making taffy

So, last Tuesday I decided that I wanted to make some taffy because
1. We got some english toffee and raspberry flavorings that I had been wanting to try out and
2.  My sweet tooth was aching... :)

At first everything was going well, the taffy didn't bowl over and it looked the way it was supposed to. Then we divided the batch between two pans and mixed in the flavorings and colorings.  We let it sit for a little while to cool off, then started tried to pull it up from the pans.  After that failed, we tried having Lydia hold down the pans and I try to pry it up with a spatula (it looked like I was trying to lift up dried cement with a crowbar)... that didn't work either... then I had the brilliant idea (yes, it was brilliant) of putting the taffy in the oven!  After a little while we took it out and were able to release the taffy from the pans.  Finally... success!

Still, taffy is a hard candy to deal with while making, you cannot put it on a plate or it will stick,  your hands are always sticky in the process, and if you try to stretch it when is completely cool... HAH!  Let's just say that Lydia and I looked like we were having a tug-a-war trying to stretch the taffy because we let it cool to long.  Oops! :)

After embarking on the task at 2:30 we finished at 5:00.  Even though it took a long time, it was all worth it, we now have the ability to eat taffy 24/7. :)

Hope you have an awesome and relaxing weekend!  Mine will probably be filled with eating too much taffy. :)

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Lighting, I think, is one of the most important things about good photography.  Look at some of your favorite pictures online, most of them probably have really creative and unique lighting, which tears them apart from "ordinary" pictures.  Here are a few pictures from the internet that I though were really good examples for unique lighting.  Imagine these pictures without the awesome lighting... They wouldn't look near as good.

Now, get creative with lighting!
P.S.  I got Pinterest!  Check it out.

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Brother's Wedding

Sorry it has taken me so long to get these pictures up on here!  

The wedding turned out great and everything looked so beautiful.    Here are some pictures from the day. :) Hope you like them. :)

flower girl getting pampered

my mom and dad

Rebekah and Taylor

Mary and Cody

The speeches

Rebekah and Bruno

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Misfit Photos

What are you doing on this holiday?  I think I'm going to make some soft pretzels, I found the recipe from my sister and decided that I just had to make them.  Big, soft, chewy, sweet, buttery pretzel always bring me such joy!  My sister, Rebekah, wants me to make some "Almond Joys" too, so I might do that as well.  Then tonight I think we are going to a firework show... It will be a good day!

I know this post isn't very exciting, but I can promise that my next one will be better.  It may or may not be about my brothers wedding... ;)

Oh, and sorry for not posting in a long time.  I shall be better at posting more frequently in the future.

reading by flashlight because of the power being out last Saturday because of a storm.

My new nephew, Bruno!

Seb liked the flash light that I was using...

Seb trying on Isaac football helmet

Our neighbor had an awesome fire show last Sunday

me holding Bruno. :)

My dad and Seb

my eye...

my sister, Lydia.

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