Sunday, September 27, 2015

Project 365, Days 260-266

260:365 Despite it being mid-late September, the bees are still active and trying to get as much pollen  as they can before the plants die off for the winter.

261:365 Camping away from civilization always means that the sky is at its most brilliant. I took the opportunity to do some star photography and even caught a shooting star!

262:365 The aspens up by Payson Lake starting to turn yellow for autumn.

263:365 We celebrated Ryan's birthday with his family and Ryan got the headphones he'd been eyeing for a while.

264:365 This is my first time knitting in the round using circular knitting needles and it's been quite the experience.

265:365 Leaves are changing down in the valley as well! So exciting!

266:365 Presents wrapped and ready to be torn into for Ryan's birthday the next day!

We're coming on the last week of September, I can't believe how fast this year has gone by! It doesn't seem that long ago that I was starting this challenge and look where I am, just a few months away from a full 365 days of photos :)

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Project 365, Days 253-259

253:365 Peaches! It's the tail end of peach season and they were on sale so I had to buy some and make peach cobbler, of course!

254:365 I got this lovely brooch in Missouri during my trip there to attend the True/False film festival. It was made by a local artist and it makes me happy every time I wear it.

255:365 What a majestic fox! I love how much urban art there is in Salt Lake City.

256:365 Sunday night is game night :)

257:365 Three of my favorite things in one mug: raspberry herbal tea, Star Wars and hedgehogs!

258:365 I had a tiny companion on my car when I was headed home from work. Such a sweet little ladybug!

259:365 I love when there's mist on the mountains. 

Fall is almost here in full swing so be expecting WAY more autumn pictures since I can never get enough of autumn colors on trees. If you are morally opposed to autumn, then avoid this blog for the next little while haha!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Our 4th Anniversary Mini Photo Session

A month ago, when Ryan and I were celebrating our 4th year of marriage, we asked Ryan's dad to quickly take pictures of us since we sort of have been doing small photo shoots to celebrate our marriage since the beginning and want to make it more of an official tradition from here on out. We didn't want it to be a big deal, just something cute and fun.

My initial idea was to do a long-exposure photo shoot in front of the waterfall to get the pretty flowing water look. They actually turned out pretty well, I guess we're great at standing super still since the shutter speed was around 2-3 seconds. Yay us!

Once we'd exhausted that idea, we switched up lenses and got more head shots. But by this time, we were done being formal and felt more goofy which I actually kind of like more than the "nice" pictures haha!

This one in particular is probably my favorite. This picture captures our marriage perfectly. We love being silly especially with each other!

Yep, we're cute ;)

It was a fun little photo shoot and I look forward to taking more pictures to celebrate our anniversaries in the years to come! 

P.S. Thanks, Craig, for taking the pictures :)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Project 365, Days 246-252

242:365 It's always fun finding natural, organic life living amongst cold, manmade objects. As Dr. Ian Malcolm of Jurassic Park fame would say, "Life, uh, finds a way." 

247:365 Almost every year since I've been married, Ryan's family has attended the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and it's one of my favorite traditions I look forward to every Labor Day weekend. Nothing but beautiful almost-Autumn weather, amazing storytellers and good laughs when we attend :)

248:365 We hike up to Lake Blanche with Ryan's family and although it was a chilly, breezy day the view was amazing and it felt great to get to the top!

249:365 Doing some swatches of different stitches, practicing ones that I'll be using for a couple of projects I'll be starting soon.

250:365 Labor Day is widely regarded as the last real summer weekend so what better way to celebrate the "end" of summer than with a s'more?

251:365 This is my first time purposefully propagating a succulent and I'm happy to say it's going pretty well! Look at those little pink roots <3

252:365 Finished my latest cross-stitching project! I messed a bit of it up but I'm pleased with the outcome.

Another week down. I lied last week about posting blogs about anniversary pictures and Hawaii but I PROMISE this week it will happen.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Project 365, Days 239-245

239:365 Starting boot-wearing season a bit early. But I can't help it, I'm so excited for autumn!

240:365 Caught the moon rising over Rock Canyon.

241:365 Ryan and I finally made it up to Squaw Peak. This picture captures both the beauty that exists along the way but also the immense exhaustion and difficulty that comes with hiking up to the summit and back down via river bed. I'm glad we did it but will we do it again in the near future? Probably not.

242:365 A stormy evening sky with a hint of a rainbow. Utah sure knows how to put on a great display!

243:365 Our YSA Stake had an ice cream social. Obviously the promise of free BYU Creamery ice cream brings out massive crowds!

244:365 I spy with my little eye a red Pikmin! (For those unaware, Pikmin is a video game that features these little creatures called pikmin. It's quite an adorable little game!)

245:365 I indulged in a childhood activity by making clover accessories. 

Well, another week down! I'm hoping to blog a couple times this coming week about Hawaii as well as our small anniversary photo shoot. So be looking forward to those!