Friday, April 24, 2009

The Big Move!

My husband and I bought a house! We are super excited! So naturally we are in the middle of moving are things from one house to another...but actually the title of my blog is referring to yet ANOTHER move. I am moving from using two blogs to just one. Before I got married last summer I used this blog for my life, my photography and just anything that interested me. I created another blog for me and my husband and thought I would keep up having two blogs: one for my personal things and one for me AND my hubby. But life just doesn't work that way... when you get married, your life is so interconnected that everything just kind of falls under the same category so from now on, you can find me here. I will post mainly things about our family, but I will also keep up the fun blogs as well such as decorating and photography, etc. So keep in touch over at! We look forward to your comments!

-The Buies

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Fun Survey

A fun survey.Bold the things you've done:
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain- Does Pinnacle Count? Even though its technically a hill?
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child- Compassion International
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty- I didnt walk, but ive been.
18. Grown your own vegetables- about to start!
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon-does a 5K count? :)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted- yeah, at some amusement park where they make you a cartoon!
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car- I ALWAYS buy used.
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Spring Family Pics

Well, it's that time of year. Spring is here and families want their pictures taken. Each year, I get a little more and more experience behind the camera and I love every minute of it. I still might take a few photography classes because I am not where I want to be skill-wise. I believe a good student is always willing to learn more. I have room to learn a LOT more, but to me, photography is a work in progress. Thank you to the families who allow me to "practice" on them.

Here are a few pictures from my latest family shoot. Meet the Talley Family. The mom died about three years ago and these are the first (somewhat) professional pictures they've had taken since her untimely death. I was honored to be apart of this moment.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Signs of Spring

I just love love love Spring! I was excited to see orchids and tulips at my cousins house when I went for a visit... so of course, I pulled out my camera. These are just a few. Hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Tulips!

These looked so pretty in my bathroom...

That I brought them to work to share with my coworkers!

I hope everyone has a great day today! Happy Spring to you!