Monday, July 26, 2010


I borrowed my dad's camera a few times this weekend to "practice" shooting. I learned some great tips about "depth of field" from my cousins and I couldn't wait to try it out.

Here are a few of the shots. As you can tell, I had a little too much fun playing around and practicing my "focusing." Thank you to Rochelle and Camille for the great tutorials, feedback and suggestions on my first big camera purchase.

Of course, my nephew and twin neices are my favorite subjects!!

(Ella in pink / Avie in green)

Of course I took a BUNCH more; this is just a taste. I didn't take time to edit or anything, so I still have work to do. Again thank you Rochelle & Camille. I can't wait to look for my new camera! You guys were awesome - and watch out, I'll be emailing BOTH of you anytime I have questions!

Much love to all!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

My soul regenerates here.

Joe and I are headed to Pine Valley, yet again. There is something wonderful about this place. I have 20+ years of memories in this amazing valley and all the people I get to share it with.

Its an annual tradition with my dad's family to go down the weekend celebrating the 24th of July. Some years I haven't been able to go, sometimes there is a large portion of the Snow family, some years its pretty quiet. But each time I think of Pine Valley, my heart warms.

We had quite a few arguments in trying to decided what we wanted to do with our vacation time. Both of us have July 18-July 25th off and we knew we wanted to end up in Pine Valley by, at the latest, July 23rd. Well after much deliberation about what we were going to do July 18th-July 22nd, we decided to just head down to PV early. There is much to see, people to visit with and hours and hours of rest and relaxation waiting for us.

We are leaving tomorrow and have a few things planned, but basically we're going to soak up that yummy pine air, read, fish, hike and do PLENTY of visiting as family arrives throughout the week.

I found these pictures online...who wouldn't want to go there? Aw, I'm excited. Plus we'll have NO cell or internet service. Its going to be peaceful and utter bliss. Goodbye all - see you in a week!! ***And to ALL in the SNOW family that plan on attending - I can't wait to see you!! I hear ALL the Dalley's will be there, Scott & Amie's Family, Lori, Brett & Lori Michelle and Holland Olsen are coming, of course G&G Snow are down there and ALL of Allen Snow's will be there. Including Brittany! Oh I'm pumped!! SEE YOU SOON!