Dec 6, 2011

Nieces & Nephews

I've decided I pretty much have the most adorable nieces and nephews around!

Max, Cora, Addie, Gavyn...

I'm not really a big fan of the photoshopping I see done where just a pop of color is left in the photo.  I think it's pretty much dated and I just find it cheesy.  If you like the look then I hope I haven't offended you... it's just my opinion and personal preference.  That being said... I kind of broke my own rule and did it anyway with the following picture.  For some reason I just thought it would be fun in this situation. :)

And I have to apologize to Rochelle... I brought Fruit by the Foot for all the kids to eat and without thinking, let them have their snack BEFORE pictures.  Turns out I kind of love that Superman's shirt is dirty around the collar.  Adds character if you ask me!

Nov 7, 2011



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During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the United Staes, Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer. On Movember 1st, guys start with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts. Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Part├ęs held around the world by Movember, for Movember.  

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We are excited to support Movember this year. Several friends and neighbours from our community and church are participating.  

Need some ideas for your "Movember" stache?
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The local support is being headed up by my stupendously awesome husband Mike. 

A paypal account has been set up to help out my brother in law Russell's dad, Dennis Jensen, who is battling cancer. Denis is an awesome man with so much to give and contribute.  He was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and will begin chemotherapy within the next few months.  Denis has worked hard his entire life to support his family and members of his community.  He has spent countless hours serving his friends and neighbours volunteering his time to his local church and we are excited to give something back to him during this time of trial. 

The PayPal account has been set up in Mike Hurren's name and all donations will be donated directly to Denis Jensen.

Please click the following link and support a great man in need.  

Thank you for your support!
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Oct 5, 2011

Wow! First Day of School Photos Never Posted?

Did I actually forget to post these photos?!?  Oops!

 Luke is 3 1/2 years old and wishing he could be going to school too.

The boys love to race to see who gets on the bus first.

Porter is 7 1/2 years old and in 3rd Grade.

Such handsome young men.

Walker is 6 years old and in first grade.

 Cohen is 6 months old and soooo happy when the boys get home from school.

Love my boys!!!

Dedicated to Ammo

This is for you Amber...

I have been dying to get this post up but I have to have some help from Mike to move some furniture to be able to take a decent "after" photo.  But in the meantime, here is the before...

I got this at a garage sale a while ago and refinished it and I. AM. IN. LOVE.

Will post after shots soon!

Sep 11, 2011

My Gallery Wall

Yo peeps! :) I've been working on bunches of stuff lately... one of which is a gallery wall. I took some photos of the boys a few weeks ago and had them printed on floated gallery wraps. I then added some free printables that I matted with scrapbook paper and framed in spray painted frames I found at garage sales. To add a little color and finish off the look I also framed a few smaller pieces of scrapbook paper and...... voila!

Aug 22, 2011

Bathroom Art... Or maybe that's not the best title!

The other day I decided I wanted to add something to the walls in my bathroom and I've been thinking about it ever since. I wanted something simple and neutral and I didn't want to spend a lot of money or time on it.

I decided that some simple black and white photos would look nice so this morning I took my camera outside and snapped away. All of these photos are flowers and bushes found in my yard and I love how they turned out. I'm having them printed on canvases from a site called They are having a big sale where you get 50% off of any size canvas plus free shipping (if you live in the U.S.) I ordered them this evening and can't wait to see how they turn out!

Aug 12, 2011

Inspiration from Thailand

I L-O-V-E this short film. It's bee really popular on YouTube so maybe you've seen it already but if not, take a minute and enjoy. It's beautiful, inspiring and just plain special.

Jul 27, 2011

The Boys

I find it incredibly (sp?) sad that I take so many photos of other peoples families and children yet neglect taking many photos of my own children. Today I decided to remedy that and we had a lot of fun traipsing around taking photos. (Well, most of us. Luke was in no mood to have his picture taken :)

Something to remember for next time, bring extra help. I found it difficult to entertain, get baby's attention, position, mother and photograph at the same time. I'm going to need some help in getting some fun group shots... any takers? :)

And I had to get this beautiful shot of the canola fields. They may not be the sweetest smelling crops but man are they beautiful!

Jun 10, 2011


Emilia went to grad with my cousin Reese tonight. She looked beautiful!!!

And I love this photo with McKay. His is the next grad we will be attending. Sniff... Time flies by way too quickly! :(

Jun 2, 2011


I've wanted to hang a mobile in Cohen's room since before he even got here and I've finally got it finished and hung up and I love it.

A small grapevine wreath, some double sided tape, a circle cutter, some scrapbook paper and voila!

If you look close you can see Cohen enjoying his new mobile...

A close-up...

And just because...


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