Monday, July 28, 2008

Here we come!!

Remember when you were a little kid and the Christmas Eve anticipation would just about kill you? You couldn't wait to get the night over with so you could see what was under the tree the next morning? That's just how I feel right now. Nervous anticipation. I get to leave in the morning! I get to go home! I get to go home! ( use the school yard taunting tune for that) We are off to Utah in the morning to go to Diondra's wedding and then we are heading HOME!!! I don't even care that I have to drive for more than 30 hrs to do it. We are first going to stay at my brother's in Logan. He and my dad brought down a couple of our horses from Alberta and are breaking them now. I am so excited to go help. I love horses. Hunter is thrilled that we have our own now. After Diondra's reception we'll be heading up to Alberta. I am going to stay for at least a month. We have pulled Hunter from school and are home schooling this year so we can do whatever we want. YAY!!! I'll see ya "Up in the Hills". Hehehehehe (yes that is gleeful laughter)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Memory Game!

I am following Rebecca's lead on this.

1. As a comment on this post, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. 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.And if you're just a "lurker" that I don't know very well, please use this as an excuse to comment and say hello!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Slip slide and ride

While I was away shooting a wedding north of Seattle, Doug and Hunter went to Dollywood's Splash Country. Last year Hunter tried to go down the giant Fire Tower Falls (scary). He was petrified at the last minute and and couldn't move. The lovely, helpful, lifeguard decided to push him down the slide. Hunter screamed the whole way down. This year he was sure he wouldn't make it down ever again. Ha! Doug went up with him and they slide down the twin slides together. From then on Hunter couldn't be stopped. He loved it! He was the last one down the slide that night. I'm so glad he has conquered his fear.
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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Life is never without a little twist on the side.

And why should it be? Boring is just that.......boring. Yesterday, while at a friends house I fell as I was walking down the stone steps outside her front door. Nasty pain!! I had been there to photograph her new baby and had just about finished demolition of my portable studio. Thankfully, I had my little helper man, Hunter, with me too finish getting things out to the van. As I was limping to finish up I noticed that my ankle felt locked and the range of motion was extremely limited. I needed to get home and rest it like right now. Of course it was my right ankle so driving the 45 minutes home was an interesting thought. That is, until I actually tried driving. The move from gas to brake sent shooting pain through my ankle. I called Doug at his office and met him there so that he could drive me to an urgent care clinic. I think that might have been a really stupid mistake. I sat in the clinic waiting room for almost an hour before they called me back. The Dr. was really nice and attentive as he wiggled my foot and pressed on some spots. He decided that an xray was in order. The medical assistant came back and took me to the xray machine. Hey, wait. Why is the med assistant who took my temp and blood pressure also performing my xrays? Then she took only 2 views? 2 views to show all the bones in my foot and ankle? Strange. I've never had that few. Oh well. The Dr. says he could see no breaks but that it was a nasty sprain. Did I want crutches? Crutches? How on earth am I supposed to photograph 2 weddings on crutches much less fly out to Seattle to shoot the first? LOL!!! Guess I'm going to be a huge gimp trying to direct those brides and grooms. Forget about those awesome shots from unusal vantage points. Not happening this time.