Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!!

Halloween is the Best!!!! The costumes and the candy and the pumpkin it! So here are a few pics of my little stinkers in their Halloween garb..about to embark on the two hour candy hunt! Seriously...they were out for a long time this year...partly because it was warm, and also because they are getting older.
I got to stay home and pass out the candy. I love to see all the little kids especially the ones that are too scared to come to the door because of the scarecrow that sits on the porch...they are my favorite.
Now I am left much of this candy would my kids miss if I throw it away?

shhhhh...don't tell!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's my favorite time of year know when there's a little nip in the air and its perfect sweater weather! We go up every year to Snowbird for Oktoberfest...and oh how I love it. The German food, the polka dancing...and oh yes the chicken dance! This is one tradition that I will never let matter how old my kids get and how lame they think it is...never, do you hear me!!!!

This year there was quite a bit of snow on the ground and we had a great snowball fight. I love that every year is different. I always channel the days when I was going up with Jr high and high school friends...then college...Joe and I before kids and every year as we added a new kid to the family.
All those years live in me and come back to me when I am there. Its like you are all there with me. I know that I am sounding more than a little corney here...but that's how much I love it.

So to all of you that share my memories and love to shake your chicken wings on the dance floor at Snowbird....I say...

There's just nothing like a Mormon at a beer festival!!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rocky Mountian National Park

We took a trip this month out to Colorado with the family.. I wish I could say the whole family, but my sister Sarah was toooo prego to make the trip. But John and Carrie came from Kansas City and Megan and Chris came up from Shiprock and we all had a great.....cold.....rainy weekend at the park!

The cousins...

We took the kids rock climbing and had a great hike up to the cliffs. The sun was out for awhile but only long enough for my three nieces to climb and then the rain started pouring down. We had to abort mission.. But Anna,Hailey and Eden did a great job on the rocks!

Addison had a breakdown about something...I can't even remember what it was....She informed me that she did not like our family and she was leaving. She told me that she would get a servant to feed her breakfast lunch and dinner..which she would pay for with her "kid job" answering phones at "the office"!
She said she could not wait until all her dreams could come true and she could move out!

I can't wait until she's a teen-ager! :)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Where have I been?

I have really been neglecting this blog lately, and since I do not want to stop doing it altogether, I decided that at least once a week I could update and try to look at other peoples blogs as well.
At the end of April I went back to work full-time. It was so hard for me and I have hated every moment of it! I get up every morning at 4:30 to get to work by 5:30! I swear that no one on earth should have to be up that early.
I have also been trying to keep up with my photography on the side and so that adds another part time job to the mix and with three kids and Joe I am pooped!!!!!....
So I just read what I wrote and I am sounding like a big tantrumy baby.. enough...

Angie and I went to Vegas a couple of weeks ago and did a mentoring session with a photographer named Erin Fonnesbeck. She is so good and I learned so much from her. We did a wedding a week or two ago and I really feel like I took so much of what I learned from her and used it on this shoot. I wanted to post some of the pictures that I took here and ask you all to head to the and take a look and what Ang and I have been doing! Leave a comment if you can because we are trying to get as much buzz as possible to keep the business coming our way. Anyway....Im baaack!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Big 5

My Sweet,Precious,Adorable,Defiant BABY turned five on Monday! I can't believe it! I asked her on her birthday if she felt like she was five, and she said. "I feel a little bit five, but mostly I feel just like I did yesterday." She is the best kid! I have so much fun with Addison. She has her moments, and I think I have told some of you about her phase where she was asking everyone that came over, What the hell are you doing here. She is a firecraker and she fills my days with pure joy. I love you Addison, Happy Birthday!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!



Easter Sunday 2009

This weekend we had told the girls that we would take them camping. When it came right down to it, we decided that we could not afford to pull the trailer anywhere this weekend. So we camped out in the trailer 10 feet away from the house! We had so much fun. We had a fire pit, so we had a fire and made smores. Talked and laughed around the fire till it was much too late and then we all slept in the trailer. It was a little odd to replace the sounds of crikets and frogs and other outdoor camping noises with the neighborhood dog pack and the train, but it worked.
The girls can have fun anywhere and I am so glad that they are little enough not to have to realize what this economy has done to our budget. They don't care where they are as long as we are all together. Love that about them.. because I tend to stress and pout about the lack of money. What can I say those girls are always teaching me something!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Teenage mutant ninja Carly

I was just looking through some pictures today and I came across this photo of my girls. I had to laugh at the sheer ridiculousness of it! Then I must admit it made me sad. My girl are growing up so fast. How much longer will I have little children that dress up like teenage mutant ninja turtles and ride their motorcycle bike, with a ski helmet and goggles on. Or wear their princess shoes around pushing a naked doll in a stroller, or wear a ponytail directly on top of their head?!!!!
It makes me want to try harder to make sure that I don't take any of these moments for granted, because Carly is already grown out of this stuff and I know the other two are right behind her. I am so grateful for my girls....oh why do they have to grow up??