Tuesday, August 18


We are moving! And very excited about it. :) We found this killer deal in our ward. It's the family Lance home teaches. They are moving away and their grandma owns the home. She is trying to get things rezoned for condos but since that is taking forever, and it's a bad time to sell, she just wants the place well taken care of. SSSOOO.... we will be moving in! We'll be paying less than we are now and it is at LEAST 3x the size. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and (my favorite) the kitchen is enormous. Our apartment now has been great for us- we have 3 bedrooms but there is almost no storage. I have had to be SO creative to get everything to fit and look nice. And now, I am excited that I will actually have a pantry, a laundry room (instead of a laundry closet), and more storage then I will know what to do with.

We are taking a little roadtrip this week, then home to shoot Nate & Cali's wedding, then moving into our new home on Saturday the 29th. The Monday after that school starts (I'll be taking 20 credits!), then a quick trip to California with our good friends Jason & Emylee, then my booth in the UVU women's expo. Whew! It's going to be a crazy month. Anyways, there is a quick update on us. I will post pictures of the new place as soon as we get all moved in.

Monday, August 17

{senior pictures}

to see the shots from my latest photo shoot with this handsome young man, click here.

Thursday, August 13


for a sneak peak of my latest photo shoot, click here.

Friday, August 7

{avonlea's announcement}

I didn't want to post this until Melissa had sent them out. I didn't want to ruin it! :) But here is the announcement I designed forJake and Melissa (and baby avonlea).

She is just too cute!

{nate & cali}

Check out the new engagements I took this week of Nate & Cali here.

{business cards}

I spent a good portion of my day today designing this:

My new business cards! I was inspired to design my own after seeing the persnickity cards at the last booth we did. The man I talked to with Persnickity was so nice and even told me where the best place to get them printed is! They also have theirs on a 4x6 postcard which I think is such a cute idea!

I also found this design online that I love! So i tried to pattern them after it {of a sort}.

I have ordered and will now wait anxiously for my package to arrive!

Monday, August 3

a day at the pool

Lance's mom owns SwimKids in Sandy; a program that focuses on teaching infants as young as 6 months old survival and swimming skills. Neal & Lance put together a summer-end party for everyone. It was a success and so much fun! I'm so proud of Lance and all the hard work he has put in this summer helping to run his mom's business. They are even looking into buying a facility which is very exciting. There are big things in store for SwimKids.

Liz with two of her students. She has been teaching for nearly 25 years.

What a cutie!

Liz with some of her instructors.
Including Trisha who is training as an instructor.

Lance is an amazing diver

What a hunk! He looks pretty natural with the baby doesn't he?

My favorites

Kenna, Liz's star student! "I wish I could clone her,"
Liz commented after a lesson. :)

Neal! The apron says it all... :)

There was a raffle along with the BBQ and we auctioned off free swimming lessons, flippers, goggles, and a photo shoot and frame from me! I have been really busy with photo shoots and frames ever since our booth in the Freedom Festival and there seemed to be quite a bit of interest after the raffle. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love.


for the 24th of July, we headed out with the family for a two-night camping trip up Albian Basin. It was beautiful! All the flowers were in bloom so the entire mountain side was scattered with pink, yellow, purple, blue! We couldn't have asked for a better weekend. We relaxed in the Walker hotel- (seriously! this tent is huge), hiked to Cecret (secret) lake, found some snow and an upside-down ski rack and went sledding, played Cranium, read our books, Lance played his guitar for us, we tried to catch some pot-guts, and made some yummy dutch-oven treats.

Cant go without some of this!

I love them.

Look at how green that lake is!

Our ski-rack-turned-sled. This hill is a lot more steep than it looks and I was scared at first! But Lance convinced me and it was so much fun! I wish I had a picture of us all but we even got Scott and Keaton to join us. What a blast.