Sunday, July 27, 2014

proof eyewear frontier project

we stayed in sea ranch, california for our family reunion. tanner and the boys saw driftwood on the beach and decided to build a little fort for the kids to play in. that "little fort" ended up taking alllll day and needless to say, it turned out awesome. we joked saying that they could rent it out as a beach front bungalow. as they were building, i was taking a few pictures of the process and since we had some proof sunglasses with us, we decided to also do a frontier project. if you're a photographer and interested in being a part of a frontier project, you can find more info here.  it was a very fun day. 

frame it

we have two large frames in our bedroom with pictures of trees in them. i've never loved them and have   found myself looking at them wondering what i would like to replace them with. we were in northern california for a family reunion and our surroundings were so beautiful. i couldn't pass up the opportunity to snag some family photos. so, i rummaged through my suitcase for an outfit that would work and asked tanner if he had something to match. he did. i set up my camera settings and asked my brother in law to take a few photos. for an impromptu photoshoot, i love how they turned out. i'm working on doing a few touch ups to our room and these pictures fit what i have in mind. my bedroom is my little oasis so why not make sure i love every aspect of it?!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

girls trip to california

back in april, i met my sister and mom in utah and we drove to california to visit my brother who lives in the san diego area. it was a quick trip with a lot of driving but it was way fun. we stopped in vegas the first night and saw the butterfly/flower exhibit and watched the water show. i am not a fan of vegas but we had a really good night. i love the butterfly/flower exhibit and they had the water show playing to singing in the rain. the weather was perfect and we just did enjoyed ourselves. the next morning we drove to san diego, met up with my brother and went to the beach that evening. we went to encinitas the following day and met up with my friends, lex and loren, and just hung out at stone steps beach. again, perfect weather. then our last day in california we drove to LA to go the the Price is Right. we got in line really early because we weren't sure if we'd even get in. well, we did, and it was a long day of waiting. we waited for seven hours before we got into the studio. but it was a dream come true haha. i loved seeing it all happen in person and to be a part of the crowd. it was exciting since i grew up watching the show. we didn't get on the show but the lady sitting next to us did. that is my claim to fame. we hit the rush hour LA traffic afterwards and i was freaking out. that traffic really sucks, especially if you don't know the area. we finally got out of the mess and drove back to vegas that night. then the next morning drove back to utah. and that is our trip all wrapped up in this long paragraph. 

*my mom doesn't like getting her picture taken. i have several of her but she is never looking at the camera haha. love my mama.