Saturday, May 31, 2008

Reading with Greyson and Levi...

I think he is going to make a wonderful daddy someday, don't you? :) It melts my little heart seeing how wonderful he is with Levi and Greyson!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

I got Tagged...

Just kidding...the Blogging kind of Tag :)

This is my first time getting "Tagged" so here is goes...

Five things on my to-do list today
1. Prepare for 11am meeting
2. Cash checks at bank on lunch break
3. Finish up my homework after work from 4:30-6pm
4. Go to my "Issues in Management" class from 6pm-10pm
5. Go home after class and relax with my hubby for at least a half hour before bed time (and maybe watch the "Top Chef" episode that I DVR'd last night that I am willing to sacrifice quality sleep time to watch)

Snacks I enjoy
1. Whole wheat tortilla with peanut butter, sliced banana, a little drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon! Yum Yum!
2. Sugar Free Jell-O cups (only 10 calories....seriously!!!)
3. The new Deli Dill Pickle Speers from Costco (only 5 calories!!)
4. Buttered Popcorn rice cake with a laughing cow cheese wedge spread on top
5. Greg's homemade stovetop popcorn

Things I would do if I were a millionaire
1. QUIT MY J.O.B., finish my degree and pay off college myself!
2. Buy a house (something bigger than our 692 SQ FT Condo) that includes guest rooms, office, laundry room, theater room and maybe a photography studio
3. Give more!
4. Always fly first class for our weekend jet-setting trips
5. Start a family ASAP, as long as #1 and #2 has been completed! :)

Places I have lived
1. Spokane, WA
2. McMinnville, OR
3. Coeur'd Alene, ID
4. Moses Lake, WA
5. Olathe, KS

Bad habits I have
1. Blog-hopping during class, and sometimes at work
2. Coffee! (I wish I didn’t depend on it as much as I do)
3. Not putting my Debit Card back in my wallet, and temporarily "misplacing" it :) (Drives my hubby nuts)
4. Begging my hubby to hit the snooze button "just one more time"
5. Putting homework off (also drives my hubby nuts!)

Jobs I have held
1. Barista
2. Sales Rep at GNC
3. Server at multiple restaurants
4. Receptionist at Dentist Office (Yes, Sadie, Tooth Acres) as well as being the "custodian", "floor waxing service" and "laundry girl"...oh the poor, single life :) SO thankful those days are over with!!!!
5. Admissions Office Coordinator at NU

I now tag...Alicia, Paula, Kayla, Nicole and Lori-girl! Have fun ladies! :)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Happiest Place on Earth...

Greg and I had the opportunity to go to the "Happiest Place on Earth" last weekend! Yep, we decided to be kids for the weekend and go to Disneyland. Greg's parents, cousin Todd, and his wife and 3 boys were down in the area for a Church conference and decided to go to Disney while they were there. Lori decided to join in on the fun for the day, which provided an opportunity for Greg and I to fly with her for free (and in first class!) So off we sunny California...

Thanks for the tickets Lori-girl!

We got up at 3:30 am for our flight there, and arrived in CA at about 9:30 am. We rented a convertible and headed right for Disney...
The ride there...

The "group" in line to ride Space Mountain!

A picture of the picture of us on Space Mountain...

Jared eating his Smoked Turkey leg...

Greg with the Turkey Leg...

Right next to Disney is the California Adventure Park...

This was one of the roller coasters at California Adventure...

We also did the "Tower of Terror" - Awesome!

The last ride of the day was Splash Mountain...(picture of the picture)

We all got quite wet on the ride...(soaked is a better word)

It was a blast! We were exhausted at the end of the day after walking around all day in the 102 degree heat. We all slept quite well that night!
Thanks Hicks fam for the fun-filled day at Disneyland!!!

Sad but True...

Monday, May 19, 2008

My Last Photography Assignment

My very last assignment was People in Context. I got to go over to the Arnold's house to snap some shots of Levi playing in the back yard, and Greyson eating some dinner on the patio...
This first one is my favorite...

I had an absolute blast in my "Into to Photography" class! Even though I was carrying just about the craziest schedule I have ever attempted, I STILL had a blast! They need to rename this Summer class "We are going to tease you with a few really cool parts of Digital Photography, so much that you are left begging for more!" :) Okay, so that would not fit into an academic catalogue very well, but that is what I am left feeling. Even though I was going into work at 6:30 am, skipping lunch time and working Saturdays to make taking this class possible, I am still left wanting so much more of it. There is SO much to learn! I still have another 6 elective credits to fulfill before I finally graduate so I hope to find more Photography Classes to take, even if it means taking them somewhere other than NU.
Who knows what is to come...all I know is I want more! :)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Assignment: "Floral"

Only one more day of class...
I am a little sad.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Assignment: Still Life

Today's assignment was still life...

It is funny how my favorites change from before class, to after class. Sometimes they don't change, but today it did. My favorite of the three was the middle, of the French Press, coffee mug and beans. However, after class my favorite was the first one...of the black shoes. The professor and my class mates comment on all our photos. Today, the professor told me how everything about the first photo, of the black shoes was "right".
I would like to think that I am not influenced easily, but not today...the black shoes are now my favorite. (big smile)
Now onto "Floral" for tomorrows assignment....not my favorite thing...I have a few "outside the box" ideas...any one have suggestions???

Assignment: Portraits

Over the weekend, my assignment in Photography class was Portraits...
Let me know what you think!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I need your vote!

I need to pick one of these to turn in for my Day 3 Assignment of Photography class...

Tell me your favorite!!!

This is not one of the choices, since the assignment is to be "abstract", but thought is was cute...

Q: When does a busy girl in Seattle that is in a Photography class take pictures?
A: When she is waiting to get on I-405 at 4:55pm on a weekday. :)

Photography Class Day 2

My Greg...This is the picture I chose to turn in for day 2...I got an "A" on "My Greg" :)

A more abstract shot...
Can you guess what this is???

Photography Class

I am very excited to be taking a Intro to Photography class in addition to my World Literature class right now. Even though my schedule is crazy (Starting work at 6:30am, some days haveing class till 10:00pm) I am really enjoying being able to have a "creative outlet" amongst the other things in my life right now. Each day of class (9 days total) I will try to post one of my favorite photos from the day's assignment. Hopefully they will get better as we go! :)

Best of Day 1...

My Best Birthday Yet!

Okay, its finally here!
Greg surprised me with the most wonderful date! :) I asked for shopping money for my birthday, and Greg thought that was pretty boring. SO, he decided to fly me to San Francisco to go shopping for my 25th birthday. We had an amazing time in our "special" city, we can't wait to go back again.
Our lovely hotel room...

Outside our hotel after dinner Saturday night...

In the hotel lobby waiting to go shopping in San Fran...

Saturday we went to The Thristy Bear Brewery for lunch. We had a wonderful, wonderful time! Did I say that we had a wonderful time at lunch? :) Here is a little look at some of the wonderful tapas that we had. We also experienced their Valencia Wheat and Golden Vanilla....amazing!!! The best Wheat I have ever had!

My hottie husband at the San Fran Fire Station...

Thanks baby for making me feel like the most special birthday girl ever! I love you so much!