Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Half Marathon

So we went up to Logan for Alisa's race this last weekend. Alisa killed it! check out the photo below, not even all hot in the face and not even really sweating. Hopefully our kin get a little bit of her genes this way. I had heat stroke when I finished the Moab race, and it was in Feb. Pretty awesome girl!

***I have to add a little side not; The best part of the half marathon was the massage I got right after it was done. Thanks Scott and Maggie for the birthday surprise. It was just what I needed! -a

Thursday, August 21, 2008


So I have been back to work for a few weeks now, but school officially starts on Monday when all the kiddies come back. I'm taking a deep breath and hoping for the best. I've had a rejuvenating, relaxing summer and I am ready (sort of) to start back into the routine of school. I really do love my job but this clip is sort of what I have to deal with sometimes with 2nd graders, and maybe just a little bit of how I want to solve the problem (don't take that too seriously). Mostly it just makes me laugh. Hopefully I will have some entertaining moments to share once school starts.  kids really say and do the funniest things!
**So I guess we've had a  South Park theme the past  couple days.  My clip is way funnier than Casey's though! Mine would have to be the best 42 seconds of TV ever.
**p.s. I need to give a shout out to my sister Jen and brother Jared.  Thanks so so so much for coming into my classroom to help.  You guys honestly saved me! Jen was there for over 6 hours!  All the other teachers were very jealous.

Time to get Healthy

So Alisa and I have been using The Daily Plate to track our fitness and diet. I read an article on how doing this can make you so much more aware of your eating habits, health, and fitness that there is no way you can't get in better shape. Anyways, I feel like it has made a big difference after just a week. check it out.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

People Watching

Casey and I went to the twilight concert series at the Gallivan Center the last two Thursdays to enjoy the sounds of Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah and Nada Surf. I don’t know if it was because of where we were sitting, but I had a hard time keeping my eyes on the stage instead of looking at all the bystanders. I got to thinking about how much fun people watching is. I don’t care what people say about Utah, we have diversity. I couldn’t stop looking at people dancing and interacting, it was so entertaining and it made me smile. I saw groups of people that reminded me of myself at different points in my life and I kept expecting to see a long lost friend appear from some chapter in my distant past. I always love seeing people out of their houses enjoying themselves, especially in the summer.
If you enjoy the hobby of people watching, here is a list of my favorite spots in the SLC area for the sport in no particular order.
1. Concerts (preferably outdoors)
2. Lagoon
3. Ritz Classic Bowling Alley on State Street (most bowling alleys for that matter)
4. Farmer’s Markets
5. Liberty Park (preferably around drum circle time on Sundays)
6. High School Reunions (I am only guessing since I missed my 10 year reunion last weekend)
7. Walking around downtown
8. The finish line of a marathon, half marathon, or any other race

Did I miss any?
By the way, the concerts were excellent and they did a really good job. Anyone up for Broken Social Scene next week? I love free concerts!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

How old is your brain?

Click here to find out if your brain is as young as you think it is.

Casey = 23
Alisa = 24

I win! -C

Sam and Anya's wedding

So I just did Sam and Anya's wedding up in Logan on Friday. It was awesome. Anya is really great and her and Sam are a fantastic couple. I have know Sam for quite a while, and he is a solid character. Also known as 'the smartest man I know' by many people. No really he is a genius for real.

Anyways, I really liked the way these two interacted together in these images. The highlight of the wedding for me was when Anya was starting to walk down the isle, instead of the wedding song coming on, a really awesome techno song came on. We were all laughing pretty hard. Anya is a Russian model, so I really think she could have pulled it off well, but eventually they got the right music and proceeded to the ceremony.

here is a link to the unedited version of the wedding:

Pre Wedding:

Vintage photo shoot

So I've been shooting for a designer who sells vintage clothing. The shoots have been super refreshing for me and are a blast! Also the models have been really great to work with. If you guys are interested in purchasing some sweet clothing let me know and I'll put a link up.

We've been shooting after work once a month for the past 2 months, and there are so many sweet images from the shoots that it is hard to find the time to photoshop them all and put them up because there

Wow, look at that sweet truck!