Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Land Seal

Lately, due to her sheer bulk, Xena has adopted a new pose. We call it the Land Seal. She pulls up her paws in such a way that she really does have about the same shape as a baby seal.
Looks pretty happy, doesn't she? Here's the modified Land Seal:
I've got her on a kitty diet, but I'm not seeing much difference. We might be stuck with a permanent Land Seal.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lil Missionary, The Cannibal?

Oh dear. This is why he had that extra leg.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Where'd You Get That, Lil Missionary?

Amazingly enough, Lil Missionary has been seen around town extra leg. Not sure what that's all about.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Shannon & Ben Edits

I had fun playing around a bit with a few of Shannon and Ben's pictures- what do you think?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

She's Not In 8th Grade Anymore...

I mentioned last week that we are slowly redecorating Bruce's office at work. The pictures he had of the kids were...let's see...10 years old. Shannon's picture was from 8th grade. So, we decided that Ben and Shannon needed a photo shoot for an updated couple's picture.

Any excuse for a photo shoot! I liked these the best:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Wedding, Far Away

Today is a special day for Andrew and Chelsea. They are being sealed in the Los Angeles Temple. Wish we could be there, but we're sure it will be a fun day, since Andrew and his dad are both wearing Kennedy tartan kilts to the reception-

Friday, June 24, 2011

My Bloomin' Yard

 This is the much-anticipated week that the mini lilacs in my front yard bloom. I can open my front door their smell will fill my house- love it!
Other blooming things this week:

Thursday, June 23, 2011


There is a rodeo stadium by the Ogden River. Artists have painted the back of the stands. This one is my favorite:
 I can't look at this one without thinking of Jackie Chan. Thanks, Ben.
Our patrol took us by a public garden that I didn't even know was there. There was some great flower photo ops:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

In A Golf Cart, Down By The River.

I know, you were hoping for more camera footage of my latest adventures, but, surprisingly, not one media mogul has called me yet. Shocking, I know.

Instead, you'll have to settle for my pictures of the flooding Ogden River:
 And Bruce & Brian, doing their duty on River Patrol, 2011.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I'm Ready For My Close Up...

How to become a local celebrity in 2 easy steps:

1.) When your Stake sends out the call for volunteers to patrol the flooding Ogden River, and your Bishop husband is desperate to fill the sign-ups, accept.

2.) Be one of only a handful, and the only woman to show up.

Then you can be interviewed by the Channel 4 news.
Volunteers patrol Ogden River Parkway

Yes, that's Brian driving the golf cart! Any moment now I'm expecting a call from a major network or film company to sign a multimillion dollar contract.

You just can't hide this kind of talent.

My book signing tour starts next week.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Avast, Ye Father!

Bruce's Father's Day had a bit of a nautical flair to it this year. He's moved into a new office at work which we are slowly decorating in a sailing theme. Shannon and Ben decided that this would be an appropriate addition to his ocean-going/Disney decor:
I went with a larger piece of wall art.

I think he liked it. :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Dad's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! We appreciate everything you do!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Working On My Skills

With the help of my new camera, I'm getting some fairly decent photos for my website. Here are a few non-Shannon-related images from the last show.
 But, I think the most perfect picture of the show was this one:
Perfect light, nice color, nice background, motion- it's got it all. In case you're interested, my website is found at