Tuesday, July 12, 2011

photo blog

UM.  Sorry for the lack of posts.  If you miss me that bad (haha) then you might want to subscribe to or just check out my photography blog Things are much more exciting over here.  I have been trying to post there about 2-3 times a week.  Which is way better than almost never over here.  :)


Have a fantastic SUMMER!  Wahoo!!

PS.  A couple of friends got me on Google Reader.  Where has this been all my life?!  What an awesome way to keep up with everybody's blogs without having to do the annoying click-over to all the blogs individually.  Am I the only one who has not known about this jewel?!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A new love

I have a new cereal obsession.

I just picked it up 2 days ago, tried to hide
it from James (unsuccessfully) and ate the last
bowl for breakfast this morning.  

I guess there are worst things to be addicted to. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

In Loving Memory

My sweet grandma passed away a couple weeks ago.  
Sadly, I looked around for a picture and this was the only
recent one I could find.  Last year at our Warm River Reunion.
She is the beautiful lady in red at the end.  She is sitting 
next to her two sister in laws, my great aunt Edna and my
great aunt Katie.  They each married a Cunningham boy.

I had so many great memories with my grandma.  
Including but not limited to:

Sleepovers in the Trailer, Warm River, Strawberry Pie,
Blackfoot, Hotcakes for Breakfast, Shanghi, 
Carrot Juice, Vitamins, Costumes in the backyard, 
Christmas Day, Fried Chicken, Porcelain Dolls, 
Birthdays, Grandma's Infectious Laugh, 
Life of Service, Cleaning, Tarts
and always, always being made to feel special.

Grandma, you will be missed.  

Here are some pictures of the funeral.

 My mom, grandpa, and aunt edna.

 Lanny, Grandpa, Mom, John, and Bill.

 Quick sibling picture.

Brett and Carrie
One thing about funerals is that is sure is fun to get to see
cousins you don't get to see very often.
 Some of my Uncle Bill's Family flew out from Mesa.

All in all, it was a great day spent with 
family celebrating our very sweet Grandma.    

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Photo Facelift and other things...

Hi! You must check out my new Photography Blog when you get a minute.  If you have been wondering if Idaho swallowed us up, never fear...we are still here, I've just been a bit preoccupied!  I got an entirely new logo, blog, website design as well as other business items.  It is very exciting and I am looking forward to a fun summer of taking pictures!  

Here is the new logo:

The website is sill the same www.cindylynnphotography.com

In other news... we celebrated our 2nd year anniversary!  I can't believe how fast the time flies.  We ran up to Sun Valley, Idaho for our anniversary and walked through some shops, ate at an amazing restaurant, and had a big old Oreo Milkshake from Shorty's in Ketchum to celebrate!  It was just fun to get out and see some new countryside.  

Here is to year 2 and many more to come!

Also, James's birthday is tomorrow!  So you can bet that breakfast in bed as well as his favorite Swiss Steak and Green Mint Brownies will most definitely be on the menu.  Love that boy!  

That's all for now! 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The New Place

Well, here it is folks!  Our humble abode in Twin Falls!  (I had just done some cleaning, so I thought it was probably the perfect time to share some pictures of the new place, just in case it never looks that clean again...)  It is so fun to be true Idahoan's again!  We love it so far!

Here is the front room.

And my kitchen that I am in love with! 
 Check out that sparkling white dishwasher!   

Kind of like our place in Salt Lake, we have a laundry
room and pantry right off of our kitchen.  

The bathroom is pretty boring so far. 

Our bedroom.

And my favorite part...our closet!  Um...YAY for space is all I have to say!!

And of course...the storage room.

Well that's all folks!  We have an extra mattress (see above photo) that
we would be more than happy to lay out on the floor for visitors!  :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A very random post

Phew...Nothing but boxes, cleaner, and vacuuming over here!  (And maybe a little bit of the 5 hour version of Pride and Prejudice while I'm cleaning...) We move to Idaho tomorrow.  Wow, TOMORROW, people!  Tomorrow always seemed so far away and then all of a sudden it just showed up.  I have been busy trying to pack in an organized manner and if you have ever moved before, we all know that that lasts like maybe 10 seconds.  I can be as organized as I can be, but then there is ALWAYS. MORE. STUFF.  You might think that is the last of it, then it's like, "oh yeah - I forgot about that, Oh yeah - that too, oh, yeah - that...there is just STUFF EVERYWHERE!  Okay, I'm done with my rant.  I would way rather be packing than be at work, where James is today, so I guess I should count my blessings.  And in brighter news, we dropped a big load off at the DI and let me just tell you, that felt amazing.

Well, I do have a few pictures of our last couple weeks here in Logan.  They aren't amazing, but they are better than nothing!  I really am trying to be better to use my camera for PERSONAL stuff as well as business.

Last week, we had a great day before Easter Celebration.  I created a mini easter egg hunt for James, which he whined about the whole time because he doesn't want to have to FIND his eggs, he just wants to eat the candy.  So we finally resorted to me telling him hot or cold if he was close to an egg, to get his torture over with quicker.  And I was a really cool, sexy wife because I left him love notes in the eggs as well.  :)

Then after the egg hunt, I made him go on a nature walk with me that I've wanted to go on for a long time.  It is by the golf course in Logan, there is a trail that follows the Logan River.  It is very pretty and relaxing and I just needed to smell nature for a bit.  Bring on Summer, I am SO READY!  We both smelled a bit like we had been camping when we got back and it was wonderful.  I don't know how we smelled like camping because there was no campfire around or anything, but we did!

After our nature walk, I again made him take me to a little movie
called Water for Elephants.  This is how I asked James to go over text messaging:

Cindy: Hey can we go see Water for Elephants tonight?
James: What the H is that?  My instinct tells me no.
Cindy: It is a total guy movie, you will love it.
James: No.

When he got home, I showed him a preview, begged and he finally said yes. 
He loves me.
And we both liked the movie a-lot.  James liked it, I LOVED it.  
Just FYI.

I can't believe we are coming up on 2 years this month.
Pretty crazy.  

We will miss you Logan!  
(and we will miss Charlie's amazing Oreo Shake)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Idaho Bound

That's right!  
In a couple weeks we will be headed HERE:
with smiles on our faces!

Yes, we did just move to Logan last August.  :)  
James has decided to change his major from Forestry and pursue 
the Nursing Program.  In doing some research, we discovered
that we can save a boatload of money by attending in Twin Falls.

Not to mention that it is very close to our families who we miss
when we are away too long.  We have been looking for a reason
to get back to Idaho, it just came sooner than we were expecting!

We have loved living in Logan!  We have made some great friends
and both of us have just learned so much while being here.  We have
both grown so much here by meeting the people we did. I feel
that it was a very much needed stop for us.  An important stop 
that has and will change our lives for the better because of it..   
Our time in Logan has been short, but a very
important stop for us and one we will remember for a lifetime.

It is interesting to be able to look back on our lives and our
journey and be able to see the hand of the Lord in plotting
our life's map.  The road we take and the stops we get off 
on.  We have been very blessed to know the Lord is behind
us and can feel his hand in our lives.   The move to Twin is
scary.  We have to start all over again, in a sense, but we are 
excited as well and are looking forward to leaping with faith.
(Woah, I don't usually go this deep on here...haha)

Anyway, now we are Idaho bound in a couple weeks and I haven't 
done a lick of packing.  Why is it that procrastination seems to makes 
me the most productive in the end??

Monday, April 18, 2011

Egg-cellent Weekend

It was a great weekend of family food and FUN!  
It figures that all of this fun happened in IDAHO!  Woot Woot!

We had a great time with family at my cousin 
Garrett's Farewell.  He is going to be a great 
missionary!  It was fun to hang out with
family and cousins we hadn't seen in a while.  

Oh and every year my mom puts on an Easter Egg hunt 
for all the kiddos.  It was awesome as usual and here 
are some pics.  I may be biased, but I have some dang 
cute nices and nephews...




Fun weekend and cute kids!  
Can't wait until we move...

Wait, What's that?!?!?!  


We are MOVING to Idaho in just a few
short weeks!  It's been a six year run in Utah 
for me. It's been so fun and we have made some 
amazing friends here.
Not to mention, James and I MET in Utah...
 but MAN OH MAN, it is going to be GREAT to be back home!  

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Duo who JUST might Save Country Music

If you are not a Country Music Enthusiast don't go any further.

I am a fan of COUNTRY music.  Not country pop.  Sorry Tim McGraw, but 
that's what you are now.  And don't even get me started on Toby Keith. 

These two are who they are wherever they go and whoever they play for (say that 10 times)
and a girl just has to respect that.  They are COUNTRY and proud of it.  
And I just happen to be the same way.  :)  

I just downloaded the second album and I love it as much as the first. 

They are country darlings.  

Okay, I'm done.  

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hey There Mr. Tax Man

Tax season 2011:

Is tax season (for all of you who are too cheap to pay for a real accountant) frustrating to you???

Here is a break down of how our process went:

-Turbo Tax
-Trying to find all W-9's this last year.  Including um...FOUR for me. Yes, FOUR.
-Thinking we are doing awesome when we found all of our W-9's, until realizing we still have to find a whole bunch of other crap needed for taxes (stock info, bank account info, 401K info...)
-Having 3 or 4 frustration arguments between my hubby and I (probably less than last year).
-Punching buttons on Turbo Tax we THINK are right, but really we have no idea what they mean.

Really, is it worth all of this stress (on our marriage - haha)???   Next year, I am thinking Mr. Accountant man is sounding nice.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

So long, Farewell????

So it's no secret I have sucked it up big time with blogging on this thing lately, but I do have a pretty good excuse.  I have been working my tail end off getting my new photography website up and running.  While, it is still under construction and I'm trying to work out a few "kinks" with the decor and stuff, I am mostly posting over there.  While I have tampered with the idea of just combining my personal and photography blog, I'm not sure i want to give this blog up quite yet.  I might try it for a while and see how I feel about it.   Anyway, if you care to see what I've been up to you are more than welcome to follow me on my new photography blogsite which is www.cindylynnphotography.com.  I may still come back to this blog every once in a while, but I will mostly be over at my new blog.  It is just too dang crazy to try to keep up on too many different things.  I am seriously trying to simplify my life!  Anyway, sorry for the ramblings.  I'd love to keep up with you on my photo blog if you want, or if not, maybe I will see you back here every once in a while...


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2 degrees

I am thankful to have an
amazing husband.

I am most especially thankful to have an 
amazing husband when 
it is only 2 freaking degrees outside!!!

This is because he will start my car
for me in the morning on his way
to work.

When we were dating 
it used to be the flowers and dates 
and cute little visits to my work...

But now I think the car thing might be 

I love love love him.