Thursday, December 31, 2009

Color me mine!

One day I came home from work and Pablo had a big surprise for me. He had a rose waiting on the table and a sweet poem that he had written. For FHE to took me to a place called color me mine and we painted bowls. It was really fun! Although it was kinda expensive we had a great time. Now we both have our very own personalized cereal bowls!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

You Have Some Food on Your Face! :)

Most people havent noticed, but I have a freckle on my lip right on the right side of my mouth. For the most part it goes unnoticed, but I have found through the years that it is commenly mistaken for food. I have even had guys try to flirt by saying, (with a smirk look) "Here let me get that for you." They always seemed to get frusterated and embaressed when after several attempts they realized that I have a freckle on my lip. I know that this is kind of a random post, but I was looking at a picture of myself on this blog and thought that I had some food on my mouth when I realized it was my friendly freckle. So next time you see me, please make sure it really is food before you embarres yourself! :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Podi and Photography

So... I finally got a camera! I got the Nikon D5000! It is amazing! I am slowly ready the manual and finding out all of the cool things that I can do! I found out that there is a setting that is just for taking pictures of pets. Since I was home alone and Podi was my only company I decided to take some pictures and I think they turned out pretty cute.

Podi is now full grown and weighs about six pounds. He loves to chew our socks and so we have to be careful about what we leave on the floor. I looked under the bed just today and found about four socks all chewed up. He hid from my grasp for quite awhile. He is starting to bark more now too. This is the one thing that I am not so fond of. At least I know that he will be a good guard dog.

As far as photography is concerned, I have started another blog just for my photography. The address is Right now the only pictures on it are the ones already posted on this blog. I have some photo shoots lined up for the near future that I am excited to edit and post and I hope that you enjoy them. Also, Since I have a nice camera now I will probably be taking pictures more since I am now obsessed with my new camera. I hope you enjoy these few pictures of Podi.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Zach and Jordan

Zach and Jordan are some of Pablo and I's best friends. Over Thanksgiving dinner they were telling us how they wanted to take Christmas pictures and send out Christmas cards to their friends that they don't see that often. I quickly volunteered and we set a date to take the pictures! I have still not been able to purchase a nice camera and so our Good friend Andrew Clark let me borrow his camera. He even came along for the shoot to give me some advice and help me understand the basics of the camera. The shoot went great! The only downfall was that it was freezing! It was snowing so hard up in the canyons! By the end of the shoot we all couldn't feel our fingers! I hope you enjoy the few pictures that I have edited of them so far.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Edited pictures!

In the post before this one I mentioned that Picnik is now my new obsession. These are a few fun pictures that I have taken and played around with. If you look closely in all of my pictures the work Lola is placed. In some pictures its more obvious then others. Lola is my Mom's name and she passed away when I was really young. I think Lola is going to be my trademark that I am going to put in all of my pictures. I hope you enjoy!

This is an older picture but for some odd reason Pablo loves it and so I decided to play with it.
This is on our cruise.

Love this picture

This is a picture of Pablo that I had fun with it. I love the coloring on it.

Katy and Jordan "Before and After"

In an earlier post I posted pictures that I had taken of my cousin Jordan and his fiance Katy. I tired to edit some of them and they didn't really turn out. Recently I discovered a website called picnik that gave me everything that I needed in order to edit the pictures in a higher quality. I have been having a blast with it. Its my new obsession. Anyways, here are a few before and after pictures of Katy and Jordan after I edited them. enjoy! :)






I am looking forward to editing more pictures in the future! Let me know how you like them! Thanks again Katy and Jordan for letting me take your pictures!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


This past week was thanksgiving and it was a great time for everyone. Pablo sadly had to work part of the day, but he was able to make it just in time for dinner. I started the day off by heading to the North Hampton House which is a owned by my Mom's cousin. My Mom's family has Thanksgiving there every year and the Hampton house puts it on. It was great to be able to see family that I don't get to see that often. After that we headed over to Pablo's Aunts house to have dinner there. My dad and Pablo's parents made it down and so it was great to have tons of family there. Our good friends Zach and Jordan didn't have a place to go either and so we invited them to join us. We had a great time joking around, playing the wii, eating tons of food, and playing intense Jenga. It was a great Thanksgiving. Here are some pictures from the event.
Zach and Jordan
Podi and Marcela
The yummy turkey

Pablo and I on Thanksgiving day.

Us with my Dad

Us with Zach and Jordan

The Marapodi clan

All the Kids

New Moon

So... like all girls out there I was super excited for New Moon to come out. Even Pablo was excited! Pablo and I decided to go the night it opened and so we made a date out of it. We met up with out good friends Zach and Jordan and made it to a showing at about 10. (We sadly didn't go at midnight the night before!) It was so good! We were very impressed, and I can't wait to see it again. I hope you all enjoyed it just as much as us.


Well I must start off by saying that I am sorry that I have not posted much this month. Life has gotten so busy with work and with family coming into town for the holiday season. Anyways, a few weeks ago a bunch of my cousins and some friends met up at Applebees for Karaoke and half off appetizers. It was super fun. Rachelle even sang Gangster Paradise. She was hilarious and aweomse. Here is a picture of all of my cousins that were at applebees. Enjoy.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Jordan and Katy

Recently I have decided to look into photography as a major. In order to get into the major I need to first have a portfolio, and then get accepted. In order to help me decide if I wanted to pursue photography as I major I decided to actually just try it. I don't have a really nice camera yet since I don't want to spend the money until I know for sure that this is what I want to do. My cousin Jordan recently got engaged to his girlfriend Katy and so I asked them if I could take some fun pictures of them. So on Sunday we went out to Alpine and tried to take a few pictures. By the time we got to alpine the sun was basically gone and so the lighting is really bad. If was also really cold, but I think that that we still got some decent shots. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy, and please give me feedback. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Carving and the Start of Winter

Today was a great day! We had our first snow here in Utah that actually touched the city! All day at work there was a blizzard going on outside! It was crazy! After a day of work Pablo and I met up with our friends Zach and Jordan for dinner and then headed home for pumpkin carving. Our apartment complex is having a pumpkin carving contest that is allowing us to get discounted rent. Pablo and I wanted to make awesome pumpkins and so we went and got a small pumpkin carving kit and some sketches. We had a lot of fun carving out our pumpkins while we watched So You Think You Can Dance. It was a great night. I would say the only downfall, is that it's so cold! 

Pablo cleaning our pumpkins.
Pablo's finished product!
My finished product. ( I think Pablo's is better)

Our pumpkins all lit up!