Saturday, October 31, 2009
Lately the hobby that has been winning out is photography. I really don't consider myself super good or anything, I just really enjoy seeing the beauty around me and trying to capture it in a picture. Johnny has been kind enough to indulge this new hobby. He went with me as I went around downtown Provo taking pictures. He also went with me to Vivian Park, up Provo Canyon, were we took a few pictures.
In the beginning of the formation of this new hobby, I was hesitant to edit the pictures because I didn't quite understand that photography is more than just taking pictures it is also editing the picture- whether is just be a little red eye touch up or some artistic touch. Anywho, I admit that my pictures looked better once I did a little editing. Here are a few that I have tried my hand at. Hope you enjoy them!
Monday, August 3, 2009
For those who don't know Johnny very well, he LOVES soccer. He grew up playing it and loves to watch it as well. So I told Johnny about the tickets and he said he would like to go. I told my boss we would like the tickets and he said they were all ours.
Johnny picked me up from work and we drove up to Salt Lake to pick the tickets up. Then we had ourselves a nice, yummy dinner at Costa Vida. After that we headed over to Rio Tinto stadium to watch the MLS All Star game. We had GREAT seats! Front row just to the right of the north goal. (BTW, we forgot our camera at home. But luckily, Johnny has a decent camera on his cell phone.)
Here is a picture of the shoot out.
I almost forgot... Johnny reminded me of my favorite part of the soccer game. The teams came out onto the field to warm up and practice. England's Everton was warming up on the north side of the field- where we were. The Everton team was practicing shooting goals on their goalie Tim Howard. One of the teammates hit the ball at just the right angle that it went over Howard, over the goal, and right into a little kids face. (No, my favorite part was not the little kid getting hit- just keep reading on.)
Well the Everton player ran over to the kid in the stands and started comforting him, giving him a hug and patting his shoulder. I was shocked that a professional soccer player would be so kind to a little kid he didn't even know. Then Howard ran over and comforted the little boy too. AND pulls off his practice shirt and gave it to the boy. Then about 10 minutes late the teammate that kicked the ball comes running back to the kid and his family with a real jersey (I heard whispers that it was signed by all the team members). Then to top it off that player came running back out again with a game ball.
I was in awe that these players cared enough about the little boy to make sure he was ok and then give him some really nice things. I joked to Johnny that I'd take a ball to the face if it meant I got to meet Howard and get a bunch of really cool free stuff. It didn't happen though, but I guess that's ok.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
But a week or so ago I thought I'd take another look at a few stores and guess what?! I found exactly what I was looking for! It was the right shape, the right color, and even fit into the right price range. So Johnny and I bought a bed frame.
I wanted to bring some color into our room as well so I recovered some memory boards that I had made years ago with the colors that Johnny and I would like to use for our bedroom once we own our own walls.
So our bedroom has made a huge leap in the right direction to looking more put together. :)
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I had Johnny take a picture of me with "BT" before I had to say goodbye. This is the car that I learned to drive in. It took me where I needed to go in high school and college. It has served me well.
As sad as I was to say goodbye, I am very excited for the adventures we will have with this new car. We decided to get an SUV so we could have a little more fun when we go camping. We already are planning a trip down to southern Utah to try our hand at 4-wheeling. :)