Tuesday, September 30, 2008

On the inside

Chas and I went to this exhibit last weekend, http://theleonardo.org/bodyworlds/the-exhibit/ ,
and it was amazing.
Had I been able to take a camera in and get snapshots of the incredible work that has been done on these bodies, I totally would have. But, I am left with just memories of the millions of nerves, arteries and internal body parts that have been put on display as part of this amazing science exhibit of the human body.
I think a couple of the most intriguing things that I saw were
1. The amount of time that it must have taken to seperate all the different internal parts of the body, and yet thinking about how everything works together so intricately. God sure knows how to build things.
2. Part of the exhibit showed the different stages of a fetus, and at even just 12 weeks, you can see eyes, a head, and all 10 fingers. It is beyond me how after seeing this amazing creation, someone would think that a fetus is not "real", and they could just throw that life away.
There were so many different exhibits, but the full detailed bodies were the most amazing, being able to see through the skin and into the world of cells, nerves, and what the art of plastination brings out. I don't know where the Body Worlds Exhibit will be traveling to next, but if it is ever in your area, I highly recommend you go experience it.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

When crusing the blog world

Sometimes you run into people you know, or used to know anyway.
Some of you might remember this girl..
Steve Marrigan's old fling, Amy got married this last weekend. Kelli and I saw their announcement in the paper last weekend, but then I saw this on J. Lynn's photography blog today. Makes me fee like I know famous people sometimes when I see them on the Net. hee hee, kind of.

Monday, September 15, 2008

My cousin

This is my cousin Eric. http://ericjohnston85.blogspot.com/
It is Karly and Wiley's half brother
(my twin cousins that I used to live with when I first moved to Utah)
Technically my half cousin. Either way, he is family.Read his story, and please, pray for him.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wedding season

I don't think I have ever posted a blog this fast before. It's a record for me, for sure.

But seriously, who wouldn't fall in love at a place like this.....

Josh Allan had his wedding last night at La Caille. Yeah. It is sooo beautiful. Kaytee posted some beautimus pictures of this place not long ago, and I am so glad that I got to finally see the place for myself. We got there right at sundown, and the mountains as a backdrop were absolutely gorgeous.

Such a quaint little place, it looks like a little cottage as you are pulling up.

The driveway down right at dusk. The little cobblestone road is so cool. This place is tucked away so its like you are in a totalle different world while you are there.

Chas and I spent most of the night hanging out with this lovely couple. The reception was inside this greenhouse looking room, very huge plants and very beautiful. Most of the food they had was finger-type foods, shrimp on skewers, petite cookies, most of which I could not have. But, I could have creme-broule (sp?). And it was sooooo delicious.

The front of La Caille at night, the lights gave it a great luminous feeling, especially right behind Chas' head, he he.

There were so many flowers and plants and beautiful things right in the front, it was so hard not to take a dozen pictures of it all.

The gardens just before sundown, I love the little bridge and the hanging flower baskets. And the grass looks so green, it was so peaceful up there.

They have a nice little fire pit just outside the room where the reception was, so we got warm for a while before we left to go get some dinner (since most of what they had we couldn't eat :) I wasn't able to get any pictures of the bride and groom, but just know that they looked stunning, especially Leah in her dress, it was amazing, SO much bunched up fabric on the skirt but super amazing looking on her. Congratulations to Josh and Leah!

Happy Birthday!

Birthdays are always better when they are celebrated with sushi. :)

Matt with his almost 29 grin and Kelli about to eat some tasty Mars roll..mmmmm-mmm!

Man, I look super tired. Probably cuz I am not used to the flash quite yet on the new el-camera. But I love it!

These two were having a little too much fun with the chopsticks, but it always makes for a good photo.

Pete and his makeshift toothpick. And Amy looks so proper getting ready to eat her delictible little sushi pieces, he he

And of course, a birthday is not complete without a heaping scoop of green tea ice cream, so yummy.

Happy Birthday Matt!!