Monday, December 22, 2008
One of my best friends from High School got married this weekend. Her wedding was beautiful and it was nice to have all our friends back together again, even if it was for only a few hours. Our family also went to Indianapolis this weekend to visit mom's side for Christmas. It was so good to see everyone. We are planning on heading to Maryland on Wednesday morning unless it is snowing or there are snow issues in Maryland already. It will definitely be a busy break.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
So, every Christmas season in Salt Lake City for the past 30 some years there has been a festival of trees. Basically families and businesses buy and decorate ( or make as in the case below from a glass blowing company in Sundance) Christmas trees however they want to and then donate them to the festival. After they have been donated (by a certain date) they put all of the trees in a convention center and the public is allowed to come in a purchase the already decorated trees. All of the proceeds from the event go to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City as a "Christmas Present." I think they received over a million last year. The original festival started out with only about 30 trees and this year there were over 600. They have small and big ones, wreaths, other center pieces and decorations, and my personal favorite were the gingerbread houses. I have never seen such elaborate gingerbread houses, they were phenomenal, for lack of a better word. Brent and I went up and checked them out and were shocked and amazed at the crazy stuff they had going on there. Anyways, I thought you would enjoy some of the pictures, they were crazy! All of the trees were about as elaborate as the ones above, and they had another one made out of wood that had a bunch of "bells and whistles" and had marbles work their way down it, kind of like a toy. They were great. P.s. This is of Dorothy when she Landed in Oz if you can't read the sign, or can't tell from the picture. There were so many awesome ones, I got pictures of a few more, if anyone is interested in seeing them just let know.
Saturday, December 06, 2008
This was a learning experience for Jeff and Jo. We had fun mixed in with a little work and a day of computing discovery. I thought everyone might want to see a little of what we were doing while the kids are at college. They have waited patiently for this movie so we published it without anyone seeing it first. The closet is finished and the shelves and the "laundry shoot" work great. Cool huh!
Hey friends, and family. My family (aka Mom and Dad) came out to Utah to visit Kevin and I for the break in case anyone didn't know. They were here for about a week. It was really nice to have a long break from school and to have the family together for Thanksgiving for the first time in 4 years. We made our own Thanksgiving feast together and went and visited Sundance Ski Resort and Temple Square. It was one of the first nights that the Christmas lights were up, so it was a little bit crowded, but fun. The rest of the week we kind of just hung out, played games, and spent time together. Mom and Kevin did get in a pretty amusing tickle fight though. I can't believe there are only 4 days left of regular classes. It's really exciting, and scary at the same time. I have so many different projects and portfolio's going on right now that it is a little overwhelming. I am currently in the middle of a project on Nestle Crunch bar. We are rebranding them, launching a new candy bar, (fake) and giving them an identity. After all, there is no crunch man! I'm also putting togethere two portfolios of my work for different classes and resumes and stuff for internships for the summer. I actually have another blog with a bunch of old and current class projects on for anyone who is super bored, is interested in advertising, or just wants to see what I'm actually doing. Anyways, Thanks for reading this rambling thing :) Its been fun. I posted some pictures of my family's visit and a link to my other site.