Sunday, January 29, 2012


Jackson and I took advantage of ski free after 3 at Alta on Friday. It was pretty busy, but man was it beautiful! I am so surprised how much I have been enjoying skiing! It's so beautiful out there and so much fun, especially when I can go with some of my boys! It was so beautiful out there, it had just dumped several feet. Breathtaking!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Gavin's first time!

Gavin has been begging me to take him skiing, so last Monday we went for the first time and he loved it! We borrowed his equipment from some good friends and we headed to Alta ski free after 3pm. Gavin stood between my legs and we skied down together. It was a lot of fun!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


This week the word in our Photog group was COLOR. All these came out real nice! I have sure enjoyed being part of this photography group!

Monday, January 23, 2012


On Saturday late afternoon I received a call from my moms husband, Bill, that my mom had had a stroke. What?! Such unbelieving words, I couldn't totally understand what he was telling me. My mom's left arm went totally numb. Then, the left side of her face started to droop and then she started talking gibberish. Bill rushed her to the ER. Thank goodness he acted quickly. When I received the call the ER doctor thought it may be a TIA (which is a mini stroke and a lot better that a real stroke!!) After many testes and hours later the specialists changed her diagnosis back to a stroke. She had to stay the night for additional observation and in the morning had a MRI done to find the location of the stroke. I am glad to report my mom is home, doing so much better. She is on medication and is suppose to make a full recovery. It was real scary and gave me a major stress headache for 2 days straight. I hated being so far away. I felt helpless. I am so thankful for so many wonderful family members and close friends who were there at the hospital for my mom. She too is thankful for all the love and support!

Monday, January 16, 2012


Last weeks word was ELEGANT. Here are what the ladies and I came up with. Next week's word is COLOR. Last night I kept dreaming of the shot I would capture with that word. Hopefully, tonight, I will sleep better!

Friday, January 13, 2012


Lucky number 7 will be joining our little family in July! We've been trying for a while and it's been a frustrating at times, but thrilled to report that 7 is doing great and kicking away!

We started telling people on Facebook this afternoon and it's been funny to see some of the comments. I'd love to have a boy. I'd love to have a girl. Honestly, I feel no preference one way or the other. But, most of my family and friends are having a prayer feast for a girl. It's cute!

I went shopping at the outlets in Park City this afternoon with Brig's and Gavin. I bought one newborn girl outfit and one newborn boy outfit. Then, I called Scott. He has predicted the last 6 boys and is sure this one is a girl. I trust him, but I can't allow myself to buy lots of cute girl things and then find out I'm having a boy. I would then be disappointed. I've never been disappointed in an ultra sound before! I will find out the gender of 7 in 3 weeks. That will fly by and I will no longer call the baby 7.

Boys names (are still and have been for the past several years)
Preston or Camden
Girl names
Katelyn (I've loved since HS)or Emma (I've loved for several years)
But, who knows?

Thursday, January 12, 2012


On Saturday it snowed...finally! So we all went sledding! We were there for almost 3 hours and had a blast!

 Tyler and Gavin snow boarded and did a great job!

 This is one way to sled down a hill!

Gavin and Brigham are at the top of the hill. Gavin is trying to teach Brig's how to board. Too cute!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


This week's word was BELIEVE and here are the photos the group came up with...Pretty creative!
Next week's word is Elegant....I have no idea what I'll do for that one...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Will's Relection Ceremony

 (Earlier in the day I was messing around with my new FABULOUS camera and changing the settings and forgot to turn everything back...So unfortunately I only got these two half decent shots of him at his awards assembly! Boo!!)
Will had his Reflections award assembly on Friday night. Only two people from Evergreen Jr. High went on to Regional! (Last year Will went to state!)
Way to go WILL!!!

Gavin's Reflections Ceremony

 Thursday evening was the awards ceremony for Reflections. It was held at our school, which was nice because it was super close to our house. Gavin's photograph went on to the Regional level!! After Gavin's picture went on from the first level (just school wide) he was entered in with 14 other elementary schools!!
He received a cute mini Pillow Pet and a certificate of completion!

Monday, January 2, 2012

A new PHOTOG group is in the making!!

I was part of a photog group a couple of years ago and LOVED it! Teresa was the leader and would choose a random word each week. We'd have to take a picture of what that word meant to us. The group came up with some great shots! I miss that photog group, so I am starting a new one! If you're interested email or FB me!!
Here are some pictures of the last group I was in.

A whole new year...already!

Happy New year's!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's! It sure has been quit busy, but loads of fun, around here!!
Scott had 11 days off and we spent every moment together as a family! My mom and Bill were in town for a few days for Christmas, which was a lot of fun having them here.  We went skiing a couple of times, out to dinner, to the zoo (in 55 degree weather!!), to Trafalga(miniature golfing, laser tag, rock wall, video games), to see the temple lights, slept in many days, went to the park, hung out with family...
New Year's eve was Scott's birthday. We had a delicious meal and played games for a couple of hours. I made strawberry cupcake's and we went to a neighbors house (with about 50 other people) to watch 2012 fireworks! It was awesome!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Scott! I hope you had a great day, we sure did!!
On New Year's day we started church a little earlier, which was great! We got a new bishop and Brigham started Sunbeams!
There are a lot of WONDERFUL things planned for this new year. I hope your 2012 will be as great as ours!!