Saturday, December 22, 2007

Tag about Yours Truly

Five things I really liked as a teenager that I don't enjoy now:
1. Days of Our Lives
2. My bangs
3. Staying out later than midnight
4. Extreme Republicans (no offense, anyone)
5. Wearing socks with sandals.

Five things I didn't care for as a teenager that I really like now:
1. Sushi
2. Dogs
3. Politics & Talk Radio
4. Knee Length Boots
5. Coupons

Five things I've never much cared for and likely never will:
1. Trigonometry
2. Nirvana (sorry, Brant)
3. Going to outdoor parties on New Year's (i've always been in a cold, wintery state on that day)
4. Disloyal friends
5. Warm apple cider

Five things I've always really liked and probably always will:
1. Three Way Calling
2. Avocado Smoothies
3. Spice Girls (shut up)
4. My Camera
5. Hanging out with my family.

I now tag anyone who needs something to post about!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Nearing the finish line.

In the last two weeks I've watched 3 complete seasons of Grey's Anatomy. I know I'm probably not helping with the writer's strike with downloading all the episodes off the internet, but the last time I actually used a DVD was a LONG time ago. And I have 80 gigs on my IPOD that are pleading and begging to be used. I'm now on episode 3 of the 4th season and I love this show. This is worst then The Hills, America's Next Top Model, Heroes- or even my addiction with Halo 3.

Who says I can't finish anything?

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Save the Cheerleader, Save the World

I get really addicted to TV shows easily. I've noticed if I watch the first two episodes of whatever series, I'll get glued. It doesn't matter how stupid the show is, or how badly it sucks in reviews- I will get addicted. It's happened way too much... 24, Lost, Alias, House, America's Next Top Model, The Hills, Laguna Beach, Sex and the City... and even A Shot at Love (dang you, Tila Tequila).

So a few days ago when Russ, Gianne and I were driving back from Milford for a wedding- I borrowed Russ' ipod to pass the time. And lo and behold... There it was... The first two episodes of HEROES. NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

I purposely avoided this show because I knew I'd be addicted. And I especially avoided it when it first came out. I can't watch a TV show unless the entire season is on DVD. I have no patience to wait. It drives me insane if I miss a show and end up having to wait the entire season before it reruns. No way, man. I'm the gal who will buy the dvd set and make NO plans for a weekend just to watch it all.

I did it. I watched it. I opened up my heart to the story and all of its heroic characters- good and evil... and now- I'm glued. As soon as I got home I downloaded 5 more episodes off of ITunes.... But that wasn't enough... No, not nearly. I stayed up all night (til 4:30am) and watched all of them. And the next day, I downloaded 5 more. It's not cheap. It's 2 bucks per episode and the entire season is almost 50 bucks!

It's slowly taking over. In the last 3 days I've watched more Heroes than I've played Halo3... And I know some of you may be thinking, "why's that so bad?"- but to those who know me and my Halo 3 addiction, I may be seeking some help soon. I almost crave the tv show over the game.

If you haven't seen Heroes yet, I REALLY recommend it. Not because I said so, but because it's good. It's amazing. I LOVE IT.

And now I'm off to download 5 more episodes.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

Yay! We put our Christmas Tree up on Thanksgiving night (it's a tradition in my family). It's our first one as a married couple! Our apartment has absolutely no room- and for awhile I was kinda bummed thinking we weren't going to be able to put on up this year because of the lack of space. But I went over to Roberts the night before Thanksgiving and found a really skinny one that seems to fit fine right now.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Heaven = Rice Pudding

SO- Gianne, Russ and I drove down to Milford today to photograph a wedding. On the way back, we stopped in Provo to get some grub. We ended up at a Hawaiian place (Bamboo Hut) and that was pretty good. But let me tell you what we discovered- HEAVEN. That's right. And 16 different kinds of heaven. We were about to head out of Provo when I saw a sign calling out to me, "PUDDING ON THE RICE". I remembered a coworker telling me about this place back in the summer because we were sharing our love of Rice Pudding- and conversing about how hard it was to find a good one. Then he mentioned this place... mmmmmm....

So the three of us, completely full of Hawaiian goodness, stopped by and tried some. All I have to say is that PUDDING ON THE RICE is one reason- and a good enough reason on its own- to go down to Provo. 16 flavors! And they change the flavors every couple of weeks.... coconut, tiramisu, vanilla, chocolate, lemon, raspberry.... I'd go on, but it's making me sad that this fine establishment is so far away. So much better than ice cream...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I'm thankful for many things... like food... and my weird families

So this year Russ and I went to 2 Thanksgiving Feasts as usual, his family and my family. We were STUFFED- ate a huge lunch at the Stouts (with a plentiful amount of rolls), and then a few hours later we went over to the Velez's home (my aunt and uncle) and had our Filipino dinner. Again, I wasn't in any of the photos at Russ' dad's house. And oddly enough, we have 3 photographers on my side of the family and not one photo was taken. *SIGH*

As you can see, Russ isn't the only weirdo in his family.

Summer... being VERY confused.

Russ and the father figure!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Family Photos

I'm starting to get more into other areas of photography. I've concentrated mostly on weddings and concert photography for the last few years, but now I'm starting to dabble in family/children portraits. I've actually got a couple gigs in line for some concerts at the University of Utah. And I've got an interview with Slug Magazine and X96 (the radio station) coming up. Here are some shots I did today, last week, and a few from the summer!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Jami's Wedding

So Jami got married recently in Park City and I brought my camera with me (of course). Here are some shots from her wedding (which was really pretty).

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Sugar Gliders & Mike's Place

Russ and I had dinner at Ted & Suz's place, along with Mike and his sugar gliders. Besides the crap and the wet stuff sprayed, they were pretty interesting (the gliders, not the people).

Here are some photos from last Saturday at Mike's place. You'll notice TWO things: 1) I am always taking pictures so I'm never in them, and 2) I broke out the camera a littler later and missed some good photo ops. But here are a few.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

TAG again!

This "tagging" stuff is everywhere...

Six facts about Russ and I

Fact #1: He asked for my phone number when I was 17, and waited until my 18th birthday to call and ask me out.

Fact #2: Our honeymoon was in Sonoma/Napa Valley- and it was AMAZING.

Fact #3: We love big cities- he loves Seattle and I love San Francisco.

Fact #4: We're addicted to Halo 3. No, seriously- ADDICTED.

Fact #5: He has lived in Utah his entire life (except for his mission in the Philippines for 2 years), and I've lived in 7 states (and I've moved much higher than that number).

Fact #6: Our first date was at the Hard Rock cafe & a movie at the dollar theater.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My First "TAG"

My husband.

What is his name? Russell Brant Stout

How long have you been married? About 2 1/2 months!

How long did you date? About 8 years... no joke.

How old is he? 30, with an inner child of 12 years old.

Who eats more? Duh, he does. Unless we're talking pastries.

Who said I love you first? He said "I love ya" first.

Who sings better? He sings well, I sing GREAT.

Who is smarter? He's better with math, and that can really conquer a prideful asian.

Whose temper is worse? mine

Who does the laundry? We both do at this stage.

Who does the dishes? I like to do it more because he likes to cook (I like cooking but can't do it as well as Russ).

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? That depends on which way you're looking at...But if you're looking right AT the bed, then Russ sleeps on the right.

Who pays the bills? He does, I would forget.

Who mows the lawn? No lawn for us to mow yet!

Who cooks dinner?Both of us, but usually him. And neither of us are together for dinner unless it's the weekend.

Who drives when you are together? Russ

Who is more stubborn? We both are, but I'm much more vocal about it.

Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Russ.

Whose parents do you see the most? Mine

Who proposed? Russ

Who has more friends? I do, but right now his are more fun.

Who has more siblings? He has 3 plus 2 in-laws. I have 2 plus 1 in-law.

Who wears the pants in the family? We both do. Every now and then I steal them though.

*** Now all you ladies who read our blog (you know who you are) are tagged and need to post about your husbands too!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Photos from the Wedding

Well, it's now September 16th, 2007 and I'm 2 days short of being married for ONE MONTH. Time seems to be going by extremely fast, but I've loved every second of it (even when Russ is driving me nuts)! The Mr. and I were married on August 18th in the Salt Lake Temple. We had a ring ceremony at The Little America, which was followed by a reception (the food was awesome). The weather was PERFECT- we thought it was going to be 100 degrees outside, but luckily a couple of sprinkles and TONS of overcast made the day very bearable. Besides the actual "gettin hitched" stuff, my favorite part of the day was having the majority of my family and friends there. I had family coming in from California and Washington, and friends from Arizona and Kentucky.

That's the happy part. And now for the crappy part...

Russ and I have been dealing with a horrible apartment. For as much as we pay, we were surprised to have put up with a lot of things breaking down and bad apartment managers. About one month into the lease, we had a garbage disposal break down twice, a refridgerator stop working, and last but not least- we had an infestation of maggots crawling from underneath our carpet in the corner of our bedroom. Needless to say it was the straw that broke the camel's back. We were able to get into a new apartment in another building, so we're still trying to settle in.

But, I think things are looking up. :)