Thursday, October 30, 2008

Photography part 3.

I hope you all aren't getting sick of hearing about my mad photography skills, cause here is another post about it.

I entered three of my photos into an art show on campus, two of them made it. But the really really good news is that out of all the photographs entered, I got FIRST PLACE. (Jared said I have to put in that I got 100 bucks for it.) I am honestly surprised. It was another abstract photo, I titled it focus. Isn't that cool, I have a photo with a title.

On a more humble note, I am so grateful that I have been able to get my education. Its not even the degree, that I am so grateful for. It is the experiences and knowledge that I have gained. I would have never learned that I was interested in photography, I would never have made wedding announcements, I would never have figured out that I am absolutely terrible at pottery, or that I love to learn. I have learned so much about myself and my Heavenly Father being here at school. I have felt stressed, excited, overwhelmed, happy, sad, and even depressed at times, and it was all worth it. Lets chalk it up to experience. I say I hate Rexburg, but what a blessing it has been to be here at BYU-Idaho in good ole' Rexburg Idaho (snow and all.)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fall+Pumpkins=Halloween.

Yay for Halloween. Last night we carved pumpkins and made Carmel apples. it was tons of fun. We are excited for Friday. Here are just a few pics of our Halloween fun so far.
We went to the only pumpkin patch in south east Idaho, and it was all picked over, the only pumpkins left were green, so we ended up getting them at albertsons. I cant wait to go to Lone Pine farms to get our pumpkins next year.

we tried to carve Kroten's pumpkin to look like him, I think we got it pretty close. I dont think he liked the pumpkin. Can you tell?

This is our pumpkin family. Didn't they turn out cute?

And finally yummy, messy, Carmel apples.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Our Little Dinosaur

Every time Kroten wakes up from a nap, we hear him in his room making weird noises. We call him our dinosaur. we finally caught it on tape. So here is a video of Kroten's dinosaur impression. Don't feel bad laughing, we laugh every time he does it. I think his throat is starting to hurt. Oh and we get a kick out of his facial expressions too.
CRAZY KID.

video

Friday, October 17, 2008

Photography Update.

I have some good news, and I have some better news. I will tell you the good news first; I got third place on the photo of Kroten that I submitted to the photography contest on campus. I heard that there were a lot of good portraits, so I am really excited about that. The better news is that I submitted another photo to the abstract category and got first place. I was a little surprised about that. It is a photo of the brush roll of a street sweeper. I know... Abstract. ;)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Winter...already?



So we had the first snow of the year. Winter has officially started in Rexburg.

Pray for us!!

Notice the ambulance in the background... This is winter in Rexburg.






P.S. incase you didnt know, we dont have to go through
what we did last year cause we are outa' here in December.
Can I get a "HOORAY!!!"

Monday, October 13, 2008

Photography.

Another thing people might not know about me is that I am minoring in photography. We just recently had an assignment to photograph an emotion and I really liked the photograph that I turned in. I will post more pics at the end of the semester, but for now here is one of Kroten that I am pretty proud of. I also turned it into a portrait competition on campus , so I will let you know how that goes.

Monday, October 06, 2008

HAHA... you thought you were funny!!!

Here is a little story about Revenge...
We left our camera at our friends Jessica and Eric's house. They thought they were so FUNNY by taking a whole bunch of goofy pictures of themselves and random objects in their house before returning the camera.

What pranksters they are.

So in friendly retaliation here is one of the beautiful pictures of Jessica that was taken during their photo shoot.

Who's laughing now???

Just incase you were wondering... I love you Jess. I am so glad we have this kind of relationship.
PS you look hot in this picture.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

I'm so big.



4 Months old...

15 lb 11 oz.
(75th percentile)

27 inches
(97th percentile)

and always hungry!!!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

6 Things you may not have known...

Teresa tagged me and it sounded like fun!!!

So heres how it works....
Link to the person who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Write six random things about yourself.
Tag six people and let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
(Don't forget to come back and tell me you completed this tag!)


The 6 Random things about me:

Kristen:
1. I've never been toilet papering.
2. I have a tendency to become obsessed with TV shows and wont be satisfied till I have seen all the seasons on DVD. (CSI, Reba, How I Met Your Mother, The Office.)
3. When I was growing up I was sure that I would grow up to be Barbara Walters.
4. I LOVE the rain!!!!
5. I would eat Red Robin every day of the week if I could.
6. I am graduating from college in 2 months.

Jared:
1. When I grow up, I seriously want to be a Garbage Man.
2. I am completely pitiful when I am sick.
3. I am a sucker for things my wife wants to do.
4. I want to live in maine some day.
5. I sell my blood for money.
6. I own a one piece long john. It is red.

Kroten:
1. My mom thinks I am teething.
2. I just tried solid food for the first time the other day.
3. Boob milk is still my preference.
4. I am in the 97th percentile for my height...I am going to be a stud.
5. I hate hate hate tummy time.
6. I laugh every time you laugh.


I'm tagging... Shanna, jessica, Laura, Jen, Karlyn, Katie