Thursday, June 24, 2010

Life Through My Lens

The first kiddos are KitKat and Goob, the cuties I have the pleasure of spending each Monday and Thursday with. The ones of my little boys are at Delta College where I went to school (and will probably be returning to pretty soon). The last two are of my three favorite men at the Sacramento Temple.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sesame Street Live

My Aunt Cindy and Uncle Greg took Landon and I to see Sesame Street Live on Tuesday. It was one of the most magical two hours of our life.

There is something about seeing the excitement on your child's face that shoots joy to the core of your soul. When Elmo and his monster friends came out, Landon lit up like a Christmas tree, and I started to get emotional (like TEARS). I know, I am such an embarrassing mom already!

My aunt and uncle are amazing and got us THIRD ROW seats, and we were able to move up to the FRONT ROW by the second half. We were literally inches from the stage. Landon got to high five Telly Monster, Grover, and he tried to feed Cookie Monster some popcorn.

Grover saw himself on Landon's t-shirt, gasped, and pointed to us! You couldn't slap the smile off my face. In fact, I wouldn't let Landon climb on the stage, and he did slap me. Still smiling. He's only two, but I hope Landon never forgets. I know I wont!

Thanks again Aunt Cindy and Uncle Greg! We love you!

Okay, after Aunt Cindy sent me this photo taken from her iphone, I thought maybe the show was more for me than Landon.


When I was a kid, I was a screamer. If I was angry, I screamed. If I was happy or excited, I screamed. Not just any scream, it was an ear piercing, brain splitting shriek.

My mom grew up in Stockton, California where I am living (much to her dismay). As a result of living in one of the most dangerous cities in the United States, she is super-duper, over the top paranoid. Even though I mostly grew up in the small family town of Logan, Utah, she was always afraid we would get kidnapped, raped, murdered, sold into slavery, etc.

BUT, she worried the least about me. She said all I'd have to do is scream, and the kid-snatcher would throw me back.

Unfortunately, Harper David inherited my scream. 99% of the time, he's chill, joyful even, but right now he is teething (and biting, I might add). Harper will be totally fine and then scream that ear piercing, brain splitting shrieeek, my parents are so familiar with. It's disturbing. Sorry mom and dad! Good thing I was the perfect child in every other way, right?

p.s. Thanks Monica for taking these photos of Harper yesterday!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Intro to Kali Photography

I have been saving up for an SLR camera forever, and I finally pinched enough to get my Nikon. I'm so excited, I can hardly keep my hands off it. My friend, Monica is an amazing photographer, and she has been so gracious to show me all the technicalities of the photography world.

As some of you know, Lauren has been living with us for almost two months now, and she's so darn cute I just I had to get a few shots. I'm hoping to specialize in family and possibly wedding photography, but like I said, I'm still learning, so we'll just have to see what I gravitate towards.