Wilber, Lamb Chops, Billy goats, Stinky Ponies, and Candy

Having some fun at a little place in West Jordan called Gardner Village. This was actually about two weeks ago when I was still in Utah.

We thought Zoey would enjoy a pony ride. I mean, don’t most little girls? She had fun for approximately 1.5 minutes. She then plugged her nose and yelled: “Iccckky! poo! Stinky!” Thank goodness they gave us a refund.

I could eat that whole candy store…starting with their mouthwatering fudge display.



I LOVE black and white. About 75% of my wardrobe is black and white. I love zebras. I love old black and white movies. I love white chocolate and black licorice (not together of course). But as much as I love black & white photography and admiring its beauty, I seldom do it myself. I love COLOR. the bright greens, yellow sunsets, blue skies…but there’s something about a black and white photograph.
Mysterious beauty.

I’ve decided to take more from now on. Heres some recent ones along with some I took last year.

My obsession.

Most girls use their paycheck to buy shoes – I use mine for iTunes. That is, when I had a job. Its quite ridiculous actually. I even had inscribed to the back of my iPod: ” ‘MUSIC: My food, drink, and drug’ – Annalise Arnold ” Here are some tunes I’ve had stuck in my head for a while, but its okay because they’re super sweet.


Walking is therapy. It never gets old to me. It’s in the admiring the historic architecture downtown of the homes, small businesses, outdoor cafés, flower shops. I want to live in one of those antique looking studios with the terraces, old brick and winding staircases. In the beginning, all my attention seemed to be focused on the large disadvantage I was at for not having a car. I realize now all the beauty, inspiration, people I would have missed out on if I did have one. Just on my way walking here to the library I stopped to talk to a man and ask him what the breed was of his adorable pooch. Mixture of a malteese and poodle. Taking note of that…

A few days ago Carissa and I decided to go on an adventure downtown SLC purely on foot and bus. We went to a flea market, which was full of amazing talent, art, and creativity. I love going to places that give me ideas and inspiration for my photos. It was on the corner of 9th east and 9th south. If you’ve never been there, check it out. Lots of fun things to discover in that vicinity. That’s Sugarhouse area, right?
We had fun walking along the sidewalks and taking ideas from all the homes we saw and customizing our own imaginary dream houses. We stopped by the nearest Smiths and bought a sorry substitute for lunch…chocolate covered peanuts and sour gummy worms. But as we were eating and sitting on the curb waiting for the bus, we saw an old man fastening up one of those child buggies to his ancient, rusted over bike. He then whistled towards his front porch and a little beagle/some sort of terrier mix came bounding towards him and jumped inside the buggie. Carissa and I just turned to each other: “Awwwww…!” We passed them several times as we were on the bus ride home, with the pup’s little tongue hanging out in excitement, with squinty eyes from the wind.

Dear Feng Shui…I need you!

Dear Feng Shui,

I’ve been sleeping on the couch for most nights within these past few weeks because I don’t want to face what’s behind my bedroom door.

But I can say that I’ve discovered a streak of creativity due to my situation – I’ve found that a t-shirt can easily take the place of a pillowcase (shown above)

Bottom line is – I need some intervention here. That whole “spiritual flow of heaven, harmony, and peace into one’s habitation” deal (thanks to wikipedia) sounds like a grand idea right about now. However I have a sinking feeling that until I learn to do laundry before I have a closet full of bare hangers, you really won’t do me any good. But I just finished 3 large loads and FOLDED everything. So I’ve got potential, right?


(I miss my old blue room back home every DAY!)

Jennifer & Aaron

Congratulations, Jennifer and Aaron!

The whole time I was taking these I kept thinking of some lyrics: “I wanna be your last, first kiss that you’ll ever have..” cheesy, I know. but its true.

You are by far one of the cutest couples I’ve EVER seen.