Saturday, June 22, 2013

Happy 30th to Me!

Last summer I decided I wanted to do something big for my 30th birthday--I mean you should do something big for your 30th birthday, right? As I thought about it, I decided I wanted a redo of my bridal pictures in a way.  I've always regretted not having a more professional photographer take them and our wedding pictures.  Some of them were good, some of them were okay and some were not good at all.  I also thought about how much I've changed since I got married so I didn't want to just wear my wedding dress (if I were getting married now, I would probably choose a different dress).  So I decided for my 30th birthday I wanted to buy a dress and have some good pictures taken in it.  At first, I started looking at modern formal dresses, but kept finding myself looking at medieval/lord of the rings style dresses because really, that's still who I am and I love those kinds of dresses!  So I found a place that makes dresses like that and narrowed it down to my favorite and the one that seemed the most, well, me, ordered it (custom made to my measurements), and found my photographer.  She is my neighbor/friend/relief society president and she is an amazing photographer!  We went to Memory Grove last week and had a great time!  So here I am as a medieval or elvish princess!  
These are just some of my very favorite shots.  What do you think?  Any favorites?
Isn't Amy a superb photographer?! I love her!

I love my dress!  I think I will end up taking it all over the place for pictures!  They may not be professional and nice like these ones, but it will still be fun!  I hope those of you who know me well have enjoyed them!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Busy Already

And summer has just begun!  Actually, all of these things are from May which was crazily busy, too.  We've only got six weeks of official summer until Skye starts school again (going to year around) so there's lots of fun to be had!
 This is This Is The Place.  That sounded funny!  We went with some friends and Skye and Brooklyn had a great time, especially panning for "gold!"
 They spent a long time there and had a lot of fun with it!

We also went to the dinosaur park last month.  I was unsure of how Jack would react to the "real" dinosaurs.  I wasn't sure if he'd love them or be scared of them.
As you can see from his expression here, he loved them! 
 He also loved throwing sand out of this fossil!
 Comparing foot or hand prints!

 We had an okay time at the zoo a couple of weeks ago.
It was neat seeing the lego sculptures they have on display, and Jack did really like watching the seals and sea lions swimming around, but that little guy is the most active, on-the-go kid EVER!!! So it is hard sometimes trying to enjoy things when one of us is constantly just chasing him around!
 But hey, we are active, on-the-go sort of people so I guess we'll have to get used to this summer!