Thursday, May 31, 2012

MK likes older men too...

You might recall when I previously mentioned that Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are my BFF's.  We've been the same age our whole life.  I also own the largest VHS collection of their murder mystery video's, which will probably be worth a lot of money someday.  At least I'm hoping because I keep lugging them from house to house.  You bet your bottom dollar I was clicked on the Yahoo newsreel when I saw this picture. That's is MK's boyfriend....(insert small pause).  Then I realized my husband is seven years older than me, so I decided not to pause any longer.  Turns out we both like older men- see told ya were BFF's.  How perf is that?  Except 17 is a lot of years older, like he was at high school graduation when she was in the womb.  I wonder if she still has to ask Danny, Jesse and Joey if it's ok to go out.  I like to pretend she does.
Read the Yahoo article here.

P.S. I clearly need all this basketball to end so I have something better to do with my time.

Peterson Family Pictures...

Here is the rest of my weekend shoot.  Big families make me nervous, but these guys just had me laughing the whole time.  Check out all the grand kids.  In the future I'm taking Aunt Abbey with me everywhere I go.  She's hilarious!
There's still so many more to choose from, but I think I'll move on and start to post some more of my latest fun. I've got some more cute families coming along.  Wahoo!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

That Funny Feeling...

I've mentioned before that my mother parental did a really good job at introducing us girls to "old" movies. The majority of which are still on VHS.  Although I'm not much for buying DVD's, whenever I see an old favorite it's an instant grab for me.  Currently I've been watching bits of this Sandra Dee flick almost every night.  I say every night, because although were not usually big TV watchers, Chris has been really into the playoffs.  I resort to our "other" TV that is hooked up to a 1999 black Friday special DVD player.  For some reason it will only play this movie and the 4th Harry Potter - Go figure!

If I could pick to dress in any era I would choose the 60's.  Old pictures of my mom dressed similar make me laugh.  Sandra Dee (and my mom) are adorable.
The white dress with the black bow is perfect.  I'd love something similar, maybe a little less sheer and a little less sleeveless.
The bow too - goodnes gracious.  My work isn't much for fashion.  It's a big surprise when a select few shower.  This movie makes me want to get dressed up and go somewhere special.  I clearly suggest watching it, and then laying on your bed and thinking about owning all the pretty dresses - well atleast until the basketball game is over. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

10 Updates...

We've been married 5 months today, which is the same amount of time we were engaged.  Chris's response, "Oh wow, this has went by way faster than that,"  I have to agree.  Here is what we have been up to as of recent!

1.  Chris decided to leave Lowe's and is working for my brother this summer.  It's sort of perfect as he will be able to knock out quite a few credits this fall.

2.  Chris and I have been involved in a series of pranks toward each other.  It started with a water fight in our apartment.  He was pretty ticked  the next morning when he found that I froze his toothbrush in a cup of water.  I have never laughed so hard in my life. 

3.  We love the weather and take any chance we can to get out and take pictures.  We rented an awesome lens this weekend.  We're hoping to buy soon.

4.  I've been enjoying work.  There's an intense learning curve and I look forward to a time when I know more.  The Facebook flop was also a good time.

5.  I just want to eat watermelon all the time.

6.  We bought a tent on Saturday.  I tried to get Chris to set it up at the Parentals and sleep in the backyard.  He hated that idea, but I can't wait to get my camp on.  

7.  Chris recently purchased a pocket knife.  He told me he needed one because everyone in my family keeps asking him if they can use his knife.  He chose one with fake wood and gold trim - just like my dads. Which I find seriously hilarious.

8.  I ate my very first J Dawg, an ol BYU favorite.  I'm not much for hot dogs, in fact I've been known to throw up when surrounded by the smell.  However, I will say J doesn't do a bad job with his dawg.

9.  I just asked Chris what I could say about our life and he said, "We switched drawers in the bathroom, so now I don't have to move all your damn cords."

10.  We really love Heber but it's been a strange transition to a new ward.  I have a tendency to not reach out, so I'm sure I'm to blame, but we haven't made any real connections.  I sometimes wish there was a close friend here that was in a similar phase. 

And since I don't want to leave you on that bummer note here's a joke.

Q:  What do you call an alligator in a vest?
A:  An investigator

Do you get it?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Peterson Family Pictures Sneak Peek...

This is only a small glimpse of the Peterson family pictures I took Saturday night. I never thought it would stop raining and wind(ing) for us to get the show on the road, but I'm pleased as punch how they turned out.  This is my brother's family.  They are sorta perfect - like the perfect that makes you wanna throw up sometimes. Just kidding, but Chris and Stacey are the most giving, generous people you will ever meet. They also produce very cute offspring - see below!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Turns out I'm not perfect...

I have a tendency to go into almost any situation thinking I'm going to ace it - be the best, or at least kill myself trying. This may come off as overly confident or similarly called cocky.  However, I would like to state for the record that it's a weakness.  I can pinpoint the end of my perfection or rather my self perception of such.  It started when I took the ACT, as a junior, and got a terrible score.  I've talked about it before, but I had to overcome some serious thoughts about me  being smart at the time.  I mean cry yourself to sleep when your seventeen sort of thoughts.  Up until then, I had great grades and the parentals always told me I was smart, but I took the biggest test of my life and didn't get better than average.  There was no way I could possibly be average?

Since that day I've consistently been facing ACT scares of similar proportion.   I imagine myself nailing something, really hitting a hole in one, and then bam!  I'm faced with it again - average, mediocre and sometimes I don't know everything. Sometimes my good intentions even make others feel bad.

Today I faced a big wing dinger - one in which I'm sure will only mean to me what the ACT does in seven years - a whole lot of nothing.  So instead of rambling on about my experience I've come to report the life lesson I've learned today.  I don't have a tendency to think I'm good at everything, I don't even consider myself overly confident.  I've just come to realize I care way to much about things that don't matter. 

I also for the record, I don't know how to stop.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Memorial Day...

A few years a go my Grandma Ruth told me that she lived her senior of high school here in Utah.   I was a bit surprised to hear that, but later she further explained the situation.  At that time her sister, Aunt Gaius as we called her, was living in Provo.  She was in need of some help as a young pregnant mother.  My grandma rode clear from Arizona, on dirt roads might (she) add, to come to Provo to help her sister.  Shortly after birth, Gaius's baby passed away and was buried in the Provo cemetery.  Overtime, Grandma as well as her sister's family moved back to the Sunshine state to live very happy and fulfilling lives.

  My grandma explained further that one night Gaius was visiting Utah and requested a trip to the cemetery.  It had been years since Gaius had buried her child.  They spent almost an entire night searching and searching the cemetery, but they were never able to find the child's grave.

  Since Sisterville's husband is the sexton of the Provo cemetery we decided to go in search of child's grave.  Two years a go we found it - but  too late to pass on the location, as my grandma's sister has now passed as well.  For obvious reasons we now we go ahead and make sure it has a few flowers on for Memorial Day...

This one's a real thriller...

Yesterday I got home from work about 5:00.  Chris and I had dinner and I went in on our bed to read a book I've been wanting to finish.  I was still in work clothes and somehow woke up this morning.  Oh my lanta! How the crud did that happen?  Let's just say I was bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning about 5:30. 
 I've really been into taking pictures of cows.  Cow photography relates somewhat to how I feel about dead tree photography - I realize it's weird but I don't really care.
 Right along with abnormal sleep hours and cow photography we celebrated the arrival of our Questar bill, which somehow decided to be only $12.  Therefore, we hopped in the car and drove to yo bar - not to be confused with an actual bar but rather the frozen yogurt bar.

We live in exciting times.
By exciting, I mean what are we going to celebrate when we finally have to turn on the air conditioner?

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Somehow I haven't posted all these.  A few are from weeks ago.  It seems like almost every weekend we are out taking pictures.  We've even had a few non family members.  I've even gotten paid a few times and people ask how much I charge.  I often just stare at them blank.  I feel so flattered and excited about it all. Right now, I still feel inexperienced and look for any opportunity to try new things, so if you have an idea let me know.  If you're down - I'm down!

Oh deer...

The biggest change we've had to make in moving to the Heber Valley is watching for deer wherever we go.  If I ever go anywhere at dusk or dawn Chris exclaims without fail, "Rose watch for deer!"  It seems there is a new set of roadkill each morning as I make the pass from Heber to Park City.  If we stay out extra late and come around the lake in the middle of the night, herds of silhouette's dot the roadside.  I do what my dad always said growing up, "keep your peepers peeled for a big one!"  I haven't come across any bucks yet - much to my brothers dismay I'll post this photo anyway.  In his words, "No one likes a picture of a doe." 
The stock market opens at 7AM - I find myself enjoying more and more sunrises.  The small fog that hangs over this area in the morning is not something that should be missed.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Senior Prom 2012...

All the photo's are now printed and distributed. I had about 15 panic attacks when all the pretty dresses were walking across grass. I am fairly confident with manual mode, especially when it comes to Chris and I down by the lake on a Saturday afternoon.  However, these guys had places to go and people to see.  It's hard not to critique every detail as the person taking the photo's, but in the end I was excited that they turned out as planned.