Monday, April 25, 2011

Check Point

My little genius of a husband has pulled out that giant marker and checked off one of the biggest things on most peoples bucket lists. College graduation. Yay for him! Even though he gets to start right back at it in August it's still nice to have that bachelors degree under your belt. Plus a change of scenery will be nice. It's sandy for a few months to save up and travel, then on to Salt Lake City. Oh how I've missed you Salt Lake!

Good Morning Graduate!

Derek is the goof turning his head inconspicuously

Friday, April 15, 2011

Better Late than Never

Dear, sweet Shara has made a wonderful little sneek peak video of our wedding. We should of done one sooner but the footage was being very difficult. So we did what we could with what we have. It's so nice to have such a talented sister.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Tis the Season??

The answer to the above question is... No!
Someone needs to write a letter to mother nature and tell her that it is April and we need lots of green grass and sunshine.
As bitter as I may sound, there actually was a lot of good that came out of this weekend blizzard. The camera obsession has fortunately not subsided, and I went crazy with picture taking. I just could not put the thing down, even though I still have no idea what I'm doing. There is definitely a lot of trial and error going on. Luckily I had a great canvas to work with.

These were all taken at Derek's house in Sandy.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Click, Click, Click, Click Camera!

We had just got home from watching the King's Speech at Thanksgiving Point last night, and Derek hands me a small present. He says, "Don't get excited its nothing big, I got it for free anyway." So I open it, and it's a memory card for a camera. I look at him slightly confused and say, "Thanks" He goes on to explain that this one holds much more pictures and can handle a higher resolution picture. Still wondering why he felt the need to wrap this and claim it be a gift for me, I again say, "Cool, Thanks." Then as we walk into the bedroom he places another gift on the bed and smiles. Even more confused now, I open this one. It's a super cool, safari looking bag/tote, thing. I possibly should have caught on by now considering all the blabbing I have been doing about wanting a good camera, and learning photography. But I was still clueless.
Finally, Derek puts one more present on the bed. At this point I'm done with the cautious, confused looks and I've moved onto excited and jumping around, cause lets face it... Presents are great! Especially without a special occasion. So I open this one, and it's a brand new, fancy, Nikon camera. It's Beautiful!! And I have no clue how to use it.

Justification for the large expenditure: Derek and I just received that wonderful thing called tax returns. We planned on using it toward our Europe trip this summer, but since taking great pictures in Europe is definitely a priority, he thought it would work the same. I agreed. Also my birthday is in June, and Derek said he planned on getting it for my birthday but decided it would be better for me to learn how to use it before Europe. I agreed again. Justified!

Did I mention how excited I am and how much I love Derek Donald Jensen?? So excited that I read through the entire manual today. I don't think I've ever done that, with anything! Oh, and so much that I could eat his face like a delicious brownie fudge sunday!