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Saturday, November 22, 2014

BAD blogger

I've been such a bad blogger these last 2 weeks!  I first had company and then we went out of town, so Not much has been happening here.  I am back with my report from our trip to see family in Iowa!  We got to see lots of family including the newest Member, Grant!!!  My cousin and her husband have a brand new boy and he is just darling!!!  Had fun practicing my photo skills on him!  It was super cold and snowy there, so Of course, I took advantage of snow pics!  It was lots of fun!!
Mr. Grant

Beautiful windows at Randy's home church

A little spelling! 

Playing in the Powder


The Leaves are still falling-- snow or not!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

sharing a little scrappin"

Today I am coming off my Candy and Sugar rush with a nice relaxing Saturday!  I am so happy it's a day to relax and create!  I am sharing a layout I made using one of the Studio Calico Kits and participating in the Society52 challenge on Instagram! (have I told you I am addicted?)  Follow me on IG if you are on it, too!  Here's this week's challenge!
The challenge was to use more than 1 photo and the number 5!  This was a fun party we had for Jensen and her pals a couple years ago.  I let them go crazy with some "color race powders" in the back yard!   Very colorful Fun!! 

You can see even the white glasses were full of color!!

Have a fun weekend!  

Friday, October 31, 2014

Yappy Howloween!

Our yearly attempt at Doggie Halloween Costumes!  It's a photoshoot full of tons of giggles!! and alot of SIT!!!  STAY!!!
Happy Halloween from Piper -- can't believe she actually posed here! 

Brooklyn looks like she needed to lean up against the wall to hold up her Banana Split!   I am sure it wasn't that Heavy!!  

She's a little Devil -- but we love her anyway!!  If the costume fits.....

Here's Pansy our cheerleader in a photo I edited using Pic Monkey for their #FrankenPet contest!
Wishing you a Yappy Howloween Full of Lots of fun and Candy!

Monday, October 27, 2014


Okay-- Confession-- I did not even realize I had not blogged since 2 weeks ago!  The days have been so full!  I can't believe it!!  Hopefully I can get back to it sooner this next time.  I do have lots of fun pics from our crazy month!  October is Balloon Fiesta here in our neck of the woods and we got to go alot this year.  Some years we don't even make it down to the field (which is a huge mistake) but this year, we enjoyed 3 trips!  I had tons and tons of pretty balloon pics, so this time, I want to focus on the Balloon Glow!  It's such a beautiful sight in the gorgeous evening air!
look at that sunset on the right!  Added to the lovely sights on the balloon field!  It was perfect weather that night! 

I love how bright this is

It's exciting to see them lighting up at different times

The balloons are all so different and colorful!

So much fun!  Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope I will be a much better blogger this week! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Click Away

We interrupt my FALL HOUSE cleaning to bring you this Click Away report.   These last 2 weeks have been nothing but a Paint Brush, and LYSOL cleaner!!  I did manage to enjoy the International Balloon Fiesta (more on that later) but I got my house all sparkly for the fall-- and it feels wonderful to have that done!  Today I am getting to share my photos from my trip to the Click Away conference in Salt Lake City.  It was about a month ago and I had such an amazing time learning from the Pros!  The conference had so much to learn and it was held in the Beautiful city of Salt Lake!  Very fun!!!  Heres some of my favorite pics from the adventure!!
The LDS temple all lit up at night

I love these shapes!!! 

Part of the conference was to do Photo-walks with different models!  I did a Pet Photowalk with these Beauties! 
Such well behaved dogs!  

Aren't these two really sweet??? 

Loved these eyes

Such a highlight to take a class with one of my favorites Karen Russell!  She is amazing!

Perfect Weather and a gorgeous city! 

This cool mural was in Park City Utah where we did a Photo excursion!  It was also such a fun place to visit and shoot. 
These darlings were such fun peeps to hang out with!!! 

Thanks to Stephanie (below) for this photo of me on my 53rd Birthday! Yes, you would think it would be pretty easy to get a headshot at a Photography conference!  

Stephanie == a sweet heart! 

Here's Nikki = we enjoyed this awesome wall in Park City! 

Dani- another friend from my Park City Trip!  

Gorgeous city to play around with photography!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for traveling along with me!!!
Balloon Fiesta pics to come soon! 

Friday, October 3, 2014

October is HERE

I say this all the time, but I can't believe how fast time passes.  I have been so busy, this blog has been neglected!   I finished up my reports on our wonderful trip to see Ross in London on my last post, but now I am ready to catch up on what happened after that.  I am still doing August reports, people, so that tells you how behind I am!
Back in August, my In-laws came to visit us from Iowa and my husband wanted to do something special with His dad and also our Son who was still here for the end of his summer.  Randy wanted to do a special thing with 3 generations, so he came up with taking them on a Hot Air Balloon Ride!  Heres some fun pics from the day.  I got to be the photographer and be on the ground and chase crew!  This week (currently) we are having the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in town.  It starts tomorrow morning with Mass Acension, so this post about Randy's Balloon Ride will get us all excited for the BIG event!  We loved Rainbow Riders!  A very professional team who took Randy and his dad and our son on their ride!
3 generations!  

this pilot taught them alot about ballooning

The envelope was beautiful! 

loved this perspective

up up and away! 

see you guys later
There were lots of balloons flying that day

Perfect weather! 

coming overhead

They spotted me! 
Packing it up! 

Randy took this one from inside the basket! 

a view from in the basket!  Cool!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  have a lovely October! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Just one last post.... LONDON

I have posted ON and ON about our amazing trip to see Ross in London!  I have a few shots from Buckingham Palace!  We did not visit there during Changing of the Guard, so it was not busy!  It was a beauty of an evening and I love being able to get up close!

We look like Bag ladies carrying all our photo equipment and our shopping! 

yes, It is GRAND

Stock Still and looks YOUNG - like a kid

Really gorgeous! 

This crazy kid!
Sharing the last pics from our trip today, and with that I need to include the Highlight Video Ross made.  He was a blogger for the Study Abroad LONDON, so He made weekly highlight videos for showing all they were doing.  Randy and I were thrilled to be a part of this one!  Some of you already saw it on FACEbook, but if NOT< here it is!n  Enjoy!! 
LDN Study Abroad (Week 5 Highlights) from Ross Jordan on Vimeo.