Archive for February, 2008

Amazing People

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 | All Posts | 5 Comments

I have seen a few different shows/movies lately about some amazing people. One of them is about a man who is deaf and blind, yet he is an artist and does everything by feel. Also, a blind boy in a wheelchair who can play multiple instruments.

On a little different note of amazing people, I greatly admire those people who are in horrible situations and work hard to get themselves and sometimes their families out of those situations. Kids who get themselves into good programs to stay out of gangs and other unfortunate lifestyles.

I also have a cousin I admire greatly. Her name is Krystal Shirley. She is now 27, but was run over by a car when she was four years old. She is a quadriplegic, yet she is a better artist than I ever could be. She paints with her mouth, and does an amazing job. Here are two pictures of what she has done.



The Swap Meet

Friday, February 22nd, 2008 | All Posts | 7 Comments

I have always been a big fan of the swap meet. I love seeing the things people have made and of course good deals on things worth buying there. Today was the first time Cole got to go with me. We finally got to the back of the building and there was a huge boa constrictor on the ground. I love snakes and asked if they didn’t mind if Cole and I took a picture with it. They were really nice people and were more than happy to do it. Cole kept petting it with one finger. It was cute.


Learning to love the camera

Monday, February 18th, 2008 | All Posts | 7 Comments

Brian was taking a few pictures of Cole before Clark and Shawnie’s open house here in Vegas. He is starting to learn to pose a little for the camera, and this photo just took the gold…


Clark & Shawnie’s Wedding

Sunday, February 10th, 2008 | All Posts | 7 Comments

This weekend we went up to South Jordan, Utah for my brother’s wedding. Cole and I drove up with my parents and siblings and Brian flew with Jamie and Lucy and met us up there. We went to Olive Garden with Shawnie’s family (who were all very nice) to meet them for the first time.

The wedding was Saturday at 3:00 and the reception was at 6:00. Shawnie looked beautiful and Clark looked very handsome. I am so excited for them. Cole was loving the whole thing too. They leave for their honeymoon cruise on Monday. Congratulations Clark and Shawnie.

Here are a few pictures. I unfortunately didn’t get everyone, and some of the pictures are blurry. Brian was watching Cole for me, so I had to wing the whole photography thing.








Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008 | All Posts | 3 Comments

My sister-in-law, Jamie Smith, just got in town yesterday with little baby Lucy. They are both such fun people to have around. Today is Jamie’s birthday, and Rachel threw a birthday party for her. My mother-in-law had us play a little game where everyone said something about Jamie in one word. I just thought I would let everyone know a few of the words that were said. Jamie is… Happy, Giggly, Friendly, Nice, Pretty, and of course many more wonderful things. Happy Birthday Jamie.


Tomorrow is my mother’s birthday. Happy Birthday Mom. She is such a wonderful person who tries extremely hard to make life easier for everyone around her. She is best at everything she does (Mrs. Perfectionist). She has been a wonderful mother and I love her very much.


Tomorrow is also my step brother-in-law’s birthday. Happy Birthday Paul. He is a quiet guy, but very sweet. I mean that in a good, manly way.

Friday is my step sister-in-law, Christina’s, birthday. So many Valentine birthdays. Happy birthday Christina. I love having all these people in my life.