Monday, October 29, 2012

Weekly Review

How is it winter already? I hate that there is so much snow on the ground already.... It's not even Halloween! It's just mean to make all the little kiddos go as eskimos! It is also not fair to make me freeze my hands and toes off every photo shoot I do! Every time I get in the car after a shoot my hands look like I suddenly aged and I'm 99 years old.  But it has come and I just have to live with it... Oh wait do I? Oh that's right... I leave to Arizona on Friday for a week! So excited!! Anyway this last week was a gooder and I want to remember it so here are a few pictures :)

First up we have my stunningly beautiful roommie Robyn! Don't be fooled this isn't breakfast this is dinner... Also this is just a little proof that I stayed at my house in Lethbridge a little last week ;)

It was Baby Ethan and Kate's baby shower! Doesn't she look AMAZING for just having a baby! 

I am a little obsessed with him! 

Just me and the bestie :)

Oh poor Russy... He had the nicest teeth and then hockey took them all :( So much for braces eh Russ?

On the weekend I went to Edmonton to shoot a wedding! Before I could go had to get the essentials...
-Oil Change
-TSwifts New Cd
-Awkward Selphie 

I chose to try and be cute at the wedding instead of dress for the weather... Mistake? Maybe...

You think they would have taken me serious at the wedding if I wore this bad boy?

These are just a few of my favourites from the day! Seriously how fabulous do they look! I wanted to steel her fur shawl SO BADLY!!
Go see the rest of their sneak peak

Well that about sums up my week! This week is going to be a lot less exciting... I am glued to my computer editing until Friday of coarse! Trying my best not to get distracted by Pinterest... never works though! I hope you all have a fabulous week :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

8 Months... Really?

Oh wait what? It has been almost 8 months since my last post? Seriously.... ugh sorry? I mean really who has noticed... Ya that's what I thought! So I guess a lot has happened but that is in the past so lets just focus on what is going on right now!

 (Disclaimer: This is the longest post in history...)

I am currently still living in Lethbridge with a fabulous group of ladies :) I have to be honest though... I don't spend a lot of nights there. Mostly you can find me in Magrath or Arizona. Ya I am that roommate. The phantom one that randomly shows up to get clean clothes and catch up on the boy drama... Every house needs one right? I vowed to do better and stay here more though! So we will see how that goes!

I have been jetting off every other weekend to Arizona to spend time with the handsomest boy in the world! He is the greatest :) Maybe I'll do a full post about him someday! For now I am just going to give you a little photo montage of my past few weeks according to Instagram and my Iphone :) The quality is terrible but whatever!

I did a lot of this! Solo road trips to and from Bitterroot Lake! We got a cabin this summer in Montana and it has been the greatest thing to happen to our family in a long time! We actually were just in the apartment at our spot on the lake called "Garagemahal"! It was great but we are underway on building the real cabin which will be ready in the Spring on 2013! Can't wait :)

Spent lots of time at these two places this summer!

I played tennis with a group of friends a few times this summer and ended up meeting this boy. The rest of summer was all about him :) 

My first trip down the Arizona! My cousin Tyler happens to own a house down there and they just happened to be going down their the same day Brett was going back to school so we ended up spending a week at their house together! It was the greatest.

Us at the baseball again

Two weeks later I was back! Can you blame me? This is on top of Thunderbird... Yes I hiked :) I don't think it really counts though... It is sort of like hiking Bears Hump, maybe easier...

Meanwhile back at home Pax had his 10th birthday! Can you believe he is that old. Make the clock slow down!!!

My bestie had a baby! Katelyn is the greatest mom and baby Ethan is so precious and I love him to death! I am also the best "aunt" ever :)

I went running outside one last time a week or so ago! It snowed a million inches today so it looks like it really is my last one :(

Mitchy Pants has been out for over a year now! Oh boy I can't wait for him to be home. Longest year of my life...

I went with my family to see the Calgary Temple and it was so beautiful. One of the best experiences I've ever had.

I turned 24. I'm old. I remember in high school thinking about what I would be doing when I was 24. Unmarried, living in Lethbridge, working as a photographer... ya not what I foresaw! Oh well :)
 I got to fly back to AZ to see Brett and it was the single greatest weekend of my life. He is amazing!

Just us :) He is so dreamy...

He got me this pandora bracelet and charm and it is so perfect! I love it!

What was the best part of my birthday gifts though? This boy wrote me a song and sang it to me on the guitar. Ya I know right! I'm the luckiest!!! (you can't tell but he is holding a guitar... it was really dark)

The next day we spent a few hours in the library while he wrote a paper and I edited! Then he took me to the Arizona State Fair! I LOVE LOVE rides so I was in heaven! And there was a real human body exhibit that he took me to and he loves that sort of thing cause he is a genious :) You KNOW I must really like him to go look at dead bodies. I almost fainted while dissecting the pig in grade 12...

Our fortuning cookies that night at dinner. Brett's is the top, Mine is the bottom.

He loves when I take pictures of him! Look how happy he is ;)

Last one and one of my favourites is of us riding the farris wheel :)

Okay that's all for the pictures and this STUPIDLY long post! I am going to be better now and posts lots. I say this every time so I understand if you don't believe me... I don't know if I even believe me.... I guess we will see!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Oh, Darling

This weekend was so much fun! I had a blast! It always is when the Burtenshaw girls come for a visit! I was lucky enough to be invited on the Low cousin cross country ski! It was quite the time! I had never done it before so I fell a few times and hated the first 10 minuets until I got the hang of it then I LOVED it! And by "hang of it" I mean I wasn't falling every 30 seconds just every 3 minuets! After we rushed home to get ready for the 4A Provincial basketball game! So glad we made it in time because it was such an amazing game! So fun to watch even though I didn't have any real personal interest in any of the players! I just considered myself an adopted Low for the day so I was cheering Dallin on with the rest of them!
Anyway I also learned a new trick, which was how to video on my Canon Mark D II so I made a little video! It was actually so much fun and I can't wait to do it again! So here is the link to watch it!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mexican Vacation

I have always known I would love Mexico. I love the heat and I love beaches so I thought it would be a perfect fit. SO when the opportunity arose to go I jumped at it!  I went with quite the random crew but I loved it! I went with Ron and Tammy Low, Jaclyn and Annie Low, their Aunt Sherri and Grandma Jean, Ken and Sharon Dahl, and Parker and Emma Dahl! I know what you are thinking... so you just crashed two family vacations... yes that is exactly what I did! Tammy and Sharon are both like my second moms and I consider their kids my siblings so it wasn't weird at all okay! I loved every second of Cabo! What I didn't expect was to fall in love with the people! I guess I just felt like I belonged with them. I sorta look like them, and I am fluent in Spanish... oh wait no I'm not. Okay so I don't really have a lot in common but I loved them! They were so nice to us everywhere we went! One of my favorite moments of the trip was when we went to church. It happened to be Fast Sunday that week and when the Bishop announced that anyone who would like to bare their testimony was welcome to come up EVERYONE went ( I can only assume that's what he said... I can't speak Spanish remember). I was in shock. The front seats were completely full and as soon as someone would stand up to take their turn sharing their testimony in beautiful Spanish there was someone ready to take their spot. I was completely humbled and may have got a little teary eyed. I felt embarrassed that I hadn't bore my testimony in quite sometime. I didn't understand one word of their testimonies but it didn't matter. The spirit was so strong and I left feeling so uplifted and grateful to be a member of such a wonderful church. It was just a really great experience!

Anyway I want to go back to Mexico and live there. Actually we went to a condo showing (ps never do this it's terrible) and the lady told me that she would hook me up with a photography job with their resort and a place to live if I was ever interested... Tammy quickly jumped in (she was pretending to be my real mother at this point... it's a long story) and told her that was never going to happen! But who knows if I am still single in a few years forget it I am moving to Mexico and taking pictures of tourist on beaches for the rest of my life!

Also these are just the pictures from my phone... I have been to lazy to upload the ones from my real camera!

This is what I look like after pulling an all nighter editing! Cute I know! I was really excited though! I actually slept the ENTIRE flight to Mexico. Literally didn't wake up once. It is the best way to travel I promise!

First picture in Cabo!

Anna and I out to eat

I can't tell you how excited I was about the white cabanas! 

Jac and I in our new sunglasses!

Parks right home from the mission off to Mexico!

I may have felt like celebrity tanning in the cabanas... Judge me if you want

We spend about a half hour deciding on these hats!

I love Emma Lou!

Sherri's flip flops were a bad choice

The Kardashians just stayed at the hotel we were at... NBD

On our way to our dinner cruise!

Our little crew were the only ones drinkin the virgin drinks on the ship ;)

The famous arches! So beautiful!

Just having a Little Mermaid moment... haha

Love these girls!

It was Mitch's Birthday while I was there so I had to be cliche and write it in the sand!

I did a little skyping to my family and this what their view was and what mine was :)

The whole crew after church! It was so HOT that day!

Last picture the same as the first but we are about to head home! SO sad to leave!