"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow, what a ride!'"

-Marjorie Pay Hinckley

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 4th 2009

I had fun with the shutter while taking some sparkler pictures.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

4th of July Coast Trip

My family ROCKS!!!! I had a wedding to photograph on July 4th on the Northern Oregon Coast and so my family came to the coast with us so that I didn't miss out on 4th celebrations with the family. It was so much fun! It was great to have Geoff, Loni and Elise visiting from Utah. Gram and Papa and Liss, Trev and Cade and Ava came, as well. We went on a lighthouse tour and spent some time jumping off of and running on the dunes.

Watching for whales...there weren't any. ;)
I just had to include this picture because I think that their hair is so cute and remarkably similar.

It was a long way down from the top. I'm so afraid of heights. This was really scary for me. Haylee couldn't go up because she didn't meet the height requirement. Kate was a trooper until we were heading back down. It's always harder to come down. I hate seeing how far it is to the ground and so does Kate, apparently.

Why, you may ask, the picture of these dead flies?

My dad is one of those people that can do just about everything--and do it well. I didn't know it, but it appears that my dad has a little "Mr Miagi" in him. He was catching these flies with his hands and then throwing them on the sign. We were all thoroughly impressed!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Seattle Trip

I had an engagement session in Seattle, so we turned it into a family vacation! The girls were amazingly good through the session. For 4 hours they played and ate and ran around downtown Seattle with Adam, while I photographed my clients. After the session we all went to a late lunch together. After that, we PLAYED!!!!!!! There is so much to do at the Seattle Center. The girls rode on the rides in the kids area, danced to the outdoor music and ate lots of junk food! It was a fabulous day!

Tradition is, that you run in and touch the dome when the water turns off. You never know when it will turn back on again, though, so you'd better be quick. The girls really wanted to touch it, but were also very nervous about it. I love it that they trust their daddy so much. Can you tell that Kate was the more hesitant one about this adventure? :)

Run away!!!!!

Way to go team Blue!

Inside here is all sorts of fun....and food!

Haylee started with the cotton candy....

...and then went straight on to the caramel corn. :) Bottomless pit--that's my girl!

After some snacks, they danced...

...and danced....

...and then broke into some break dancing....

They were only willing to let me take a couple of posed pictures--which is fine with me. I'm happy with whatever I can get depending on their moods. :)

At the very end of the day we went on what we now call "the quacker ride." It's a tour of downtown Seattle, including a land and water tour. Very fun! The girls liked the souvenir quackers the best.

Here are just a few pictures from the carnival style rides for the kids and families.

It was a fabulous day!