Monday, September 10, 2012

my little sidekick

These here pics are from Carter's 2nd birthday shoot. Isn't he just a little stud? I love this little man. I think Carter had a blast. Ok, maybe not at the beginning...
I wish I would have turned the camera around to show all of the faces and moves Mindy was doing to try to get him to smile. Finally the "I'm going to get you!" paid off.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

first photo project post

Remember when I said I would post my projects in photography and I never did it? Yeah, well me either. So here's to starting fresh. I'm going to post everything I have done in photography. I would feel ungrateful for these sessions if I didn't post. I'm just glad I got the opportunity and the people to trust my hobby.
And to save space and time, I will do it in random splurts and in random order. 
First up, we have Wendy's Fall Senior Sesh. We did a lot of pictures, so you may see her face on here a couple of times. I loved the color theme she chose.




Monday, August 20, 2012

Grandpa’s Cabin

Back in July, my family went up to the Flaming Gorge area to my Grandma’s cabin. It was one of my Grandpa’s favorite places to go before he passed so there will always be a special feeling there.

We stopped in Vernal first and saw the site where my Grandparent’s house used to be. This place houses a lot of my early memories. I remember being so mad at my parents for sending me there during summers when I just wanted to hang out with friends, but it always turned out to be loads of fun with all that land to play on.

I also will be grateful for those times that I got to spent with Grandpa.

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I love Flaming Gorge. I’m in the process of trying to convince my dad we need a boat. He is more convinced a tractor is better. I’m still working on him.

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My mom about had a heart attack on these next pictures.

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lazed around quite a bit..DSC_0551 played a lot of hide and go seek, and baseball/golf depending on Carter’s mood…..

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scouted for animals on the porch…DSC_0436

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and went on a walk around the loop.

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On the way home we stopped at Grandpa’s grave. Wow I can’t believe it’s been almost 10 years since he’s been gone. Love and miss you gramps!

DSC_0558 And thanks family for the trip. I loved squeezing in a car with all of ya!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ju.. August Thoughts.

I'm ashamed how long it's been since I have written on here. I'm even more ashamed that it has taken me to be extremely bored to do it.  This is the first day off I've had in awhile and unfortunately it's because I'm sick. I'm staring out the window and I see the sun shining and all I can think about is something is pounding inside my head, and otterpops will seriously save my throat.
Looking back over this summer I realized I have been in some kind of funk. When did August happen? My mind is still back in June, I still write the date as being June. I've become this robotic human being that eats, sleeps, work, eat, sleep, work.. and I'm ashamed to say that I haven't done a lot of things I was planning for this summer! It's sad that on a beautiful day like this, I'm stuck inside.
I haven't even taken a picture with my camera lately, that's how serious were talking folks, because I love taking pictures!
The reason I'm writing this is because recently I read The Daybook Blog (love her) and she wrote an article about being busy. It really made me think about my own life. How often I just walk (sometimes running) down the path God has given me without really stopping and appreciating my blessings. I make myself "busy" so I can't fully enjoy my life. And I'm always wanting something I don't have.
Like her, I want to start everyday with just 30 minutes to myself. I want to read the Book of Mormon front to back, because shamefully I have never done it. Sure I have probably read scriptures here and there in seminary, sunday school, etc. but I don't know how many times I have read and re-read 1 Nephi and 2 Nephi. I also want to physically get into shape.
I want to start a journal. This will be a specific journal that I learned from work. We were given tiny notebooks and were instructed to write down things daily of what we did to help someone. I want to do this in a personal journal.
Overall I want to do these things on my own time, not because I have to, and not because I had to pencil it in into my schedule. I want these moments to be special and random. The way life is meant to be.
I guess being on cough syrup and stranded in my apartment has made me contemplate life :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Instagram

Can I just tell you how excited I am that the droid market got Instagram! I didn't know exactly what is was before but I would always hear instagram this and instagram that. So I decided to download it and see what the hype is all about.
I am now addicted. Ok maybe not addicted, but I love this app. It's like a facebook but your status is in pictures.
For those that have instagram, add me @lindseynorman.
So here is a little series of what I have been instagraming lately :)

If you read a previous post you know I had my wisdom teeth out. It went a lot smoother than I thought, thank goodness. I was picturing having HUGE cheeks and not being able to eat or speak for weeks, boy was that an exaggeration. 
Since I know the dentist and dental assistant, it was pretty low key. We all jammed out to music during the process.
And boy you should have seen me try to drink water after the procedure. I think my shirt and floor got more refreshed than I did.
The funny thing was McKell was telling me to close my mouth and I didn't know how. I couldn't feel anything.
Anyways to the picture below, I decided I needed to have a yummy dinner before going in, hence the picture of food. If you are ever in the Ogden area you need to try Hug Hes. They have a really good chicken salad (below)
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 My cousin McKell just moved in to my apartment and she doesn't know it yet but I have lot's planned.
We found our new fishing spot, equipped with a rope swing for those days that we don't catch anything, which is usually everytime.
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When McKell and I lived in Orem we got addicted to Halo. Now we are getting reacquainted. We joke how serious we get when we start playing and one day want to record our conversations. Usually it's something like this:
"Here let me kill you"
"You take the right flank"
"Son of a..." We don't actually swear, or at least I don't think.
"Shhhh... don't wake them" {McKell's favorite, she obviously is referring to our avatars but she says it in a whisper as though they can hear us through the screen. And usually I comply without really thinking about it.}
Official nerds right here.
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And lastly we have the Brigham City temple. It's always good to end the post on a good note I think. And what better way to show a picture of the temple after talking about shooting people. On the xbox of course :) Hope you're having a good week!
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

tubing faces

pictures that aren't facebook tag worthy





Monday, June 18, 2012

glance from the weekend

I love family get togethers. Nothing like getting together, laughing at stupid stuff, oooing and awwwing over babies, and eating yummy food.
My grandparents booked this place for a night and a lot of my family on the Norman side was there. We slept in cabins, bunker style, and despite fears of a spider attack- we survived.

Let me introduce you to Mr. Ears. He is the happiest baby I have ever met. He thinks his fist is the most tastiest thing ever, and is very tickle-ish.
Then we have my beautiful sister Lacie, and her fishtail braid. Courtesy of my ever so talented mother.
Next few pictures are my beautiful sister and cousin, Mckenzie and McKell. They stole all the good genes as you can tell along with Lacie.

Then we have Avery. She loves everything from sleeping, eating, and observing.
Her lovely mother is below. She makes such a good momma :)
  Then we have the stud and his binky. He is a little obsessed with his binky at the moment.
I don't know where this picture came from but we will throw it in there for good measure.
What's a blog post without food? Yes it was as delicious as it looks. By the way, the chef's hand you see would be Dr. Steven Lambourne from Lambourne Family Dentistry. He will be pulling out my wisdom teeth this Friday. Yiiikkess. And unlike everything else, I will not be taking any pictures of the event.
 
And lastly I had to take a picture of the gorgeous scenery. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hometown

Last week I spent practically every day at my parent's house and may have like it too much. My nephew and sister have come back from Germany for awhile since Nate is deployed and I know I sound like a broken record but my nephew is a stud. Is it sad I rather hang out with a 2 year old?
I couldn't help but smile every time I drove home. Something about my hometown gets me so excited that it's summer. Maybe the fresh crops growing, or the smell of cut grass. Anyway I love the town I grew up in. On Sunday we took a little bike ride/walk down the street and I brought my camera. I can't help but take pictures of everything when that thing is in my hands. 
 Don't let this cute face fool you :)






Friday, June 8, 2012

Things I love

Hello blog space! I'm sorry I have abandoned you lately, but I promise to be better! In this attempt I promise to post more pictures as this will help my photography. I also promise to write more-sort of like journal entries since that was the purpose of writing this blog in the first place so I can document what's going on in my life. But first here's another blog post about things I love:
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New York, New York! 
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