Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lake Mead

At the same time that the world was mourning the loss of Ed, Farrah, and MJ I was also mourning the loss of my job. It came as such a shock when they sat me down and said "we have some bad news". Apparently, they are restructuring the company and aren't making as much money as they used to. They had to let me and another girl go. Although I am sad and a little stressed about not having the income I had...I can't help but think that this could be a blessing too. Ever since I found out I was pregnant I was worried about what was I was going to do with my child once it was born. I have always envied stay at home mothers. Definitely not because its sounds like "fun" because I know it can be more stressful and tiring than any 9-5er, but because I know how important it is to be there for your children. I want to know that they are truly cared for and not just placed in the corner and ignored until I can get off of work to pick them up. Unfortunately, California is really a two person income state. It is hard to survive off of less than that, but with A LOT of budgeting I think we are gonna try to make it work as long as we can.

Since I no longer had a job to stay home to....I went along on the trip to Lake Mead that Kevin was already planning on attending. His sister and brother's families were both going along with a few other families. I was brought along as a photographer so Kevin could make an article out of it. I just kept crossing my fingers that I got some shots that he liked. Here are a few that I liked.

While we were driving to our hotel we came across this LDS church that had been burned down. I decided to get out and take a couple of pictures.
On our way out to our car before our first day out on the lake we saw this guy hanging out on our truck. He definitely wasn't scared of people...we had to pick him up to move him. He wanted to hang out for a while.
This is Kevin's brother Cameron and his son Justin on the stand up Jet ski
Here Cam is with is other son Parker
This is Kevin's sister Kirsten with Justin and Bella (their friends daughter)
This is our brother-in-law Clint
Our nephew Nathan
This was Kevin's first time wakeboarding. He did a great job.This is our nephew KyleKirstenJustin and ParkerParkerJustin with Cameron, parker and Wendi in the backgroundOn our Way home from the lake we decided to stop at a casino and see Bonnie and Clyde's car. We weren't any a big rush and thought...."oh what the heck". These pictures aren't any good because of the glass in front and casinos are notorious for terrible lighting, but you can see the bullet holes on the side. It was pretty interesting reading more about them. I had no clue that Bonnie was only 4'11 and 90 lbs and Clyde was 5'7 and 130 lbs. Pretty crazy. It actually made me want to watch the movie about them.

1 comment:

Em-Cat said...

Heather, so sorry to hear about your job. But I think you're right - this may be a blessing in disguise.