Category Archives: Family Life

I Am Downtown Video Contest Entry

My little brother made this video of our family for the Downtown SLC video contest. If you could watch it, like it on Youtube, and make a comment. It’ll show the judges that people actually like his movie! He’s only in High School and he’s competing against professionals! Good luck Aaron!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtqP0p9812w&list=PLb_5dd9SgJqEm6WRrY-Zem6IO8p6eg4Qc&index=32

 

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Nerdy Baby Costume

We dressed up Micah as a nerd this Halloween. He was so cute in his little suspenders and crayons in his pocket protector.

Nerd Baby     

Family Pictures: Big Cottonwood Canyon

My little brother, Aaron, took these pictures using a Canon 28 mm f/1.8 lens. This lens does a really good job with doing the fuzzy background but having the subjects be in focus. We went up to Big Cottonwood Canyon on a Sunday afternoon to catch the fall colors.

Micah just turned 1 years old and we take a lot of pictures of him. Dallin and I like to take pictures of our family so we can make a book of remembrance every year. It’s a lot of work but every time we look at our past books, we are grateful we took the time and effort to put one together. The book isn’t extravagant or complicated but it’s just a simple book of pictures and memories from the year. We do this in addition to our personal journals and this blog.

For all those who are curious, I used Adobe Lightroom 3 and Adobe Photoshop CS5 to edit and enhance my pictures.

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Happy Pioneer Day Everyone!

I wanted to dress Micah up like a pioneer but then he was tired and didn’t want to smile for his pictures. Oh well this is what I managed to get!

In Utah everyone gets work off for Pioneer Day! There’s a big parade and fireworks in downtown Salt Lake CIty. On July 24, 1987 the first group of Mormon pioneers came in to the Salt Lake Valley. Can you imagine walking 1,200 miles from Nauvoo, Illinois using handcarts? The Mormons were forced to leave Nauvoo because of persecution and ended up in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City is where the current head quarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is. This is a fun holiday for everyone in Utah whether you’re a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or not. It’s kinda like Independence Day for Utahans. Happy Pioneer Day Everyone!