Monday, December 31, 2007


Peter, Peter, Peter...ya charmer. This strapping young man is my baby brother! Visiting from Salt Lake City for the Christmas Holiday, I stole him for a quick shoot to capture his baby-faced good looks. As a side note: It was stinkin FREEZING out today! Poor Peter, I was bundled up in a big jacket, and he toughed it out in a thin sweater...what a Good Lookin Popsicle!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I forgot my camera! Peter and Momma took these great photos of the family Christmas Carriage Ride at Tillis Park. Merry Christmas!

4 siblings, 1 wife sister, 1 nephew & Max

A carriage for 8 (+1 baby & puppy)

Tunnel of Christmas Love

What is Peter pointing at??

Merry Christmas!

From Mary & Max

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

Excited to show off our Christmas PJ's!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Eve Eve

My house is full! All my brothers are safe, healthy, funny, a pain, and fantastic...everything I love about them. With my parents, grandma and new little nephew this Christmas, I have so much to be grateful for. Hope your Christmas Eve Eve has arrived with a little peace and moments to enjoy time with family.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bad Computer!

So, the previous post...My wonderful computer will not let me edit, spell check, or fix anything on it!?! What the jeez-whiz?!? I was so excited to post it...and I couldn't get the umph to re-do, there it is, imperfections and all.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I love good Questions!

Oooh, a fabulous survey!

If my house were burning down and I could only retrieve one object, I'd save my___?

The family photo albulms. I can't let dad's Farrah Fawcett hair be unknown by future Southerlands!

Max would save his stuffed squirl.

If I were a superhero, the superpower I'd most want is_____?

Control the Weather! Storm rocks...I'm not a nerd.

The song that best describes my life is______?

Mine is more of a theme song: Groove is in the Heart by Dee Lite

I know, I know...but it always bumps up my courage

My favorite beverage is_____?

Like many of my favorite choice is seasonal. So for now I LOVE Starbucks grande, non-fat, de-caf, Pumpkin Spice Latte. Pure holiday JOY!

My favorite candle scent is____?

Yankey Candle's Snow Flower. It's Christmas tree in a jar. When the weather shifts, my favorite will switch to Clean Linen.

My favorite restaurant is_____?

I can not choose just one! It depends on the city, the type of food, the company that will join me, and the amount of cash in my bank account! A few I love in St Louis are:

Sushi: Wasabi wins hands down. The Wasabi Special will convert all to the joy of sushi.

American Gourmet: The Wild Flower. Goat cheese fondue served with fresh apples, crisp carrots and garlic herb crostinis. Josh, you evil man, introduced me to this divine creation. My hips thank you.

Master of wild game: Eleven Eleven, Mississippi. Honey roasted duck breast w/ bourbon veal jus, apple sausage & sautéed spinach. Brilliant.

If I had to wear the same color shirt every day, it would be_____?

White. I know! How dull! But it's versitile!

My favorite hymn is_____?

'I am a Child of God.' Since I was 3.

If I were given one million dollars and 24 hours in which to spend it I would buy____?

This will require it's own post...

If I had to eat the same thing for dinner every day for the rest of my life, it would be_____?

No. I will not answer this. It's like choosing which body part I would cut off!! It can't be done!

Sushi...sorry steak.

The strangest place I've ever been to is_____?

Cathedral Canyon in Nevada. It's a small natural canyon that has been twisted into a rambling grotto of icons, statues, and text panels. A guy friend took me their when I was 19. He tried to kiss me. I thought he and the canyon were creepy after that.

The place I'd most like to visit is_______?

Money no object? I would pretend to be Grace Kelly in Monaco.

Reality Budget? Dunrobin Castle in Scotland.

The two adjectives that best describe me are____ and________?

I tried. I thought. I failed at choosing. Sorry folks...I will remain a mystery.
(I'll ask my brothers later)
The person I spend the most time on the phone with is______?

My Momma.

The last person I talked on the phone with is______?

My Dad. He arrives from Korea tomorrow!

This morning I ate_____ for breakfast.

Nothing. I had a blood test I had to fast for mid day. However, the Mr. Goodcents I had after tasted heavenly.

On a scale of one to ten, with one being a neat freak and ten being a total slob, I'm a_____?

8 when it come to my clothes. 2 in the bathroom. Rest of my life...varies between 2-9.

The store I buy most of my clothes from is______?

I have three (sorry) dependable clothing sorces: H&M, Banana Republic and the Sales rack at Anthropologie.

The one thing for which I'd most like to be remembered after I die is_____?

Loved her family.

The best Christmas present I ever got was______?

I can't remeber when Cabbage Patch dolls were huge, but I wanted one, badly. Sadly they were impossible to find at the stores, but my Grandma Tanner found one in Salt Lake. She was a premie named Penelope. She had a yellow patch of yarn for hair...loved her. A close second is my first ten-speed. I was thrilled to get rid of my Deseret Industries banana bike! Thanks pa.

The general authority who I most enjoy hearing speak is_____?

My favorite perfume is_____?

Micheal Kors
Musty, sweet and, dare I say, sexy.

On average, I'm about_____ minutes late for church on Sundays.

The last book I read is______?
My Name is Red

By Orhan Pamuk

My favorite television show is______?
Honestly, depends on my mood. Boston Legal, Arrested Development, the Amazing Race, Battle Star Galactica just to name a few.

My favorite Sesame Street character is_____?

Oscar the Grouch...

If my life were made into a movie, I'd want______ to play me.
Cate Blanchett

It would be set in the early 1800's...My heart is in another time.

My greatest fear is______?

That I didn't live in a way to be remembered. That I had no impact for good.

If I could choose a new name for myself, it would be_____?
My dad would of named me Caribean. Um, no.

I'd choose Ava.

When I was five, I wanted to be a(n)______ when I grew up.

Flow chart to Mary's young career aspirations---> Dancer--> astronaut (I was really passionate about this one)--> marine biologist (I was positive this was going to happen...dang math)--> Seaworld Dolphin Trainer (a compramise for no math)--> photography instructor (high school).

If I was given an extra $10 at Wal-Mart, I would______?

Fun socks & shiny lip gloss.
In five years, I'd like to be doing the following:

The new 5 year plan is in progress.

My favorite day of the week is____?

Tuesday. Double wing day at Buffalo Wild Wings.

My favorite temple is_____?

St. George

My dream job is____?

A Travel Photographer
The last movie I was in a theater is_____?

I am Legend. Will Smith does pull-ups with his shirt off....and the movie is good too.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Have an Elfin' Great Christmas!!

Max, Dave, Peter, and I are the world's best dancers. Especially in striped tights.
click HERE!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Today Mom & I were snowed out of church. Yes, in St Louis, 8 inches of snow shuts the city down. So while us previous Utah dwellers roll our eyes, it did give time for enjoying the first bit of sun in 2 weeks, and the start of Southerland sugar cookie baking. Lots of snapshots... most for dad and the brothers away from home! 4 days poppa... see you soon!

*8 inches at Pleasant Grove*
*Icicles on the back porch*
*Poppa's old Schwinn*
*The dogwood out front*
*The snowed-in Schwinn*
*Some green peeking through*
*Mom's butterfly*
*Left-over fall*
*Perfect Christmas-y*
*Cookie Cutters and Yummy Cookie men*

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

2 + 1 = 3

My brother's new family.
I'm so proud of this guy.

*My Photoshop is ridiculously I hope the tone/ contrast show up great on your screen!*

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I Love December

I Love Big, beautiful Christmas ours touches the ceiling! If I can help it, I will never have a fake tree. For me, the season is not complete without walking in the front door to the smell of Christmas pine. So Introducing our tree, and some of my favorite ornaments! My favorite tree so far...but I think I say that every year :)