Monday, November 16, 2009

Around My Town Part 1

With the winter season quickly approaching I thought it would be fun to head out with a dear friend and capture the city in photos before Jack Frost sprinkled his magic wand and covered it in a blanket of white wonderland. I always get so excited to get out into the big city around this time of year. The air has a different smell about it as the hustle and bustle of the holiday season approaches. I live about 30 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City and always find it a pleasure to drive into the city. Whether it be escaping to my favorite hotel "Hotel Monaco" for the evening or just meeting friends for lunch it is always pleasurable and such a treat. I took my camera along for 2 days of shopping, exploring and taking in this beautiful city. I will be posting part two "Holiday Store Windows" in a few days.
I have always loved architecture and have a sweet spot in my heart for the designs of times past. The craftsmanship and attention to fine detail captures my soul. I have taken photos of just a few of the historical buildings and landmarks you will see when visiting Salt Lake City. There is so much to see and do here, come for a visit sometime soon... xo, Alys

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


This past week our family has been celebrating "Birthdays" Aysha turned ten on Saturday. I cant believe she is a decade old. It seems like just yesterday I was holding her in my arms for the first time. We had a birthday party at the pizza parlor for her and then took all 13 girls to see the new movie Disney's A Christmas Carol. It was a blast! She had so much fun hanging out with all of her friends celebrating her special day.

Sunday came as a surprise, Baby Jasmine was born 4 weeks early. She is the most perfect baby ever! So precious and divine. It was so amazing to be able to witness her birth first hand and share in this miracle and experience. Life doesn't get much better than this! To all of you November birthdays out there... Happy Birthday! xo, Alys