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Viva Las Vegas

Just a quick post again tonight ๐Ÿ™‚ The last week of school always seems to be jam packed full of activities and lots of running around. Its a little emotional for me as well –ย my girls spend the month of June with their dad and it only takes a few days before I am missing them terribly. This will be our last weekend before they go…I am already anticipating the quiet house…

Last month we drove down to Vegas to surprise my mom for Mother’s Day. She was surprised (Jessica and I kept it a secret for just over two weeks) and it was such a nice weekend. It ended up lasting longer than we intended (Ashley & Paige got horribly sunburned and they blistered) so the last two days were spent trying to comfort them and keep the burns cool. Poor Paige was forced wear nothing but her undies and Ashley put the gel ice packs to good use. It gave me extra time enjoy being close to my family again despite the urgency to get back home and back to work.

We drove out to Red Rock Canyon and drove the scenic loop – it was beautiful! I have never been there before when I was younger, our trips to Vegas kept us on The Strip or very close to it! I never realizedhow GREEN the desert can be! We would drive a few feet and I’d stop to get out and take pictures or take in the view. Away from the rush of thecity, it was so serene.

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Next time you’re in Vegas, take the 40 minute drive West ofย  The Strip and drive around. There are a few other places you can check out while you are out there. It will be well worth your time!

Visit my Flickr page to see more pics of Red Rock Canyon!


May 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Help Team JJ

I am posting a link to my dear friend Amy’s blog for her son JJ. He is in desperate need of a special surgery to correct his Omphalocele and they were just denied medicaid coverage that would have made the surgery possible.

You can also read more about his inceridble journey and read others stories at and then his pagename is jjswearingen. Amy also has a family blog (beautiful family, too)

Please take the time to visit her blog and read about JJ’s brave and amazing journey and then pass on the link to those you know.

I have known Amy as long as I can remember and she is an inspiring woman and an incredible mother. I admire her strength and her faith.

May 25, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Patience and a Sense of Humor

Oh, the humor life throws at you – at least that’s the attitude I am adopting. It has been several weeks since I last posted, after yet again committing to blogging several times a week. Once again, I am committing this goal and I am putting up a cork board above my desk with my written goals and daily reminders (I am a mom to 3 busy and creative daughters…I NEED reminders) and have determined that blogging in the morning or early afternoon will be best suited to my schedule.

I have a list of new clients…working out details of scheduling shoots and getting very exctied for the Southern Utah Portrait Workshop put on by Eric Hamilton June 11-14.ย I am thrilled to see how much he is offering at such a phenominal price (working on getting my baby sister to come up and attend with me)

Real Estate tours have picked up quite a bit and I always enjoy meeting new agents and seeing the fantastic work some homeowners do to beautify their homes ๐Ÿ™‚ I am working on ideas to more effectively market myself in this industry and intend to display some of my work in that area of photography.

Lots on my plate and I welcome it! I am working so many things with my business, home, kids, and personal life…it can be overwhelming! I am optimistic and remind myself that Iam doing what I love, what I am passionate about and make no apologies for my occassional ramblings ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m posting a few more pics here but, please visit my Flickr page for more photos.

I am also on Facebook (cindi christensen jones) and Twitter (cindirenee)

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May 24, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment