Friday, February 26, 2010

Haircut Havoc

So, it's that time again. Time for me to trim my husband's rapidly growing mane.

But, of course, when we go to cut it, we find that the buzzer isn't working. And though I can manage a pretty basic man's haircut, my skill with the scissors is far from legendary.

So David got what we call a "half haircut".

It doesn't quite look as awesome as the Vanilla Ice mullet sported by this stud to the left here, though.

Let's just say that we will be venturing out into the cheap aisles of Wal-Mart on Saturday to acquire new equipment.

Then I can give David a haircut that is at least close to as suave as this guy's do.

That's my mission.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Employee of the Year

Here is, yet again, more proof of my husband's awesomeness.

Last week, David told me that his bosses at work nominated him for BYU's Student Employee of the Year for 2009. How fantastic! He came home one day with a copy of what his boss and his boss's boss had submitted to BYU for his nomination; listing all of his terrific accomplishments. I made him read it all aloud to me. Twice.

We have no idea when he will hear back about their decision, but being nominated is certainly more than noteworthy in and of itself. Hooray David!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

That's Too Educational

While at work earlier today, my 12pm appointment walked in. I was to take pictures of her 9 month old son & she was accompanied by her friend, who brought her two sons, ages 2 & 5. My client's friend immediately approached Dan, one of my coworkers, and they had the following conversation:

Lady: Can I turn on this TV?

Referring to the television in the children's play room next to the front lobby.

Dan: Sure. The remote is on the top of the TV.

This lady proceeds to turn on the TV. She notices that the DVD currently playing is Looney Toons.

Lady: Sorry, I don't mean to be high maintenance, but do you have any other DVDs? This one is too educational for my kids.

Dan: Sure. We have Veggie Tales. Is that okay?

Lady: Yea, that's perfect.

Then she proceeds to change the DVD, turn the volume all the way up & then walks away to help my client get her child ready for her session.

Really? Looney Toons is more "educational" than Veggie Tales? I really have no comment for that.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Chomatero, Greece

A few weeks ago, David & I decided that we would go to the Family History Sunday School class. Since both of David's parents are converts to the Church and I am a convert myself, all of the family history that we have collected has been done by our own families, making it far from complete.

David's grandfather came from a very small village in Greece. One of the projects that his family has been working on for quite some time is finding out where this village is located.

During our Sunday School class today, the teacher introduced us to a website that contains free access to ship manifests from Ellis Island ( We found a lot of immigration information about his family and found out that the city that we were trying to locate had been misspelled by everyone the whole time, which obviously made it impossible to find. Especially since, as of the 1990 census, only 170 people lived in this village.

Here is a map showing Chomatero, Greece:

It was quite the exciting find, especially for David, who had to call his Mom to share the good news the minute we got home. :) We have been able to find a lot more information about his family just in those few minutes than we thought we'd ever be able to find.

I know I'm a geek, but family history is seriously fun. :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Adventures In Awesomeness

David & I decided to have a fun little evening together yesterday since I get off of work at 1pm & he gets off at 3pm on Thursdays. We went to Salt Lake, visited Siegfried's (an authentic German store & cafe), visited a couple of shops downtown & went out to dinner. Here are some pictures for your enjoyment.

Siegfried's - Marzipan Ritter Sport is my FAVORITE.

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David looking handsome in downtown SLC.

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Salt & Pepper always keep the party hoppin'.

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That boy & that eyebrow.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

500 Days

Today, David & I have been married for 500 days.

He bought me ice cream.

Monday, February 1, 2010

My First Magazine Cover


My first magazine cover image!

As some of you know, I've been volunteering to do photo shoots for interviews in Mormon Artist magazine. And for this issue, one of my images made the cover. There were a few other images that I liked more than this one, but it still makes me happy.

It's a small victory, but I like it. :)

I did shoots for three of the interviewees in this issue: Julie Wright (cover), Robison Wells & Matt Whitaker.

The magazine is pretty enjoyable, if you care to take a peek. :)