24 December 2008

a year in the life...

of the Carroll Family. (You all know the silly, "Let me update you on my family and tell you how great we all are.")
This was the christmas card this year. Carroll adventures.

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MERRIEST CHRISTMAS!

19 December 2008

i'm hoping with chance, you might take this dance.

Ready for the Floor - Hot Chip

17 December 2008

love is all around me.

"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the twin towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspision love actually is all around."

Love is a great thing. I learned one of the most valuable lessons a person can learn in their lifetime. What better teachers than my parents who love each other, into eternity.

16 December 2008

be kind to your web footed friends.

Duck capturing seems to be quite the cougar tradition.
I happened to have some friends who wanted to capture one from the friendly BYU pond south of campus. I will not disclose any names, but I protested the "fun" by staying home that night. I decided that I would go take some pictures of the animals. Alyse accompanied me to the pond to meet my new friends.

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14 December 2008

robert and the carrolls.

Robert and the Carroll's. What a great band. With less than two weeks to prepare, I am impressed at how great the band came together. They "battled" at Velour and won the first round on Friday night. Up against some of Provo's most talented they proved freshman/pre-missionaries can be serious and talented when it comes to music.
Although Imagine Dragons took the show, I believe that these fine young men did a wonderful job. These kids keep life great!

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(Ramsey, those are fake smiles. We really were sad because you were not there. We missed you)




This is a member of the winning band the first time I saw them perform. Rumor has it they are recording in Vegas this Christmas break in The Killers' recording studio. I highly recommend you check them out!
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11 December 2008

my first!

My TMA 185 class (beginning production) requires that we create one process documentary and one fiction film (adapted from another classmate's screenplay). Here is my documentary of the creation of a longboard. There is a lot that can be fixed so maybe one day when I learn a little more about filming/editing I can make it look good. For now this is what I have done.
Critiques are welcome and appreciated!


love.

Please excuse the large number of photographs to follow. These are of the final days spent in Europe this past summer. This time I was with parents and a sister. I am mostly posting so many photographs so my parents may finally see some of our Europe adventure.
I apologize in advance for possible future posts of a million and one photos.

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Spain Temple

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Platha Mayor apartments.

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Night shot of Platha Mayor.

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Spanish fire dancers.

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Tio Pepe!

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On our way to Barthelona.

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Pitt stop!

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Birds in cages.

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Architecture of the Pablo Picasso Museum.

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Pablo Picasso Museum

The next series of pictures is me occupying time while mom and sister shop:
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Sagrada Familia.

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Mother and Father at Gaudi Park.

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Florence Duomo

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Florence Carousel.

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Florence sunset..

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Florentine Locks.

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Venice, Italy.

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A Gondola Man.

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The gondola.

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Transportation by boat.

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In the Tunnel.

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Beautiful Bicycle.

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Oh father!

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Daddy/Daughter bonding at the colosseum.

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An annoyed violinist when I took a picture and opted not to pay.

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Fountain at the Spanish Steps in Rome.