Friday, September 24, 2010

Facebook Friday #3

You have to keep your sense of humor during a crisis.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Still Standing

So as many of you know, we evacuated our home Sunday night because of a wildfire in Herriman. Pretty scary. But everything is okay, we are back at home and unpacking all the things that we wanted to save. Do you know what you would grab? It is such a weird thing to decide what will make up your new life if you need to start over. This is what we took.
1. clothes for three days (after we got everything else we went back and added more clothes including sunday clothes)
2. Cory's computer
3. Cory's camera's and all equipment
4. Cory's business cards - seems silly, but they were a lot of money and part of his business
5. Pictures off the walls, family portrait, family tree, temple graphic
6. Dotty and Townes' homemade quilts, our wedding quilt
7. box of wedding photos
8. important files (insurance, title to our home, title to cars etc)
9. passports etc
10. wedding dress
11. Other random things to last through evacuation, you know like diapers, rice milk, toiletries

I went through waves of feeling like everything would be okay to really thinking that we would wake up homeless. It was just so windy and those flames were just so big! I'm sorry if you got a text from me in the middle of night asking for prayers - I just knew they were going to be helpful. So thank you.
This is an illustration of how close things were to our house.

A really big THANK YOU! to the firefighters, police and volunteers who worked tirelessly to save our community. You can see from these pictures how close things got to some homes.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cory's Stills

Obviously Cory offered to do Bryan and Julia's wedding video. They thought that would maybe be nice but really wanted him to be their photographer. Julia even called and asked if she could pay him since they really wanted him to take pictures the whole time.

Cory was pretty nervous, he has never been a photographer. I think they turned out amazing.
Helps that the couple is gorgeous. Julia's dress (which she designed and sewed herself) is beyond perfect and the setting was an overcast day in the ever-inspiring Nevada City, CA.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

The World's Strictest Parents

I just finished watching an episode of a BBC show "The World's Strictest Parents" that I found via fmh
This particular episode features kids in a Tooele, UT home.

It is a beautiful example of how just love and respect can change behavior. Also, hopefully they are only singing the national anthem because it is memorial day?

Please enjoy