Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Nephew!

I need a break. I would really love it I could just have one day to myself, to do whatever I want without anything or anyone else (mostly my kids). But mostly I wish I could go down to Las Vegas and meet my new nephew!

Isn't he the sweetest thing?! His name is Liam Edward and he has tons of black mohawk hair and I just love him!

(I also really need to get the pictures from Bethany's first day of school on here--what a bad mom I am--and lots of other things too. I also need to dejunk and get ready to have a garage sale. If only I didn't feel so yucky this week, hopefully next week I can go double time!)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pictures, pictures

We got family pictures taken last night, I'm really excited to see how they turned out! It was a really long/somewhat difficult day yesterday, so at one point I didn't think the pictures were even going to happen. But it was good to just get them done with and not worry about them for awhile, everything worked out good and the location was really cool. Really can't wait to see them, hopefully they're fantastic! The lady who did them is Tiffany Ericksen and her's was the best price I've seen, and she was really nice. Click on her name to go to her website and see some of the stuff she's done.

The thing about getting our pictures done is that it makes me go all coo-coo for photography again! I love photography and kind of go in ups and downs to how much I do it, and right now I really want to do more photography. I wish I could take some classes, get some more lenses, get backgrounds and lighting, and all that! More than anything I just need to practice though. So I've been thinking I need to get out with my own kids and practice and then maybe I'll start asking people if they want family pictures done or kids pictures and just keep working on it or whatever. I can't wait to start feeling creative again! Anyone want to go take pictures let me know!

Sorry this is sort of a tangent on my thoughts, but thats what I've been thinking about lately! :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I know, MORE trips!? Yep!

Okay, now that I've gotten the wedding pictures up, I can add pictures from the next big thing: Youth Conference!
Below the pictures I'm putting my favorite quotes from the weekend, they don't really go with the pictures or anything, and I'm not going to explain them, they just made me laugh!

"STARP it!"

"Hmmm, I think she's 4' 12"..."

"Leg locking, is that what they're calling it these days?"

"Moist towelette..."

"Want a sweaty sweet tart?"

"Hey, I wasn't born in the first century okay?!"

"Magical Nerd Game."

"Buoy. Gosh I hate that word."

"Sun poisoning."

"I think I broke my tailbone."

Despite the horrible wind and the not so warm weather, we had a good time. Goodness I love our youth!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I am finally back home and I wish I could say things have settled down and I can breathe now, but it seems I've crammed a whole summer in the last couple weeks of August. Sheesh. Well anyway, I'm so excited to get these pictures of the wedding up, so much fun! Hope you enjoy!

(p.s. look at those faces, totally candid shot too, but aren't they so much alike!? haha)

We're so happy for Niki and for Dennis too, and we're so happy we got to be there for the wedding! The trip was awesome, fast and busy, but we loved every minute! Can't wait to see everyone again, just don't know when that will be! :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Okay everyone, I only have a minute before I head to bed and go to Youth Conference tomorrow, but I finally got my pictures off my camera and wanted to share a few of the fun stuff we did! I didn't add any from the wedding because I want to edit them first and do a post with just those, but for now enjoy the other pictures! :)