Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hello...Yeah...It's Been a While...

I've been absent from the blog for several days. December has been busy. In the photography area, I've been designing Christmas cards and sending in print orders. I've also done a few Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep sessions. Those have been especially difficult, as I feel so much sadness for the families who have lost babies at this time of year.


I've also been busy getting ready for Christmas. I'm getting there, but still have quite a bit to do. Yes, I'm starting to panic.

My friend Laurie was in town the other day. I had a fabulous lunch with her and her sister Cherie. What a blast!


Derek and I went with some friends to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert on Saturday night. What a spectacular performance. They had two amazing guest soloists, as well as wonderful dancers and bell choirs from several schools throughout Utah. Wow!


I spent my morning yesterday at Costco having a tire on the Suburban repaired. As it turned out, there were two nail holes too close together to repair it, so they had to replace the tire instead. Just what I was hoping to get for Christmas this year! A new tire! Merry Christmas from the Michelin Man to me!


Yesterday afternoon, I went with Mallory to a parent meeting for the elementary school musical. From January to March, she will be required to attend some 30 rehearsals and performances. Add that to orchestra, her dance classes, paper route, homework, Young Women meetings, etc. and I think we're going to be just a bit busy after the holidays!! Not to mention, I was frightened by the musical director. She's very gung ho and straight up informed us that she is not nice like the directors we've had in the past. Gulp.


But.... I had a big bright spot in my day yesterday. I met up with some of my photography friends for a fun lunch at Gardner Village. It was fun to see everyone and just chat and laugh. These people are so much fun...and even better, they're all just as geeky about photography as me! (I mean that as a compliment, of course!)


Anywho.....here is a shot from yesterday! We asked the restaurant hostess to take this one for us.







And this next one is terribly grainy...I turned the flash off to get the self-portrait in the mirror!
What would a photographer meet-up be without the standard picture in the mirror?

13 comments:

tnralvords said...

Oh, I am so glad that you photogs had fun. I wish I could have been there.

Cari said...

I LOVE that last shot of everyone in the mirror! LOVE it!
Cari

pat said...

Looks like you had fun at the Village. That is such a fun place at the holidays. It also sounds like your life is going to be jet-propelled after the holidays. Hope Elder E has a wonderful Christmas!!

Nessa said...

LOL LOVE that last one!!

Sharon said...

Wow! I am glad I don't have your schedule. Glad you got some time to relax and have fun.

Rachael said...

That shot in the mirror is too fun! You have been way busy!

--sme said...

Fun group shot in the mirror!

Shannon said...

Beautiful family!! I LOVE the mirror shot!!!! Great idea!

Reds said...

So fun - you are so lucky to be close to peas!!

KRISTIE said...

how fun, i wish i lived in utah :(

Jami said...

It was such a fun lunch. I absolutely love you guys!!! Thanks for such a great day.

Erica Hanks said...

Thanks for you kind comments on my pics in 2 Peas! Hey....that's my sis in law Jami and my niece in your pic!! How fun! She is so awesome and is so patient with me and all my photog questions!

Have a great week!

Erica Hanks said...

Oh...and Xander too! Didn't see him the first time! lol