Thursday, October 21, 2010

Payson Canyon in the Fall

Such a cute fun couple. Thanks for letting me do y'alls pics! It was a blast!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sweet Baby

I got to take a few pics of my new nephew.... I am so lucky to live so close to at least one of my sisters.

Christine's Shower

So, I figure I should get the shower pics up before I post the newborn pics! I am so glad we were able to throw Christine and Sean a party to celebrate their having a baby. And how fun that their guy friends came too... they probably didn't really want me taking pictures of them decorating onesies, but they actually made some of the cutest ones!

I really didn't get very many good pics... I guess I was too busy. It's a bummer I didn't take each person's pic with their creation. Hopefully Christine will get some of Brody wearing them!
And I am really sad we didn't get pics of Sean's Trivia game. We asked him new Dad and birthing partner questions and he nailed them! I made him a "smarty candy necklace" for being such a smarty!
Next we played the Sweet Mess game... that's where you melt a candy bar in a diaper and try and they try and guess which one it is.

Like I said, not a lot of pics but it was a lot of fun I think! Thanks everyone that came!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

M's Birthday Session

There are like 100 (so I apologize, but this is as much as I could narrow down!) of these beautiful pics of our precious Madelyn in this tutu dress I made for her birthday. It was so much fun to go out just the two of us for this shoot.

I assumed once the dress came off that meant the shoot was over, but I just kept on shooting. I couldn't resist!

And for you Grammies (she has 6 including the greats) who still want more, you can see them ALL here (there are 3 pages.)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Madelyn's Family Birthday Dinner

(Video of Maddie on the saddle at Texas Roadhouse,
our favorite place for obvious reasons.
It is appropriate, she is a Texan after all!)

That's right, we have a 2 year old in the house again!
I can't believe how much she has changed. What a joy she is to all of us.


The bottle Madelyn is holding is for the baby she got...
Maddie's teething (isn't she suppose to have all her teeth by now?)
so she's chewing on stuff a lot.
Oh, and her hair kind of looks cut, but it's not. It's just in a ponytail... looks kind of cute short. Don't tell Gordon I may be getting an idea (:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Glowing Cont.

Could she BE any more beautiful...
I should also add that she deserves a prize for her strength and selflessness. She has hypermesis (sp?) and has only been to the hospital once (for fluid, due to a bug) because of her determination to take care of her little unborn bundle of joy (I'm not sure she would call it joy yet, but it will be!) I wish you could see in these pics how proud her husband, Sean, is of her for all she has been through and for her decision to deliver naturally with a midwife. Myself I think it is sad that we, women wanting to birth naturally, meet so much opposition. But it's the best decision I ever made as a woman for me and my baby and all I can say is, "You go girl!"

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Preview | Glowing

We did my sister's maternity shoot this weekend and got sooo many great shots I can't choose my favorites! She is so funny. She thinks she's huge (35 weeks) HA! Gordon said it looks like she has a Mickey Mouse under there!!! Anyway, I always say she is so pretty she should be a model and it still holds true. Christine you are GORGEOUS! (sorry we live so far apart Brittny... you are gorgeous too!!!)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kid's Room

Maddie moved out of her crib several months ago and I am just getting around to uploading these pics! One night she fought going to bed (not like her) so Gordon took out her mattress, put it on the floor, and she went right to sleep!
So we made a bed for her under Lyndon's loft bed and she loves it, they have more space now and the added bonus is that I don't worry about her falling off!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Yesterday was a very interesting day. It was like the Lord was trying to teach me some lessons that I am not sure I fully grasp yet. First, I woke up to snow, which is frustrating when you don't particularly like snow and it's the end of May already. But the weird thing was how beautiful the afternoon was. While I wasn't pulling out my shorts the sun came out and melted the snow and the sky was pretty clear for where we live. I know I appreciated the sun that much more in contrast to what I woke up to. Then, while shopping at Walmart I happened to be in the right place at the right time to help a man having a seizure. A lot of people were scared, especially his Mom, so I held his head and tried to keep everyone calm. I will probably never forget his eyes. Waking up on the floor is very disorienting, I know from experience. Anyway, the paramedics finally got there and I went back to shopping. The thing is, before this happened I was ecstatic about going through a grocery store without the kids and then my perspective was totally changed and all I wanted to do was get done and get home to my family.
Take from that what you will but I have been feeling a need for more gratitude in my life and I feel like I was helped along my quest for that yesterday and I am very grateful for that (;

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My Silly Girl

I found this hat at the grocery store for $5, way cheaper than all the boutiques.
I told her I got her a hat this morning while I was getting her dressed
and she was so excited, she has actually been keeping it on.
She's copying Lyndon with the silly cheek face, too cute!

Update: Gordon does not exactly like the last pic because he thinks she has attitude, but I just love documenting her beautiful full cheeks and lips. It's a way more serious face than we usually get from her but for some reason it's perfect to me :)