Archive for April, 2010
I love the fact that the weather is starting to warm up. I serve in the youth organization of our local church congregation, and tonight for an activity we had a BBQ at the neighborhood park. My family decided that we would go early and let Kaniela run around. What I didn’t realize, is that he is now a professional on the swings. It was so cute to watch him, and we just had to capture it. Today was also my last day at my current job, so it’s been a pretty surreal day thinking about where I’ve been and where I’m going. In light of this time of transition, the chaos of our quick move and the nerves (and excitement) of starting a new job, watching Kaniela was just what I needed to relax my mind a bit. I think these photographs really capture the mood and the feelings I had while watching my little boy.
This is a big week for our family. For the last year, my day job has been property management. I fell into it as a marketing manager, helping the property to re-brand itself and lease up in a pretty tough time. After a while I began working as the General Manager and have been doing that for the last seven months or so. It is a student housing property in Orem, UT called Wolverine Crossing. It has been a great job . I’ve had the opportunity to work with great people, work for a great management company with great owners, and have learned and grown in many ways. Here’s the scenery I’ve been working in for the last year or so. Pretty beautiful property, no? As some of you may know however, my love and area of study at BYU was advertising. I love the opportunity to help businesses and brands grow and increase their bottom line, and the associated feeling of satisfaction that comes with that success. I love sitting on the outside and working as a bit of a consultant to be able to help businesses understand how to bring greater value to their customers. As such, I have recently taken a job with OrangeSoda as a campaign manager. As a campaign manager, I will do just that; help small businesses to grow and succeed by helping to provide the services of a growing and extremely cool company. For more on what OrangeSoda does, please visit their WEBSITE.
It will be hard to leave the friends and business associates that I’ve made at my current job, but look forward to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. Thanks for allowing me this opportunity for personal indulgence…I’ll be posting more pictures soon.
Easter weekend is always a fun time for our family. Celena’s birthday falls around Easter weekend, so nearly every year that we’ve been married we’ve spent the weekend with her family in northern Utah. We love so much to be around family and this year was especially fun because of Kaniela. Last Easter Kaniela was just a newborn and didn’t really comprehend the festivities of time. This year, he got together with a few of his cousins to be inducted into the tradition of the Easter Egg Hunt. As you can tell from the photographs above, Kaniela had a blast.
Celena made both Kaniela’s Easter shirt and his Easter basket. Since becoming a stay-at-home Mom, she has had a great desire to pick up hobbies (photography obviously being one of them). This was her first shirt she’s sewed. We think that she did a great job and are pretty proud of how studly Kaniela looks with his shirt and what turned out to be his Easter satchel.
Utah Valley has a great sense of humor. It played the cruelest April Fools joke: it snowed! We were so excited because we thought that Spring was upon us. With the coming of Spring comes the planning of BBQs, more opportunities to do photo shoots outside, the opportunity to get our color back, and anticipated days at the park with our one-year old. Never the less, this time of the year brings upon us changes of scenery. We look forward to the changes of scenery that lie ahead at this time of the year for us, and look forward to sharing images of those changes with you. More to come soon.