Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Randy & Becky Engagements & such.

Here are some of the engagement pictures I took for Randy & Becky. Once I get through the bazillion wedding pictures I have, I'll post them as well.

We took the majority of pictures at Saltaire by an abandoned building that was covered in grafitti. Then some in old town Magna (freezing that night), and then some at a cafe at bonwood bowling alley in SLC. Fun times were had by all. Enjoy!

24 is such a pointless age, wouldn't you say?

Alright, scratch the "daily post" idea. I pulled an all-nighter and did all the photos from my camera but the wedding ones. Next up, my 24th birthday!

If you look carefully at these pictures, you can see my highlights. Yup, one step closer in my goal to one day go completely blonde. Katy Leung did my hair at the hair academy she is attending and did a fabulous job at that! I love my hair and can't wait to go lighter once my roots grow in. I also gave myself more layers and a sweep to change things up a bit.

Oh, and there was cake to be had.

I told Miles that one of the bags that my gift came in, was a hat. So what do you do with a hat? put it on your head, naturally.

Michael is always imitating some weird character. He did several throughout the night, I can't remember which one this was.

Of course I had Steven with me. Isn't he handsome? :D In addition to the flowers and card Steven got me, he gave me Windows 7 as an early birthday gift. A LEGIT copy! No feds taking me to jail THIS year! (for an OS anyway......)

Um....I can't believe I'm posting this, but I thought I'd explain where I get the nickname "mantis". I'd say this picture explains:

Again, Michale doing another "character". Maybe he has multiple personalities and we just don't realize it?

Rachel wrapped all my gifts and had them all coordinate. They were gorgeous. Pink was the theme if you can't tell.

Ah, another picture needing explaining. NO, that's not a giant cigar that Randy is smoking, that is my new rolling pin that happens to look exactly LIKE a cigar. Rachel caught his expression perfectly, don't you think?

Don't worry, I didn't get a box of Chicken pot pies for my birthday, just the big container of oven roasted almonds. I actually asked for those. healthy snacking you know, you should try it sometime...

I thought this picture, despite being blurry, showed off my new cut & highlights.

Ok, enough pictures and talk about me. Once a year you get actual pictures of ME. So, until next year, these will have to last you :)

I had an absolutely GREAT birthday this year. I loved every minute of it. And surprisingly, I don't feel too old!


Flowers! :) :)

I know they'll die in a week or so, I know they are completely overpriced, and are probably crawling with microscopic bugs that will attract all the spiders in my house to my bedroom.

But that my friends, is a price I am MORE than willing to pay when I get GORGEOUS flowers from my boyfriend on my birthday :) Do they go in the kitchen or living room for all to enjoy? I don't think so! Straight to my desk so I can see them every minute I'm home(which is usually spent at my computer these days)

Enjoy my flowery gift via internet. I wish you could smell em'.

I need a vacation!

It's been a busy month and it's only the 20th!

Randy and Becky were Married on April 2nd, which happened to be the same weekend as Easter, Michelle's birthday, General Conference, and two family Easter dinners. Then My birthday, Steven's birthday, church meetings, job interviews, optometrist appointments, gardening, and plenty of other things happening that have been keeping me busy!

I've got loads of pictures I need to upload, organize, edit and eventually post, so it will take a while. I'll go in batches to keep myself sane.

I'll start off with Steven's birthday.

Preparation for Steven's birthday started way back in (dare I say it) .....December. See, I had this grand idea to make an 8bit (translation: pixelated) quilted pillow of one of the characters from the video game called "Legend of Zelda". I estimated this project taking a day or so. Silly me, oh SILLY me. What originally started at a CHRISTMAS present, ended up as an April birthday present. Lets just say this thing has become my nemesis.

Long story short, I finished the pillow (with some last minute help from Rachel *THANKYOU*) the morning of April 17th, which happens to be Steven's birthday. Here are some progress pictures and then the final outcome.

My homemade "pattern" of sorts. Maybe I should make copies and sell them? Who knows.

The character is "Link" by the way. Hopefully he is discernible to fellow video game enthusiasts.

Steven and his loot from me. I took a chance and got him an original Zippo lighter with his name engraved on it. Months ago he mentioned he always wanted a Zippo. Hoping he still wanted ones 4-5 months later, I got him one. Lets just say I've created a monster. The three days he's owned it I don't think it's been separated from his body. And when I call I hear the clicking from it in the background. I guess I did good :)

Oh, on Valentine's day I decorated Steven's room (I like decorating ok?) with another "thing" from Legend of Zelda. I made the hearts that show your health in the game, but a life-size version to put at the head of his bed. He thought they were so cool he decided to leave them up.

It's now April and they are still up. I guess he wasn't kidding. Oh well, it gave me a chance to get pictures of them because I forgot to in February. Here's the note underneath:

One of Steven's 3 birthday cards. You know when you just find too many that just "fit" the person's personality? Yeah, that happened this year, so I bought them all! I had a little fun with this one and practicing my calligraphy skills. I LOVE calligraphy!

So, Happy Birthday Steven! I love you to pieces!