Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pink Roses

Last night at Young Women in Excellence Marilyn, Ashley and Abby were awarded with there medallion and to say thank you to us leaders, they gave us a each a rose. "Not a white rose or a red rose, a pink rose. Because pink is just cool!" quoting Marilyn. We love all the Young Women and are proud of what they accomplish. We had a nice evening and I am thankful for the rose.
I used John Paul's suggestion of turning the lens around. I had a hard time staying still.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Some Rhyme and Reason

Seeing Clara grow up I have been thinking a lot about children's perception. I have been trying to depict not only the awkwardness of a world scaled for twice their size but the spectacle and color of what the world holds. I see a little bit of the vulnerability that such small people endure and a cleanness that suggests to me naivete. Still I find that the images are hopeful, confidant and exciting. For example, notice that Clara looks particularly tiny in the "Tea Cup" photo.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Unknown Plants

I took these photos today on our way to the playground.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Pony Tail


Kelly bought a Yeast for Clara and decided to by "Anthrax" for John. They speculate that anthrax caused the 5th and 6th plagues from the Old Testament. Anthrax normally infects the skin and is rarely fatal. However, if it is inhaled or ingested it can be deadly. There are vaccines for it but if you are exposed with out a vaccination they say antibiotics combat it effectively.

Do you ever feel like Anthrax is staring you in the face?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Christmas Tree

I surprised myself by doing another cross stitch. I have always thought that cross stitch was way too country for me. My friend Cassie from my old ward in Pocatello talked about how rewarding it was to really see it come together and I agree. Its like a puzzle and I love puzzles. I can put it down and pick it up really easily. My Mom, and I think an Aunt, has this pattern that they put up at Christmas. I am excited to put it up.

Monday, October 19, 2009

John's Blessing

At the last minute Kelly's Mom found the blessing outfit that Kelly was blessed in. It was really fun because Kelly got him dressed that day. I thought it was really cute to connect them like that. The booties were borrowed from Jackson and my Aunt Bertha made the blanket.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

St. Petersburg Dress

I remember one time in my portraiture class my teacher pointed out that I only did really tight head shots. I am so glad that she pointed it out. There is a painting by Fernand Khnopff at the Getty called Jeanne Kefer that I thought of when I saw this photo.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

John's Eyes

Check it out! His eyes are blue but the eye on the right has a pie shape section that is brown. It is like the genetic code said 7/8 blue 1/8 brown. I think it is cool.
It is not the best photo but it was the photo that showed the color the best.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Corduroy Skirt and Mary Jane Shoes

This was the first time that Clara really wanted and asked to have her picture taken. On occasion she gets the mouse and puts it up to her face and says "Smile!"

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Baby Products

In my photo III class a girl named Megan did a project of beautiful color macro images portraying a domestic wife and mother's life. I remember a photo of a wilted iceberg lettuce leaf that I particularly loved. Since I am copy cat i was thinking of her images when I took these of John's baby stuff. I tried even though I don't have a macro lens. The last photo is the reflection of the plastic bag the diapers come in on the wall.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Gerbera Daisys

I love being a part of the Young Women. It is so much fun and they have been sweet to me with not being able to go since John came. They have visited and brought food and gifts. Last night for my birthday they brought over a card with theses flowers and the left over snacks from personal progress. I love them all so much and I am so grateful.
I am kind of disappointed in the way my camera handled the color of the flowers. They are a lot more burgundy and not as magenta. I tried to fix it but it was too annoying.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

John Anderson, my Jo

By Robert Burns

John Anderson, my jo, John,
When we were first acquent,
Your locks were like the raven,
Your bonnie brow was brent;
But now your brow is beld, John,
Your locks are like the snow;
But blessings on your frosty pow,
John Anderson, my jo!

John Anderson, my jo, John,
We clamb the hill thegither;
And monie a canty day, John,
We've had wi' ane anither:
Now we maun totter down, John,
But hand in hand we'll go,
And sleep thegither at the foot,
John Anderson, my jo.


My Uncle Jimmy told me about this poem. John is fair and brand-new but I can imagine that when he is 80 his wife thinking something like this. Plus he is my jo too!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Blue Strips

More photos of my son. Aren't the slippers awesome. They are alpaca brought over by my little brother from Peru.

Friday, August 21, 2009

John Curtis

We are so happy that John is here. He was born on the 14th and he weighed 6.15 (one ounce more then Clara) and was 20 inches long (one inch shorter.) I think he is good looking and a sweetheart. The delivery went so well. However, by Sunday he had a high levels of bilirouben in his blood and was taken to pediatrics to be put under the bili-lights. I was discharged Sunday at midnight. Monday morning was terrible. I was achy, weepy, exhausted and put into a closet/cave all alone with my son looking all blue because of the lights. Mom rescued me my noon and by that evening I was rested enough to feed him properly. Drama is still continuing. Today his level is still high and we will have to get it checked again. I love John so much and I am very grateful for all the help we have received.

New Family Member

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Underwater Camera

Just for fun I bought a underwater camera. I think I am going to try it again. Every image was pointed haphazardly so I knew the images were uncertain. A lot of chopped off heads as a result. Still so fun! The second photo is some of the ward kids jumping in all at the same time. In the last photo Kelly and I thought that Clara was holding her breath really well.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ripe Cherry Tomatoes

The first photo reminds me of a watercolor. Tomatoes are Kelly's favorite. They are not as good as my parents but way better than the store.

The Getty

We didn't stay long this time but I sure love going to the Getty. I don't mind paying for parking when entry is free! We took the Garden tour but only caught the first half of it. Christ's Entry into Brussels is an interesting painting to see. It is fun to think of the They Might Be Giants song Meet James Ensor when seeing it. Listen to it!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Swamis Beach

We spent the 4th at the beach. The water was cool and it wasn't crowed.

Uncle Jimmy's

How long does jam last? What kind of drum is that? Doesn't Clara look patriotic?