A Day in the Life

A Photoblog by Joel

Happy Discovery

February 16, 2020
Emily smiles as she finds something to play with

Toy Time

February 15, 2020

Emily is finally crawling around and she’s having a blast exploring everything on the floor. And eating it as well.

Emily sitting on the floor of the playroom eating a toy train track

Trains, Buses, and more Trains

January 4, 2020

Today Emmett, Elle, and I went on an adventure. We started out at Orem Central Station and took the FrontRunner one stop south to Provo. The kids were so excited to climb aboard, and then head to the upper deck of the passenger car. Their faces were glued to the window the whole way.

Emmett and Elle looking out the upper-level FrontRunner window

After arriving in Provo we connected to the new UVX bus line and rode the bendy-bus to Provo Towne Center Mall. That was also fun for the kids, and it was a short ride over to the Mall.

Our first stop was the Food Court for some Pizza and BBQ. The Pizza was your typical faux-NY Style food court pizza, but the BBQ was great. On a sad note, right next to the BBQ joint was Panda Express and there were about 10 people in line while nobody was in line at BBQ. PEOPLE. DON’T BE LIKE THAT.

Go here. Not Panda Express.

After lunch it was time to play and we headed over to the play area. But! There was a train! Of course the kids had to go for a ride.

Before too long it was time to head back home the way we came. Back to the Bus, the train, and finally home.

I love the perspective and scale of this photo. I just dig it.
We arrived at the train early so we had the pick of the seats. Elle wanted a table and out came the Cheerios. The kids were mostly good at keeping them off the floor…


December 14, 2019

On my drive in to work the sky was beautiful with scattered and layered clouds, the sun was starting to break though in some areas, and the snow was white and clean. Just before arriving at work I pulled off to the shoulder in front of a muddy field filled with construction equipment and other dirty things, pulled out my camera, and put on the 85mm 1.8 Rokinon. Set the Aperture to F8, metering to Spot and shot over the freeway and billboards in my foreground. Really happy with how this turned out.

A snow covered Mt. Timpanogos with clouds in the foreground


November 29, 2019
A family picture in front of a barn wall.