance of restoration.

And with hopes that someone will google "Promontory Apartments" and find this, I leave you with:

DO NOT MOVE INTO PROMONTORY POINT APARTMENTS IN SANDY, UTAH. I REPEAT. DO NOT MOVE INTO PROMONTORY POINT APARTMENTS IN SANDY, UTAH. They're deceiving and the management SUCKS (with the exception to the recently hired employee, whose name escapes me at the moment; i think it's AMBER. we like her).
This place is overpriced for 630 square feet. EVERYTHING falls apart. Don't let the outside of the complex find you signing a lease. It's pretty on the outside, but NOT worth a cent. Unless you're looking for a money pit, avoid driving by.

Happy friggin' 4th of July.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Testing 1 2 3

This is only a test.... And FYI- if you have my photography blog linked to your website, please remove it! Suz (the super mother of the two kids in the previous post) is working on a newer blog for my photography. It'll be done soon!

This is just a test post for me, so it'll be removed shortly! So for anyone wondering what I've been doing lately, here's a small preview of what you'll find on my photography blog in the near future!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Adventures in Babysitting

Well, tonight Mike, me and the husband babysat Ben and Reed (or as we like to call them, the "hatchlings") while Ted and Suz went to a wedding. It was a pretty funny night, which mostly consisted of running after Reed and playing video games with Ben.

Reed is HILARIOUS. That boy cannot sit still for more than one second. It took a minute for him to warm up to us, and once that happened- he was all smiles. And we've seen those two boys go at it: Reed tries to play with Ben, Ben gets annoyed, Ben does something to make Reed cry. So our plan of attack? KEEP THEM SEPARATED AT ALL TIMES UNTIL THE PARENTS GET HOME! And yes, we were successful...

Here's Ben trying to bug Reed with a bucket full of water...
Ben thinks it's funny...
Reed planning his retaliation...
He spots a weapon...
He goes for it, while Ben is kept distracted by a blow up toy...
His first attempt doesn't make it too far as he throws the red bucket towards Ben:
Mission accomplished!
Russ & Ben enjoying a game of Ninjas on the xbox:
Mike, making sure Reed doesn't run out into the streets:

All in all, babysitting was pretty entertaining for a Saturday night. The kids were fun and adorable, but I think we're still good on being kid-less parents for a few years!