Saturday, March 24, 2012

Darling Violet

I just got my 50 mm lens (an early birthday present!). So fun to use it and see the difference in my photos from my standard kit lens. The eyes sparkle on their own with the 50 mm! I love taking pictures with my Canon and I'm always anxious to get home and load them to my computer to see what I came up with. It's really exciting for me.

Maybe I'll venture into making a little money from it. You know.. like 20 bucks for a photo session or something to build a small portfolio of people other than my family :) Or maybe I'll just think about it and not really act on that thought. I'm not going to ask for feedback because I know I won't get it from all the silent readers out there! And I know my blog is getting hit like 30-40+ times a day... which is weird and shocking. It's probably all spam. Not sure...

On a lighter note, isn't Violet precious?! Cutie pie.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Good vibes

Today has been a good day.
I went to school (yay for learning), 
I dissected a sheep brain (yay for being cool enough to cut open brain guts!), 
we found a home we love (yay for realtors), 
and I've got yummy stew brewin' in the crockpot (yay for eating!).

We are in a good place. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I really am happy. I can't let those days where I am not so productive put a damper on my spirits. It's only a blink of time and before I know it, I'll be swamped. Most likely with babies. :) Or nursing school. Which ever comes first.

I am so lucky. I have a wonderful husband who is driven to work hard and earn his way in this life. We really have come to know each other these past two years of marriage and I know it can only get better. I live by my parents which gives me many blessings like Sunday dinners and making sure my dad won't drop out of the karate business as long as I'm in his class! He threatens he will... but maybe thats just a scare tactic to get me to test for Black belt.

Part of my Getz family live just down the street and I get to be an aunty any day I want to be. I still miss those Burton kids though!

Every once and a while, we need to relish in life's blessings. Stop, take a step back and admire all that Heavenly Father has given us. And if we look closely, we will see an abundance of selfless love coming from Him. This is where I say you should have a special journal for these ah-ha moments. What a beautiful life!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Free money? Why not?!

Max and I are viggling freaks. 
Ok, maybe that's a little harsh
But seriously. 

We just received a combined amount of $140 for free to Lowe's. We love this because we want to put it towards our house... which we may or may never find! Competition is fierce in Folsom but that's ok. It helps me figure out how to be patient. Something I'm not an expert on quite yet. 

I've also gotten a $10 gift card to iTunes and we have $35 in Amazon bucks. ALL from this silly little TV app on our phones :) SO... if you want an "in", shoot me a message and I'll send you the link. I love it!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Friday!

Life is moving. Here's what's been going on:
  1. I'm rockin' my anatomy class. Love it. Cadavers make me feel icky. Probably more due to the formaldehyde seeping into my nostrils. Gag. Still love it though!
  2. Still doing my karate thang. The Garrett's Kenpo Karate School will be expanding to Folsom! Neat. Just gotta get that black belt. I know what you're thinking... Don't worry. I'm thinking it too.
  3. One more game of soccer for this season before the next one starts. This time, we are not the captains. At least, we will not be putting down all the money upfront before getting payments from people. We learned our lesson at the beginning of this season. No fun! But... soccer? WAY fun. I didn't meet my "one goal" quota for this season. I guess we have one more game left. Come on, cheer me on!
  4. Searching for a HOUSE. Yep. The only problem is, there are so many buyers in our price range that houses in Folsom ESCAPE us before we even know it! Patience is key in this game...
  5. Anxiously counting down the days for my nanny/auntie job in April. Could not come sooner!
  6. Our Sunday school kids LOVE us. Basically we are the coolest teachers ever. We even held a gaming party here in our little nest at their request! They wanted an "outside of church" party pretty bad.
  7. 70 degree weather is creeping our way and I love soaking it in. Seasonal Affective Disorder? It's real. So it's nice to be out in the warm, warm California sun. 
  8. I basically wear my hair in a side fish tail braid everyday. It's my favorite style right now and my hair is long enough for it.
  9. Our lease here at the Falls ends April 30th. Hmm.. Mom and Dad? Gotta question for you... again...
  10. Paradise by Coldplay is my new song. Sorry, Adele. It's time to like something else. Oh, and if you like them, go to for a link to buy Coldplay's new album for $0.25 on Amazon. Yes, seriously that easy. You could probably go directly to Amazon and search for the album Mylo Xyloto and it'll take you right to it. In fact, I'm listening to it right now as I write this all informative post. Lucky me. Better do it fast. Like now. GO. NOW. Peace.