Happy Halloween!

Tyler and I came up with some costumes a couple of hours before our ward Trunk 'or' Treat party Saturday. I just used a bit of felt we had to create ears, a leopard print shirt and headband, and some makeup to be a cat. I also have a leopard print belt that I stuck in the back of my pants for a tail.

Tyler wanted to be "The Bomb" so we grabbed a couple of black trash bags and stuffed him with newspapers and added a little white wick to his hat. He was hoping to be a little more rotund, but apparently the trash bags we got weren't big enough and he ended up splitting the center of his bomb when he sat down and spent the rest of the nite trying not to lose his stuffing when he walked around.

Tonite I think we're just going to go to a friends house and help pass out candy and look at all the cute kiddies. Hope you all have a Happy Halloween!!



Last nite Tyler and I carved a pumpkin together and I think that is the first time we've ever done that together. We are way behind in life, apparently. The good news is our Jack is a cutie, but the bad news is that Tyler is a pansy. Yes, it's true. He made me take all of the "yucky" stuff out of the pumpkin by myself cause he was too grossed out by it, and he said the smell of fresh pumpkin made him feel queasy. What?! Pansy.

No worries though, I'm a pro and got him all cleaned up- not to mention the smell just makes me think of my family carving pumpkins together :) We messed up one of his eyes a little, so he may look funny, but I just wanted to make sure he had a HUGE smile, cause I wanted him to be a happy pumpkin.

Me pulling the guts out- Tyler was probably making retching noises.

Tyler making fun of Jack's bad eye.

Me & Jack.

Glowing Jack (sorry he's a little blurry).


Going Green

A couple of weekends ago Jordan and James Green let me photograph their family so I could get a little more practice doing portraits. Here are some of my favorites from the day:

Eden Malia Green

Green Family collage
The faces of McKay Kalani Green: "So Happy!" & "Heading into Battle"

*All photos were taken at the Santa Monica Pier



Tyler and I both got new glasses not too long ago. The last time I had had my prescription checked was in 2005 so I was definitely in need of something new. Tyler was getting glasses for the first time and I'm still adjusting to the way he looks with them on. Both of us only need them for reading and computer use, and since I don't work in a posh bank like Tyler, I decided to go with something a little more funky. What do you guys think?


General Conference Weekend

Does anyone else feel like General Conference is a Mormon-specific holiday? Cause I do, and I love every minute of it!! Tyler and I opted to keep it low key this time and watched all the general sessions from our bed at home (and yes, I still managed to stay awake throughout). We, of course, had donuts and orange juice for breakfast on Saturday morning, but Tyler wasn't able to make his traditional scones for our Sunday morning session so we had waffles instead.

Anyways, one of the highlights of the conference for me was the announcement of the Provo Tabernacle, which almost completely burned in a fire earlier this year, being turned into a new temple, making Provo the first city to house two LDS temples- soooo exciting! Having spent lots of time in the historic building as a student at BYU, I cannot wait to visit Provo again after the temple's completion! It is seriously just very, very cool!

I LOVED all of President Monson's remarks during conference- he is such a happy, inspiring man and I love him! Other talks that stood out to me were: Randall K. Bennett's, Sister Elaine S. Dalton's, Ian S. Ardern's, Carl B. Cook's, Elder Robert D. Hales', Elder L. Tom Perry's, Elder Quentin L. Cook's, and President Uchtdorf's talk from the General Relief Society meeting.

If you missed you be sure to go watch/listen at lds.org. I promise you will not be disappointed :)

And Happy October! I feel like I have been waiting for fall all year!!