Monday, June 7, 2010

Flood waters rise along Wasatch Front

Flood waters rise along Wasatch Front

The flooding is getting bad in Little and Big Cottonwood Creeks. E and I are probably heading up around noon-ish to help sandbag. If you can spare time and live in the area, try to make it up (or down)! Here's the volunteer info:

Meet at Cottonwood Heights Elementary School, 2415 E. Bengal Blvd. (7530 South) in Cottonwood Heights

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ashley's Giveaway!

My friend Ashley is doing a giveaway on her blog. She's an awesome photographer! If you're in Salt Lake or Utah counties, you should really enter to win. Even if you don't enter to win, you should give her a call if you're looking for a photographer!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

MacJam Session 2

After a successful inaugural run of MacJam, we've decided to keep rolling with it. Session 2 was too much fun! We had a ton more people and a few different acts on the roster. We have to thank the Mackay's for letting us invade their home and feeding us! Not to mention sharing their talented friends and family with us.

Terann and Meliah were our opening act with Once Upon a December. Too cute!
Shane led off the big boys. He did a few covers of Bon Jovi, Plain White T's, Sheryl Crow, Counting Crows and Matt Kearny.

Eli did some originals (I Want to Fly, High School) and then did a couple of covers. He covered Train (Soul Sister), Jason Mraz (Geek in the Pink) and then did a Rascal Flatts tune with my Pop.
This is where we had intermission and ate Heather's 12 (which became 11) layer chocolate cake. Delicious!
Devin opened the second set. He did a couple of originals and the covered Weezer and Corey Hart (I Wear my Sunglasses at Night, hence the wig and shades.)

This is our new pal Daniel Thuet. He's quite the talented young man. Who knew that a song about cinnamon rolls could be so sensual? We'll let you know when he and Eli hit up open mic night at Velour. You can hear some of his stuff on his MySpace music page.

This is Dan with Karlie. They did pretty for throwing together a duet before the show.

And this is Karlie Mckinnon. Think Regina Spektor meets Ingrid Michaelson meets Norah Jones. Great pianist, great lyricist, and an OUTSTANDING voice! If you're going to be near Farmington on July 10th, she'll be opening for Colors there. Stop by. We might be there. She's got music on her Myspace page too.

This is one of the better pictures of our audience. My mom and Miranda (although MJ was with the boys most of the night. Teenagers.)

And I'm going to leave you with a special treat. It's kind of dark, but you'll get the picture. This is Eli singing the song he wrote for his parents- I Want to Fly. It was written for their 30th anniversary and actually won him a spot in the top 10 new LDS artist. He got to do a three state tour and everything. I'll warn you, he's kind of a showoff. But that's why I love him.

Thanks again Heather and Shane! We're looking forward to the end of June. Bigger and better!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Stars on Ice

I don't know how I get to be so lucky! I was driving home from work one day while listening to the radio. I was just in time to hear the song scramble to win something or other. I listened, for the heck of it, and realized that I knew the song - Mo' Money, Mo' Problems (Notorious BIG). Sweet. Then the announcer repeated their phone number, which they never do and I decided to give it a try. The phone rang a couple of times and I was in. That was the easiest thing in the world! I then found out I won tickets to see Stars on Ice. I called up the little sister (because I knew Eli wouldn't want to go) and invited her along.
The day before the performance I got a phone call from some guy named Jake with the radio station. He told me that I was a lucky winner again and me and Miranda were put on the list for a meet and greet before the show. Sweet! We got to meet Todd Eldredge and Jeremy Abbott, both talented and super nice guys!
The seats were pretty good, but unfortunately, my camera sucks, so I can't show you my pictures. We got to see Sasha Cohen (not the star of Borat), Davis & White (couple), Belbin & Agosto (couple), Michael Weiss (the back flip is awesome live!), Yuka Sato, Shen & Zhao, Alissa Cziny, and Ashley Wagner. And of course the two we met before the show.

I wasn't sure that I was going to enjoy it (I barely watched the Olympics this year), but surprisingly I was SUPER impressed. Ice skating takes a ton of strength and talent. I can barely push myself across the ice. There's not way I could even imagine doing flips and splits and lifting people by one leg. Amazing! If you ever get a chance to go, you should... at least once in your lifetime.

Bruja - 7 months

Bruja was born On October 31, 2009. She is now 7 months old and has changed a little bit. I'll show you what I mean. I found these pictures on my camera card.

One day

2 weeks

3 Weeks

4 weeks

7 Months

I know you probably don't care, but I care. She's HUGE! She's outgrown both her mom and dad (who are 9 lbs and 6 lbs respectively). She's a whopping 13 lbs. She is just getting used to cuddling, but loves kisses and is a pretty smart dog. Lima (her mom) was the Alpha, but Bruja took over that job. We considered giving her away (since we weren't planning on keeping her and her brother and sister found homes), but now I couldn't imagine my home without her. Loves!


Wow. During the school year I knew I was busy, but I didn't realize how busy until I finally unloaded my camera card. Be prepared. I've got a little more time on my hands right now.