Thursday, May 27, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy...

I realize I am slacking tremendously on my family blog. We have been so busy the last few weeks that I have only had time to edit my photography blog. I have TONS of pictures of my own little ones but I just have not had time to get around to posting.

I have had so many photo sessions the last few weeks and I have ONE more to edit until I begin another weekend of picture taking.....So much fun, but so time consuming!

Last week Trevin and I enjoyed some time in the backyard swimming and playing in the sandbox. Yesterday, Trevin went to pre-school while Easton and I enjoyed some time together relaxing on the couch and catching up on all the shows I had recorded.

I promise, more updates and pictures soon!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

We have a Problem!

So today I thought I would be smart and change the template for my blog. Well, that didn't work out so well.

I clicked "delete widgets" and my BLOG LIST got DELETED!
Please help me by listing your blog address in the comments. I love to read everyone's blogs and Now I don't have any addresses!

If you don't leave a comment then I guess we aren't friends! JK

Thanks for your help people!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Just Me Thinking

On Saturday while I was waiting for Diana to arrive for our photo session, I laid in the orchard and just looked up at the sky. Not knowing what I was doing or why I just sat there, I began thinking. I was thinking about my life, what I want to change, what I want to become, and who I really am.

I have always been close to both my parents. As a little girl I was constantly around my mom and wanted to be just like her someday, but I am also a huge Daddy's Girl!

Saturday was my dad's big day. It was his birthday. I thought a lot about him and how much I admire him in EVERY SINGLE WAY...

He is the patriarch of our family. The one who holds us together. He has a special way of making you feel like the luckiest person when you are around him. The way he lives his life is... well amazing. His silent treatment lets you know you're in trouble, he is upset with you, or he is just having a bad day. Rarely ever have I heard my dad raise his voice. I was thinking about how I am always getting after Trevin. I raise my voice a lot. I want to become a better mother by staying calm and teaching my children by pure love and compassion.

We got talking this weekend about children. My dad asked Colby and I who he thought would bring him his next grandchild, Hilary or Me, Just for fun. We discussed how hard it was for the two of them (my parents) to have children at first. My dad described how happy he was when they finally found out they were expecting a little girl five years after they were married. I thought about Trevin and Easton. Nothing will ever compare to the love you have for your own children. I'd like to think my dad is proud to call me his own. I'd like to think my good moments far out number the bad moments.

Our Family is FOREVER and nothing or nobody can change that. No matter what happens in this life, no matter how tough times may get, no matter what obstacles we may face, we will ALWAYS be a FOREVER family. I am so grateful to have such a wonderful father who leads and teaches by example. Thanks Dad! I will forever love you! Love, Your First Little Girl

Oh...And I almost Forgot, Happy Birthday!

It was also Mother's Day on Sunday. Of course I didn't even have a chance to write my mom a note and tell her how much she means to me. My mother makes my life truly a heaven on earth. She does so much for our family and provides so much service to those outside of our family. She is such a good example of what a mother is and what a mother should be.

As a child (and still to this day) she would put our cereal bowls, spoon, and the cereal she knew we would eat on the table before going to bed at night. She would gather our clothes and lay them on our bed for school the next day. She took time to walk us to school (or to Grandma's house first). She always had a hot meal ready each night and delicious meals they were. I need to be a better mother by making dinner, going above and beyond to make my family happy, and to not worry so much about cleaning my house, doing the laundry, or checking my e-mail. I want to be the kind of mom that enjoys making others smile. I want to be the kind of mother that makes life better or easier for her children. Just like my mom.

My mother is simply one of the most special people in my life. She reminds me that life doesn't have to consist of the worldly treasures. She reminds me that happiness doesn't come from trying to please others. My mother is continually teaching me and reminding me about what's really important in this life. Sometimes I need reminding.

Mom, you mean everything to me. Happy Mother's Day!


I am sure being raised in the gospel has made me who I am today and continues to lead me to become the person I want to be. There is something about living the gospel principles that just makes you happy. Thanks mom and dad for teaching me to live righteously and to be the best I can be.


This is just a short summary of what went through my mind as I was "just thinking..." I am so honored to be a part of my immediate family and to be able to call myself a mother of my own family.

P.S. I think someday I will get these pictures printed and hung in my house. Someday when I get my little house in the middle of nowhere, with the white picket fence, and colored walls. Someday. Someday soon.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I have tears running down my face after watching this video...

I think she is AMAZING! She has overcome so much and I wish I could have the strength she does. I have followed her Blog for a long, long time. Doesn't it make you want to be a better person, a better mother, to pray more often, to read your scriptures more, and to cherish the little things in life?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Just a Photo


I took this photo on Saturday at a wedding I photographed. I loved the colors! Enjoy some Eye Candy!