Thursday, 30 October 2008

I'm no Anna Jones, but here's what I learned...

I don't have my own fancy camera, but I thought I better get out and take some pictures before I forget what Anna taught us at her Beginning Photo class. Anna is all about using only natural light. She taught us how to use Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO to get the best pictures without an unnatural flash. I LOVE playing with the aperture. The picture of Millie's stinky feet is my favorite of the bunch. I love that it's focused on her feet and that the rest of her is blurry. You can actually see the lint in between her toes and the dirt under her nails.

Okay mom, I'm done.

Oh, none of these have been edited in anyway and they were all taken with my father in laws Cannon at their house.

Thanks Anna for sharing your knowledge!

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Halloween Fun

For Family night with the Flamm's we carved pumpkins. Millie was a little impatient, but when it was all done and the pumpkins were lit up she just kept giggling. I sure love her.
Grandpa Jeff and Saija

Millie helping daddy

We also had a Halloween Party at Brady's Aunt Lisa's house. They went all out. It was so fun!

Millie, Brady, Nana, Hannah, Kim, Abbie

Lincoln, the cutest little Dalmatian EVER!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Old McDonald Had A Farm

I love Wheeler Farm! It's so beautiful and better yet it's FREE! Millie loves to go and feed the chickens; not the geese! The geese freak her out.

I took these a few days ago, but I went back today with one of my photographer friends and she took Millie's 3 year pictures. I can't wait to see how they turn out.
Thanks Connie for taking the time to do this for me and
Thanks Mom for coming with me! I needed all the help I could get.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Intruducing Baby Lincon Flamm

My awesome sister in law had her little boy. He is such a beautiful baby. They already have 2 of the cutest little girls and I am so excited to see how this little man is going to shake things up.
Welcome to the family Lincoln!
A proud uncle Brady.

I feel like I have been running around with my head cut off. Nothing is really going on, but we have been busy trying to figure out cars and what to do about our house in Sandy. We finally bought Brady a car last week and will hopefully have something for me in the next couple of days. We found a house we love off Wasatch Blvd but it needs some MAJOR work and we don't know if we're ready for that, so we'll see...
Here's a little of what we've been doing besides looking at cars.
Playing in the rain in our B.O.O.T.S. (Millie sings the cutest song when we splash in the puddles).

Playing at Grandma's house.

Feeding the ducks at Sugar House Park with Jager.

Cheering on the Real Soccer Team in their new stadium. It was FREEZING!

Checking out the fish at The Aquarium with Abbie and Hannah.
Riding motor cycles with Uncle Andy. Ya, not my idea.
Stopping to play at the park in between house hunting.

and picking Pumpkins.

I love fall. It's so amazing here! It's been so nice being home and being able to watch the seasons change. We really couldn't live anywhere more beautiful.

Friday, 10 October 2008

For The Utahns Out There

One of my favorite photographers is holding a beginning photo class. If you're interested you can ask me questions, but I would defiantly check her blog out at . All the info is there.

SIGN UP SOON! There are only 12 spots!

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Unfinished Business

On one of our last walks through Oxford I took a couple pictures of some of the things I saw daily and will miss. I loved living in England, but now that I'm gone I realize how much I truly do love it. I miss it so much. I miss my friends, our tiny flat, I miss walking to the store to get groceries, I miss riding the bus to church (I thought I'd NEVER miss that!), I miss our weekend get-aways to who knows where, I miss the rain, I miss how green it was all the time, I miss riding the train into London, I miss leaving for the airport at 4:00 am to save money on a cheap flight into a new country, I miss yummy Indian food, and Nandos chicken, I miss daily walks to the park with Millie, I miss seeing Brady get excited about his next project, I miss the history of Oxford. What an amazing time.

Well here are just a few of the pictures I took on our last walk.

I have been home three weeks and yet this is what seems "normal". It's almost like that other life didn't even happen. As I look back on this past experience I realized how short life really is.
We really do need to make the best of it!