Thursday, December 27, 2007

"Well that was a very nice Christmas"







Due to the fablous gift from Josh, my images will be more crisp, colorful, and accurate from now on.
Yes, I got my DLSR.
Christmas was more chaotic this year than ever before. I think it's the 5 parties we have in a row this week- 3 down, 2 to go.
Jack was pleasantly surprised Christmas morning and immediately begn opening everything in front of him (mind you, Santa doesn't wrap presents in the Trent home.) So Jack broke through to his toys quite quickly.
Josh surprised me with my camera which he lead me to believe that I wasn't getting, and also an iPod Nano. Which was totally unexpected, but much appreciated.
Josh's guitar arrived promptly on Christmas Eve, so it was here just in time for Christmas morning, he is such the Johnny Cash.
We had alot of fun, alot of food, and obviously- alot of snow.
Merry Christmas everyone-
Are you ready? a-break it down: (Gabba reference.)




Monday, December 17, 2007

Happy Birthday Baby Bum



Two years is quite the Milestone..

In all reality Jack won't be two till 11:32pm. But this time two years ago I was still laboring on my own, and had been since 1:00. I will get my epidural in an hour and be good by 6:30. Jack had quite the first year..so let's just remember the second. This was the beginning, LAST year's birthday:


Jack had a great year, we moved a few times, went to San Diego, visited friends and finally settled into our own special place here in Holladay. We celebrated his birthday last night with some friends and family. Jack was a little overwhelmed with presents and everytime he opened one he was pretty upset that it was set aside. But the distraction of a new one kept him moving.



He wasn't in the mood to listen to everyone sing, but we did anyway.
But it was a great night. Thank you everyone who came.

We love you Jack, it is a miracle you are here and we are grateful everyday. KEEP THRIVING BUDDYY!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

What Happened to Steve?


Due to my discussion with Jessica about our "Steve versus Joe" conflict, I was inclined to do some research and find out what exactly DID happen to Steve.

Steve Burns auditioned for Nickelodeon thinking he'd be a voice-over. That wasn't the case, and somehow the grungy rocker made the part. For six years, he acted in front of a blue screen playing around with a blue, felt puppy.

One night, on his way to pick up a date, he saw a mailbox with a blue pawprint on it that said "You figured it out! It's Jonathan's Birthday!" So he picked up his date, changed his clothes into the fruitstripe outfit, and made a surprise appearance at Jonathan's birthday party.

Though it was a hit, he realized that he could keep doing this forever and make THAT who he was, or go do many other exciting things. So he made the decision. Now, he is a rockstar, and stupid annoying "Joe" took his place, leaving kids with someone who talks to them like they're idiots, and could possibly be eaten alive by his own eyebrows.

To learn more about Steve, go to http://steveburnsrocks.us/

I feel a good sense of closure.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Sledding...

We decided with all the fun snow that we'd take Jack sledding for his first time ever. After going to three or four establishments, we finally found a sled. For some reason, all the K-Marts and Targets and Walmarts were out of sleds. The apparently didn't stock up. "Utah! The Best Snow On Earth" (hintiddy hint hint...)


So we headed to Sugarhouse Park. We actually found our own secluded place to enjoy the snow and the hills. Jack didn't do much walking.

Jack wasn't a fan of all the snow that hit his face on the way down.

After about three or four runs...it was pretty much time to go.



So we went home, and tried to warm up our little blue legs...

Friday, December 7, 2007

Bed Bugs


So I've been waking up with bites, for the last few mornings. There's one on my elbow, my thigh, my calf...and I think my head. It's ridiculous. And Josh, had NONE so I thought it was quite unfair.
I requested that he sleep on my side of the bed last night. He did.

This morning...low and behold....he has a bite on his leg.

So into the washer went our comforter, and I let it sit for awhile in the water before letting the cycle continue....to make sure it was good and drowned.

Nasty huh. I'm evil.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Better Late Than Never


So due to the difficulty of Jack's halloween costume...it was quite hard to get a picture of him with the FULL effect of the lion, because the hood was about 12 lbs and he hated it on his head...



But this will give you the gist of it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

"Puppy!"

Big Dog, Little Boy.

This is "Enzo" my sister-in-law's Great Dane.

He is huge. Standing up...he is taller than josh...




Though he gives a rather strong impression, he is very sweet, and thinks he's a lap dog. I don't have a picture for that. Wish I did. It would have finished this off quite well.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"I lost mine..."




The spirit of the Holiday brings tradition, and with tradtition comes nastalgia. To celebrate the wonderful time of Christmas and the memories we hold so dear, I give you A Claymation Christmas, Carol of the Bells:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=pW34kHnpo1g

Monday, November 12, 2007

Gene's, Heredities and Such

So it's understood that people think we are "pretty" but it is important to know where we came from. In a search for specific photo's, I was lucky enough to come across HUNDREDS of little gems. Firstly, my Grandma Bonnie.
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I can only hope that when I turn gray I can do it gracefully, and still look as gorgeous as she did. She always had the same smile that really defines her. Really it's hard to find many pictures of her because she is usually the one taking them.

Then there is my mom-
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I could post a picture of what I looked like when I was 14, but I will spare you all, and you can just use your imaginations. But this is simply described as ADORABLE. I truly am jealous of how cute she was in 1966 and wish I could achieve the same look with a bandanna.

Now there are other pieces that put us together, and sometimes we wonder how it all worked out. But I do know where we all got our sexy legs.
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Now the explainiation for why Tom is wearing a really snazzy blazer over his super nice button-up without slacks, is simple. It was July, and very hot in Payson. Knowing full well that he was going to be posing for a picture that was going to be taken from the waist up, he kept himself cool by wearing his very fashionable shorts, and knew full well that no one would know the difference.

Thus- Carter, Laura and I, were created by only the cutest of folk.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

For those "Artistic" folk..

I created a secondary blog for my photography. My Holga pic's are stackin up and I need SOMEWHERE to put them. So those of you who are interested in more than Jack's daily, reckless antics, go to www.lisaphotog.blogspot.com.

I hope it isn't a waste of cyber space..

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pretty Things


I've tried my hardest to read up on photography and "learn" new things and "try techniques" but honestly, nothing really works until I pull a camera out and start taking pictures. It's all in what is around you and how you capture it.
This is taken with a digital, but I imagine it would look even better with an SLR.
But it still creates the kind of beauty that it expressed in person. It is incredible how pictures can show some much detail, and provide you with a moment caught in time.
I would still like to try and do some actual studying on the subject of photography, even though I'd rather just continue to learn hands on. But it is hard to find literature that isn't too hard to understand, or too obvious. If anyone has any suggestions, please, share.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Make Mama Proud

Jack has taken it upon himself to practice...though we have in fact bought a training potty for him, he prefers to rehearse on the big boy potty.



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Monday, October 29, 2007

How To Carve A Pumpkin

I did the sketching, josh did the carving, and jack tried to eat everything that came out of it..


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I'm Ready For My Close Up Mr. Deville....

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Jack is sort of ALL Hollywood- which goes really well with his new attitude he has of being quite demanding and throwing fits when he doesn't get when he wants...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Aloha and Mahalo..

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So as I was frantically driving back from West Valley- (because I don't know where anything is out there and rely strictly on the grid system to get OUT...) I passed this festive looking restaurant called "Parrothead Island Broiler". It's on 4700 S. just west of I-15. I came home and googled the thing, and found that it's a franchise only in Utah. It looks absolutely delicous..especially some of the Pupu's... (appetizers).

Any of you who have been, please give a report. Those of you who haven't...call me and let's have a luau.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

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For those of you who are interested, we are having our now annual Halloween Party. All who came last year, have been blessed, and may return for more blessings. Those who are new to the event, are sad. Cause they missed an awesome party last year. The date has been determined, and we are planning on Friday, October 26. Most likey around 7. Yeah, 7:00pm sounds good.

Requirements are as follows:

Please come in costume. It's the whole point. If you don't have a costume, put a hat on, draw something on your face, or write something on a tee-shirt.

Bring family and friends. The more the merrier.

Please come.

I hope to see you all there. Here are some of last years attendees:

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