Friday, December 26, 2008

A little Christmas disco...

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Pics 2008

I had my sister Nikki take some family pics for Christmas cards. She did a great job! Thanks Nik and Meesh! Sure love ya!





Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Giving thanks in Texas!

This year we headed to Texas for Thanksgiving for some family fun with Landon's sister, Hillary and her family. It was lots of fun! We flew in on Thanksgiving day and Link did pretty good for his first time flying, but there were definitely some struggles...they do not make those planes baby friendly. There is NO place to change a diaper, at least not on the plane we were on. We made it there all in one piece and Heidi had dinner all ready by the time we got there. It was delicious. :) I love Thanksgiving.
Later that night we headed to downtown Houston where Santa appeared and they had a firework show. The word on the street was that Santa was going to parachute off of a building but sadly he didn't, he took the safer route I guess and just waved from a stage. The firework show was great! They went off right in between the buildings. Here is Hil, Jer and Iz awaiting the fireworks.


They had Christmas trees lining the whole road and they lit up when Santa came. There were tons of people there!
Iz and Link were so cute together. Izzy would jump on the bed and Link would try and crawl after her and then they would both scream.

We took a trip down to Galviston and saw some of the damage that had been done when the huricane hit. Jer spent a lot of time there helping clean up right after it hit so he showed us around. It is amazing to me that a storm can do so much damage! After we looked around for a bit we spent some time at the beach. It was fun taking Link to the beach for the first time. He loved putting his little feet in the water. I'll be posting some more pictures of the beach on my photography blog so head over there to check them out.
Iz and Grandma running away from the waves. :)
Grandma with the grandkids.

The rest of the time we saw some movies, did some shopping and got some rest. It was a fun little vacation. We had a great Thanksgiving and I hope all of you did too!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Getting my tag on....

Thanks for the tag Kilee!

The Crazy 8's tag

8 Favorite Foods:
1. anything MEXICAN!
2. spaghetti
3. albertson's fresh baked cookies...seriously i can eat a whole bag in a day. (sad)
4. salads
5. chicken fingers
6. blackened chicken Alfredo
7. steaks
8. Landon's beer potato's....haha jk

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. Bajio baby
2. Cafe Rio
3. PF Changs
4. Chilis
5. Texas Road House
6. Tiberon...not sure if I spelled that right but it's so good.
7. Piccadilly, southern food mmmmm
8. Los Hermonos, only the one in Lindon though

8 Things I Did Today:
1. showered
2. kissed Landon
3. kissed Link
4. checked out all my favorite photog blogs
5. ate some co co puffs (thanks Tyler)
6. chilled at work
7. decided I need to shed some pounds...that's an every day thing.
8. at some lunch

8 Favorite Stores:
1. Old Navy
2. Target
3. American Eagle
4. Baby Gap
5. Tai Pan
6. Ross
7. Pottery Barn
8. Park City Outlets

8 Things I Look Forward To:
1. Going to Texas for Thanksgiving
2. Finishing the dining room
3. Finishing the master bedroom and bathroom and laundry room
4. Getting more grass
5. seeing Link and Landon when I get home from work
6. albertsons cookies
7. becoming a pro at photoshop :)
8. climbing in our comfy bed at the end of the day.

8 tvs shows I love to watch:
1. The Office
2. Frasier
3. Heros
4. So You Think You Can Dance
5. America's Funniest Home Videos
6. 3rd Rock from the Sun
7. Amazing Race
8. CSI

8 Things on my wish list:
1. To get my house done!
2. A new lens for my camera
3. A jeep :)
4. Landon returns to school
5. mula
6. to do photography full time...come on people hire me!
7. new clothes and shoes
8. A big jetted tub

8 People I tag:
1. Brenda
2. Camille
3. Kacy
4. Anna
5. Hillary
6. Jordan
7. Anita
8. Jayni

Friday, November 14, 2008

Personal hygiene

Link recently has accrued two bottom teeth, as you can see in picture below, and feels the need to keep them clean.


My two favorite people brushing their teeth.

The next few pictures are some of my favorite facial expressions Link pulls. Cracks me up.
My personal favorite.

Happy Friday everyone!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pres. Bush and Americans

So I got this off of my friend's blog and I wanted to share it. I previously had put that this was said by David Letterman and I was informed that it was not said by him. I didn't think it really sounded Letterman style when I first read it, anyway i don't know who said it but I like it. If anyone knows let me know.

''The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some Poll data I found rather hard to believe.It must be true given the source, right?

The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed and 69 percent of the country is unhappy with the performance of the President.In essence 2/3 of the citizenry just ain't happy and want a change.

So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started thinking, 'What are we so unhappy about?'

A. Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week?

B. Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter?

C. Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job?

D. Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store at any time and see more food in moments than Darfur has seen in the last year?

E. Maybe it is the ability to drive our cars and trucks from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers as we move through each state.

F. Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the way that can provide temporary shelter?

G. I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world is just not good enough either.

H. Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency workers show up and provide services to help all and even send a helicopter to take you to the hospital.

I. Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home.

J. You may be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch equipment to extinguish the flames thus saving you, your family, and your belongings.

K. Or if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a burglar or prowler intrudes, an officer equipped with a gun and a bullet-proof vest will come to defend you and your family against attack or loss.

L. This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias raping and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90% of teenagers own cell phones and computers.

M. How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world?

Maybe that is what has 67% of you folks unhappy.

Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the worldhas ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S. yet has a great disdain for its citizens. They see us for what we are.

The most blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have, and what we hate about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.I know, I know. What about the president who took us into war and has no plan to get us out? The president who has a measly 31 percent approval rating? Or the Congress with a much lower approval rating.

Is this the same president who guided the nation in the dark days after 9/11? The president that cut taxes to bring an economy out of recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from terrorist attacks?

The commander in chief of an all-volunteer army that is out there defending you and me?Did you hear how bad the President is on the news or talk show? Did this news affect you so much, make you so unhappy you couldn't take a look around for yourself and see all the good things and be glad?

Think about it......are you upset at the President because he actually caused you personal pain OR is it because the 'Media' told you he was failing to kiss your sorry ungrateful behind every day.

Make no mistake about it. The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have volunteered to serve, and in many cases may have died for your freedom.There is currently no draft in this country. They didn't have to go.They are able to refuse to go and end up with either a ''general'' discharge, an 'other than honorable'' discharge or, worst case scenario, a ''dishonorable' discharge after a few days in the brig.

So why then the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of Americans?

Say what you want, but I blame it on the media. If it bleeds it leads and they specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash with blood and guts. How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner?

The media knows this and media outlets are for-profit corporations.They offer what sells, and when criticized, try to defend their actions by 'justifying' them in one way or another.

Just ask why they tried to allow a murderer like O.J. Simpson to write a book about how he didn't kill his wife, but if he did he would have done it thisway......Insane!

Turn off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New York Times for the bottom of your bird cage.Then start being grateful for all we have as a country.There is exponentially more good than bad.We are among the most blessed people on Earth and should thank God several times a day, or at least be thankful and appreciative.

'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, 'Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'-



AMEN!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hubby Tag

-Where we met: Jr. High.
-How long we dated before marriage: 1 year and 1 month
-How long we've been married: 2 years and 7 months!
-My favorite feature about him: his eyes and his laugh
-My favorite quality about him: hard working and a great cook...most of the time with one exception of some crazy beer potatoes.
-His nickname for me: pooky, sweety, hun, baby
-His favorite color: brown
-His favorite food: spaghetti or cheese and honey (gross I know)
-Favorite Sport: football and soccer
-Who said the 'L' word first: he did, I was totally surprised when he said it because we hadn't been dating very long.
-First kiss when and where: in my apartment, i think it was our 3rd date
-Favorite couple thing to do: flirt
-How many kids:1
-His hidden talent: he has crazy dancing skills.
-His age: 25
-His favorite Music: he has a weird taste for music. right now he is listening to some Irish band.
-What I admire most: he can always make me laugh and I love his prayers.
-His favorite past times: he likes to read for long periods of time...I wont tell you where but maybe you can guess.
-Will he read this: Yes.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I know this is a few days late but I hope everyone had a great Halloween!





and remember beeee yourself!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bad blogger

So I haven't been the best blogger lately. This comes from starting work full time and no internet at the casa. But I finally made some time today. :)

For conference weekend, yes it's been a while since I've posted, we took a drive out to Hannah to enjoy some breakfast/lunch at a small diner. For those of you who dont know where Hannah is it is out in the middle of no where...seriously. The drive was about 2 hours long and so pretty! Ralph was nice enough to pull over and let me take some shots.







Landon and Link outside the diner.


Landon's birthday was a few weeks ago and I surprised him with a little trip to snowbird. It was so cold! But our room looked right out onto the mountain and it was so beautiful with all the fall colors. It was so nice to relax and spend some time with my hubby.



I decided to give Linky pinky a bath in the sink the other day. He loved it! He kept trying to pull him self up and the side and stand up. He made quite a mess in the kitchen so I dont know if I'll do it again but he had a good time.

Friday, September 12, 2008

a few things

My camera came! I am so excited to get started! I've decided to do a practice blog so I can see my progress and so that my family blog isn't horded with tons of pictures. Now please keep in mind that I'm just starting out and I dont have photoshop yet. :) check it out and give me some feedback! http://www.amberdphotos.blogspot.com/
In other news, Link turned six months! When I took him in for his six month appointmen he had grown 75% and was in the 90th percentile for highth. He's getting so big, I love it. This is such a fun stage!



My sister Nikki is in the marching band and they did a run through last night for the families. They are so good! It was a fun night with the fam. :)






So yesterday, as all of you know, was September 11th. I think almost everyone remembers where they were when they heard about the world trade centers being hit. I was just leaving my house to go to the high school to meet Aubrey to head up to Clear Creek when my dad pulled up and told me. Aubrey and I went up to Clear Creek and had to tell everyone there what had happened. It was a great experience to see everyone come together and talk about what a great country we live in and pray for the ones that had been effected by the terrorist attacks. This day always makes me sad but at the same time so greatful to live in this country and be an American!



Monday, August 25, 2008

Fun weekend!

This weekend I got to borrow my friends camera to see if its the kind I want to get to get started in photography. It was so fun! Gunner was my first victim because I couldn't wait long enough for Link wake up from his nap. Of course I took lots of pictures of Link and some of my neighbor's little boy. I also got to be the photographer for Heidi's high school class reunion. It was definately intertaining with Heidi as the MC. She should have her own talk show I think. It was neat to see some of the old pictures they had of people going to 'dear old AF high', the same high school I did. Does it make me a dork if I wanted to jump up and sing our highschool song when it started playing? I think so. Anyway it was awesome! I can't wait to get my own camera. When I do I'll need some ginni pigs so let me know if you're interested. :) Here are some of my favorites from the weekend.