Thursday, May 20, 2010

4 Wheel Jamboree

Okay, so I've been guilty of seriously slacking on blogging... So this is going to be one of a few catch up blogs!

Alright, so a few weekends ago, there was a 4 Wheel Jamboree at the fairgrounds. Ryan is completely car obsessed, and I'm pretty much there myself. We've been going to car shows/events together since we were teenagers! So this event was pretty much a no brainier for us ♥

They had so many events, we were there all day!

There was mudding, which was just a blast to watch. This spunky little Bronco won! It completed the course in 3.7 seconds!


Don't let these pics fool ya, that mud was deep...

Mudding fail... lol

But this Bronco was epic. Look at that mud fly!


There were also some awesome BMX dudes. And wow, I don't think I could do what they do... I'd be petrified of falling!!



But these dudes, they rocked it!


Of course, what 4 Wheel Jam would be complete without a few monster trucks!

Monster Truck

I was pretty stoked they even had the Avenger ♥ I just love the retro body style...





And to top it all off, they had the Original Bigfoot! Which is also the original monster truck.

The Original Bigfoot

The Original Bigfoot

Oh, and just to show off the sweet range my telephoto has...


That was taken from almost the top of the bleachers! Mmm, I think I love this new lens ♥

We ate nachos, pretzels, and the biggest coke I've ever seen in my life... (Wish I had taken a picture of it!) All in all, we had an absolutely amazing day together.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Award Time! ♥

First of all, thank you to all my sweet commenters and followers! I'm just blown away by how amazing you girls are ♥ You have no idea how much your comments mean to me! I'm sorry I haven't been commenting back like I normally do, but I promise to get caught up this week. Life has been crazy lemme tell you... But you'll find out all about that as I get caught up with my blogging!

Anywayy... Now onto this award stuff! I've received my very first blog award!! Today was just a horrible day, so thank you sweet Liesl for this amazing treat ♥ ♥

Now, I want to pass this award onto some other great gals!

Hey Gorgeous
A beautiful and inspiring blog by the beautiful Rhiannon Nicole. PS, Happy Birthday!! ♥

Kelly Leigh Gets Busy
If you love good recipes (especially vegetarian recipes!), this is the place to go! I also love reading about Kelly's adventures living in the beautiful English Countryside ♥

Aura Joon
If you haven't read this blog before, start right now! Aura constantly leaves me inspired by her beautiful writing and photography ♥

Itsy Bitsy Brianna
It doesn't get any cuter than this blog! Brianna always makes me smile with her cheery and fun posts ♥

2 sma grisar
If you love fashion, nails or nature, check this one out! Oh, and I just love Charlie.... She's such a sweetheart ♥

Wearable Dreams
I simply love Jesa's blog! Her style constantly inspires me to dress just a bit better than I had planned ♥

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Outdoor Dining

One of my favorite things about this time of year, is being able to use our deck as a extension of our house. We especially love eating dinner out there. It's just so peaceful!

A week or so back, we had our first outdoor dinner of the year. It was pretty scrumptious, if I do say so myself! So I thought I'd toss the recipe up here for all to enjoy ♥

Southwestern Hash

2 cups diced potatoes
1 cup canned corn
1/2 cup black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp butter
Lawry's seasoning - to taste
Cheese of your choice, just to top

Put a bit of oil in a skillet and add in the potatoes (not too much, just enough to let them brown). Cook until they're starting to brown, then add the black beans and corn. I then added a bit of butter for extra flavor and moisture. Then to add some spice and flavor, I tossed in a few dashes of Lawry's seasoning. Oh, and if Ryan didn't hate them... I totally would have added some diced green peppers to this! If you can't tell, I totally made this up, and encourage everyone to make their own modifications so it can fit your personal taste.

We also had Quorn Southwestern Chik'n Wings. If you're a vegetarian, or just trying to eat healthier, I highly recommend Quorn's products. They taste fantastic and are low in calories and high in protein!

This meal goes fantastic with a good craft brew, if you're into that sort of thing ♥

Monday, May 3, 2010

Park Photoshoot

Last week, Ryan and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather by spending the day at the park. Oh, how I love soaking up the sun wandering around the park! The one we usually go to is just wonderful. We call it our hidden treasure, because there is hardly ever anyone else there! Well, other than the squirrels that is...

This park also has some beautiful little gardens, which are some of my favorite photography subjects ♥

I also had a few experimental shot ideas. I was sooo happy how these turned out! Just the way I saw them in my head. That's seriously the best feeling!! ♥

I wanted this one to have a bit of an abstract feel to it, and of course had to capture that beautiful sunlight!

I saw these little seed pod things(I don't know what they are haha) on the ground and immediately had this image pop into my mind. Ryan, who is such a great supporter of my art, was of course willing to be my hand model ♥

And Ryan didn't want to be left out, so he took some snaps of me. Eek, I'm much more comfortable behind the camera... But it did turn out pretty cute! Thanks baby! ♥

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