December 23, 2009

Making progress...

The day after Thanksgiving I decided to learn how to make pies like my mom. I don't know if you folks know but my mom is sort of a big deal in the pie baking world...she won first place at the church picnic..pretty impressive if you ask me. She always shakes her head at me when I brag about her pies but hey they are delicious and people need to know.'s a pic of the crust perfecting action!

25 things to do before I'm 26.

Ok so I stole this idea from my cousin Shelly because it's a rad idea! Here's a list of 25 things I want to accomplish before I turn 26...which happens to be my golden birthday...January 26, 2011. I'll be posting progress...hopefully with photos! Enjoy!

1. Learn to play the cello (started private lessons Nov. 2009)
2. Go white water rafting
3. Visit my brother in Colorado
4. Run a half marathon (Signed up for Eugene Half May 2010)
5. Send surprise gifts to friends in the mail
6. Go on an adventurous date
7. Go kayaking
8. Go running in Forest Park with Elise.
9. Get car loan down to $5,000
10. Take a picture everyday for 100 days in a row
11. Take hip-hop dance classes
12. Have a legit photography website.
13. Out of all gifts given in 2010, at least half of them have to be handmade.
14. Host fancy dinner party. Cocktail dresses and suits!
15. Get a tattoo
16. See the Portland Cello Project in concert.
17. Put my photos in 3 coffee shops/galleries
18. Go see a movie by myself
19. Learn how to make pies like my mom (nov. 26,2009)
20. Read 6 books throughout the year.
21. Take a photography class
22. Get a new bike.
23. Watch Roller Derby live.
24. Go on a bike ride with Rita.
Visit Canada

September 22, 2009

Love is in the air...

Blast! I am such a horrible blogger! Sorry to all of you who "follow" my blog. I will do my best to give you something good to make up for it!

As some of you may know, my dear friend Katy, recently received some bling to wear on her ring finger by her boyfriend Brandon. In other words... SHE'S GETTING MARRIED!!!!!! sorry...I got a little excited there for a second! So last Sunday we went out to Sauvie's Island to take some pictures. It was a gorgeous day, which made me a little nervous because sometimes the sun doesn't work in the photographers favor. BUT have no fear...the pictures turned out really cute! I was super happy with them and I'm hoping the love birds are too!

June 17, 2009

A little wedding appetizer...

Last weekend my friends Brian and Kaila tied the knot and I had the honor of being their photographer! It was my first wedding and I was super nervous, but they were so amazing to take pictures of and I'm very pleased with the way they turned out! I hope they are too!

This is just the beginning of the photos...more to come later!

June 3, 2009


I have to share a few pictures of my kiddos from work! They are so cute.. I'm blessed to see these smiling faces everyday!!

Lake Billy Chinook

Last weekend I went camping with my parents, my aunt and uncle, jodi, katy, and brandon! We went swimming, read a lot, played games, grubbed out and laughed around the camp fire! It was a blast!

On Friday morning I woke up early to the sound of my uncle mike and my dad getting ready to go fishing. I stepped outside the tent with my new f
ound bandana (a cut-off leg of my shorts) and my 70's sunglasses I bought for $7.99 at the Culver bait and video store..nice combo eh?! So we ate some breakfast, pretended to be quiet as to not wake the others (It was 5:30 am), and set off on our adventure. Oh but first, my uncle turned to the sun rise and said "Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning." You'll see why that's important later!

Here's the view from the back of our campsite, you can see the red sun rise coming up over the ridge.

So we get out on the lake and there's not a soul in sight. We started to wonder if we were missing something or that others knew something we didn't. The water was smooth, the morning was beautiful and we could see the fish jumping out of the water, taunting us, begging us to come catch them. We set out to let down our crawdad traps first and in the process lost a trap because the milk jug that was supposed to stay afloat had a hole we didn't know about. My uncle mike decided to drag the bottom of the lake with a treble hook in hopes of getting the trap back. He's standing in the front of the boat with his fishing pole and his bail locked up, forcing the pole from his hands to it's slow decent into the lake...BUT have no uncle apparently has reflexes like a cat and the speed of a mongoose. He lurched forward almost jumping into the water to get his pole. He jerks to a standing position with his pole held high to show that he saved it from a near drowning..his fleece was soaked from wrist to elbow. We decided our time was up so we went on to fish..and throughout the next 3 hours or so we lounged in the boat in hopes of catching our dinner. We caught 2 small fish and in the process almost lost some fancy hooks, and my uncle almost went overboard one more time! It was crazy! We laughed at our mishaps and my abs were definitely sore the next day!