Wednesday, December 1, 2010

happy holidays

I recently learned how to make my own custom cards in photoshop and these are the 2 that i've made so far. i hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My newest "thing"

so lately ive gone completely crazy making logos. ive been having WAY too much fun doing it. i did some for myself and some for my sister in law just so i could play around with more than just one thing. you can click on the pictures to make them bigger if you cant see them very well. let me know what you think.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pumpkin Patch!

Me, Marlie, Ken, and my aunt Donna all went to the pumpkin patch today to get some pumpkins! Marlie had so much fun sitting in the wagon... and then we had to put pumpkins in it... so we had to kick her out. But she really enjoyed pushing the wagon back to the tent!!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Ok so there is a LOT to cover. first major thing: we got FIRED! yes, we got fired from our managing job. i still to this day dont know why. we were doing a lot of work around the complex to make it a nicer place. then one morning i called my boss to ask her a couple questions and after i got them answered, she told me that her superior and one of her co-workers would be coming to our complex that day and that i needed to make sure that i was on the property until they came. when they got to our complex they dropped the ax and fired us. their reasoning was "its just not working out." and "we've noticed garbage around your complex when we driven by" and "your vacant apartments arent being rented out." maybe im crazy but im pretty sure that a simple verbal warning about the trash and maybe a little pow wow about different advertising techniques would have fixed those problems. but she gave us our last pay checks and told us to be out of our apartment by monday (we got fired on a friday) so we were kinda freakin out. the roake family has been so good to us. they are letting us stay with them for a month so we can figure out what we are gonna do. as for other news, marlie will be dressing up as a hamburger for halloween. pictures will be up as soon as halloween is over. ive been doing a lot of photography since we have been in oregon, i made $675 this last weekend. my sister-in-law, ruth, came down from seattle on sunday to help me photograph a wedding in portland. we had so much fun!! it was a great experience for both of us. ken went back up to seattle with ruth so he can take a shot at looking for work up there. so today was the first day he started looking for work and he already has an interview tomorrow morning. so wish him luck!! well, thats all a long story short. ill tell you all about the crazy experiences we had at that apartment complex in another post.

Monday, October 4, 2010

My little brother is a senior.... wow....

I can't believe that my little brother is a senior this year!! Time flies so fast! We were fortunate enough to be able to take his senior pictures out in the Columbia River Gorge. So his pictures will really be unique compared to the rest of the seniors in Idaho. I think we got some really great photos.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


well we finally made it to oregon. we are managing apartments out here and we like it...MOST of the time. (more on that later...) its getting late and i have a meeting in the morning so this wont be long but its been quite the adventure out here. we are still trying to find ken a job so keep us in your thoughts and prayers because we know we cant find one on our faith alone. blog posts will be few and far between until we get into our designated apartment (more on THAT later too...) and until ken finds a job, and we have money coming in, and we have internet. :) right now the only internet access we have is in the managers office and the internet SUCKS here... so until then, it will be a while before you see pictures. i have lots of stories already from the short time we have lived here... and believe me, you'll want popcorn while reading them!! until then, goodnight!! we miss you all in idaho!!!