Sunday, May 9, 2010

Brynlee's Soccer Team

Brynlee played in her first soccer game this past Saturday. The team name is the "Super Stars" and they won their first game!

Additional soccer pictures can be found at

Happy Mother's Day!

Brooke is the perfect mother for Brynlee. She is one of the great joys in Brynlee's life an works hard at keeping Brynlee safe and happy. She has been a mother for over seven years and has loved every moment of it. Whether she is happy, sad, tired or relaxed, Brooke is one of the greatest moms around.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Brynlee's Gymnastics

Next Tuesday (May 4th) is Brynlee's last day of Gymnastics. She has been a great performer and may return to the gym in the future. For now, she is focused on Dance, Soccer, Piano and her Nintendo DSi.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Brooke & Rick

Brooke & I took a portrait last night and it turned out well. She looks great as usual. We have been watching the Showtime series "Dexter" recently and have reached the half way point through season 3. We are watching in high definition with our "Roku" box. If you haven't heard of Roku and you love movies and tv series you should check it out. It works over wired and wireless internet and is a breeze to setup ( I recommend it highly.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Baby Fat Weight Loss Billboard

We have put up a billboard for Babyfat Weightloss and we are very excited about it. If you haven't seen it already, it is on I-15 Southbound just after University Pkwy in Orem, UT. Brooke and her friend Shannon agreed to be the models and naturally they look great!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A bit more photo editing

Ok, so Brooke has been hanging around with this guy named Edward. I guess I am ok with that as he seems like a nice guy. There is something I have been wondering however, she has changed a bit recently and I am not quite sure if Edward is responsible......

Before and After

The Real Story:
I decided to do another picture in PhotoPlus and since Brooke is beautiful, I continue to chose her pictures to work on.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

PhotoPlus X3

Adobe Photoshop has been used for many years for photo editing. I personally find it a cumbersome program, albiet very powerful. For those that have not gone through formal photoshop training (this includes myself) or can't stomach the cost of Adobe Photoshop, there is an alternative.

Serif PhotoPlus X3 ( is a powerful photo editor and can perform the most common photo editing tasks with ease. One of the best parts is that you do not need to spend lots of time researching how to perform a certain actions. Easy access to specific functions are a few clicks away (see example above).

After installing the PhotoPlus X3 I used it for 30 - 45 minutes and produced the results below.

Cost Comparison (Full Version)
Photoshop $699.00 vs PhotoPlus X3 $79.99

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dark Electronic Returns - "Just So Crazy!"

Bryn and I are back for another quick jam session. This one is called "Just So Crazy!"


As many are aware, our supplement company has developed and released a new health supplement. "Babyfat Weightloss" is the name and it has received an amazing response. I have personally taken it for the past 3 weeks and lost almost ten pounds (196 lbs. down to 187 lbs.). I feel great and my eating habits have changed significantly. There is nothing else like it.

Here is some of the feedback we have received from people taking it.

Lost Weight
Better sleep
Improved Circulation
Feel More Toned
Lost Inches
Improved Mental Focus
Sustained Energy
Reduced Appetite

More information can be found at

We are giving out samples, feel free to stop by or let us know if you would like to try it.

Happy Birthday Brynlee

Brynlee Celebrated her 7th Birthday this month! She asked to have her birthday party at Taco Amigo on State Street in Pleasant Grove.

Naturally she ordered an Oreo Milkshake and enjoyed an Avatar cake for desert.
Grandma and Grandpa Dean were there along with her cousins and best friends Ariana & Ava Trimble.

Brynlee was very excited about her presents. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRYNLEE!


Brynlee, Brooke & I went to see James Cameron's Avatar for a second time tonight (Non-3D Version). We are fans of the film. If you haven't seen it yet and plan to, be sure to see it in RealD 3D. It was quite an experience when we saw it the first time and while it takes a moment adapt to the 3D experience it is well worth it.

Since we first saw the movie Brynlee's Grandma Dot has given her several Avatar action figures, creatures and vehicles. Brynlee and I play Avatar's almost everyday.

Brynlee's Gymnastic Trials

Brynlee had her gymnastics trials yesterday. She performed great and will have two more trials before her first competition. Bryn and I put together a video, she helped with the music selection and insisted I put my name in the credits.