Mar 31, 2010

Happy Birthday Ammo!

April 1st is Amber's 18th Birthday!

Who is this Amber you ask?

Why only the boys' favorite babysitter EVER!

Luke likes to call her "Ammo" :)

Plus she's one of my favorite people to photograph.

She makes my photos look GOOD!

Hope your birthday is spectacular Amber.

Love you lots!

Easter Eggstravaganza! (I couldn't resist!)

The boys and I spent some time decorating and coloring eggs the other day. We had a ball. We used some pretty random stuff to come up with the designs but we had a ton of fun.

Some of the items used:

Electrical Tape
Paper Ring Stickers
Wax Crayons
Olive Oil
Random Stickers
and of course
Vinegar, Water and Food Coloring

Here are a few of the designs...

Mar 29, 2010

I Heart Faces - Dramatic B&W

This week's challenge over at I Heart Faces is "Dramatic B&W".

This is little lady is the nicest, sweetest, most lovely little girl.

I love how her face just pops out from the rest of the photo.

For other awesome Black and White photos check out the following link:

Mar 24, 2010

My First Maternity Shoot

I've been wanting to do a maternity shoot for some time now and finally got that chance yesterday.

Meet Kristin.

Pretty much the most beautiful pregnant woman I've ever seen!

Visit my photo blog to see more photos from this fun shoot!

Mar 23, 2010

I Heart Faces - Angles

The challenge at I Heart Faces this week is "Angles".

This is one of my favorite photos from the Kayla and Thomas engagement shoot. I am loving the angle use here. I love that the focus is on their hands but the heart shape draws the eye to their faces. Fun!

Click on the button below to check out tons of other great 'angle' shots!

Mar 15, 2010

Before and After Hall Closet/Desk

Here's another little before and after.

Ever since the mudroom has been finished we no longer need the small closet in the hall for storing jackets and other mudroom type paraphanelia.

Well I couldn't very well let a perfectly good space go to waste so I repurposed the space into a.......

Mini Office!

What do you think?

I'm using it to store tubs with each of the boys' names on them. These are holding all those little projects they bring home from church, pre-school, and first grade. They've all just been stacking up in random places all around the house and it was time for some organizing.

It'll be a great little spot for wrapping last minute gifts or writing thank-you cards or storing checks for last minute pizza delivery dinners (ok so, I live in BFE and pizza's joints don't deliver herem but still!) I could go on.


It's a great place to re-charge my computer when I'm not dragging it around the house working on editing photos or writing new blog posts.

Eventually the bead board will be painted a creamy white and the walls will be a beautiful sage green.

Isn't it a great little space. I'm in love.

And a little before and after side-by-side...

I'm linking this post up to the following parties:


The DIY Show Off


Mar 11, 2010

Craft Day!

We had a fun little craft day at my house the other day.

Supplies used:
Old t-shirts and fabric scraps
Cheap Wal-Mart headbands
Glue gun and glue
Needle and thread
40% OFF silk flowers
and pretty much anything else we had laying around the house!

There were four of us there...

my sister in laws Rochelle and Mindy

and my good friend and soon to be sister in law (kidding!!!) Tiffany.

It was a blast

and even with 8 small children running under foot

we were able to come up with some super fun headbands.

Introducing my model and crafting confident...


How cute is she?!!?

And ladies, if you have any brothers/sons/cousins going to BYU-I...

She'll be there in APRIL!!!


a little heads up...

Don't ask her to cut in a straight line.

she can't

But slap a hot glue gun in her hand and


Below are a few of the headbands we made.

I like some more than others but I think they are all cute.

except this one...
That one is NOT cute. But we made it as a joke.

We actually made two. One for her, one for me.

We're going to wear them for the annual Relief Society vs. Young Women basketball game next week. We've got to have something to distract those young women from kicking our butts. You think it might work? :)

Mar 8, 2010

I Heart Faces - "Jump for Joy!"

The challenge this week over at I Heart Faces is "Jump for Joy!"

This is a picture of three of my very favorite girls.

Paxton, Dayla, Amber...

You girls rock!

Mar 7, 2010


Porter decided he wanted to bear his testimony at church today. He just got up and did it without any coaxing. I was proud of him. But just as he was finishing up I had to hide me face and cover my mouth so he couldn't hear me laughing out loud! He did a great job right up until he said, "I know that my Savior suffered and died for me on the cross-bow." Oh my word. It was hilarious! The poor elder on the stand were trying so hard not to laugh out loud that his face was bright red and he was doubled over. The bishopric got a good chuckle too. When Porter came to sit down I asked him, "Where did Jesus suffer for us?" He got embarassed and said, "I know I said the cross-bow but then I remembered he suffered in the Garden of Gethsemene, not on the cross-bow." I smiled again and told him I thought he did a really great job. Cause really... he did. I'm happy that he has a testimony of Christ and his gift to us at such a young age.

And honestly....

I can see the similarities.

Mar 4, 2010

Grab A Tissue...

(photo courtesty of

There is a photography blog that I am in love with.

This couple is amazing and gives me such inspriation with all their photographs.

I checked their blog out this morning and couldn't stop reading.

I dare you to read it...

And not shed a tear.

I was most touched with the way the Haitians celebrate life when someone passes on.

I'm not sure I could give immediate thanks for the time spent with loved ones instead of feel grief and questioning... and even anger when they passed on.

Thanks so much for the photos Justin.

And for the time you spent down in Haiti helping and serving our Heavenly Father's children.

Mar 1, 2010

Sweet Grass Mill is..... Well, Sweet!

I just got the best treat ever in the mail today!

Check out this adorable headband!!!

I am in love! I got it in the mail this morning and haven't taken it off yet. I find it incredibly adorable. I am loving the peacock feathers and the whimsy that they offer. The headband is really well made... very sturdy and simply gorgeous.

Want something similar for yourself? Check out the very talented Jade over at her Etsy shop, Sweet Grass Mill.

Just click the link here and enjoy!


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